This is how Exposing Makeshift goes in Con Job.

[Starlight and the others arrive]

Starlight Glimmer: Bulkhead, he's lying! Wheeljack isn't who you think he is! He's a Decepticon shifter in disguise!

[But Bulkhead is not listening]

Bulkhead: Look, I know Wheeljack better than anyone.

[Applejack and "Wheeljack" come in]

"Wheeljack": Hey. What are you guys talking about?

Bulkhead: I was just telling the guys all about you and me at the Battle of Darkmount Pass.

"Wheeljack": That's a heck of a story.

Bulkhead: Yep. Tell it.

Applejack: Talk, talk, talk. How about after we go check out the corridor?

Bulkhead: Applejack! Stay out of this!

Arcee: Bulkhead, easy.

Rainbow Dash: Yeah calm down.

"Wheeljack": I'm not sure I--

Bulkhead: Tell it!

"Wheeljack": Fine. You wanna live in the past, Bulkhead? The Wreckers were trapped between a Decepticon patrol and the smelting pit. The Cons were vicious, bearing down on us with everything they had. Me and Bulkhead engaged the enemy, left them for scrap, then I made us a way out using their backsides as stepping-stones to cross the molten metal. Isn't that how it happened?

Bulkhead: Yeah. That's exactly how it happened. Except for one little thing.

[Makeshift's eyes widen]

Bulkhead: I wasn't there.

Ratchet: What?

Fluttershy: Huh?

[Ratchet stops working on the Groundbridge and looks up]

[Starlight smirks]

Starlight Glimmer: You're busted, Con!

Trixie Lulamoon: That's right!

Thorax: We've finally caught you!

Discord: You don't need to hide you really are any more!

[Makeshift gasps]

Bulkhead: I'd already left the Wreckers to join up with Optimus. But you would know that if all you did was access Wheeljack's public-service record.

Applejack: Bulkhead, what does that have to do with this?

[Makeshift grabs Applejack and runs to the Groundbridge]

Bulkhead: Applejack!

[Makeshift stops]

Makeshift: Stay back or I'll squish her like a bug!

[Everyone watches in horror as Makeshift changes into his own form]

Applejack: What in tarnation...?!

Bulkhead: Decepticon coward, let the Earth Pony go and face me!

Makeshift: Why should I? Would the real Wheeljack act like a coward?

Starlight Glimmer: Is there a real Wheeljack?

Trixie Lulamoon: If there is...

Thorax: We just need to find him.

Discord: That's right.

Makeshift: Oh indeed and I expect Lord Starscream is making sport of him. [looks at Starlight, Trixie, Thorax, and Discord] And it seems it didn't take these four long enough to figure out I'm not Wheeljack.

[Starlight is shocked]

Makeshift: Ha ha ha. It's funny, really. Starlight, Trixie, Thorax, and Discord here knew I was a Decepticon ever since they saw me contacting Lord Starscream. Too bad the rest of you were to caught up with your partying to figure it out.

[Meanwhile, on the Nemesis, Starscream and Soundwave are waiting]

Starscream: Are you certain we are at Makeshift's location?

[Soundwave nods]

Starscream: Then what is taking him?!

Wheeljack: Maybe they gave your friend such a hero's welcome.

[They turn to see Wheeljack free of his binds]

Wheeljack: He got the warm fuzzies and decided to switch sides. [


Starscream: Can't you see you are vastly outnumbered? [

Wheeljack: I see fellas who might vastly enjoy watching me pound some dents into you.