Mr. Orci was Arcee ever intended to have a larger role in the film? Since Arcee's name is said by others at least thrice I think it may have been, but since Bay hates her he reduced her to a background character. Was the idea ever suggested that she could become to Mikaela what Bee is to Sam? PS- If Arcee did indeed live, I hope the damage to her parts might open up a redesign into a more conventional robot form in TF3. I think that only the current writing team would actually push for that, let alone her returning. Which means, please return! I think personally because of the strike this movie did not reach its full potential, though it was still very good. I think ROTF felt more like a "Michael Bay movie" as opposed to the first, so I'm confident without any hindrances a third film could be a perfect blend of story, character, and action.