Metroplex decimates the Quintesson attack, so Ghyrik heads off to find the Matrix, followed by Hot Rod. On Cybertron, the Autobots and Decepticons drive the Quintessons off also, though Soundwave turns down an offer of peace as it would never work. Elsewhere, Wreck-Gar broadcasts the contents of the canister, warning all of the Quintesson's planned targets they are marked for colonisation. Hot Rod is able to regain the Matrix and revert to Rodimus Prime. As the Autobots count the cost of victory, Quintesson is destroyed.