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  • I actually think that if the writers would have allowed the character to die, I would have enjoyed this episode and the following episodes more because it would have been more enjoyable to watch Silverbolt deal with his grief and seek revenge than watch their relationship continue to develop
  • I think the writers could have pulled it off, too, but unfortunately they did not take that route

    • by GenesisOne
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      Beast Wars - Optimal Situation is the first episode of season three and the final episode in the four part story that began with “The Agenda, Part One”. In this episode, three major events occur: Blackarachnia betrays Megatron and leaves the Predicons, in part, to save her own life, as she realizes that the elimination of the Autobots from history will also eliminate the Maximals as they are the descendants of the Autobots and she herself was a Maximal originally - only the Predicons got to her stasis pod first and reprogrammed her.

      Also in this episode, Optimus obtains a new form that makes him look a lot like Optimus Prime as


      he needed to house Optimus Prime’s spark in his body while Rhinox worked on repairing the damage to Prime caused by Megatron.

      Thirdly, the Maximal base is destroyed and plunges into the water in a scene that is very well animated.

      Optimus struggle to save the base was noble and intense, and for a while, it look like he would succeed.

      It was painful to see the Maximal’s base destroyed because I liked its design, both inside and out.

      In some respects, I find this episode quite enjoyable.

      The animators show off Optimus Primal’s new body and various modes very well.

      There is a real sense of urgency that is conveyed well ...


      • by the voice actors - in particular, Rhinox and emotion, by Silverbolt, when he thinks that Blackarachnia has just died.

        Once again, the voice actors on this show do a splendid job with the material they are given.

        I actually think that if the writers would have allowed the character to die, I would have enjoyed this episode and the following episodes more because it would have been more enjoyable to watch Silverbolt deal with his grief and seek revenge than watch their relationship continue to develop.

        I think the writers could have pulled it off, too, but unfortunately they did not take that route.

        Also, this episode continues to pay tribute

        to the first Transformers show, with several references to technology that appeared on that series, physical representations of the sleeping characters in detailed 3D an , of course, Optimus Primal now sporting a form that very much resembles that of Optimus Prime’s.

        The story moves along at a quick pace, allowing for some comedy here and there, some great dialogue, in particular, between Optimus and Megatron about seven minutes in and an ending that is shocking and painful.

        In one respect though, this episode makes me feel a little sad knowing that the episodes to come, for the most part, will not be as enjoyable or well-written as those in the last season.




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