TF RID:CF Season 3: EP. 23. "Sick as a Bot" Discussion (Spoilers)

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  1. AirjitzuRonin

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    Good episode. A little more serious than previous ones though acceptable as we near the end and as the stakes were higher this time around. Still funny though especially Sideswipe saying "I hate Everybody" and the interactions between Bulkhead and Grimlock. I knew the two would've had great chemistry but it was so fun to see them together. Bulkhead was himself from Prime but what made him feel better was that, he didn't just feel like he was there so Prime fanboys could stop crying. He did stuff unlike Ratchet (who waa just there), didn't feel forced into the story unlike Soundwave (who felt more like using a Prime character to kiss @$$ to Prime fanboys and pad out the council plotline), and well... Starscream was handled pretty well too even if his arc has less impact on the overarching story than the Stunticons'. But yeah, Bulkhead was useful, not forced, looks awesome, has a nice v-mode, and will be part of the main story from what it seems. Him and Grimlock would make a great team and a great comedian duo. I wish we got some background on him though. We can assume he's been living life on Cybertron but we've been led to believe Team Prime is split up and has lost contact with each other. Ratchet confirmed this in Decepticon Island. So how would OP magically gain contact with Bulky if he can't even get to Cybertron. Maybe Ratchet and him bumped into each other and he told him about Optimus being alive (which Bulkhead doesn't seem the least bit excited about btw).

    Wingcode was kind of boring but had an interesting story. The mention of the Great War especially. The action was ok but since Wingcode barely appeared there was barely any. It made the episode feel more like padding for the finale, than the previous one. At least there, Steeljaw's Pack was a long time problem the Autobots needed to conclude. Here the writers knew Bulkhead would appear in the finale so they brought him in but since they have to make 26 episodes they made the plot with Wingcode to introduce Bulk to newer viewers and bring him in without having to rush things. The padding is not as fun as Season 1 because excuses for where new threats come from are getting old, unlike the Alchemor prisoners just running wild instead of, an excuse of why they remaind after it's departure. Even if the excuse makes sense, it still feels forced. This doesn't effect the overall quality of the episode. I get why they did it but at the same time, at least make the Con of the Week more interesting. I know they can make one-shots or recurring characters, great characters too. They've been doing it for the whole show. Now knowing about (and being extremely hyped for) Cyberverse and seeing how it will probably have an episodic structure too, let's hope whoever writes it can keep it interesting. We're gonna have Cons chasing after Bee this time so I hope they don't disappoint with that. A lot of interesting Decepticoncepts can come out of that.

    The part that got to me was how Denny and Russell do seem worried about their friends sometimes and yet don't at other times. While the stakes were high, sometimes the actors and writers forgot to make them feel as high as they should've been.

    Overall 7.5 out of 10. Which is sad for I was really looking forward to this one and wanted an episode as good as Collateral Damage, but the arrow missed the mark a little bit. Still a good episode, but not a great one. Proof Prime characters don't make a God-tier episode. Hopefully, meeting Dropforge and Steeljaw's probable defeat can get me in a better mood for the finale.
     
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    Strongarm made me laugh so much "I'LL GET IT!" and she just wanders off. lol Not to mention her interactions with the nefarious ice cream truck lol Sideswipe's whining was sort of funny too lol Bumblebee trying to be the "I may be sick but imma still try and fight anyways" reminded me of me when I was sick. I still went to school and tried my best with it. I felt bad for Fixit being nauseous. I know the feeling. Bulkhead and Grimlock's interactions are perfect. Reminds me of Thor and Hulk. I wonder if they'll have a pissing contest sometime down the road. Optimus wanted to meet up with Bulky so I guess OP got a hold of him or Ratchet or Jazz said something to him? I hope that is explained in next week's episode. Wingcode was okay to me.

    Over all I liked the episode. Definitely worth the hype lol

    Here's to the next episode! May we see more familiar faces as the series draws to a close.
     
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    Why is Bulkhead bigger than Grimlock? I swear, the sizes in RID are crazy. But overall, decent episode. Nice to see more Prime characters finally showing up. Keep them coming Hasbro
     
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    This episode was surprisingly fun! I'm so glad Grimlock had a real chance to shine after all the more "silly" situations he's been forced into the past few episodes, his panic for his friends and his plan to catch Wingcode were both excellent highlights to his character. And it's great seeing Bulkhead again, it's going to be interesting seeing what he'll contribute for the finale arc next. A great final "filler" episode! (I only say that cause I thought it would be filler but Bulkhead proved otherwise)
     
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    I enjoyed seeing Bulkhead again, seeing Fixit being smart and Grimlock being so kind hearted. But there was too little action in this episode.
     
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    Will Friedle wrote this episode? Great job Will!
     
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    Wow I can't believe Bulkhead shaved his chin piece.
    Go home Strongarm you're drunk.
     
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    Ehhh. Most of the episode felt like they were just dicking around. I get Bee was sick but man, Bulkhead showed up with like no fanfare.

    Pretty boring episode overall. The moral was keeping a cool head under pressure, but it was being taught by the guy who beat a Starscream clone to death out of pure rage?
     
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    I dig seeing Bulkhead being like a mentor to Grimlock. It does show that he's grown over the years since the events of TFP occurred.
     
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    I hope i'm, not the only one who thought this was a very good episode, it was good to see Bulkhead again and I loved the chemistry between him and Grimlock, this episode makes R.I.D 15 Grimlock one of my favourite Grimlock's ever, I absolutely loved Grimlock in this episode, several times I was like "Good boy Grimlock" and that Reference about Ped and the Fake Energon cubes topped it all off, Period!!!! and Strongarm and that Ice cream truck though:lol :lol :lol  and Finally I hope Bulkhead sticks to the end of the show.
     
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    Can we get screencaps of Bulkhead's new design?
     
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    I'll give em next episode to formally introduce him since they decided to keep him around for the rest of the series. Though I agree there was alot of padding and repetition.

    I swear, you beat one seeker clone to death and people never let you forget it.
     
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    Well to be fair Bulkhead has come a long way to be more experienced and level headed since the events of TFP happened which was long ago in the show's timeline.
     
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    Pretty good episode, but I wish they'd stop with the "group of humans see giant robots and are totally fooled by obviously absurd explanation" thing and the "no one can tell Russell is 10 because of fake mustache" thing.

    Wingcode is a very appropriate antagonist for an episode this close to Halloween. Good to see Bulkhead again, although I thought his head design was kind of weird.

    My favorite part was Strongarm hallucinating and the fact that we got some info on what viruses/malware might do to bots--make them physically heat up (to the point where they can melt!!).

    Also, Fixit says something about him and Grimlock not being effected by the virus because they don't have "Autobot operating systems" . . . Does that mean mini-cons are not considered 'official' Autobots? Or maybe Fixit in particular is not an official Autobot because he was designed to be just a guard on the Alchemor--more of a tool than a sentient being? It's been a long time since I saw the episodes with the other Fixit clones so my memory is fuzzy on them, but I don't think they showed signs of sentience, did they?

    Of course after saying this Fixit DOES catch the virus, so I don't know.

    If Grimlock doesn't have an Autobot operating system it could be due to him originally being a Decepticon (which we know he was) or it could be that Dinobots are sort of separate from the main 'breed' of Cybertronians (like Fixit implied that Minicons are). (The main breed being bipedal like Bumblebee, etc.)
     
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    Only thing positive I have to say about this episode was it was cool to see Bulkhead again. Not sure how this show got 3 seasons.....
     
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    The show wouldn’t have three seasons if it wasn’t doing something right. That something will be different for everyone. In my case, I don’t mind seeing a character-driven show for once, when in the past we’ve had a story-driven show, or a moderate mix of the two.
     
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    I don't mind that he killed that clone. I just find it amusing that the guy who beat him to death with his mace is trying to preach to Grimlock about keeping a cool head under pressure.
     
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    Exactly. It feels as though they intended to use a different character, but then brought in Bulkhead because of complaining from the Prime fanboys.