episode begins in the Maximalís new base, the Century (I think
this is what itís called now). Rhinox is working on a new security
grid, which during its start up, literally blows up in his face.
After plan A was a no-go, Optimus decides to go with plan B:
salvaging Sentinel, the old security grid, which Rattrap reminds
everyone was underwater. The Maximal commander checks on Silverbolt
to see if he had found their newest, and one of the most stubborn
recruits, Depth Charge, but that was a bust as well, sending
them to another form of plan B.
seeing a demonstration of Blackarachniaís newest device, Optimus
automatically assigns Rattrap to the mission, which after some
noise made from the Maximal rodent, caves in. Cheetor then takes
this as an opportunity to make a wise crack about a cat toy,
making Rhinox chuckle.
few hours and a bunch of sulking fits from Rattrap later, he
and Silverbolt make it to the area the Axalon sunk to its watery
grave. Before Rattrap can protest, Silverbolt sends the now
screaming rodent down to his mission. After a little bit Ďgetting
usedí to the vessel, Rattrap is able to find the Maximalís old
base and maneuvers his way to the core where Sentinel lies and
runs into Rampage, who is about to crack the Ďtin caní open
when Depth Charge comes in and stops him. After dealing with
the rodent, Depth Charge keeps the king crab busy while Rattrap
continues to try and pull out the security grid.
having anticipated the Maximals move, notices that the search
for Sentinel has paused and sends Inferno, Quickstrike and Waspinator
to the scene.
gets out and explains to Silverbolt where Depth Charge is but
before the winged wolf can get him onto dry land, Waspinator
shoots them both down. Quickstrike is about to kill the Maximal
when Rampage, thrown by DC, lands on him. After an argument
between Depth Charge and Silverbolt can arise, Rattrap suggests
that they leave the fish and get after Waspinator themselves.
a few humorous occurrences, the Maximals end up losing the security
grid to the Predacons and are forced to head back to base for
repairs and a game of Ďpit the blameí in which Depth Charge
is the main part of. Although learning that the loner did help
out after all, Optimus does not lighten up on Depth Charge but
does ask him to join them fully, since Megatron does have Sentinel
Review: I find
that Changing of the Guard is not only an extremely funny episode,
but one of the extremely funny episodes that are not a filler.
I especially love the humorous cartoon scenes, which are used
many times throughout this thirty-minute wrap up. This is also
one of the rare episodes in which Megatron does succeed (face
it, if there werenít any episodes like this one, the Maximals
might as well have won in the very first episode in the series),
which is quite refreshing. Iím sure that there are quite a number
of oddities in Changing of the Guard.
episode is by far one of the best Iíve seen. I just canít wait
until it comes on again for me to watch.
by: Wicked Woman