TRANSFORMERS PRIME chronicles the triumphant return of the AUTOBOTS via the most cutting-edge
computer-generated animation ever seen on television...
Genre: Sci-fi / Action
Episode Title: "Darness Rising Part I"
November 29, 2010
In Jasper, Nevada Cliffjumper tells Arcee the story of how he got a boot by human police officers
for being parked illegally, and scared the officers by kicking it off. He discovers a deposit of
energon and is attacked by Decepticons. Arcee contacts Optimus Prime, who contacts Ratchet, Bulkhead
and Bumblebee. They are all too far away to help in time. During the fight with the Decepticons,
the energon is ignited and Cliffjumper is injured. He is taken by the Decepticons commanded by
Starscream, who kills the Autobot. When Soundwave detects the presence of Arcee, Starscream sends
a pair of Decepticons to attack her. She attempts to hide in a restaurant parking lot where a
young boy named Jackson "Jack" Darby finds her and rides her. She is discovered, and with the
Decepticons are ordered to kill her and the human. They happen on young Rafael "Raf" Esquivel in
their escape, who the Decepticons also target. Bumblebee comes to their rescue. When Bulkhead
joins the Autobots the two Decepticons run away. Optimus Prime realizes that any human perceived
as an ally to the Autobots will be targeted by the Decepticons. The next day Raf and Jack are picked
up by the Autobots to meet Optimus Prime. Arcee also brings the girl Miko Nakadai, who saw Arcee in
robot mode. At the Autobot's secret base Optimus explains the origin of the war between the Autobots
and Decepticons to the children, and how Decepticon leader Megatron has been missing. In the
Decepticon headquarters Soundwave detects a signal from deep space. Starscream orders the opening of
the Space Bridge, and Megatron returns.