Optimus Prime appears on-screen. His face is masked, but there is warm compassion in his optics. In his unmistakable deep voice, he says, “Spike, you have been on top of this situation since its outset, and I fully trust your recommendations. Resume support of G.I. Joe through the EDC – although unless fired upon, minimize direct engagement with Cobra. The risk of collateral damage is too great if we start firing Cybertronian weapons in densely-populated urban areas. If you are forced to engage, focus on disabling their vehicles to minimize loss of life on both sides.”

Prime leans forward slightly. “Autobots, I trust you to make the correct call when the time comes, and I will back up your actions to the fullest of my abilities. Keep up the good fight. ‘Til all are one.” Prime ends the transmission.