begins with a view of a luscious valley. A crow perches on a branch
and crows above a small group of early humans who peacefully search
for food. That peace is soon broken when a snake attacks the humans.
The uproar causes a group of crows to fly upwards in a circular
pattern that mimics the motion of Dinobotís spinning sword in the
Dinobot kneels solemnly
in his room, his sword held upwards in front of him. The room
is dark, save the sunlight shining from a skylight in his room.
He glances up at the sky and sees a small flock of crows flying
past the sun. As the crows pass, the sun changes into a vision
of the Golden Disk.
The Ex-Predacon is still
haunted by his actions not long ago when he betrayed the Maximals
and gave the Golden Disk back to Megatron. Not able to bear the
dishonor, Dinobot flips his sword down, ready to end his life.
(Booooo!) However, he is unable to kill himself. He throws his
sword, which hits a wall, rolls, and settles into a patch of light.
The scene changes again
with TM Optimus coming up the lift, asking why Rhinox wanted to
talk to him. Rhinox points out to Optimus that he calculates that
the transwarp wave from the alien explosion will reach Cybertronian
space. They would finally be discovered. Optimus questions if
Megatron has made the same calculations. Rattrap is sure that
Megatron has and Optimus tells Rhinox to increase the baseís defenses.
We see Dinobot again as
he walks through a hallway. On the way, he runs into Rattrap who
confronts Dinobot of his betrayal. Though angry, Dinobot realizes
that Rattrap is right. He decides that, though he cannot undo
his actions, he can still try to remedy the trouble he caused.
Cheetor flies through the
sky. He spots Megatron and Rampage at the valley but he also is
spotted and gets fired upon. The mechanical cat calls in for help
and is finally answered by Dinobot who was examining a piece of
web. Cheetor is shot but not too badly hurt. Someone has to find
out what Megatron is up to and that someone is Dinobot.
The scene switches to a
computer screen. On the screen we see a deer caught in one of
Tarantulasí cyber webs. The spider-bot carefully sneaks out, ready
to enjoy his meal and would have if it wasnít for that gun that
suddenly appears out of nowhere. Dinobot springs out of the ground,
captures the hapless spider, and demands that Tarantulas tell
him what is on the Golden Disk. Tarantulas tells him that the
only person who knows whatís on the Disk is Megatron and that
it would be impossible for Dinobot to catch up with him. Dinobot,
of course, is not discouraged by this and forces Tarry to take
him to Megatron.
Back in the jungle, the
early humans are peacefully walking until Megatron frightens them
as he flies by. (ahhhh! Flying Barney! Lol) Megs makes his way
to a ledge overlooking the valley and lands next to Rampage. Megatron
takes out the Golden Disk and displays an image of a mountain
in the future. The tyrant wishes to test the truth about the Disk
and orders Rampage to blow the mountain up. The transmetal crab
does so, though reluctantly, and Megatron is pleased when he sees
that the image changes. The future can be changed! Looking from
the other side of the valley, Dinobot sees the same thing and
realizes that giving Megatron the Disk was not a good idea.
Megatron decides to get
rid of the humans since they help the Autobots in the future.
He then calls all the Predacons to destroy the valley. Dinobot
begins to call for backup but is attacked by Tarantulas. Dinobot
quickly gets rid of him and finishes calling the Maximals. Optimus
radios Dinobot and orders him to wait for reinforcements but Dinobot
The valley is set ablaze
by the Predacons, as the humans try to flee for their lives. Dinobot
finally realizes that he is in control of his destiny but knows
that he has no choice but to risk his life to save the humans.
He is prepared to battle, the greatest battle of his life.
Next we see the Maximals
running as fast as they can to get to Dinobot. Rattrap (who always
has such positive things to say) knows that they arenít
going to make it Dinobot in time.
The battle has begun. Dinobot
cuts an unsuspected Inferno with his sword. Blackarachnia spots
him and begins to fire but Dinobot used Inferno as a shield. Dinobot
uses Infernoís gun to finish off the black widow and Inferno.
Dinobot then runs off a small ledge and, using his tail shield
(wow! He only used that thing like what? Ö3 times before that)
as a helicopter, he flies down (wheeeeeeee!), shooting at Waspinator
and Rampage on the way. Waspinator manages too shoot Dinobot down
but Dinobot lands on top of him, knocking him out. Rampage, in
tank mode, prepares to launch a missile at Dinobot but Dinobot
plugs up the barrel with Waspinatorís head and the crab explodes.
The raptor bot takes on damage as he is thrown hard against a
Megatron watches the traitor
then sends Quickstrike to finish him off. Down in the valley Dinobot
encounters Quickstrike, who attacks with his cyber-venom. Dinobot
tries to attack using his eye lasers but doesnít have the strength
to use them so he picks the fuzor up and throws him against the
By this time Dinobotís
in critical condition. His internal computer warns him that he
should go into status lock or risk the loss of his spark but Dinobot
overrides the computer. Footsteps are heard and Megatron appears
then starts to gloat (not like Dinobotís injuries werenít bad
enough but now he was going to be talked to death).
Dinobot begins to attack
but Megatron reveals that he has taken a human as hostage. Dinobot
rolls, grabs a stick, and starts hitting Megs with it. Megatron
is not impressed and punches Dinobot. The raptorís computer gives
him a final warning. Megatron says that Dinobotís technology is
too old and will never compare to his as he prepares to fire.
Dinobot puts a rock at the end of the stick and whacks Megatron
hard enough to knock the disk out of him. Dinobot grabs the disk
and, with the last bit of energy he has, uses his eye lasers to
destroy the Disk. Exhausted, he collapses. Just then the Maximals
arrive and Megatron retreats. They put out the fires and go to
Dinobotís side. Nothing can be done to repair Dinobot. Optimus
commends Dinobot for saving the valley then Rattrap and Dinobot
share a few touching comments (*sniff*). Dinobot says his final
words before he (grab a large box of tissue for this one) dies.
As his spark ascends, the Maximals salute his sacrifice.
Back at the Axalon, the
Maximals give Dinobot a funeral, complete with the missing man
aerial formation, then cremates him.
The final scene shows a
human examining the stick weapon that Dinobot made. A snake appears
and tries to attack the human but he whacks the snake with the
weapon. The human is amazed and shouts in victory. The shout is
still heard as the camera zooms out and we see Dinobotís spark
shine in the distance.
Authorís note: Man,
as a Dinobot fan, I was so mad because I was the first episode
in the second season that I saw! *ahem* Anyway, the episode was
very well done. Unlike many of the other characters in the show,
Dinobot was not killed pointlessly. He went out fighting and had
an honorable death, which is the way he would have wanted it.
He is an unforgettable character and will not be forgotten.