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Recap: Archer
A list of episodes and their summaries for the FX series, Archer.

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    Season 1 
  1. "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.
  2. '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.
  3. '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.
  4. "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.
  5. '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.
  6. '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.
  7. 'Skytanic': Archer and the ISIS crew battle the clock and each other, when a bomb threatens the maiden voyage of the luxury airship Excelsior.
  8. 'The Rock': Malory assigns Archer and Lana to steal a priceless diamond from ODIN's biggest client, hoping to embarrass ODIN and its agents.
  9. '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.
  10. 'Dial 'M' For 'Mother'': Archer and Malory have an explosive confrontation when questions of the identity of Archer's real father begin to surface.

    Season 2 
  1. '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.
  2. 'A Going Concern': Wiped out by a Ponzi scheme, Malory decides to sell ISIS to rival spy agency ODIN.
  3. 'Blood Test': Archer's favorite hooker Trinette comes to him with a baby son, claiming that Archer is the father.
  4. '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.
  5. 'The Double Deuce': When members of Woodhouse's famed WWI Royal Flying Corps squadron start dying mysteriously, Archer tries to track down the killer.
  6. 'Tragical History': Cyril agrees to help George Spelvin inject a computer virus into the ISIS mainframe so Cyril can be seen as a hero.
  7. 'Movie Star': Hollywood actress Rona Thorne spends a week shadowing the agents at ISIS for an upcoming movie role.
  8. '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.
  9. '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.
  10. '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.
  11. '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.
  12. 'White Nights': Archer's search for his father's identity takes him to Russia where he is held prisoner by KGB head Nikolai Jakov.
  13. '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.

    Season 3 
  1. 'Heart of Archness, part one': Part one of three. Malory hires an adventurer named Rip Riley (voiced by Patrick Warburton) to find Archer, who has been missing since Katya sacrificed herself to save Archer on their wedding day.
  2. '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.
  3. '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.
  4. "The Man from Jupiter": Archer is overjoyed when he meets personal hero, Burt Reynolds, only to find out that Reynolds is dating his mother, Malory.
  5. '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.
  6. 'The Limited': The Royal Canadian Mounted Police enlist the help of ISIS to transport a captured Canadian terrorist on a train.
  7. '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.
  8. "Lo Scandalo": 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.
  9. 'Bloody Ferlin': Archer must help Ray save his marijuana-dealing younger brother from a crooked sheriff in the backwoods of West Virginia.
  10. 'Crossing Over': Archer's sex life compromises his effectiveness as an agent, but more seriously than the countless other times.
  11. 'Skin Game': Archer is faced with a dilemma when his murdered fiancée, Katya, miraculously reappears in Krieger's lab.
  12. '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.
  13. 'Space Race, part two': Conclusion. Archer and the rest of ISIS are held captive by mutineers on the Space Station Horizon.

    Season 4 
  1. 'Fugue and Riffs': Archer finds himself working at his own burger joint under the name Bob Belcher with a wife named Linda and three kids named Tina, Louise, and Gene and doesn't remember what happened to him or who he is, but knows that KGB agents are after him and he, for some reason, has the combat skills of a secret agent.
  2. 'The Wind Cries Mary': When Malory announces that a former ISIS agent — who was Archer's best friend and may or may not have been gay for him — is dead after a mission gone wrong, Archer travels to Vermont to prove that his death was a set-up.
  3. 'Legs': Archer's fear of cyborgs hits home when Krieger offers to make robotic legs for the wheelchair-bound Gillette.
  4. 'Midnight Ron': The beginning of beautiful hatred between Archer and his new stepfather plays out as the two are chased by gangsters.
  5. 'Vicious Coupling': Archer's former fiancée calls on him to rescue her cyborg boyfriend from outer space, but he has other things on his mind.
  6. 'Once Bitten': Archer gets bitten in the crotch by a snake and has a near-death experience where he sees the man who may be his long-lost father.
  7. "Live and Let Dine": Archer, Lana, and Cyril go undercover at a fine-dining restaurant on the night of a very special dinner with an Albanian ambassador who may be targeted for murder.
  8. 'Coyote Lovely': Archer's weakness for beautiful women bungles a border patrol mission.
  9. 'The Honeymooners': Archer and Lana must go undercover as newlyweds to stop the sale of uranium to North Korea, but lingering feelings for each other get in the way.
  10. 'Un Chien Tangerine': Archer and Lana extract an agent from Morocco only to find out that he's not exactly human.
  11. 'The Papal Chase': Archer, Lana, Pam, and Woodhouse are off to Rome to stop an assassination attempt on the Pope.
  12. 'Sea Tunt: Part 1': The ISIS agents, Malory, and Cheryl's brother Cecil venture to the Bermuda Triangle to recover a stranded hydrogen bomb.
  13. "Sea Tunt: Part 2": Archer and the gang learn the awful truth behind the lost hydrogen bomb, and must now stop a huge attack on the U.S. before it's too late.

    Season 5 (Archer Vice) 
  1. "White Elephant": The agents are caught in an attack on ISIS that turns out to be a raid from the FBI, who disband ISIS for never actually being a legally sanctioned spy agency to begin with. Without jobs, the ISIS crew must now find a living in the real world.
  2. 'Archer Vice: A Kiss While Dying': Archer, Pam and Lana head down to Miami and meet up with Archer's old friend Ramone to set up a cocaine deal. Meanwhile, Cyril helps Malory set up their cocaine operation, while Ray takes up the job of Cheryl's vocal coach for her newfound country music career.
  3. 'Archer Vice: A Debt of Honor': Pam's newfound cocaine addiction leads the team into danger when, looking for a substitute for cocaine, she buys two million dollars' worth of amphetamines off the Yakuza with the team's counterfeit money, and the Yakuza come to collect their money and Pam's head.
  4. 'Archer Vice: House Call': An attempted intervention for Pam goes bad when she threatens to go to the feds if the they try to take her to rehab. Things only get worse when she hulks out in a withdrawal-induced rage and kidnaps Cheryl... just as Agent Holly stops by for an inspection.
  5. 'Archer Vice: Southbound and Down': The gang has 48 hours to get Cherlene, now cured of her stage fright, to her first gig by road, leading Archer to rent a blocker car to live Smokey and the Bandit. But his bringing a huge amount of cocaine along and Pam's (his companion in the blocker car) habit of talking with truckers on CB puts the whole gang in danger from bikers.
  6. 'Archer Vice: Baby Shower': To make up for their behaviour towards her lately, the ISIS gang get together to throw a baby shower for Lana, and Archer has a great idea for a gift: A live performance from Kenny Loggins. Meanwhile, Malory enlists Cyril and Ray to help Krieger sell their cocaine supplies online.
  7. 'Archer Vice: Smuggler's Blues':
  8. 'Archer Vice: The Rules of Extraction':
  9. 'Archer Vice: On The Carpet':
  10. "Archer Vice: Arrival/Departure": The hour of Lana's delivery has arrived...and so has a US air strike on San Marcos.


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