Episode 4 is the fourth episode of War For Cybertron Trilogy: Chapter 2: Earthrise. This episode was written by Tim Sheridan.

Plot

Megatron faces a life-or-death situation. As the Autobots and Decepticons work together to fight against Scorponok, Starscream tries to seize power.

Synopsis

Scorponok bursts through the steel door, and the Autobots begin firing. Ironhide then calls in to inform Optimus that the Decepticons have arrived. Optimus orders Ironhide to recall Ratchet’s team and keep everyone on the Ark until they secure the station. The Decepticons arrive, and on Megatron’s command attack Scorponok, who grabs Soundwave. Hoping to break free, Soundwave releases Ravage to attack the beast.

Rather than blowing up the station, Optimus now wants to use the charges to kill the beast. However, before he can enact his plan, Megatron attacks. Optimus tries to explain that there’s still time to save Cybertron, but Megatron isn’t interested in his claims. Optimus then picks up the explosive and launches it at Scorponok, which causes a large explosion.

Wheeljack explains to Bumblebee and Arcee that the explosion triggered the blast doors, thus locking them inside and cutting off all outside commutation.

Optimus awakens under a pile of rubble. He finds Megaton gravely wounded.

Starscream suspects that Megatron is dead and takes over as leader of the Decepticons.

Megatron wonders how Optimus keeps cheating death while he suffers the consequences. Optimus doesn’t answer, simply stating that he needs to remove the pipe from his chest. Optimus then admits that he was wrong to send the Allspark through the Spacebridge. However, he’s determined to bring it home. He then asks Megatron how he even got to the station. Megatron reveals that he built a ship using the energon of Decepticons before telling Prime that Elita One is likely dead. She’s leading a thinning rebellion with very few resources. Optimus is willing to set aside their differences in order to get out together, but Megatron would rather die than to join forces with Optimus. However, he has very few options. So, Optimus proposes that they retrieve the Allspark, bring it home together, and go their separate ways afterwards. He then removes the pipe from Megatron’s chest.

Bumblebee, Arcee, and Sideswipe are confronted by Starcream and Soundwave. They begin shooting until Megatron intervenes, being carried in by Optimus. Starscream questions Megatron’s leadership given his allegiance to the Autobots. He tries to convince the Decepticons to join him but fails and is shot by Megatron.

Before the Autobots and Decepticons can escape, Scorponok returns. Bumblebee notices that his head is his weak spot and orders the other bots to follow up with prcise attacks. While the others fight off the beast, Wheeljack reluctantly repairs Megatron.

Megatron saves Optimus from Scorponok only so that he can sentence Prime to death for his actions against Cybertron. Optimus points out how Megatron sounds like a Quintesson. Scorponok overhears this and wonders if they are of the creators. Scorponok reveals that unlike the Autobots and Decepticons, his people never rose up or fought back against them. He says that he’s the last of the Scorponok before charging at Megatron, whose actions resemble those of a Quintesson. The Autobots then proceed to escape while the Decepticons fight off Scorponok.

Starscream returns to the ship and orders Barricade to target the ship. He claims that Megatron is dead and that he’s taking charge. When Barricade refuses, Starscream decides to do it himself.

In the wake of the blast, Autobots find themselves surrounded by darkness.

Appearances

Autobots

Decepticons

Others

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