Transformers

Season 2 Episode 12

The Master Builders

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Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Oct 08, 1985 on ABC Family
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The Master Builders
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The Constructicons suddenly get the drop on the desert-bound Grapple and Hoist. However, they claim to not be looking for a fight, but instead looking to help in the Autobot cause. They prove their newfound loyalties by using their skills on Grapple's powerful solar energy-collection tower schematics. Grapple is thrilled at the opportunity, especially since Optimus turned it down earlier. Unfortunately, the Constructicons are lying and Megatron plans to use the powerful tower for himself.moreless

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  • Didn't like this much 2 decades ago. Glad my opinion changed!

    8.5
    When I 1st watched this episode I was disappointed by Grapple's naivete to work with the Constructicons and disobey Prime's orders. But I know understand how his pursuit of his dream to build the tower blinded him and I can finally sympathize with him.



    I have always loved the 'Grand ending' musical piece which was used here and to end many Season 2 episodes, it is a very nice piece. Of course, 2 decades ago I found this episode unworthy of that music. I'm happy to now find it appropriate for the emotions Grapple must have been going through, and find it fitting here; alot more here than in most episodes where it is used.



    While Grapple was highly emotional and very critical of his own work, Hoist is shown being much more stable and really shouldn't have been so naive.

    But it was still nice to see their friendship and that Grapple has a close friend who can understand him.



    It's cool to see the Constructicons working with 2 Autobots and how Megatron underestimated thier masterminded-ness.

    Devastator was possibly shown at his largest in size in this episode when Prime and the Autobots were driving up and rounding the tower.



    Although the tower ended in disaster, this episode was still about following your dreams, and is a great example of the joy and sadness that can outcome.moreless
Michael McConnohie

Michael McConnohie

Cosmos / Tracks

Arthur Burghardt

Arthur Burghardt

Devastator

Peter Renaday

Peter Renaday

Grapple

Alan Oppenheimer

Alan Oppenheimer

Beachcomber / Breakdown / Seaspray / Warpath

Bud Davis

Bud Davis

Dirge / Metroplex / Predaking

Casey Kasem

Casey Kasem

Cliff Jumper / Telatran-1 / Bluestreak / Dr. Archeville

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