being scanned by Rhinox with the other Maximals waiting for results
at the beginning of the episode. It turns out that there is a
shell program that was implanted in her, obviously by Tarantulas.
After an unnecessary remark by Rattrap, the black widow threatened
both his and Cheetor’s life. Optimus order her to stand down and
she left, feeling rejected (an act to make them think she left?).
Cheetor was ordered to replace Silverbolt on scout patrol. Both
Cheetor and Rattrap left the command area. Optimus and Rhinox
then discussed what options they had for the shell program. Blackarachnia,
overhearing their conversation decides that she’s had enough of
the Maximals’ rules and leaves.
All alone in the woods, she noticed the new Transmetal
II DinoBot in the area and decided to let off some steam with
a little hunt but became serious about hunting him down after
he called her a Maximal.
Silverbolt learned that Blackarachnia was headed
for the Jamming Zone and promised Rattrap that if he didn’t tell
Optimus, he would get her back as soon as he could. The maximal
rodent reluctantly gave him one megacycle.
DinoBot revealed his plan to give the codes to the
Ark that the Black Widow had stolen from Megatron’s backup files
early season 2 after having her fall into his holographic trap
and hunting her down. Before he could even try to take
her head off, he was blasted by cyber venom. Blackarachnia tried
to contact Silverbolt but was unable to get through due to Megatron’s
jamming tower. Noticing that DinoBot was back up and functional,
While Silverbolt was on the trail, Rattrap tried
effetely to prevent Optimus and Rhinox from finding out but to
After finding his love, Silverbolt ended up having
to fight DinoBot and had his life on the line when he was shot…by
Blackarachnia! She then tried to convince DinoBot to join forces
with her against both Megatron and the Maximals, while Silverbolt
over heard. It turned out she had been trying to distract DinoBot
while helping Silverbolt. DinoBot wasn’t buying any of it and
blasted her with a paralysis beam and was about to finish her
off when Silverbolt showed up… however it was just a hologram,
he showed up with the projector in his hands and blasted him off
the cliff. When DinoBot got back up, Blackarachnia, now able to
move again, shot him off the cliff again with a triple dose of
After yelling at Silverbolt about trust, she finally
told him that Optimus and Rhinox were planning to unzip her core.
Before they could continue, Silverbolt noticed Optimus was on
his way. Blackarachnia tried to leave but was unable to in time
as the Maximal Commander landed. Blackarachnia admitted to what
she was doing and why Silverbolt was here. Optimus admitted that
reprogramming Blackarachnia was what they were planning but they
weren’t going to reprogram her unless it was her choice. Now that
the problem was solved, all three of them returned to base.
episode showed a different side from the hard exterior of the
newest traitor, Blackarachnia. It also explains why she wasn’t
saying ‘Maximize’ as well as introducing one of Tarantulas’ devices,
the shell program.
What was interesting was that there was a Beast Wars
version of Mortal Combat as well as a Beast Wars version of Doom,
both were played by Rattrap. Also it was interesting that DinoBot’s
trap was used against him by his target’s boyfriend.
What was funny was when Blackarachnia hit Silverbolt’s
head with hers then she fell down injured as well… heh, what does
that tell you about Bowser boy’s skull. LOL.
What I loved about the episode was that it shows
that anyone can misunderstand what a strategy is if they don’t
hear the whole idea.
This was absolutely one of my favourite episodes.
by: Wicked Woman