The Autobots watch as Blaster and Grimlock fight, but are attacked by Ratbat, unknown to the duellists, whose fight has carried them further away. As the battle continues, the Constructicons liberate the Decepticons held in the Ark. Maximus then sends Goldbug to get the message to leave to his own ship. Meanwhile, Blaster and Grimlock notice the fighting, and call a truce before investigating. They initiate a counterattack which forces the Decepticons to retreat. Then Fortress Maximus confides that Goldbug has taken his ship to Nebulos to try to revive Optimus Prime.