Malory is trying to get Cyril killed
The kidnappers in El Secuestro were sent by Carol's brother.
- He may have had their parents killed as well
- That doesn't make sense. Her brother controls her trust fund, and she said she has to ask him for money (which explains why she has a job), so it wouldn't benefit him to kill her. Plus, they weren't going to kill her, they wanted to ransom her back - one of them specifically said she was worth more alive than dead, if she was even worth anything to them dead, so he's not profiting from her kidnapping or death, he's losing money. Their parents also died in a car accident when the chauffeur had a stroke (she actually says she was joking that they were murdered right after she said they were murdered), so involvement on his part is pretty much impossible.
So, no, he had no involvement.
- In his appearance in "The Sea Tunt", he seems to be concerned at her rather crazy behavior, although it's actually a ploy to have her declared insane (but it's still very nonviolent and he does seem rather genuine, and it would appear to be wildly out of character for him to actually harm her). He also reveals he's penniless, which is why he tried to steal her inheiritance, but was genuinely sorry about it.
- According to her confession in "White Elephant", she hired the kidnappers herself.
Archer was conceived as a result of rape.
- it maybe Malory's cover got blown on one of her countless covert ops. she ended up in prison camp or some other horrific place where she was raped as the means of torture. it would explain why she's being this secretive about Sterling's father and why she gave him her lastname.
Rip Riley is Sterling's father.
- Not unless he's 15.
- Because if there's one thing that you can count on in Archer, it's that time is normally and reliable.
- Aside from only being about ten to fifteen years older than Archer, Rip only knowing Malory for 15 years (when Archer would have been 20) still josses it.
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.
- According to the season five finale, Krieger is a clone of Edmund Burg, not Hitler.
- No, he is still an implied clone of Hitler. Edmund Burke is the originator of the quote that they were discussing - "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is good men doing nothing", hence why Krieger mentions him.
The Cold War did end with the USSR's defeat, but Gorbachev/Yeltsin was still deposed by Communist hardliners
While 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 it
Tying 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.
I think it says a lot that in Archer's Top Gun fantasy, Cyrill is Goose. Think about it: Goose gives and takes shit
from Maverick, but has complete faith in him and supports him unconditionally
. We know that Archer has never had a healthy male influence in his life, and that he had a psychologically horrifying childhood. Maybe Archer simply doesn't understand how friendships work, so he looks to movies as an example and picks on Cyrill because that's how he's seen friendships work in films like Top Gun. Cyrill responds to it as bullying, which frustrates Archer and causes his bullying to escalate.
Maybe... Archer has really only wanted Cyrill to be the loving, supportive friend that he's never had before and he doesn't know how to make that happen.
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).
- Quadroon is an offensive term. That is why she is offended.
- Griffe refers to anyone that isn't pure white (although it is a relatively old term, so it is ambiguous whether it would be applied to Hispanics or Asians, since it was irrelevant in the time and place it was most common). It isn't the opposite of quadroon.
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 attractive
Pam 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 WMG says, it's only a matter of time...
- Also, during and after his relationship with Lana, Cyril managed to get Carol/Cheryl, Scatterbrain Jane and Malory into bed. Plus Trinette seemed to have a soft spot for him right up until the candy bar incident.
He'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.
- Or Krieger has been gradually adding cybernetics to Archer without telling him (possibly during the couple of times a year when Woodhouse knocks him out for some peace and quiet)- in Season 1, crashing through the car windshield causes his limbs to get horrifically twisted, but in Season 4, being so close to an exploding car that his clothes get blown off, and then getting thrown across the plaza just results in some shards of glass stuck in his skin. And it is exactly the sort of thing Krieger would do.
Archer coined the phrase "Danger Zone"
- He mentions it's from the Kenny Loggins song in Top Gun.
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.
- To expand the theory, there could well be connections between ISIS and SPHYNX, both Non-Government (probably?) spy agencies with Egyptian themed naming.
- Rip Riley may not be Archer's father, but depending on when the shows are set relative to one another, it might not be inconceivable that he's Brock Sampson's...
- If this is the case, of course, then Archer may in fact just be an Earthly manifestation of Byron Orpheus' Master, dispensing advice in strange and unusual ways... or possibly just being a dick.
George Spelvin is Cyril's estranged father
Think 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 accounts
Lana 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.
- Unlikely for all of them to be doing it. Ray has done all sorts of immoral things over the course of the series, so skimming money really isn't a stretch for him. On the other hand, it would be completely out of character for Cyril and Lana to do so.
- Cyril wouldn't be above it. In Heart of Archness, he puts ISIS' funds into Swiss accounts so that Malory can't find them and doesn't seem all that upset when he thinks he embezzled them.
Conway Stern will return in season four
As 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.
- "Legs" reveals that Krieger replaced Conway's severed hand with a bionic hand a la Star Wars.
- He reappears in "Three to Tango" in season six, which reveals that he was working for the CIA and was trying to sell fake plans to China.
In 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.
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.
- It could be that Archer is merely another in a long series of homeless men told that his name is Bob Belcher and he owns a failing burger joint. By now, there could well have been five more.
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).
- The drum set could be why he lives in such squalor. He sank all his available income into the kit and doesn't currently have the funds to afford a better apartment.
- And the customisations to his van(s) can't be cheap.
Barry kills Trexler in season 4
Barry 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.
- Although according to Dial M for Mother, there's still at least one (possibly two) more candidate(s) for Archer's father. Whether or not Barry knows that...
- Though Malory admits that one is unlikely at best, and the fourth mentioned in "Lo Scandolo" was executed by fascist Italy for speaking against the government, while she was pregnant with Archer.
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.
- A Q&A promo brought the possibility that the above could be a lie, and that he is Archer's father. It is, however, jossed because Once Bitten made sure to show that Woodhouse was incapacited when Archer met his real dad.
- Archer was delirious at that point, so there's no way to know if the man was his real father or just part of a hallucination.
- Mallory never treats Woodhouse like a former lover, only as a lowly servant (she treats him better than Sterling does, but that's a low bar to pass and she still treats him like crap). Compare how she treats Woodhouse with how she acts around Nikolai or Len Trexxler. Note that she has never used his first name.
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.
- Aside from Woodhouse, who was decent to him,(though he was passed out from Heroin at the time) Archer's real father was the only person who showed him kindness, and was in fact the only person to give him a present on his birthday. Said present was a stuffed Alligator, and the real ones are now Archer's greatest fear. Seeing the only person who really cared about him die a gruesome death at such a young age left Archer traumatized, and while not remembering what happened, his greatest fear was formed from the thing that stood out most: the doll he got for his birthday.
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.
- Both confirmed and jossed, respectively. Trudy made a minor appearance in The Honeymooners, but was not 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 Stern
While 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...
- Also entirely possible that she's brain-damaged from all of the asphyxiation into unconsciousness, which as stated above, started with Conway.
- PTSD does not cause brain damage, so choke-sex is the most likely explanation for any brain damage she has.
- She mentions being in a mental ward at least once, for ten months. And this is implied to be because she committed a crime and had an insane outburst. Not to disprove the theory or anything, it just means that there was some mental instability in the past.
- Her brother Cecil seems concerned about her behavior, and mentions the only thing not unusual for Cheryl is arson (though it turns out he's trying to have her declared insane to gain her inheritance, but given Cheryl's instability, he does seem rather genuine about it). Malory also heavily implies this WMG is the case. Pam and Archer also mention that Cheryl thought she was a werewolf for six months.
- She specifically mentions the choke-sex with Barry, not Conway, as evidence of Cheryl's insanity.
- We actually see choke marks on her neck right after having sex with Conway, long before Barry ever appeared.
- We don't know if Cecil knows that: Malory never tells Cecil that Conway had choke-sex with Cheryl, at least not on-screen, and it's not like Cheryl and Cecil were close before (or after) the Season 4 finale. Seasons 2-4 somewhat retcon Cheryl's history and establish she was nuts since at least college ("Movie Star"), so Conway can't be the entire explanation. And Malory cites the choke-sex as proof, not cause, of insanity.
- The asphixyation fetish didn't start with stern, she expected archer to strangle her in the first episode.
- No, she doesn't. She has exactly two scenes in the pilot, and in neither does she mention choking, not even in the flashback. She's a timid and clingy receptionist, and is only slightly less so in the next episode, yet still doesn't mention or even hint at an asphyxiation fetish. It wasn't until the third episode that she started to become the Cheryl we know now, where she was clearly choked during sex by Conway.
- She breathed in deeply, shut her eyes and said "I'm ready" and was disappointed when archer ignored that and asked to be buzzed in.
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.
Archer'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.
- Confirmed. Lana is pregnant, and Archer is the father.
- Archer hasn't been confirmed as the father yet, it's only known that Cyril isn't.
- Confirmed. Archer is the father of Lana's daughter. Lana used frozen sperm Archer deposited years ago, which he told her about in "Stage Two". Apparently.
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.
- Jossed. There is no field in season 5, since the FBI shut down ISIS at the beginning of the season.
Cyril is a Russian spy.
The alphabet used in Russia is called Cyrillic. It's a Meaningful Name
- Maybe not, but Cyril is a very Russian name, and not all that common in the US.
Jakov isn't really dead
He escaped the safehouse and disappeared to avoid Barry finding him again.
- Plus the last words on his deathbed videotape were "...and so you see, things are not always as they appear to be..." or words to that effect.
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.
- Possible, but it's not like hosting WLIIA takes a lot of work, just an engaging personality and the ability to read.
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.
- And there go my nipples again.
The GAZ M-24 Volga took the role of the Lada Riva/VAZ 2101 in North America
We'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.
- And it will result in the death of an ISIS member. Possibly Cyril.
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 Gun
Based on the season five promo.
Because it would be awesome.
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.
- Jossed. Conway turns out to be CIA-affiliated and was trying to sell fake Whisper Drive plans to the Chinese.
Cheryl is secretly a financial genius
While 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.
- Another possibility is that Cecil WAS in charge of her inheritance...while she was institutionalized. When she got out and saw what had happened to her money (and the implications that her parents don't trust her enough to leave their fortune with her), Cheryl took the job at ISIS to gain their confidence and money back. It would explain her change in character from the first few episodes until now (she was trying to cover up her insanity to keep her job). Why she continues to work there after hep parents died and she got the inheritance is a mystery, though.
- This would also explain why she seems to have no idea how an insurance deductible works, thinking it is for tax purposes in the second episode, but in season four mentions that Archer gave her chlamydia before the series began, which put her over her deductible so the rest of her doctor visits were covered by her insurance that year.
- She immediately recognized Cecil's plot to gain receivership over her holdings by proving her mentally incompetent, even while hearing imaginary John Williams score in the background.
- It's also possible that Cecil only had power of state, which means he must approve all of Cheryl's spending, but cannot spend any of her money herself.
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.
- Well, the bus already came back with Barry in season four, and Katya took control over the KGB (in the same episode, no less), but Barry seems to be a Henpecked Husband now and with Katya as head, the KGB probably won't bother Archer much any more (or at least will stop sending hit squads after him).
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?
- As of episode 12, the cocaine is starting to visibly take its toll.
- Well she switched to coca leaves in the final episodes and the characters themselves are on fence over whether its better. Seasons over though and she seems as Pam as Pam can be. Let's go with Jossed.
Archer was always attracted to Pam.
- Exhibit A: Season one, episode five, "Honeypot." Archer's words: "What, is [the person I have to seduce] Pam? Whatever, it's all the same in the dark..."
- Exhibit B: Season two, episode six, "Tragical History." Archer's words: "C'mon, Pam, get me drunk and I might have sex with you...but I do wanna see how many pool balls you can fit in your mouth."
- Exhibit C: Season three. The whole thing.
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 ISIS
In "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: Pride
- Lana: Wrath
- Mallory: Greed
- Cyril: Lust
- Pam: Gluttony
- Cheryl: Sloth
- Ray: Envy
Whatever was glowing in that briefcase, be it plutonium or a human soul, K-Log bought it from Krieger
- We know he had some sort of "evil plan" involving selling radioactive material to North Korea, and that he often sells wildly dangerous and irresponsible things to make side money, and if anybody could build a machine to isolate a human soul in a box, it would be Krieger.
- Or, he has somehow been able to isolate and encapsulate the Danger Zone.
Krieger has secretly been implanting cybernetics in the ISIS staff
- Including bionic eardrums for Sterling.
- Then why does Archer still have tinnitus?
- But not including Lana, who denies having robot hands and refuses to let Krieger implant them.
- Supported by the fact that Krieger is able to control Ray's limbs with a remote control, forcing him to goosestep and heil against his will, something that wouldn't be possible if Krieger had only repaired the signal to Ray's legs.
Season 6 or 7 will have a Jaws/Killer Croc Expy as Archer's Archenemy
- Since Archer hates Crocodiles and Alligators, a mutated Alligator/Crocodile man would be a perfect foe. Even better if it turned out to be a former bully or someone Archer himself mistreated or supposedly killed.
Conway Stern's real name is significant
- His "which is not my real name!" Wasn't just a taunt. It was a setup for a future plot twist, possibly that his real name is Jakov, making him Sterling's possible half-brother.
- Unlikely, since Jakov prided himself on how faithful he had been to Malory.
- Jossed. His name really is Conway Stern.
Sterling is actually in a coma, and the whole of "Archer Vice" was just a dream.
- The season 5 teasers, after all, featured Archer daydreaming. And the season 5 finale had him asking Lana if everything that's happened is just a dream. This theory would also explain how the hell Pam's still alive after gobbling so much cocaine and being shot.
- Eh, doubtful. I think when Archer asked that question he had already guessed who the baby's father was and was in shock, thus the "Am I dreaming?" moment. As for Pam, it's already been pretty much hammered home that the woman is Made of Iron. That's not even counting the meta reasons: with such a story-driven series (well, as story driven as a comedy can be at any rate), the fandom would go absolutely rabid if all of Season 5 turned out to be an All Just a Dream Filler Arc.
Barry's "master plan" for getting revenge on Archer involves Abigene.
- It's been implied that Barry has some kind of insane plan to get revenge on Archer, and that this plan has yet to be revealed. Could it be that Barry somehow masterminded Lana's pregnancy, and will now attempt to kidnap or even kill Abigene in a planned effort to get revenge on Archer?
- Doubtful, since Lana voluntarily used sperm that Archer donated years ago... apparently, and with Katya now head of the KGB, Barry is now a Henpecked Husband, so he probably won't be trying to impliment his plan anymore.
Krieger has become a Dr. Manhattan-type mutant
- At the start of Season 4, Krieger experimented on both himself and some ants, using a radiation chamber. He comments on how Mallory got the overweight IT guy killed, then said overweight IT guy dies a few episodes later. He also manages to create exact duplicates of himself, overcoming the defective clones originally seen in his lab. Dr. Manhattan was created through similar means and had the ability to see into the future as easily as normal people see the present and in one memorable scene, was able to clone himself.
- First, the production code and creators confirm that "Coyote Lovely" (the one where Bilbo dies) was meant to be the second episode in season four, but was aired out of order, and second, Krieger is himself a clone. He did not clone himself; the clones in San Marco were his brother clones as part of the Boys From Brazil parody. So well and truly jossed.
Krieger is dead, and one of his fellow clones is now impersonating him
- After the fight against his clones in "Filibuster," the surviving Krieger has a bruise to the head. But the original Krieger was never shown getting a bruise of this nature during the fight. That distinction goes to the first clone to fall off the missile gantry, who A: was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher in just the manner to cause such a bruise, and B: had his fall slightly broken by railings, thus possibly giving him a chance at survival.
- The season finale casts doubt on this. A clone wouldn't have known about Cheryl's brain implant, unless the real Krieger happened to tell the clones about it.
Len Trexler is Sterling's father
Trexler 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 5
At 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.
- Unlikely, since the season was viewed as a "vacation" from the start by the production crew, and making Archer deaf would severely limit their options in season six.
The Camorra will be antagonists in season six
The 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.
Archer is a cyborg, and has been for a while.
With all the damage he's taken, and with Krieger's wanton experimentation, it seems likely that Archer has received at least some
bionic enhancement over the years. Given how little scar tissue he seems to have, he may also have some kind of genetically-enhanced healing ability.
- See "Krieger has secretly been implanting cybernetics in the ISIS staff", above.
Anka will reappear at some point.
By now she should be eighteen, and Archer did tell her to call him when that happened.
Krieger's holographic girlfriend will be able to tell if this is the real Krieger or a clone.
Probable, but it's unlikely at best for him to be a clone, since a clone wouldn't know about the injection Krieger gave to Cherlene in "House Call".
Katya became a Psychopath as a result of her resurrection.
Barry certainly lost his sanity as a result, maybe Katya being dead and being brought back caused her to loose all ability to feel empathy or love.
- Barry was hardly sane to begin with. Since she clearly still has feelings for Archer in "Viscous Coupling" and her relationship with Barry was the textbook definition of dysfunctional, this is unlikely at best.
If Barry is still alive, he will be destroyed like one of the Terminators
Either he will be crushed by a hydraulic press like the original T-800 in The Terminator
or be frozen, then shot and fall backwards into a vat of molten iron like the T-1000 in Terminator 2: Judgment Day
. Or, he will be lowered into a vat of molten iron while giving a thumbs up, or more likely the finger, to Archer.
At some point, the characters will need emergency services and the only available phone will be Ray's
In "Vision Quest", a 911 operator blocked Ray's cell phone number after misinterpreting his calls as pranks
. The writers will totally
do a Call Back
to that at some point.
Pam and Krieger were obviously drinking on the plane, so one or the other imagined the entire event during the uneventful flight to Branson that happened to include a fly-by of Nellis AFB.