Season 3, Episode 3
Prey screenshot 79
Air date April 5th, 2013
Written by Marsha Griffin
Directed by Todd Waterman
Main Character(s) Team Prime
Ultra Magnus
Episode Guide
{{{discussion}}} Prey Gallery

 Prey is the third episode of the third season of Transformers: Prime. It is the the fifty-fifth episode of the series overall.


A new Autobot arrives to Earth just as the Decepticons unleash the ultimate Autobot hunter.


Shockwave reveals the Predacon he had cloned in his laboratory. Megatron is impressed, as Shockwave gives the Predacon a whiff of Wheeljack's energon, Megatron announces that the hunt has begun. The Predacon flies in the sky to hunt after Wheeljack.

Bulkhead, Wheeljack and Miko scope out an energon mine, planning to blow it up to hopefully draw the attention of nearby Autobots, while in the Harbinger, Raf, Ratchet, and Bumblebee work on getting the ship systems up and running. On a deserted road, Arcee introduces Jack to Ultra Magnus, who has followed the Omega beam to Earth. Jack is discouraged by the fact that Ultra Magnus's sensors have only picked up five out of seven Autobots, but Arcee reminds him that the sensors wouldn't pick up shielded Autobots.

Smokescreen heads in to Darkmount to find the Forge of Solus Prime and figures it may be being kept aboard the Nemesis. Using the phase shifter, he moves through the ship and eventually stumbles on where both Airachnid and the Forge are being stored.

Wheeljack and Bulkhead finish planting explosives in the mine, but as they prepare to detonate, they spot the incoming Predacon. After dodging its initial blast of flame, they try to counterattack, and Wheeljack is knocked flying by the thing's tail. Bulkhead belts the creature shortly before it knocks him flying with a blast of flame, sending him flying. They quickly realise it's after Wheeljack, who lures it over a grenade. The beast is unscathed by the explosion, so Wheeljack instead leads it into the energon mine before speeding out and setting off the explosions. The dust barely has time to settle before the creature digs its way out. As the Wreckers prepare to fight, Ultra Magnus's ship streaks into view, striking the Predacon with its cannons and picking the trio up. Though a joyous reunion ensues, the ship's still being pursued. Magnus manages to get the ship behind the Predacon and shoots at it, but it damages an engine and jumps on top of the ship. Magnus takes the ship down into a canyon and flies along it, succeeding in knocking the creature off.

Fowler gets another call, but this time it's not Megatron but Ratchet, who has hacked into the Decepticon frequencies. Ratchet doesn't have any news of Jack for June, but before he can tell them much else, Bumblebee interrupts the call. Running outside, they find Ultra Magnus's ship landing, and more reunions take place.

The Predacon returns empty-handed to Darkmount, and Starscream reflects that it's a pity the creature can't tell them what went wrong.

Ratchet reports that the Harbinger GroundBridge is fully operational. The group of Autobots is soon joined by Fowler and Jack's mom, June Darby. They wonder where Smokescreen is, since all the Autobot signals Magnus could detect are now accounted for. Regardless, they prepare to fight back against Megatron without either of the missing Autobots—Ultra Magnus assumes command and takes the other Autobots to equip themselves with weapons.

Smokescreen drags the Forge back to the cavern where Optimus is sheltered, but Optimus insists the Forge's power is limited and must be conserved in order to repair the Omega Lock. Smokescreen points out that if Optimus dies, there won't be a Prime to use the Forge, but Optimus says it's time for a new leader, and believes Smokescreen is it.



  • Ratchet claims that Smokescreen was the last person to leave, but he went before Ratchet, so he should have known where Smokescreen went.
  • When the Autobots arrive at the Harbinger, Ratchet should have seen Ultra Magnus immediately as he is much taller than Bulkhead.


Main Article: Prey Gallery

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