Friend or Foe!? The True Form of the Monster!!
Girls playing tennis. A nice concept really, but then the Decepticon Headmaster Jrs arrive, and Bullhorn pops out of his Transtector to ask them all out in the nicest way possible. Two seconds later they are on their own as all of the girls have run off, and Wilder proves he could play PC
Halo with me, Ragey and Hellbat any day of the week after Bullhorn asks if their Transtectors are ugly. They then get down to business and want to impress the other Decepticons by destroying Ginrai, and since he and they are in Japan, they'll go and find him.
Meanwhile at the Autobot base, Ginrai has finally been around the whole place and is impressed by it all, but discussion soon gets on to the Transformers where he understands why a person would go crazy and destroy things if they got a mecha that made them super powerful, but it's not like that he's going to do that. He and Shūta then go off to Cab's place to try some of his Karin Island's style pit-fire cooking.
The cooking is a hit and is soon all eaten. Back at the base, Hawk finds Minerva in one of the glass corridors and asks why she hasn't gone off to join the others, but she thinks that because she was mean* to Ginrai, she'd better not go. But Hawk says Ginrai isn't the kind of person to dwell on such troubles and tells her to go. Meanwhile Cab explains to Ginrai that he is fighting the Decepticons because they attacked his home at the Karin Islands. They then go on to talk about Minerva, and Ginrai says that he isn't mad at her or anything.
Minerva then arrives at where Ginrai and co. are at, and the two make up and become super best friends again. So much so that Shūta and Cab think that they are a little to friendly and pull Ginrai away and warn Minerva not to trust Ginrai, which leads to a lot of pushing and shoving and Minerva declaring that she hates all three of them, and they then wonder why girls can't take a joke.
The Godmaster brothers have been sent out to destroy Ginrai, but they have no real idea to where he is other than that he's still suppose to be in Japan. Knowing that if he goes back to America, he'll be even more difficult to find, they decide that they must split up for now to look for him and cover more ground quickly.
The Decepticon Headmaster Jrs are also looking for Ginrai in a city, but can't find the right truck, and Bullhorn is desperate for some water so they head to a lake. As he drinks Cancer suddenly says that he's sure that he's seen the mountain in front of him before and thinks back to when he was captured by the Autobots but he can't tell for sure, and the others say that it was a waste of time mentioning it.
Back with the Autobots, Ginrai and friends are about to go off on a quick race to work off their lunch, but Ginrai stops at his truck because the engine is running, and he could have sworn he turned it off earlier. The others wonder is someone is playing a trick on him as he gets inside, but then the door shuts and Ginrai says that the truck seems to be reacting to some phenomenal power.
And then the truck starts to drive by itself and is off, and Ginrai can't control it. Shūta gets Minerva to go and tell Hawk about this situation whilst he and Cab go off after Ginrai to see where he's going, but the tells them that he isn't in control of his truck and that it must have some place in mind in where it wants to go now.
Meanwhile in Nagano, at the base of Mount Yatsugatake, a group of construction workers are building a track for a underground train service, but they have a problem. A large object is blocking their path and even when they try to blow the thing up, it remains there without a scratch on it. As they go to take a closer look it begins to shine with bright yellow lights.
Wilder's group have gone for some food, because they can't find Ginrai anywhere and are thinking of another way they can find him, or better yet, lure him out so he comes to them instead. A news report about the mysterious object at the construction site is ignored as something unimportant to Wilder and Bullhorn, but Cancer says that he just saw Ginrai, Shūta and Cab there and sure enough, the trio are at the site, so they head out there straight away.
Ginrai is indeed at the site as that is where his truck has taken him to and stopped. He gets out and decides to go inside the tunnel to find out why he was bought here, as it has to be for a reason, and despite the protests of one of the construction guys, he heads inside, only for the object to suddenly come after him. As they run out, the object reaches the start of the tunnel and then the Decepticon Headmaster Jrs appear.
The Autobots transform and start to fight the Decepticons, and even though Shūta and Cab don't do that well, Ginrai turns the tide by using Chokon power to get the better of his enemies. Meanwhile, the fight is broadcast on the news and as word reaches the Autobot base, Hawk tells Minerva to stay here in case any of the other Autobots try to contact the base whilst he goes off to the site to find out more about that object.
Hydra and Buster arrive at the fight and with the Headmaster Jrs from either side taking each other one, it's up to Ginrai once more to take both of the Godmaster brothers on at the same time. Buster brings him to his knees by giving him a large blast of Chokon power. Metalhawk then heads in to fight Hydra but isn't a match for him.
Ginrai refuses to give up though and tells Buster not to underestimate him, and he stands back up and something happens to the object as it begins to shine and glow again, and then within a second both the Decepticon Godmasters are blasted with the light and sent flying backwards as the object has changed into something completely different.
Not knowing what just happened exactly, all of the Decepticons withdraw leaving the Autobots to look at what the object has changed into: a nice big trailer for Ginrai. The narrator finishes the episode by asking what this trailer could be for and what will lie in store for Ginrai as he is manipulated by the hand of fate?
*So what "mean things" did Minerva say last time. Well, according to the flashback in this episode, she said this and this. I leave it to you to consider if those are really "mean things".
Just bear in mind that in this episode, the Transformer battle between the Autobots and Decepticons was shown on TV. I'll add on this in a few episodes' time...