So, Bumblebee is a wanted bot. Who knew? How Evil is Transformers: Robots in Disguise (2015) Episode 12?
This episode starts off with two Cybertronian signals, quickly approaching Earth. When the team arrives at the landing site, they are greeted by Fracture – a Decepticon bounty hunter – and his rival, Drift – an Autobot bounty hunter who looks a lot like a samurai. Each of these fearsome warriors are after Bumblebee for the illegal use of the space bridge from Episode 1. Fracture’s team has the upper hand as they’re treacherous fighters with no honor to slow them down. Upon recognizing Drift, Bumblebee saves him from Fracture, causing him to retreat. Drift swears a life debt and follows Bumblebee with his own team back to the scrapyard to return the favor.
After arriving at the scrap yard, Drift proceeds to ridicule the team about everything they do… It gets annoying, but he is right about most of what he says. During the discussion, Fixit detects a Cybertronian life signal and the team investigates. Upon arriving, Fixit detects another life signal on the opposite side of the scrapyard. If you’re thinking this is a trap, you’d be right. The team splits up to investigate, leading to all of them but Bumblebee, Drift, and his Minicons to be taken out of commission. Bumblebee and Drift fight Fracture, only to get badly defeated. Rusty comes up with a plan, and distracts Fracture long enough for the Minicons to free the team and capture Fracture’s ship. Fracture wrecks his own ship as a distraction, just to escape.
Drift declares the debt is now paid and the episode comes to a close.
We got six new characters in this one, granted the Minicons I will never remember the names of. It was nice to see bounty hunters again. I haven’t really seen bounty hunters since… well, almost since the original series. Now let’s talk about Drift. He’s a gruff, noble samurai-type, and that’s it. He doesn’t really grow from this episode at all. Hopefully when he comes back he will get an episode just for that, but right now he is rather bland. Fracture was a classic Decepticon – devious, cunning, and so ruthless. Overall this was an enjoyable episode. I’d say it’s about as evil as a Politician. Well, that’s all I have for you today. Thanks for letting me waste your time, people.
Keep it Classy,