I like Prime's smaller cast, makes it easier to focus and keep track of it. Now, on to the episode.
I wouldn't call it status quo just yet. They have a new base, and the Decepticons have demonstrated they can find the bases, given some time. For another, there's Ultra Magnus, Shockwave, Optimus in his powered-up form with flight powers, and it isn't exactly hard to haul the Predacon back to base. Plus the episode description for the next episode says
And Starscream clearly has some issues with Megatron and Shockwave, plus Megs will obviously be wanting to make himself more powerful than Optimus. There's also the fact that the 'Cons will probably want to take better care of the Harbinger, and maybe salvage stuff from Darkmount's wreck (Which, incidentally, could also be found by humans.)
The status is nearly the same as before, but there are some notable differences, and there's a lot that could change in the next two episodes or so. In addition, we don't know yet exactly what Optimus and Alpha Trion were talking about back there, which could result in plot stuff.
I mostly liked the episode, but Optimus wasn't in the fight long enough to show just how strong he was. It's a good set-up for the next few things, but on its own the episode wasn't that epic.