Well, that was unexpected. How Evil is Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) Episode 11?
This episode starts off with the team battling Quill-fire, a porcupine-like Decepticon. During the battle, Bumblebee is struck buy a quill, knocking him out for a few hours. This lets the con escape to wreak more havoc. Back at the base, Fixit finds out the quills are poisonous, and that the effects are different for each bot. In Bumblebee’s case, he reverts to the mind of a child, and escapes their grasp. The team decides to find Bumblebee, only to get pranked repeatedly by him.
Meanwhile, at a nearby carnival, Quill-fire is trying to free elephants from captivity. After breaking open the cage, he forces them out by pulling their tails… I’m pretty sure that’s not how it works, but okay. The team arrives later, after Bumblebee escapes again… Human cops are already at the scene, prompting Strongarm to inform them about a “biker gang, making illegal left turns in the city…” Yes, that’s what she actually says in the show. So, that works perfectly for some reason. After tracking down Quill-fire, Grimlock and Strongarm get trapped on a ride. Yeah… no. The still handicapped Bumblebee manages to beat the villain with ease before he is tied to a ride by his own teammates, until he recovers from the quill.
So this episode, while hilarious, was mainly just a filler. I was expecting another character story, so I was a little disappointed. It started perfect; right into the action, the losing badly, then Bumblebee becoming a kid. The quill could’ve been used much better. I wanted to see its effects on the whole team. Using it only on Bumblebee made it seem like they wanted to be more serious than it needed to be. Overall, I would say this episode was about as evil as a Henchman. There have been way better episodes than this, already. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep It Classy,