Archer 3.13 "Space Race: Part 2" Review - Over Arching

Archer blasts off with its finale from season 3, or technically season 3.5 "Space Race, Part 2," as Archer and the ISIS crew fight their way through space (with guest star Bryan Cranston) to escape a mutiny on an international space station. While thoroughly entertaining and full of great moments throughout, sadly the season finale isn't one of the most memorable Archer stories of the series.

Well, I have to admit.  I never thought I’d see it coming, but for once I’m actually sad to see Archer go.  I never made terribly much of the show before I caught myself up in time for the current season, and in truth it’s still not my favorite show, but I have found myself laughing more and more.  Perhaps it takes that time to have Archer grow on you, or that time to allow jokes and references to simmer long enough that they’re funny again within a few episodes, or even months.  Least of all, I hate when cartoons leave people on cliffhanger-esque notes, given that there’s much less in between seasons to gossip over and exploit on the internet.  The episode wasn’t exactly a cliffhanger (I had expected the shuttle’s crash to be the closing moments, not the aftermath), but there are much better things to be left in suspense over than Ray’s legs or whether Cheryl lost an eye. Read More...


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