As is often the case with these kinds of investigations, time turned out to be of the essence. He and Ratchet had no sooner finally located the remains of one of Harmonex’s old Relinquishment Clinics than Buzzsaw informed him of rumors about the doctor’s absence beginning to spread from the budding medical facilities in Praxus and a few intercepted comments on both sides regarding Dancitron’s unexpected temporary closure.
It was inevitable. The two of them had been responsible for things like the anti-Unicron barrier and the planned assault on the Nemesis, so of course another combined absence might mean something big around the corner - and what with Soundwave now answering only to himself…
No. No surprise there.
But he did think he’d have more time. Even with Rumble, Frenzy, Ravage, and Zori helping, they simply could not clear the rubble and find the pathway to the Institute branch hidden down below fast enough for his liking.