With Optimus now suffering a case of amnesia (not unlike TFA Arcee's memory loss), falling into the hands of the Decepticons and being kept aboard the Nemesis (also like TFA Arcee in the final S3 eps.), he finds himself in the new and awkward position of 'damsel in distress' . So who's going to rescue him? Going by the recent S2 trailer, we see Arcee and Jack apparently driving through Cybertron and Arcee on the Nemesis interrogating a Vehicon for Optimus' whereabouts. This is reminiscent of TFA's S3 final eps. where the 'bots leave Earth to go to the moon and Ratchet finds Arcee on the Nemesis. If TFP works out like TFA, we may see Arcee and Jack restoring Optimus to his former self as Ratchet and Sari did for Arcee in TFA. Like Sari who carried the Allspark key, Jack now carries the key to Vector Sigma. So could Jack and Arcee be travelling to Cybertron on a mission to find VS in the hope that it could restore Optimus' lost memories? This would also be like Sam journeying to Egypt in RotF in search of the Matrix in order to revive Optimus. What have we often seen in the past with great Cybertronian sources of power though? Someone nearly always has to be sacrificed. In G1, Alpha Trion sacrificed himself to activate VS. In RotF, Sam nearly died in order to earn the power of the Matrix. In TFA, Prowl gave up his spark at the end of the series to complete the reconstituted Allspark. So could TFP's VS also demand a sacrifice for its use? TFP Arcee is heavily influenced by TFA Prowl in character and design. Could she be destined to meet the same final fate as him? Would she end up sacrificing her spark in order to activate Vector Sigma in a style similar to how Prowl sacrificed his spark in order to complete the reconstituted Allspark? Being Jack's partner, she'd likely be with him when he finds VS. The close bond Arcee has with Optimus, a reflection of Ratchet's emotional connection to Arcee in TFA, would give reason for her to willingly sacrifice herself to save him. If indeed Arcee is to be the major character death we've been expecting in TFP, her close ties with Optimus and Jack and her difficult history of lost partners would give her loss great emotional impact. And the emphasis on her during S1 would be justified. If my theory on Arcee's death is completely wrong though, then I'm betting on Bulkhead biting it. Wheeljack would then come and replace him as Miko's new guardian. Miko would mature some after Bulkhead's death, losing her trouble-making streak. And she would start to take after Wheeljack, becoming a more serious fighter. Something else I considered too, no real basis for this, just a wild guess, is TFP Bumblebee possibly borrowing some influence from TFA Optimus for his history when it comes to be revealed. Maybe he could also be revealed to be living in the shadow of some kind of major past mistake or failure (which could have been what cost him his voice) and now he's trying to make up for it in his service to Optimus Prime. Maybe David Kaye could voice BB before the loss of his voice as a bit of a TFA Optimus homage? And stretching the TFA Optimus influence idea a bit further, if Arcee really does die, BB, who was like a brother to her, may start taking it upon himself to resolve Arcee's former rivalry with Airachnid. Thus BB could come to develop some kind of tense relationship with Airachnid, which would also echo TFA Optimus' conflicted relationship with Blackarachnia. The fact that they're both bug-themed (a bee and a spider) would seem to make them a compatible match. And BB's optimism and trust in others would be an interesting contrast to Airachnid's cruelty and rogue nature. So, thoughts?