|Decepticon Island (Part 1)|
|Season 2, Episode 12|
|Air date|| April 16, 2016 (United Kingdom) |
May 7, 2016 (United States)
|Written by||Adam Beechen|
|Directed by||Todd Waterman|
Decepticon Island (Part 2)
Decepticon Island (Part 1) is the thirty-eight and twelfth episode of Transformers: Robots in Disguise season 2.
After the two teams are reunited, the Autobots get support from an old friend, and begin the raid on Decepticon Island.
The Autobots speed along a road in search of a Decepticon fugitive, however when Bumblebee orders everyone off-road, Optimus Prime disagrees and Bumblebee has to assert his authority over the team. The other Autobots discuss the changed dynamics since the away team returned. Learning of the concept of a "team within the team", Grimlock decides to team up with Drift, who is entirely unthrilled by the idea. Switching to bot mode, they head into the forest and encounter a panicked Clampdown, who is closely followed by none other than Ratchet accompanied by the Mini-Con Undertone. A reunion takes place before they move in on Clampdown.
Back at base, Clampdown is secured in a stasis pod. Ratchet explains that the new government on Cybertron blames Optimus for the widespread destruction on the planet, and that he was essentially exiled by assigning him to a job tracking down Decepticons. He has been brought to Earth in the pursuit of a Decepticon who he captured shortly before running into Clampdown and the Autobots. Optimus invites him to stay to help out, though it's Bumblebee who orders Drift and Sideswipe to wake Clampdown to try and get intel. Strongarm observes that Bumblebee is having trouble with Optimus taking trying to take lead when Bumblebee is supposed to be team leader.
The Autobots attempt to interrogate Clampdown, but the Decepticon faints. Before they can do anything more, Fixit reports an unidentified Cybertronian at the front gate. The Autobots prepare for a fight, the gate opens to reveal a damaged Fixit-style Mini-Con. After some repairs are made, Fixit introduces everyone to Toolbox, who it turns out is another Alchemor guard. He reveals that part of the prison ship crashed off the coast of Crown City, and the freed Decepticon prisoners promptly enslaved the Mini-Con guards with inhibitor collars. The Cons, led by Scorponok, Saberhorn and Glowstrike began to repair the ship for use to plunder the galaxy, though the captured Scoponok, as Toolbox reveals, has now been replaced with Steeljaw.
On "Decepticon Island", Steeljaw calls Glowstrike and Saberhorn to him and reveals that he's managed to obtain the Decepticon Hunters from the locked cabinet. The pair are pleased, until Steeljaw turns the weapons on them.
The Autobots are meanwhile brainstorming ways to tackle the island full of Decepticons. Getting help from Cybertron is out, and they don't have enough stasis pods for that many Cons, however they have cryo-gas from Windblade's stash, and Ratchet hits on the idea of using it to make a stasis bomb. Optimus gives orders and the Autobots split up, though Strongarm again tries to encourage Bumblebee to talk to Optimus about the leadership problem. Ratchet likewise talks to Optimus who feels under the circumstances he should lead, and changes the subject. The team hits on the idea of planting the bomb in the Alchemor's ventilation hub, though Bumblebee again butts heads with Optimus over the plan. Windblade comes up with a way to get the team onto the island — Grimlock is modified with Decepticon insignias and signals so he can pretend to be bringing a boatload of Autobot prisoners back, and one of Denny's boats is hauled out.
The Autobots head out onto the sea, pretending to be unconscious. Grimlock manages to make contact with the Decepticons, and the Alchemor decloaks, but when the guards become suspicious, Grimlock has to knock them out. The Autobots head into the ship, and are shocked by the number of Decepticons they find. When they encounter a large chamber in which Mini-Cons are being forced to work, their presence is given away by one of the slaves spotting Toolbox. Though Optimus wants to stay and free the Mini-Cons, Bumblebee is determined to complete the mission, however the delay while they argue means even more Decepticons pour into the room and surround them. Steeljaw arrives with the deposed leadership and welcomes them to the first outpost in his new Decepticon empire.