A list of episodes and their summaries for the FX series, Archer.
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"Mole Hunt": In the pilot episode, suave yet rude and belligerent spy Sterling Archer, prompted by questions regarding his expense account, breaks into the mainframe of his organization ISIS and inadvertently discovers a mole in the organization.
'Training Day': Archer's mother Malory assigns her son the task of training ISIS accountant Cyril Figgis to be an agent. Meanwhile, secretary Cheryl and human resources representative Pam take advantage of Malory being temporarily blinded by an allergic reaction.
'Diversity Hire': After the death of yet another agent, ISIS needs a new operative and a racial minority, and Malory hires Conway Stern, a black, Jewish man, to fill the position. Meanwhile, Archer is worried that Conway has his sights set on marrying Malory and cutting him out of her will.
"Killing Utne": Malory hosts a dinner party for the UN intelligence chairman, Torvald Utne, in an effort to get a new weapons contract for ISIS. Unfortunately, a group of rival assassins have targeted Mr. Utne for elimination.
'Honeypot': Malory's career is threatened when a sex tape falls into the hands of a rogue (and roguish) Cuban agent, and upon realizing his sexual preferences (strictly forbidden by the homophobic Cuban dictator, Fidel Castro) she calls on Archer’s expertise in seduction to turn the tables on her blackmailer.
'Skorpio': Archer must rescue Lana from the clutches of Skorpio, the infamous arms dealer. Meanwhile, Cyril fears not only for his girlfriend's life, but her succumbing to the seductive nature of Archer's heroics.
'Skytanic': Archer and the ISIS crew battle the clock and each other, when a bomb threatens the maiden voyage of the luxury airship Excelsior.
'The Rock': Malory assigns Archer and Lana to steal a priceless diamond from ODIN's biggest client, hoping to embarrass ODIN and its agents.
'Job Offer': Archer takes a higher-paying job at rival agency ODIN, and Malory puts a burn notice out on Archer while getting drunk on absinthe.
'Dial 'M' For 'Mother'': Archer and Malory have an explosive confrontation when questions of the identity of Archer's real father begin to surface.
'Swiss Miss': Weakened by the current recession, Malory institutes pay cuts in addition to seeking outside investment. Meanwhile, Archer is tasked in protecting the flirtatious 16-year old daughter of a wealthy German dignitary.
'A Going Concern': Wiped out by a Ponzi scheme, Malory decides to sell ISIS to rival spy agency ODIN.
'Blood Test': Archer's favorite hooker Trinette comes to him with a baby son, claiming that Archer is the father.
'Pipeline Fever': Malory tries to make ISIS more environmentally friendly, while Archer and Lana head to the Louisiana bayous to prevent a dangerous eco-terrorist from bombing America's largest natural-gas pipeline.
'The Double Deuce': When members of Woodhouse's famed WWI Royal Flying Corps squadron start dying mysteriously, Archer tries to track down the killer.
'Tragical History': Cyril agrees to help George Spelvin inject a computer virus into the ISIS mainframe so Cyril can be seen as a hero.
'Movie Star': Hollywood actress Rona Thorne spends a week shadowing the agents at ISIS for an upcoming movie role.
'Stage Two': When Malory suspects that she might have breast cancer, she undergoes a medical examination — but ends up whining over not being the center of attention when Archer is the one who has breast cancer.
'Placebo Effect': When Archer discovers the chemotherapy drugs he’s been taking for his cancer are counterfeit (mainly consisting of sucrose and Zima), he sets out to destroy the criminals behind the scheme.
'El Secuestro': When Pam is kidnapped, mistaken for Cheryl, ISIS discovers that Cheryl is really an heir to a billion-dollar empire and is being hunted by masked gunmen. Meanwhile, Archer and Ray attempt to rescue Pam while everyone else weighs the dollar-value of her life.
'Jeu Monégasque': Malory and the ISIS agents travel to the Monte Carlo Grand Prix to recover another one of her sex tapes, but Archer loses all the blackmail money gambling and must enlist Ray and Lana's help to recover it before Malory finds out.
'White Nights': Archer's search for his father's identity takes him to Russia where he is held prisoner by KGB head Nikolai Jakov.
'Double Trouble': Krieger works to finish a top-secret project, and Archer brings a mysterious former KGB agent named Katya Kasanova home to meet Malory, unaware that Barry Dillon is on his way to kill him.
'Heart of Archness, part two': Part two of three. After being captured by pirates, Archer emerges as Pirate King, but he has bit off more than he can chew, getting little help from his first mate, Noah.
'Heart of Archness, part three': Conclusion. Archer and his fellow prisoners attempt to escape from the Pirate Fortress. Meanwhile, Malory plays hardball in ransom negotiations.
'El Contador': Against her other agents' wishes, Malory promotes Cyril to field agent and sends him with Archer and Lana to capture a drug lord, where they find out he might actually have a talent for it. Back at the office, Malory institutes a strict drug testing policy for her employees, forcing Pam, Cheryl, and Ray to use Dr. Krieger's purifying herbal tea to beat it.
'The Limited': The Royal Canadian Mounted Police enlist the help of ISIS to transport a captured Canadian terrorist on a train.
'Drift Problem': Archer's surprise birthday present – a high-tech, souped-up spy car – leads to all sorts of other surprises—none of which are good.
"Lo Scandolo": Malory turns to Archer and Lana for help when she finds herself in a compromising situation with the Italian prime minister, who was killed in her apartment.
'Bloody Ferlin': Archer must help Ray save his marijuana-dealing younger brother from a crooked sheriff in the backwoods of West Virginia.
'Crossing Over': Archer's sex life compromises his effectiveness as an agent, but more seriously than the countless other times.
'Skin Game': Archer is faced with a dilemma when his murdered fiancée, Katya, miraculously reappears in Krieger's lab.
'Space Race, part one': Part one of two. Archer and his colleagues at ISIS voyage to the final frontier in an effort to prevent a catastrophe on the Space Station Horizon.
'Space Race, part two': Conclusion. Archer and the rest of ISIS are held captive by mutineers on the Space Station Horizon.