The future Autobots put their plan into action, knocking out Scourge and Cyclonus and laying in wait. Galvatron returns, and believes Starscream to be responsible. Magnus makes another attempt to attack, but is easily overpowered by Galvatron. Just then, the Earth-based Autobots arrive for one last-ditch attempt. However, their future brethren can't wait any longer, and detonate the charges they laid on the weapon. Galvatron is enraged, and destroys Starscream. He then decides he must be in an alternate past where his actions can have no impact on his future. He and his lieutenants return to the future, while Kup, Hot Rod and Blurr wonder what to do with the real Starscream - Galvatron actually shot a resprayed Skywarp.