I agree with you (on the bolded statement, and "Soundwave" instead of "Shockwave", which I knew is what you meant anyways). I'm glad that they at least found a way to include Starscream and Soundwave in the episode (unlike "Scrapheap", which - as the plot dictated - did not require them). But I'm still waiting for the episode when both Soundwave and 'Screamer get to engage in some actual battle. For the past few episodes - as with this one - all we've really seen those two do is stand around on the Nemesis or wherever they happen to be, and plot their plan-of-attack and talk about how they might do something. And then send their lackies to do the fighting. Yes, strategically it's a sound idea. But from an "I-want-some-awesome-robot-action-and-I-want-to-see-the-awesome-characters-do-it-too"-side of things, it's boring. It's like that one video from ItsJustSomeRandomGuy on YouTube making fun of Lex Luthor. "And finally, the explaining of the plan which I plotted after I thought of it." I want to see those two involved in some action, darn it! I mean, the intro displays a mere morsel of what Starscream is capable of. In the blink of an eye he sprints forward, leaps in the air, transforms in mid-jump and fires a ****load of missiles towards Optimus. And that was all of 2.3 seconds. Imagine a 2-3 minute battle!!! I'm guessing Soundwave would be cool too. That's not to say that I didn't like their presence in the last few episodes. I always enjoy them, no matter what they do. I just hope that they do more in the future. Heck, even if it's just "show up, fight, lose, retreat", it's still better than "send the troops, they fight, they lose, grumble".