Transformers: Animated: Season 2, Episode 7

A Fistful of Energon (31 May 2008)

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Prowl, overconfident with a new modification, tries to capture Starscream on his own and soon teams up with Lockdown.


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Episode credited cast:
Prowl / Ultra Magnus (voice)
Megatron / Ratchet (voice)
Bulkhead (voice)
Lockdown (voice)


Prowl and Bulkhead have gone to Dinobot Island with Ratchet's EMP generator to see if there is any truth to reports that the Dinobots have been rampaging. They discover that Grimlock has a spike caught in his foot, and they are able to remove it using the EMP. Optimus Prime receives a call from Ultra Magnus telling him that Starscream has escaped. Elsewhere, Megatron issues a reward for Starscream's capture. Prowl goes to the Autobot ship, where he is able to detect Starscream's spark on the moon, so he goes alone in the shuttle to catch him. He is successful after a fight, but then Lockdown appears, and as he and Prowl fight, Starscream escapes. Lockdown destroys Prowl's shuttle and follows Starscream (who is for some reason orange and gray) to Earth, but Prowl is able to grab Lockdown's ship. He gets inside and suggests they work together. Lockdown loans Prowl some extra modifications for the job. They catch a surprisingly cowardly purple-and-black Starscream but then fight over ... Written by Amica Temporis

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The episode title is a homage to the Western A Fistful of Dollars (1964); other homages include Lockdown wearing a poncho and the Mexican standoff scene in the warehouse. The Western was also an adapatation of the samurai film Yojimbo (1961), which is fitting since Prowl acts as a samurai in this episode. See more »


Starscream: No! No, please! Leave me alone!
Lockdown: Maybe it's me, but that doesn't sound like the Starscream I know...
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