MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE
PART 3 -- Written by GEORGE ARTHUR BLOOM
Production # 4025
Original Air Date: 09.19.1984

Synopsis

Characters

Transcript

Trivia

SYNOPSIS

CHARACTERS

TRANSCRIPT

PARTICULARS

EPISODE OVERVIEW

PRINCIPALS & INCIDENTALS

DIALOGUE & ACTION

FACTS & OBSERVATIONS

TRANSCRIPT STATUS

EPISODE ACT BREAKDOWN

DIALOGUE, CURSORY ACTION

ACT ONE

ACT TWO

ACT THREE

ACT ONE

JAZZ

Prime! You all right?

PROWL

Looks bad, Jazz.

JAZZ

Ratchet, see if repairs are needed.

RATCHET

Let's get him up on his wheels.

Grab him! Lift! Careful... easy... easy... done!

Prime, can you hear me?

OPTIMUS PRIME

Ohhh-ohhh...

JAZZ

Still generatin'.

OPTIMUS PRIME

Roller... what happened to him?

ROLLER emerges from the entrance of the collapsed mine, making a few noises as he rolls back onto OPTIMUS PRIME's TRAILER.

JAZZ

Down, but not out. Roller's one tough little Autobot.

RATCHET

Prime, can you transform?

OPTIMUS PRIME

I... I'll try. I... uhh... I don't know... if I can do it. Uuhh... I've almost got it...

GEARS

Come on, Prime, you can do it. Try harder!

HUFFER

You got it! You got it!

CLIFFJUMPER

Come on!

Optimus makes struggling noises as he returns to ROBOT MODE.

OPTIMUS PRIME

There!

JAZZ

(Chuckles) Welcome back to the land of moving parts!

RATCHET

That was some blast you took.

OPTIMUS PRIME

The blast! Bumblebee and Sparkplug. They're still inside!

PROWL

How will we ever find them under all that rock?

IRONHIDE

Only one way! Stand back!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Start digging!

JAZZ

I found 'em! Over here!

SPARKPLUG WITWICKY

Jazz... I thought we'd had it!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Thanks to you two, the Decepticons are finished.

BUMBLEBEE

Well, we were almost finished, too.

SPARKPLUG WITWICKY

Wheeljack wasn't kiddin' when he said it would blow in 60 seconds!

WHEELJACK

59.99, to be exact.

OPTIMUS PRIME

With the Decepticons buried under all that rock, we can resume our search for the resources we need.

MIRAGE

And we can return to Cybertron?

OPTIMUS PRIME

Very soon, Mirage. Very soon.

A loud blast rattles the triumphant Autobots as the Decepticons free themselves from their rocky confinement.

IRONHIDE

Leapin' lubricant!

SKYWARP

It worked! We're free! We can get out!

MEGATRON

We are indestructible! Power to the Decepticons forever!

The Decepticons cheer at Megatron's words.

SOUNDWAVE

Energon cubes still functional.

MEGATRON

Take them and follow me. Scramble!

OPTIMUS PRIME

The Decepticons! They're escaping!

IRONHIDE

After them! They're --

OPTIMUS PRIME

Save it, Ironhide. They're too fast for us in the air.

IRONHIDE

Well, I'm tired o' suckin' their vapor trail! I'll stop 'em!

OPTIMUS PRIME

Ironhide, come back!

BLUESTREAK

I'll get him!

JAZZ

Bluestreak, no!

BLUESTREAK

Call it off, Ironhide! There's too many of 'em! They're out of reach!

IRONHIDE

Stop yappin', Bluestreak! This is my fight!

BLUESTREAK

Make it our fight!

SKYWARP

Skywarp to Megatron! Request permission to teleport!

MEGATRON

Permission granted! Teleport and destroy!

BLUESTREAK

It's like fightin' a shadow!

IRONHIDE

Don't worry! We'll get 'im!

Uhhh!

BLUESTREAK

Ironhide!

I'm comin', Ironhide!

Throw me a line!

JAZZ

You've got it!

BLUESTREAK

Pull!

IRONHIDE

Uhh, I can't move!

OPTIMUS PRIME

At least you can still talk, old buddy.

RATCHET

Where'd you get hit?

IRONHIDE

Back in somewhere. Think my linkage is busted.

RATCHET

I'll check it.

Get him inside.

OPTIMUS PRIME

You gave us all a pretty good scare.

IRONHIDE

It's been worse. I remember the time on Cybertron...

OPTIMUS PRIME

Save the war stories, hot shot. Just remember, there's a thin line between being a hero and being a memory.

JAZZ

Heheh, maybe Ironhide's ready for a nice cushy office job.

IRONHIDE

Hey, no way. Soon as Ratchet tightens a few bolts, I'll be right back in action.

OPTIMUS PRIME

We'll see.

Let's get out of here!

Later, Spike Witwicky once again sits outside Autobot Headquarters and writes in his journal.

SPIKE WITWICKY (VO)
(Thinking)

Optimus Prime cares a lot for his fellow robots, and he doesn't want anything to happen to them. I think he'd make a neat president.

HOUND

Uh-uh, Ravage. This key's not for you.

(Chuckles) Don't think he likes being a prisoner.

MIRAGE

Can't say I blame him. You know, I'm surprised the Decepticons haven't tried to rescue him.

HOUND

I'm not. They don't care about anyone. Not even their own. Hey, Ravage, watch this!

Hound creates a hologram of Megatron.

HOUND

Hahah! Here's your friend Megatron to keep you company!

MIRAGE

Huh-Hound, when we get back to Cybertron, will you make me a big house with a four-car garage? (Chuckles) Holograms look so real, nobody'll know the difference.

HOUND

Mirage, you just gave me a great idea.

OPTIMUS PRIME

A hologram?

HOUND

That's right, Prime. But I mean a big one!

PROWL

What did you have in mind?

HOUND

A gigantic illusion that'll trick the Decepticons into coming to us on our terms.

JAZZ

It might just work.

PROWL

What's the hologram of?

OPTIMUS PRIME

I've got an idea.

Autobot to Autobot

HOUND

I just saw Prime. He told me Teletraan 1's located a secret supply of rocket fuel.

MIRAGE

Where?

HOUND

Not too far from here. About 140 kilometers due west.

MIRAGE

Then maybe we can go back to Cybertron?

HOUND

Why, there's enough rocket fuel at that base to make four trips to Cybertron. Come on, let's tell Ironhide. Make him feel better.

MIRAGE

What about Ravage?

HOUND

Don't worry about him. He's not goin' anywhere.

MIRAGE

It's Ravage!

HOUND

He's gettin' away!

MIRAGE

After him!

OPTIMUS PRIME

What happened?

MIRAGE

Ravage. He escaped.

OPTIMUS PRIME

Perfect.

RAVAGE

The rocket base is 140 kilometers due west of the Autobot camp.

MEGATRON

Excellent, Ravage! Excellent! That rocket fuel is the last resource we need to defeat the Autobots and control Cybertron.

STARSCREAM

Right on schedule, aren't we?

MEGATRON

No thanks to you, Starscream.

STARSCREAM

I've made my contribution!

MEGATRON

You've also made clear your desire to replace me as leader of the Decepticons. Mistake number one.

STARSCREAM

It's time for a change, Megatron. It's time for action, not words. I am the leader of the future!

MEGATRON

You couldn't lead antroids to a picnic. How can you pretend to lead the Decepticons?

SOUNDWAVE

Megatron!

STARSCREAM

It's -- it's empty!

MEGATRON

You failed to dispose of me when you had the chance, Starscream. Mistake number two. Now it's my turn.

STARSCREAM

Please... please don't fire. I was wrong. I shouldn't have done it. Please, don't shoot!

Megatron! Megatron!!

MEGATRON

We attack the rocket base at sunrise!

Decepticons, attack!

END OF ACT ONE