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Space Bridge Outpost 687030 on an unknown planetoid. The Space Bridge is on one end, an Autobot base is on the other. Ironhide, Hotshot & Brawn were under assault by Cyclonus, Strika & Oil Slick. Hotshot tried to repel Strika's missile attack, but received damage to his leg. Red Alert provided medical assistance to HotShot, but Spittor grabbed her with his tongue tendrils and swallowed her. The Decepticon then spat her back out, covered in explosive orange goo. She became a living bomb, aimed right at Brawn and Ironhide. Rodimus appeared, and contacted Elite Guard command, asking for assistance.
On the Autobot Flagship, Jazz received Rodimus' distress call, but the Elite Guard didn't have the resources to spare, as Decepticon attacks at all outer Space Bridge outposts had them tied up. Ultra Magnus hoped to keep the Decepticons from transwarping an invasion force onto Cybertron.
From Cybertron, Longarm Prime reported that the Space Bridge Nexus was fully guarded. After Ultra Magnus ...
Did You Know?
The way Arcee's head splits apart in one of Ratchet's flashbacks could be a reference to the comic "Spotlight: Arcee" from IDW Publishing which also featured a similar shot of her opened cranium. See more