Season 3 Episode 30

The Return of Optimus Prime (2)

Aired Weekdays 8:00 PM Mar 03, 1987 on ABC Family

Episode Fan Reviews (2)

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  • The resurrection of Optimus Prime and rational Megatron in the wild Galvatron coupled with the song 'Touch' makes this episode the best one of the "post-1986 movie" series..

    It starts from when Sky Lynx gets the Quientessan judge to repair and bring back to life Optimus Prime. And as expected, he gets down to business, the moment he is reactivated to, you know.. save the world and all. First of all, Optimus regroups the survived un-infecting Autobots (including Bumble-bee who is rechristened as Gold Bug) and gets down to find good old wild Galvatron and appeals to the Megatron in him (incidentally Optimus Prime is the only autobot to recognize that Galvatron is Megatron). Galvatron unwillingly agrees considering he has no other option with Cyclonus and the other Decepticons hunting him. He takes him to his secret cave to get the metal coating that Prime needs to protect himself from the madness plague when he is to remove the matrix from the infected Rodimus. While Galvatron is his usual self harassing the autobots with his traps and all, he protects them from any series damage and keeps the infected decepticons at bay. After realizing the potential of the metal coating, he tries to put out Optimus only to be thwarted by Sky Lynx, who forces him to work and put the protective metal coating in the transformed Optimus and later gets infected. Optimus then coats himself with the metal and has an interesting duel with Rodimus before securing the matrix and traveling into the matrix to get in touch with his predecessors to work out a cure and then decides to use all of the wisdom of the matrix to cure all of the infected folks in the Galaxy, the song 'The Touch' from the Transformer movie adds a dramatic "touch" to the scene establishing Optimus as the true hero of the series and in the end the humans apologize for the misgiving and Galvatron promises that there will be no more war which I am sure Prime wouldn't be paying much attention to. In the last scene we get Prime using his trademark command 'Transform and Roll Out' with the Touch song playing in the background. Very Good Episode indeed
  • Optimus Prime saves the Universe again!

    I really like this episode because shows up who is the best Transformers. Even when all is lost Optimus Prime can win where others fails (in example: Rodimus). My favourite scene of this episode is when Optimus Prime go to the Matrix and must defeat Rodimus (again). When Rodimus shoots and try some dirty tricks against Optimus, Optimus has only punch the face of Rodimus to knock him down and recover The Matrix, saving the entire Universe from the hate plage. In this episode is, it can be seen Galvatron alittle more reasonable. Maybe the return of Optimus Prime makes him remember his old personality as Megatron.