This is how Rescue plans goes in To Cybertron and Back Again.
Optimus Prime: Bumblebee and Knock Out will enter the castle while the changelings are distracted. Arcee, Ratchet, and Smokescreen will handle the guards guarding the cocoons. Ultra Magnus, Bulkhead, and Wheeljack will handle freeing the captives. I will remain here available for back-up. Starlight, you, Trixie, Thorax, and Discord go find and awake Metroplex. Understood?
[The Autobots, Starlight, Trixie, Thorax and Discord nod]
Optimus Prime: Then roll out.
[The gang moves out]
[Onslaught, Vortex, Blast Off, Swindle, and Brawl heard everything and think about switching sides to the Autobots.]