So Last night i was watching G1 and i saw Dark Awakening for the first time and I honestly don't really know what to say other than it's just weird how they brought Optimus Prime back as a zombie and to only kill him off at the end. I think Season 3 was trying to toy with us, After the 86 film everything started going downhill from there. I mean Season 3 was a weird and wacky train ride from hell, I mean their were some really good episodes (like my personal fav "Fight or Flee) but this episode really shows the dark and gruesome side of G1 we weren't ready to be exposed to. I think this episode was actually a Dark Awakening for me, I realized that 1. Rodimus was entireley pointless, he never got any real sort of charecter devlopment, infact i would rather saying undevelopment as bad what had happened to likes of Energon Demolisher. I understood they wanted Rodimus to be imperfect but they make him sulk about being never as good as a leader than Optimus and 2. The whole episode is errie in entirley how the Rodimus had so much faith in Prime that he doesn't find it at all strange how Optimus is suddenly back from the dead and Rodimus just willy-nilly gave his position and Matrix back, I understand he wasn't the greatest leader but it's like the writers wanted to didn't wanna give Rodimus a chance and also who thought when Prime fought Rodimus at the end just looked sick and wrong looking. I also thought that Prime's death at the end was actually sadder and more heroic than his death in the 86 film but of course at the end of certain versions of the episode they say stay tuned because "Is this really the end of Optimus Prime? Wait for his truimphant return or something like that." and Eventually Optimus Prime came back for the 3rd time and everything went back to normal except it really doesn't explain how Quintessons could only fix up Optimus Prime and the contnuity between Dark Awakening and Return of OP is real screwed up as Optimus Prime was blown up and yet he's back in decent shape in his return,I know G1's Contunuity's pretty bad but still...... Considering Season 3, This episode was alright.