Is it natural for a writer to seem like they’re out of ideas, only seven episodes into a show? Well, Let’s see How Evil is episode 7 of Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015).
The episode starts off with Strongarm and Sideswipe out on a mission, hunting Filch, a hawk-like Decepticon. They forgo the usual strategy of splitting up, and still get their tails kicked. Strongarm blames this on Sideswipe for not following protocol. The rest of the episode she complains that no one is following protocol so, there’s that. Actually it got rather annoying… rather quickly.
And now onto “Humans Are Idiots” Theatre. While the Autobots fight Filch on a bridge, Rusty’s father manages to somehow convince the police – without any identification – that he is an exotic bird tamer, trying to collect a giant robot bird, using his robot bird catchers. He then proceeds to ask said police to set up a roadblock for them. Guess how that went? If you said anything that might have made sense, you’re wrong! It went swimmingly! Until Rusty’s dad got himself caught by Filch. Guess why. Just guess.
After scrapping with Filch on the bridge, they eventually find Filch’s nest of shiny stuff. Yep. That’s the big twist! Filch was collecting shiny things, and kidnapped Rusty’s dad… because his helmet was shiny. Wow, show. Just… wow. Anyway, Bumblebee gets pinned by Filch, prompting Strongarm to break protocol to save him. Oh yeah. Bumblebee’s in this too. Then we get a clean ending. Meaning nothing happens after Filch is captured, and everything is happy. So that’s… a first.
This was a character-building episode for Strongarm, and it was actually well done for this show. For this show. I’m rather impressed with parts of this episode. The action still needs a lot of work to match Prime, but overall not bad. If I have to rank this, I would say it’s about as evil as a Henchman. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep It Classy,