2009 - the timestorm began when Cyclonus was killed is gathering power, while on Earth the Decepticons are preparing to leech Earth's energy. Kup and Spike confront Rodimus about the state of the planet, but he is too busy preparing to timejump to 1989, planning to tackle the source of the timestorm. Eventually, though, he does send a team to destroy the device. When the Decepticons do follow to Autobot City, they find it abandoned - the Autobots have already time-jumped. Soundwave and the Terrorcons follow.