Did you not read my comment the whole point I was making is that Crossfire is why Arcee doesn't kill Arachnid in Armada, my whole point was that after being backstabbed Arcee wanted Starscream wanted Starscream and was likely regretting her choice to spare him, him actually showing mercy humbles her in a way partners didn't since she just had the possibility starscream saving her and showing mercy proves that her showing mercy wasn't a mistake which operation bumblebee was certainly beginning to suggest. My whole point was that it was a revenge moral unless you mean the episode was about how revenge was right I'm pretty sure that's not your point since Arcee's story certainly doesn't support it. Yes we know it's not a trap but they don't not until the end. Arcee believes it's a trap they show up and see Megatron who he did not mention optimus concludes starscream set it up, that's the info the characters have not us the characters, from Arcee's perspective it was a trap until he saves her. The characters don't know what we do the perspective they see the situation through is not ours, so no they didn't know it wasn't a trap until after Starscream saved Arcee, until that moment they thought it was a set up. That's Arcee's perspective of the situation and that's the perspective people should be looking at and way too few do.