Optimus Prime muses on the recent failings of the Autobots, especially without him in command. He comes up with a plan, asking Wheeljack for help. At the Decepticon HQ, Soundwave talks Megatron into using the Predacons to flush Prime into the open, so he can defeat him. Prime sets out on a reconnaissance mission to put his plan into action, while the Predacons arrive from Cybertron. Megatron, however, is unaware that they are plotting with Shockwave. They attack Prime, and begin to hunt him.