By "backup plan" I mean in the event that Megatron manages to make a recovery. And remembers the shard pull. Starscream better make one very very convincing excuse as to why he chose to pull out the Dark Energon. Perhaps he can say that he needed a large sample to continue to work with the material or that he was safe guarding it so that it wouldn't be lost. But yeah does anyone here think the writers have planned for Starscream to have his alibi in order in case Megatron manages to wake up?