So recently I’ve been watching Energon. While it isn’t great, it isn’t as bad as I was expecting. Anyway, when Starscream first returned in episode 8, Optimus didn’t remember him, which seems odd given that Starscream was briefly an Autobot and was a major factor in uniting the Autobots and Decepticons during the Unicron Battles. But then, in one of the episodes in the middle of the series, there’s a scene where OP and Starscream fight. Optimus refers to Starscream by name. This raises the question of, if Optimus found out that Starscream had returned, why didn’t he try and do something? Like get him back on the Autobot team? Or at least ask why he’s fighting for the Decepticons again? I scrolled through the tfwiki page on Starscream, but didn’t find anything. Is there a canon explanation for this I missed? Or should I just assume it was yet another thing lost in Energon’s rushes production?