I had a few ideas for what was to come next in the comic but I definitely wanted to take a break from the long drawn out storylines. I thought yet another truce between Optimus and Megatron would be the best way to set up for some downtime for the characters. Besides, Optimus attempting to heed Primus’ warning and keep peace worked well for the character and for the overall story at this point.
Primus dumping Hot Rod out of the Plot Hole was really just put in as an afterthought in order to reach full ten panel comic but it really was needed because otherwise Hot Rod would have just shown back up in the comic with no explanation how he got there after being pulled away by Primus in the previous comic. It’s not that it would have been a huge deal since many many other things have happened in much dumber ways but despite my constant aspirations to not take it too seriously I really do like things to make a degree of sense.