Sammy is plagued by weird dreams and Mirage steals a picture of the Man of Iron from his bedroom. The military meanwhile discover a huge object under the castle. Sammy is later 'kidnapped' by Jazz in his vehicle form.
Jazz explains to Sammy what he is, and is joined on the road by Mirage and Trailbreaker. They are attacked by Decepticons who badly injure Trailbreaker, but Mirage and Bluestreak take them out. Sammy is taken to meet Optimus Prime and is told that the object under the castle is in fact an Autobot rescue craft.
Cobra discover the crashed Ark and the deactivated remains of the Transformers inside. Time passes, and UN peace talks are sabotaged by a sudden attack by Cobra, complete with Transformers under their programming. The military presense there retaliates, and after a tank explodes Snake Eyes' face becomes horribly disfigured (Wow! Bet you didn't see that coming!). After this mess the government form a task force called Gi-Joe to deal with this threat.