So Cybertron is here, and despite it being a dead planet, somehow Quintessa has a million soulless drones to try to kill everyone, including the huge amount of military forces that have arrived to uselessly fight the giant robots, just like they do in every film. The girl and her dumb robot somehow blow up a gun which no one else could blow up for some reason, wasting a lot of time. Somehow nukes are fired right next to Cade and Vivian and they’re okay. Various hunks of Earth begin flying around with the pieces of Cybertron, and then for some reason gravity stops working for a while. Optimus Prime literally waits 15 minutes to join the battle, as countless people die horribly, so that he can come in riding on the three-headed dragon/Knight-bot combiner, but lets Bumblebee shoot Quintessa in the back, so she’s defeated in mere seconds. Also, remember how the Staff was bonded to Merlin’s DNA so only his descendants could do something with it?
In "Armada", Bulkhead investigates an energon reading he found while driving. But he ends up falling down a well while an energon pick up is made. Alone, Bulkhead is forced to find his way off of the Nemesis . He runs into a Starscream clone and tries to get him to show him the way off the ship, but the clone scratches him, threatening to kill him. Bulkhead attacks the clone and destroys it (causing the real Starscream to feel its agony). To escape the ship, Bulkhead heads to the reactor and smashes it, causing the ship to fall out of orbit. While waiting for the ship to land, he runs into another Starscream clone, and is surprised by its appearance. He returns to base from his rough day to find Airachnid in stasis, captured by Arcee. In the following episode, the Autobots try to end the Decepticons once and for all while the Nemesis is down, using the Spark-Extractor. But when the Nemesis turns out to be alive, it freezes the Autobots with a stasis beam, which doesn't wear off until the Nemesis is emptied of its Dark Energon.
When a Cybertronian probe was detected, Dinobot helped his teammates attempt to contact it, despite the fact he dreaded a return home. After all, he was a criminal even in Predacon terms, and he had no hope for a warm Maximal reception. Somewhat fortunately for Dinobot's potential fate, their attempts to catch the attention of the probe failed when Tarantulas invented the transformation lock lens . The Probe The issue was raised again when the Maximals thought that the Predacons had been destroyed. Dinobot elected to remain on the planet while the Maximals repaired their ship and launched it. However, just as Dinobot wandered off to explore the world that had become his, he stumbled across the not-so-dead Predacons, who attacked the Axalon and grounded the Maximals once again. Victory