Megatron uses a piece of Rampage's spark on a new blank pod in order to resurrect Dinobot as a Transmetal Predacon. While trying to stop him, Cheetor becomes critically injured.
Did You Know?
Before Depth Charge emerges out of the healing chamber, in the closeup of the chamber's read-out screen, the words "FFUCK YOU" flash briefly, turned upside down, and written in Cybertronix (Transformers writing). Such gags were quite frequent in the cartoon. See more
Even though it's a crucial plot device, it is never explained how Megatron obtained the Transmetal driver. See more
What happened to Cheetor?
[Depthcharge gives Primal Cheetor's breastplate
Kid was tough. He went out fighting.