Malory is trying to get Cyril killed
The kidnappers in El Secuestro were sent by Carol's brother.
Archer was conceived as a result of rape.
Rip Riley is Sterling's father.
At least some of Mengele's experiments were successful.Specifically, his attempts to change eye colors. This is why Krieger has green eyes, despite being a Boy from Brazil.
The Cold War did end with the USSR's defeat, but Gorbachev/Yeltsin was still deposed by Communist hardlinersWhile the hardliners were ultimately unable to prevent the secession of the other republics, they kept the Soviet political system intact in Russia itself, hence why the KGB remains in place and they still refer to their country as the Soviet Union.
Sterling really loves Woodhouse.From what we see of Sterling's childhood his interaction with his mother is either neglect or abuse, however throughout the show they have moments of love pass between them. then think about how he treats people around him, he is an abusive prick but for the most part would be lost without them, but Woodhouse the only character Sterling has power over is either neglected or abused for a wrong doing, this is how Sterling was taught to show affection. and if any resolve is gonna come about Sterling's daddy issues its probably gonna be from his relationship with Woodhouse and not from his relationship with his Mother.`
Sterling actually wants a Maverick/Goose-type of friendship with Cyril, but doesn't know how to go about itTying in with the above and based on the season five promo (and a random YouTube comment on the video), Archer really wants Cyril to be his friend.
Pam and Carol/Cheryl will become lovers.Pam is Bi, and Carol/Cheryl is something, and i could see the show making those two close yet dysfunctional friends in to lovers
Lana is a griffe.Which is why she freaked out when Archer called her a quadroon, because it's literally the opposite of what she is (for those unfamiliar with racial mathematics, a quadroon is half mulatto, half white, whereas a griffe is half mulatto, half black).
The cast of Frisky Dingo are the offspring of the cast of Archer.Frisky Dingo seems to take place after Archer, since Archer has airships and the KGB, and Frisky Dingo has robot pants. Someone (most likely Kreiger) combined various cast members' DNA to make the ultimate super-spies; Val was an attempt at combining Pam's general kickassness with Archer's physical fitness, and Xander Crews was an attempt at combining Archer's super-spy skillz with Ray's level-headedness and maturity. It didn't completely work, but it did OK. Ronnie is the same guy, who joined the Xtacles to keep an eye on Xander, and Stan is an older version of Krieger.
Lana has the power to make anyone who has sex with her irresistibly attractivePam was desperate for someone, anyone, to have sex with her, but they all found her hideous. Since Lana threw her a bone out of pity, she's had some sort of sexual contact with pretty much the entire cast, apart from Ray and Krieger: she had drunken sex with Cyril, a threesome with Malory and that German guy, and of course her (still ongoing as of the end of Season 3) friends-with-benefits arrangement with Archer. She hasn't had sex with Carol/Cheryl yet, but as the above troper's WMG says, it's only a matter of time...
Archer has a superhuman Healing FactorHe's constantly suffering horrific injuries that he's fully recovered from in no time, while everyone else suffers for at least a while from any serious injuries — many of which are caused by Archer either taking absurd risks with, or at least having no concern at all for, anyone's health (including his own), because he doesn't realise how unusual his powers are. Still, we know what his Achilles' Heel is — cancer.
Archer coined the phrase "Danger Zone"
Archer happens in the same world as The Venture Brothers.The two shows share the same strangely anachronistic setting, both take place in worlds where strangely named agencies tackle wildly unusual conspiracies, and both have said agencies staffed by people who by all rights should have difficulty even getting a weapons permit.
George Spelvin is Cyril's estranged fatherThink about it. He knows all of Cyril's past and his relationship with his father, and his dialogue seems to hint it.
All ISIS agents are skimming potentially millions from their operations accountsLana and Cyril mention that Archer could have been doing it all along in "Heart of Archness Part I", only to find he's tending bar in French Polynesia, but Ray hints he, at least, is skimming from his account.
Conway Stern will return in season fourAs his helicopter flies off, he yells "You haven't seen the last of Conway Stern! Which is not my real name!", so he might be a Big Bad of season four, or at least the second one if Bionic Barry manages to get back from the International Space Station.
The show will go through Cerebus Syndrome in season fourIn the same way Adventure Time did with seasons 3 and 4 with keeping comedy the primary focus but making it just as heartbreaking as they could. With Archer's fiance dying, possible biological father dying and the fiance coming back as a robot and leaving him for Barry, her murderer, just think of what they'll do to him.
Bob's Burgers will end after the crossover episode.There's going to be a crossover with Bob's Burgers, which will be like The Bourne Identity, where Archer, as Bob, is cooking burgers when he's attacked by thugs and dispatches them, then figures out why he's so good at killing people. Since this is like The Bourne Identity and Archer has been brainwashed into thinking he's Bob, there's not much further Bob's Burgers can go after this.
The Russians built a fully robotic "Other Barry" in case they ever needed to replace the cyborg one.Alternately, Barry had Krieger built one in exchange for that sweet drum set (we never do find out how he paid for it).
Barry kills Trexler in season 4Barry has repeatedly and unsuccessfully tried to kill Archer, whereas Trexler is an easy target and was a complete jackass to Barry during their time at ODIN. With Trexler dead, there's almost no chance that Archer could find out who his father was, cementing the uncertainty and doubt Barry hoped to create when he killed Jakov-two birds with one stone.
Woodhouse is Archer's father.Except he never met Malory before she showed up in his bar in Tangier, Morocco, and he'd been living there for months if not years before that.
The reason Archer's terrified of Alligators is because his real father, who he met on his sixth birthday, died in front of him in a violent manner.
Jakov's debriefing videotape reappears in Season 4."Videotape... revealed huge..." are some of the only intelligible words in this video.
Trudy Beakman will appear this season.And she will be based on and voiced by Liza Minelli.
Rudy and Charles will reappear this season.Since they disappeared after a Claymore is detonated right in front of them, "however implausible that may be", and knowing this series, they're probably still alive.
Carol's insanity is PTSD from her relations with Conway SternWhile most of the characters have development that can be linked right from the beginning of the series, Carol seems to jump from reserved and mild-mannered to one of the craziest characters on the show, and it seems to start when Conway enters the fray. Thing is, she goes from "just the tip" to being a nymphomaniac, which is a pretty huge leap out of nowhere—but keep in mind that after Conway she has a vicious choke mark on her throat, and develops the kinky character soon after. Is it a stretch to imagine that she was still a "just the tip" girl in that episode, but Conway decided not to listen, with Carol actually liking the violent domination? such a sudden revelation could be harmful to the psyche...
There will eventually be a crossover with Frisky Dingo.
Cheryl has multiple personality disorder.She's unhinged or completely insane in most episodes, but has shown random flashes of being extremely manipulative and intelligent, like getting Pam kidnapped in her place in "El Secuestro" and her "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Lana in "Once Bitten" which she can't remember giving.
Mulatto Butts is foreshadowingArcher's ringtone. One would suspect that it's just a catchy song about butts he liked. You could also assume that it's a sign that he still loves Lana. ('Black-ass mama...White-ass daddy.') OR it's foreshadowing that a white man will get Lana pregnant later in the show. I really doubt the latter, but it would be a weird twist.
Barry and Archer are related.We have a diverse-looking cast. Isn't it odd that Barry is a Palette Swap of Archer? They could be brothers, sharing the same dad.
Pam will replace Lana in the field in Season 5.Pam aced the field agent exam, and Lana will probably take some time off now that she's pregnant.
Cyril is a Russian spy.The alphabet used in Russia is called Cyrillic. It's a Meaningful Name.
Jakov isn't really deadHe escaped the safehouse and disappeared to avoid Barry finding him again.
Whose Line Is It Anyway? was the cause of Lana's pregnancy.Aisha Tyler, Lana's voice actress, will become the new host of the U.S. Whose Line reboot, which will supposedly take up a lot of her time. Archer's crew therefore decided to have Lana get pregnant in case they need to put her on a bus because of Aisha's schedule or just reduce her screentime. As stated above, Pam is now primed to replace Lana in the field as well.
Captain Murphy will eventually be rebuilt into the Barbeaubot.He will attempt to avenge his death due to Archer's stupidity with his na-na's full of justice. Either that or freeze Archer in carbonite.
The GAZ M-24 Volga took the role of the Lada Riva/VAZ 2101 in North AmericaWe've seen several M-24s in New York, yet no Ladas. In Real Life, the Volga was never sold directly in the US (only Latin America), while the VAZ 2101, a license copy of the Fiat 124, was first sold in Canada as a buget, no-frills car in 1974, and replaced by the Lada Riva/1500 in 1980. The M-24 was introduced in 1968, and was sold in Europe, Indonesia, Latin America.
Archer and Barry will have an epic showdown.
Archer was raped as a child.In his snake-venom induced series of flashbacks, we're shown that as a child, Arched absolutely LOVED Alligators, with them decorating his pajamas and such. Then the man claiming to be his father gives him a plushie alligator for his birthday; but of course in the present, Alligators and Crocodiles are his two greatest fears. Considering how much of his childhood he seems to have repressed, especially the scenes from that episode, it wouldn't be a stretch to suggest that the real reason he's terrified of Alligators and Crocodiles is due to their strong connection of his repressed memory of being raped. Crocodiles are similar enough to Alligators that Archer's mind just connected both to his trauma.
There will be a feature length Archer remake of Top GunBased on the season five promo. Because it would be awesome.
Katya, Conway Stern, and Krieger are agents of a Nebulous Evil Organization in the vein of SPECTRE or QUANTUM.Krieger's "secret project" during the end of Season 2 really was one of this organization's secret projects, while the wedding was a cover. Why else would Krieger give Conway a new hand? Katya's takeover of the KGB is just one step in this organization's plans.
Cheryl is secretly a financial geniusWhile her responsible, philanthropic and seemingly much more sane brother Cecil managed to deplete his enormous inheritance within a couple of years of their parent's death, Cheryl still owns (half) of the railroad, some truly spectacular hotels and God alone knows what else. Although she claims that she has to get any spending money approved by Cecil, his plot to steal her half of the inheritance suggests that he is not actually in control of it. This is further backed up by the fact that Cheryl's fortune seems to be flourishing while he lost his. Either someone else (who is extremely competent) is managing Cheryl's money, or she is actually brilliant when it comes to financial matters and only pretends otherwise so as to avoid having people come to her for money. Note that this does not preclude her from being insane in other ways, such as her pyromania and sexual deviance.
Archer will die in the series finale.Somehow, the bus will come back with Barry and the KGB and will result in both of them dead, along with Lana and/or Katya. Archer's final word? Bang.
Pam's cocaine habit is going to get progressively worse for her as Archer Vice goes on.As of episode 4 of Archer Vice, Pam is getting Progressively Prettier due to the rapid weight loss brought about by eating cocaine. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean it'll stop there. It's highly plausible that one or even more of the following will happen to Pam later on: 1) She'll keep losing weight to the point of being dangerously thin; 2) She'll go batshit insane due to the cocaine; 3) She'll become violently ill to the point of dying. After all, you can't have your audience getting curious and thinking that consuming raw cocaine en masse is a good thing, right?
Archer was always attracted to Pam.
Tiffy is responsible for Cecil's different appearance.Cecil Tunt has a beard and is much thinner in the family painting seen◊ in "El Secustro", but in "Sea Tunt Part 1/2" he has no beard and has gained weight. He mentions Tiffy made him go vegan, which could explain the weight gain, and it is conceivable she made him shave and get a haircut.
Chet Manley was the intern at ISISIn "Blood Test", Krieger is testing new body armour on an intern, named Chet, who dies. Archer assumed his identity and idenfication to use as an alias.
Carol, like Other Barry, is an alternate/split personality of Cheryl.Cheryl has said some strange things, like the name of the president of Turkmenistan's dog and the devestating "The Reason You Suck" Speech to Lana, without even knowing she was talking, and in "White Elephant" she signs the confession as "Cheryl and/or Carol". However, Carol is not yet at the same level as Other Barry, as Cheryl does not yet converse with her (until Other Barry's apparent emergence as a seperate entity in "Viscous Coupling", Barry and Other Barry did converse; Barry talked to, not with, his Desert Eagle). Carol is the psycopathic personality and has been the one doing all the crazy stuff like setting things on fire, saying and doing things without her knowing (possibly even the one constantly saying "Duh" and "You're not my supervisor"), and her sudden, strange changes in personality. Carol did not have a name until Archer kept addressing Cheryl by the wrong name.
Carol, not Cheryl, stabbed Dick Sledge.In "Movie Star", Cheryl mentions that in college, she was snooping on a football player, and when he came back to his dorm room without her realising it, she stabbed him with a pair of scissors, severing a tendon. She also claims not to recall actually stabbing him or where the scissors came from.
Stabbing Dick Sledge is how Cheryl ended up in an asylum.While this may be axiomatic, later in "Movie Star", Cheryl mentions that she said the right words at a trial and spent ten months in an institution. Cheryl plead not guilty by reason of insanity and was institutionalized, and, like the WMG about her being a financial genius, she had to prove she was of sound mind to be released and gain back her parents' trust and her spot on their will, so she took the job at ISIS as Malory's secretary. This may or may not be the same as when she was in an asylum with amnesia under someone else's name.
Archer cast as the Seven Deadly Sins
Whatever was glowing in that briefcase, be it plutonium or a human soul, K-Log bought it from Krieger
Krieger has secretly been implanting cybernetics in the ISIS staff
Season 6 or 7 will have a Jaws/Killer Croc Expy as Archer's Archenemy
Conway Stern's real name is significant
Sterling is actually in a coma, and the whole of "Archer Vice" was just a dream.
Barry's "master plan" for getting revenge on Archer involves Abigene.
Krieger has become a Dr. Manhattan-type mutant
Krieger is dead, and one of his fellow clones is now impersonating him
Len Trexler is Sterling's fatherTrexler really went out of his way to make Archer feel welcome at ODIN, despite the fact that he's a rather risky asset to say the least. While Lana was originally picked for the job, Trexler might have wanted Archer to join his agency too, to reveal the truth, and allow him to get some distance from his mother. Trexler and ODIN in general wanted Lana to join simply because she's a good agent.
Archer was originally going to go deaf at the end of Season 5At the end of "Archer Vice: Arrival/Departure" when Lana is telling Archer that she used his sperm for her pregnancy, the ringing in Archer's ears slowly gets louder and louder, until he is unable to hear Lana anymore. Although it turns it Archer just zoned out for a moment, due to the fact that Archer has tinnitus, it seems plausible that originally the episode was going to end with Archer finally losing his hearing and becoming permanently deaf. It actually makes sense given the theme of the show, the fact that anytime Archer finds anything he can genuinely love, it somehow is ruined for him, therefore the moment he learns that Lana really does love him and her daughter is actually their child together, Archer finally loses his hearing. However, at the last moment someone from the show decided the ending was just too dark, or it would be too hard to work into any upcoming seasons, they quickly changed it.
The Camorra will be antagonists in season sixThe Swiss Guards captain that they would take notice of Archer killing several of their hired guns in Papal Chase.
The unused portions of Archer's Imagine Spot will be used in season six.Because it would be a shame if they didn't use them some way or another.