EPISODE REVIEW: Transformers Prime: “Darkness Rising, Part 3” (Episode 3)


The episode starts out with Ratchet fighting the robot claw destroyed in the previous episode, and also reanimated in the previous episode. Optimus wrecks the thing, and they put it in some sort of pod. Ratchet doesn’t have the slightest idea as to how the thing came to life. Optimus thinks it is Dark Energon. He and Ratchet go off to do something, unknown at this point, and leaves RC in charge. Her and Bumblebee go off on patrol. They leave Bulkhead in charge.

Agent Fowler - human - comes by talks to Bulkhead, discovers the three humans in this show, gets mad, tries to call the Pentagon, fails, and leaves. We go over to the Decepticons. Megatron flies off, affected by a piece of Dark Energon in the previous episode. Starscream tells Soundwave to catch Fowler. Soundwave brings Fowler to get the location of the Autobot Base.

Bulkhead goes through the ground bridge to try and rescue him, leaving Jack in charge. Kimiko sneaks through with him. Ultimately, Jack and Raf bridge over ‘cuz they get lonely. Just kidding about that. Thought it sounded funny. Anyway, they bridge over and as soon as they leave RC radios in saying they need Jack to bridge her and Bumblebee back to base, but there’s no one there to hear it.

Bulkhead kills a decepticon (Drone?) and at the very end we finally see Megatron again. He throws a piece of dark Energon into the ground, and a bunch of battered Transformers, - missing various bits, some limbs, etc - they they go after Optimus and Ratchet. Then we cut to credits.


Bulkhead did not want Kimiko, one of the humans, to see him kill the Decepticon. By their standards, it must’ve been pretty violent. I mean, face it, the dude basically ripped out his internal organs.

The battle between Soundwave and Fowler was pretty cool.

Megatron’s Decepticon logo was glowing after exposure to the Dark Energon.

There was a big cybertronian battle on earth, and apparently things like this are why Energon exists off of Cybertron in the first place.

Nobody ended up where they were supposed to, there was a lot of miscommunication and the Autobots were spread all over the place.

Zombie Autobots! Cool!


Unsure. Religious people may not like the 'Raising the Dead' bit.