Drift shows up with red eyes in the first episode which seems to be some pretty obvious foreshadowing for a later episode. If Deadlock was placed with the Autobots as a spy the whole time... what exactly did he do as a spy? I mean we never really saw much of him as an Autobot. There was just that episode where he defects from the Decepticons, then he was pretty much only used as a background character until now. What was even the point? Perceptor goes blind but has other means of perception... Did they make him blind just to set up this pun? Also I guess this means that both Perceptor and Chromia were hostages in the alternate universe as well. The Ark is destroyed and it's shown in a flash back how the Autobots survived. In that Flashback Optimus talks to Hot Rod and hints at him maybe becoming Rodimus Prime in the future but that seems to go no where. It's not clear how the Decepticons ended up with the Scraplettes or how they managed to keep them from eating everything... and also they just kinda stand there while Optimus has a PTSD flashback, goes back to fighting Megatron and they do nothing until Megatron is shoved in there with them. There was nothing stopping them from leaving that room so why didn't they attack right away? Suddenly out of no where Windblade wants to destroy Vector Sigma. I thought they needed that for the Allspark to work. And Wheeljack just goes along with it. It's not made clear why this is even a goal until much later when Optimus says "Now you can't use it to corrupt the AllSpark to your own twisted will Megatron." Would of been better if they had talked about that before hand so it was clear why they were doing that. Also it's not really destroyed, it's sent to unspace so there's a chance Bludgeon could find a way out of there and bring it back. And surprisingly a lot of characters die during these episodes... and not just random generics though there are a lot of generics too... but actual main characters are just killed off. Prowl: Receiving a similar wound to his G1 counterpart. Hot Rod: Stabbed by Deadlock/Drift and uses his last bit of life after being wounded to make sure the traitor goes down with him. Deadlock/Drift: Dragged into some kind of toxic Energon run off... which is weird because I thought Energon was suppose to be a clean burning energy source which would mean there wouldn't be any toxic waste created by it. But Energon seem to work differently in every continuity so we'll excuse that one. Bludgeon: MAYBE he could die in unspace, it's really unclear if he's actually dead but they're kinda treating it like a death for now. Megatron: Seemingly eaten alive by scraplets. Shockwave: Weaponizing his own spark to destroy the AllSpark. Cheetor: Sacrificing his spark to restore the AllSpark. This almost feels like a series finally rather a season opener... Like I'd really be OK if the show just ended here. There's more episodes though and like where is it going from here? I kind of get this feeling that none of these deaths are really going to be permanent... especially Hot Rod given the forshadowing to him being leader of the Autobots some day... he kind of lead a small team consisting of him, Bumblebee, and Cheetor but I think there are plans for Hot Rod to some how return in a future episode... Spoiler It also doesn't help that the episodes have already aired in other countries just not in the US yet so I've kind of accidently run into some spoilers for future plot lines that I'm not going to discuss here. I don't have all the details anyway but I'd like to avoid further spoilers as much as possible... The toy line also seems to maybe contain some possible spoilers but I'm kind of hoping those are just toy only things that won't be in the cartoon... cause that would kinda suck if the toy line is actually giving away spoilers now. Mainly what I'm referring to is the Quintesson figure that comes with Prowl and Shockwave with some sort of what I assume are mind control helmets on. I think it would make for an interesting episode idea but why release those figures before the episode has aired? At least do the spoiler box thing like they're doing with the Netflix series. There's also a figure I saw of an Evil Hot Rod that might be a spoiler for how they bring him back after his death here. Or it could just be another random black repaint like they've done in the past. Take this with a grain of salt for now... I'm using spoiler warning just in case but I could be wrong about all of this... and if you've already seen past the opening 4 parter please do not confirm or deny these details here... this thread is only for The Battle of Cybertron episodes. I know future episodes have already aired outside the U.S. but I have not seen them yet. I'm just speculating based on some leaks I've seen and I'd prefer to wait till it airs here to watch them. Just cause I have spoilers in the title doesn't mean spoil EVERYTHING. I also have specifically the Battle for Cybertron in the title. The spoiler warning is only specifically for the 4 parter and nothing beyond that. Please use spoiler tags if you do discuss anything beyond these 4 episodes.