Remember Rattrap and DinoBot’s irrational hatred towards each
other? Well it goes too far when there’s a Predacon attack while
they fought when they were suppose to have do their job (gardening
duty). During their fight Rhinox, who had been defending the base
until they got their act together (which would be when???), got
hit with one of Tarantulas’ newest invention: the Energon Discharge
Virus, which caused him to spontaneously discharge energon until
reserves were depleted and he… well, you get it.
Rattrap and DinoBot were to find Tarantulas and/or his
lab to obtain the counter virus, the only way to save Rhinox,
even though Optimus admitted that sending them out together wasn’t
one of his better ideas.
Megatron, getting impatient about Tarantulas not returning
had his team search his lab for the virus to infect the other
Maximals with it. Will the Maximals win? Duh!
From different sites that I have read, the Low Road has been
labeled as the best episode… and the worst. Some sites seemed
to have had a problem about RT and DB arguing more than doing
their job when it has never happened in any other episode before
or after this one. Others say that this is one of the episodes
of Beast Wars that kept the viewers from leaving… I tend to agree.
Beast Wars, to me, has been a mixture of action, adventure,
humor, science fiction and romance (though I can do without the
romance, but that’s just me).
This and other hilarious episodes kept me from feeling
that the same thing was happening in every episode that aired,
which is why I stayed a fan even after Other Voices pt 2 aired.
There were some things in the episode that I did not like:
why would Terrorsaur yelp like a dog? He’s a pterodactyl!
Megatron could’ve easily beaten the Maximals if he had smashed
the counter virus. I know that he’s smarter than he was portrayed
in this episode.
Why didn’t Tigatron, Air Razor, Inferno or Waspinator talk more
in this episode! I may be able to understand Blu Mankuma and Jim
Byrnes probably weren’t there (so why put the two characters in
the episode?) but what’s Scott Mcneil and Pauline Newstone’s excuse?
in all, I give this episode a 4 out of 5.