DIVIDE AND CONQUER Personally, I love this episode; I prefer it to the previous one! The concept of Optimus Prime being put out of commission for most of the episode is definitely an interesting concept. I especially like the focus on the other Autobots in this episode. It expands their character, especially in a scenario where their leader might be dying. I'm still wondering how in hell Chip Chase manages to gain access to all these different institutions. First it was the antimatter institution, now it's the munitions factory. The fact that he's acting as an inspector instead of being an intern is also very interesting. I have to ask again: Are Chip's parents affiliated with the U.S. government in any way? I doubt that, even if Chip was still as intelligent as he is, Chip would be allowed to access all of these presumably top-secret facilities otherwise. I think that I'm just going to assume they're government officials from this point on. I find that generic Reflector with the sympathetic voice, who was forced into the pod by Starscream, to be quite likeable and interesting. I want to start naming the generics in this series; I remember doing the same for some Marvel issues a few days ago if I remember correctly. I think I'm going to name the generic Reflector "Autofocus" for now. Again, there's some animation errors (the Prowl-coloured Bluestreak and Brawn's suddenly-ginormous shoulders, for example), but by this point, that's to be expected. I also loved the idea of the Rainmakers - Acid Storm, Ion Storm and Nova Storm - and their ability to create acid rain. Even though it doesn't seem likely since they're not part of the toyline, I hope they're included at some point in the future. I have to wonder how Brawn didn't notice the cassette tape on his shoulder. I would have thought that he'd have noticed both the sound and the sudden weight - even though it's more than likely light - on his shoulder. As always, the characters are still awesome and they continue to be fleshed out in this episode. I think I'm starting to notice that Starscream's voice has deepened slightly since the MTMTE trilogy, though that's probably just me. The voices are original, pleasing to the ear and as well. I also love the implementation of Teletraan 1 into the plot; it fleshes out Cybertron and the Transformers' technology, and the inclusion of the compitron and the brief mention of a "laser core" does as well. I presume that a laser core is the same as a spark? I found Spike's comment about "Sherlock Holmes with floppy discs" to be surprisingly humorous; clearly, Spike and Sparkplug need Chip or else they'd be utterly hopeless with the Ark's technology. Maybe Wheeljack or one of the Autobots could teach them more about Teletraan? It could make for a funny episode, at least. Finally, Transformers have to be pretty damn durable if they're only left at death's door when their chest explodes, which probably damaged their laser core, compitron and other such components. Still, I love this episode and I hope that it continues to be as good as it was today!