He hadn't expected it to end this way.
But somebody had wanted an android. Somebody had wanted an android in real flesh, with a sophisticated enough processor to react to them like a person, with a limited-run semi-legal neural net mind, and they had enough money to get him without any questions asked.
So now he has a lock in his neck port, and he's lying immobilized in the dark of the box they packed him in, in the back of what's probably an automated shipping pod, waiting to be delivered to the actual human being who now legally owns him.
Maybe it'll be better than what he's coming from.
Most likely, it'll be worse.