This is almost-certainly the most straightforward episode of a show I’ve ever seen. No real twists and no real character development. A girl bumps into the heroes and asks for help and they solve the problem. Let’s just dive into it.
We begin at the Decepticon base, which actually seems to be underwater in this shot. So maybe they live under the ocean like Megatron used to? Anyway, Blood is lecturing the human Decepticon headmasters about the 3 types of energy that make up Earth. He says these are: Chichokon, the power of Earth, Jinchokon, the power of Man and Tenchokon, the power of the Heavens. He wants the Decepticons to upset the balance and harvest the rest of the energy.
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Cancer is especially excited about the chaos they could cause. Blood tells them to sow the seeds of fear throughout humanity, causing them to give up the will to live. Wilder, the leader of the Headmasters apparently, decides to go kidnap his old gang member, Chris.
The Headmasters recruit some bikers as their soldiers and abduct Chris. Chris’ sister, Mary, was about to visit him and sees him kidnapped by Chris’ old biker gang.
Meanwhile, Shuta, Cab and Minerva have bought some groceries to cook a big dinner since tonight is their last night in America. They decide to invite Diver. Shuta’s eyes are drawn all kinds of f’d up. The animation quality is slowly going downhill.
Shuta’s about to back up his police cruiser Transtector when Mary scoots behind him on her moped and begs for help. Shuta is forced to admit that he isn’t an actual cop. Idiot, this is what can happen if you want to drive around a police car all day!
The kids hear Mary’s story anyway. She says that her brother Chris and Wilder had been good friends in the past and formed a gang called the Jack Boys. Somehow, the others don’t burst into fits of laughter.
Mary explains that Chris decided he couldn’t stay in a gang with Wilder once he joined the Decepticons. The kids tell Mary they’ll help and ask where Chris could’ve been taken. She spends a bunch of time saying she has no idea, but then wonders if they could have gone to “that one place.”
Cut from the city to the desert. In a mountain’s cave, Wilder’s gang, who all look like monsters, tell him they kidnapped Chris.
Chris tells Wilder he can’t join him and Wilder throws a petty little snit fit.
Then he punches Chris in the tum-tum.
One of Wilder’s gang tells him Chris’ sister is approaching. So that happens.
Wilder notices the other three vehicles that are traveling with Mary because he isn’t blind and he and the other Headmasters turn into their robot forms.
Shuta comes up with an actual plan. He plans to draw the Decepticons away from the cave while Cab rescues Chris and Minerva protects Mary.
Shuta then transforms and Mary is shocked. Yup, she had no clue that they were Transformers. She thought 3 kids were about to help her and she was totally fine with that plan.
This all ends up becoming a big fight. Cab tries to grab Chris but the gang and Bullhorn notice him and he isn’t able to do it. Instead, all the robots fight.
Shuta tries to reason with Wilder that they’re being brainwashed but Wilder doesn’t really pay him any heed.
The fight ends when Cancer simply sneaks up behind Mary and holds a knife to her throat. The Decepticons kick the Autobots around since they refuse to fight back and endanger Mary.
Just then, Chris runs away in the confusion and Wilder’s gang just sort of angrily watches him do it.
Chris rides a motorcycle off a hill that is shaped like a jump aimed right at Cancer’s head. He hits him, knocking Mary free. The bike blows up but the humans are fine. The Autobots catch them both.
And that’s pretty much it. Back at Diver’s place, everyone eats a bunch.
Minerva tells them all to stop talking about what just happened and eat.
Chris observes that it’s nice to have friends. No shit.
Back at the Decepticon base, Gilmer mutters that Wilder is a coward. He is then blasted by electricity by a floating orb in the headquarters. He begs it to stop, indicating there is something in charge above the Decepticon Pretenders. That’s it.