I just wanted to start a post on how I raged over the ending to that episode. First I just wanted to say overall this episode was very VERY funny. The fact that ISIS and the KGB were starting to have a sort of "android arms race" was very clever in my opinion. The fact that the Americans had a Russian android and the Russians had an American one just made the irony all the more sweet.
After watching "Crossing Over," I had the highest expectations for the last few episodes of this season. Things were building up against Archer and Barry, they've both lost something and have been screwed over (by each other) plenty. We are left wondering what happened to Jakov's last message to Archer, and what Archer will do following the events of his death. Instead, the start of this new episode skips past the whole "grieving" period, but gives us a nice surprise with Katya.
Let me tell you how ecstatic I was -- an epic android faceoff against Barry and Katya. Finally some payback and things seemed to turn out that way. Then teh sexx happened. I wish I could describe my WTF reaction. It didn't make any sense. As funny and random it may have seemed, it felt like the writers decided to punch its viewers in the crotch with the explanation of why Katya went with Barry. The reason: just because they were both androids?? Really? Did the T-1000 and the T-800 fornicate and make-up after they found out they were both machines? The writers during the entire episode built around this idea that despite Katya's new body, Archer was willing to look past all of her inhuman qualities. In fact Archer wanted to MARRY HER. Are we also forgetting that Barry is bat-shit insane? He tried to kill Archer and has killed Katya. Did Kreigar cheap out on Katya's brain wiring?
All I had wished at the end of that episode (with a random inexplicable and unfunny 'The Graduate' reference) was that after Archer had wished Katya and Barry a happy life, he managed to steal Katya's detachable vagina. I would've been like "hey, yeah sure I'll wish you guys a happy life, but I'll find a way to cope with your detachable, vibrating vagina."
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