Transformers: War for Cybertron season 1 (Siege), episode 1 recap

July 30, 2020
Daniel Hart 0
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Summary

Episode 1 is an exciting and action-led opening as the war between Decepticons and Autobots is presented.

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3.5

Summary

Episode 1 is an exciting and action-led opening as the war between Decepticons and Autobots is presented.

This recap of Netflix anime series Transformers: War for Cybertron season 1 (Siege), episode 1 contains spoilers. The series is part of a trilogy. There will be three chapters.

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How does Transformers: War for Cybertron season 1 (Siege), episode 1 open?

There is a war in Cybertron. Bumblebee is trying to find Energon. Wheeljack highlights that the autobots will have a chance in the fight as they reach the Spacebridge. The pair argue and Wheeljack says the Decepticons will not stop and that he will have to choose a side. Bumblebee appears to be rather neutral in testing times.

Choose a side

Jetfire then approaches them and warns on what side they choose. Thundercracker scans them and sees they are Autobots and allies of Optimus Prime. Jetfire claims he is the commander of the Seekers and he will choose their fate.

Lord Megatron

Bumblebee and Wheeljack manage to get away but then Megatron turns up. He states this is not genocide and that they should spark their minds — he wants to see the war end and asks Wheeljack to denounce the Autobots. Starscream tells Megatron that Wheeljack is being disrespectful. Megatron orders to execute Bumblebee and Wheeljack.

Megatron versus Prime

But, predictably, Optimus Prime turns up which results in words traded between him and Megatron. Optimus Prime refuses to accept Megatron’s treaty. They fight. Optimus Prime tells Megatron that Cybertron needs freedom but Megatron states they need strength. As Megatron is about to end Prime, the Decepticons are attacked. Prime asks his Autobots to flee.

I’m not an Autobot

When they return to safety, Prime declares that Bumblebee is an Autobot but Bumblebee claims he was just scavenging for Energon and that he’s not one of them. Episode 1 sees Bumblebee continue to resist allegiances but you get the sense he will be important later.

Accept the treaty

When they get back to HQ, Elita wants a medic for Optimus as she doesn’t want their leader in bad shape. There’s a concern that there is a lack of Energon and the war may be lost. Ultra Magnus asks Prime to accept the treaty so they do not become extinct. Prime believes accepting the treaty means extinction as well.

Let him go

Bumblebee continues to insist that he is not joining the fight. Prime declares that the Autobots need to fight. Prime asks his Autobots to let Bumblebee go.

How does Transformers: War for Cybertron season 1 (Siege), episode 1 end?

Meanwhile, Megatron declares that there cannot be any peace with the Autobots and that they need to fight for their lasting unity. The crowd cheer and are in full support. Starscream tells Megatron that he must lead the Seekers but Megatron thinks they should forge weapons for his weaknesses — honor, brother, love. Episode 1 is an exciting and action-led opening as the war between Decepticons and Autobots is presented.


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