I put spoilers in the title so you have been warned if you haven't seen the episode yet that this will contain spoilers. So the episode "The Crossroads" from Transformers Cyberverse has the most interesting premise we have ever seen brought into a Transformers cartoon and... they some how managed to make it the most boring and uninteresting episode in the series so far. How is that even freaking possible? Well it's an episode that deals with the Multiverse which is where the interesting premise ends. They could of done so much with this idea. They could of stretched this out into muti-part story or an extended special like they did with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. They could of made this a movie like Spider-man into the Spiderverse. They could of done a million different things with this idea and what do we get out of it? Nothing... freaking NOTHING! Every "alternate" version of a character we meet in this episode is EXACTLY the same as the main cast version of that character. There's a version of Rack'n'Ruin who's the captain of the Ark instead of Optimus but other than their rank they're exactly the same as the main Rack'n'Ruin. There's a scene where Robot mode Grimlock talks to Beast Mode Gricklock which is about the only thing I liked in the episode and it lasts for all of 2 lines of dialog, one for each Grimlock and then we never see them again. Another thing is that we learn at the start of the episode that anything caught in "Unspace" for too long will eventually cease to exist. The thing is the first two Arc crews we meet say that everything is exactly the same except one received a message from Chromia and the other received a massage from Perceptor. This is important to note here because the "Chromia" Ark crew is the one who arrived first. We know this because we as the audience saw them play that message before they entered the Space Bridge. The "Perceptor" Arc crew came it later after they explored another Arc who's crew had already vanished. Later in the episode we see one of the Arc crews disintegrate just like the abandoned Arc from earlier in the episode. Now here's the issue... the episode ends showing that Chromia was forced by the Decepticons to leave that message. But based on what we know from how "Unspace" works there shouldn't even be any Arc to return to that universe's Cybertron since they should of been the ones who died in "Unspace" and the episode should have ended showing Perceptor instead of Chromia since everything was said to be the same except for that one thing... so if the "Chromia" Ark crew didn't die... who the Hell did? And are we not going to address the fact that there are now at least two universes that don't have an Arc crew anymore? I assume that in Perceptor's universe the Decepticons have him held hostage instead of Chromia and they're just sitting there doing what exactly while they wait for an Arc that presumably will never come? Another big thing they could of done here... Shattered Glass... This could of been an awesome way to introduce the concept to a main stream audience. Maybe have the SG Autobots follow the main Autobots back into their universe. But again no... Honestly that's the first thing I thought of when I saw the other Ark is that this was going to be the introduction of Shattered Glass. But no... it's just a bunch of dumb jokes that aren't even funny, a plot that doesn't even make sense, and a complete waist of potential. The multiverse is one of the most interesting concepts that has been utilized in so many great ways across different fictions some great, some pretty nonsensical but this is the first time I've ever seen the concept so utterly wasted that they actually made it BORING. Spider-man into the Spider-verse is pretty nonsensical at times... especially the part where Spider-Ham is a thing that exists. It's stupid but at least it isn't boring. Even if you had to reuse this voice cast I still would of preferred if they had used other Transformers designs. Like have a G1 Ark, a RID2001 Ark, a UT Ark, ect. That way there's at least some variation in the different designs for the same characters and we can get more out of it than just hey lets have everyone talk in unison and make Hot Rod say "No way" a lot, and a bunch of other stupid dumb jokes. The only reason I like that part with Grimlock is because they had one in robot mode and one in beast mode and since Grimlock has a totally different personality depending on what mode he's in it actually provided some interesting funny dialog... for all of 2 seconds. But it was the best 2 seconds of the entire episode. I would rather watch the out takes or an extended scene of just Ryan Andes talking to himself as Grimlock. Doesn't even need to make sense just give me a whole episode that's just banter between these two. That would be way more interesting than anything else that happened in this episode. Even the version of the Ark with Rack'n'Ruin as captain wasn't in any way interesting because it was played off as a joke. It's not like they were explained to be the Prime of that universe they were just like hey you know what would be hilarious, if these two Autobots that are fused together were leader of the Autobots. Yeah lets do that. They're even animated to just make silly faces like you're never suppose to take them seriously and just forget about them. And that's what this was, a mostly forgettable pointless episode. I can't even blame the run time here because even if they had time to expand on the idea more what would be the point. They don't do anything with it. The whole thing is just played as a joke... even the very serious threat of we could cease to exist at any minute is totally ignored for the majority of the episode. They don't even seem to care that two versions of the Ark were essentially killed off... two entire teams of Autobots gone. Presumably they all received similar massages from Cybertron and presumably there are two universes where the Ark will never come to save the Autobots back on Cybertron. How can you present the whole thing as a joke and simultaneously make a vary serious threat like that at the same time? Are just suppose to ignore that these other universes exist? The show doesn't seem to care about them so why even present the idea in the first place if you're going to do nothing with it? What the hell was the point? Even something as stupid as Spider-Ham I still can't believe that's a thing... which is also just a big joke... at least the plot has legitimate consequences that mean something to the story being told. When a ridiculous Looney Toons knock off takes the story more seriously than Transformers you know you're doing something wrong. When the freaking Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles who's entire brand is built on being the most ridiculous concept imaginable has done this type of story far more successfully... TWICE!!! You know you're doing something wrong. It's kinda played as a joke there too except the jokes are actually funny and make sense for the characters and there's also a plot with consequences that actually matter. And most importantly, even when the story is kind of nonsense at times it's at least fun to watch. It's interesting seeing these different versions of Turtles together. It was never boring. That's the biggest problem here is they made the multiverse BORING. There are literally an infinite number of possibilities for different versions of the same characters to interact together when you have a story involving a multiverse and they chose to not do ANY OF THAT! This episode is like taking a vacation in another country for the first time and then never leaving your hotel room. WE HAVE HOTELS HERE! Why did you go to another country if you weren't going to DO ANYTHING while you were there? What was the point? I think there was a total of 10 different Ark crews in this episode but who cares because they're all exactly the same.