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* A weird meta moment in the teaser of ''Fugue and Riffs'', which is a gentle parody of Jon Benjamin's [[ActorAllusion other show]], WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers. Archer (Bob), who has no memory of his life as a spy, is closing up for the night when a four-man KGB hit squad enter the restaurant. Thinking they are robbers, offers them the money from the till, and even gives them permission to sexually assault him, so long as they don't hurt his family. Archer has been submissive to the intruders, but the moment one makes a move to murder the Belchers, Archer--who still has no memory of his previous life with all his badass training, and is unarmed--[[CurbStompBattle brutally kills]] all four men.

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* A weird meta moment in the teaser of ''Fugue and Riffs'', which is a gentle parody of Jon Benjamin's [[ActorAllusion other show]], WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers. Archer (Bob), who has no memory of his life as a spy, is closing up for the night when a four-man KGB hit squad enter the restaurant. Thinking they are robbers, offers them the money from the till, and even gives them permission to sexually assault him, so long as they don't hurt his family. Archer has been submissive to the intruders, but the moment one makes a move of them moves over to murder where the Belchers, Archer--who Belchers are [[WouldHurtAChild to beat them]], [[PapaWolf Archer]] -- who still has no memory of his previous life with all his badass training, and is unarmed--[[CurbStompBattle with only a spatula as a weapon -- [[CurbStompBattle brutally kills]] all four men.


** He avenges [[HoYay his friend Reggie]]'s death by killing the entire squad sent to kill them. He eventually ends up owning a bar in Tangier, Morocco, when [[spoiler: a pregnant Malory Archer shows up on the run and Woodhouse delivers Sterling Archer.]] He even helps [[spoiler: come up with the name Sterling.]]
** Later, Woodhouse sells his bar [[spoiler: to buy a boat to get to Lisbon, Portugal, and then sells the boat to get money to send Malory and baby Sterling back to the United States. He ends up raising Sterling single-handedly until he was 5.]]

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** He avenges [[HoYay his friend Reggie]]'s death by killing the entire squad sent to kill them. He eventually ends up owning a bar in Tangier, Morocco, when [[spoiler: a pregnant Malory Archer shows up on the run and Woodhouse delivers Sterling Archer.]] Archer. He even helps [[spoiler: come up with the name Sterling.]]
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** Later, Woodhouse sells his bar [[spoiler: to buy a boat to get to Lisbon, Portugal, and then sells the boat to get money to send Malory and baby Sterling back to the United States. He ends up raising Sterling single-handedly until he was 5.]]



--> '''Malory:''' What do you plan on doing??
--> '''Archer:''' [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Cry havoc, and let slip]] [[{{Malaproper}} the hogs of war.]]
--> '''Lana:''' ''Dogs'' of war.
-->'''Archer:''' Whatever farm animal of war, Lana!

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--> ----> '''Malory:''' What do you plan on doing??
--> ----> '''Archer:''' [[RoaringRampageOfRevenge Cry havoc, and let slip]] [[{{Malaproper}} the hogs of war.]]
--> ----> '''Lana:''' ''Dogs'' of war.
-->'''Archer:''' ---->'''Archer:''' Whatever farm animal of war, Lana!



** It continues with "The Limited", where he shows great concern for the ocelot being in the battlefield ("Babou, serpentine!!"). Although by the end, [[spoiler: [[HypocriticalHumor he acknowledges how much of a jerk Babou can be]].]]

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** It continues with "The Limited", where he shows great concern for the ocelot being in the battlefield ("Babou, serpentine!!"). Although by the end, [[spoiler: [[HypocriticalHumor he acknowledges how much of a jerk Babou can be]].]]



* From the two part season finale, we have Archer finally finding someone he actually loves, Malory's legitimate fears that [[spoiler: Sterling had died]] and [[spoiler: Katya giving her life to save the man that she loved.]]

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* From the two part season finale, we have Archer finally finding someone he actually loves, Malory's legitimate fears that [[spoiler: Sterling had died]] died and [[spoiler: Katya giving her life to save the man that she loved.]]



* The fact that [[spoiler:Krieger brings Katya back as a cyborg seemingly for no reason other than to make Archer happy (and scientific achievement, but he still surprises Archer by reuniting them when he could have easily kept it his own perverted secret). And then, when Archer and Katya are preparing to get married again, Ray asks the "who gives this woman" question, and Krieger [[TearsofJoy tearfully says "I do."]], like he's Katya's proud and emotional father.]] Coming from [[MadScientist Krieger]] it's incredibly sweet.
** Not only that but the fact that [[spoiler: Archer was having trouble deciding whether or not he could honestly come to terms with Katya being a cyborg ending with him getting over all of it.]]
* In "Crossing Over", Archer [[spoiler:bonding with Jakov over shots in the safehouse]]. Seriously, two of the meanest, shortest-tempered characters put everything aside [[spoiler:to make up for 35 years of lost time]].
* In the Season 3 finale, "Space Race: Part II," [[spoiler: Archer chooses the ISIS crew over fighting Barry.]]
* In the same finale, Archer makes up for an incident in the prior episode. [[spoiler: As ISIS launches the space shuttle to go back to Earth, Cyril is forced to be the pilot as he is the only qualified person remaining. In the prior episode, Cyril had flown a flight simulator until Archer disrupted his concentration. Cyril crashed in the simulator. On board the shuttle, Archer tells Cyril that Cyril is going to make it, and as a thank you, Cyril uses the shuttle's rocket propulsion to disintegrate Barry's shuttle, stranding Barry.]]

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* The fact that [[spoiler:Krieger Krieger brings Katya back as a cyborg seemingly for no reason other than to make Archer happy (and scientific achievement, but he still surprises Archer by reuniting them when he could have easily kept it his own perverted secret). And then, when Archer and Katya are preparing to get married again, Ray asks the "who gives this woman" question, and Krieger [[TearsofJoy tearfully says "I do."]], like he's Katya's proud and emotional father.]] Coming from [[MadScientist Krieger]] it's incredibly sweet.
** Not only that but the fact that [[spoiler: Archer was having trouble deciding whether or not he could honestly come to terms with Katya being a cyborg ending with him getting over all of it.]]
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* In "Crossing Over", Archer [[spoiler:bonding bonding with Jakov over shots in the safehouse]]. safehouse. Seriously, two of the meanest, shortest-tempered characters put everything aside [[spoiler:to to make up for 35 years of lost time]].
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* In the Season 3 finale, "Space Race: Part II," [[spoiler: Archer chooses the ISIS crew over fighting Barry.]]
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* In the same finale, Archer makes up for an incident in the prior episode. [[spoiler: As ISIS launches the space shuttle to go back to Earth, Cyril is forced to be the pilot as he is the only qualified person remaining. In the prior episode, Cyril had flown a flight simulator until Archer disrupted his concentration. Cyril crashed in the simulator. On board the shuttle, Archer tells Cyril that Cyril is going to make it, and as a thank you, Cyril uses the shuttle's rocket propulsion to disintegrate Barry's shuttle, stranding Barry.]]



* In "Legs", Krieger [[spoiler:restores Ray's ability to walk again. Although he resorted to drugging him, he did make Ray's life much better without any selfish intent]].
* Archer and Luke's entire relationship in "The Wind Cries Mary". Luke is one of the few people Archer genuinely likes and he spends the entire episode trying to prove Luke's innocence. [[spoiler:Too bad Luke really did turn out to be a traitor and revealed to Archer in his death bed confession that he raped Archer when they were on a mission.]]

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* In "Legs", Krieger [[spoiler:restores restores Ray's ability to walk again. Although he resorted to drugging him, he did make Ray's life much better without any selfish intent]].
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* Archer and Luke's entire relationship in "The Wind Cries Mary". Luke is one of the few people Archer genuinely likes and he spends the entire episode trying to prove Luke's innocence. [[spoiler:Too Too bad Luke really did turn out to be a traitor and revealed to Archer in his death bed confession that he raped Archer when they were on a mission.]]



* In "Un Chien Tangerine", Archer has a one-way confession to Kazak and almost reveals his true feelings for Lana. He gets interrupted, of course, but it's clear that he's starting to realize he might actually be in love with her, even though he doesn't know what to do about it. And judging by Lana's reaction to [[ItMakesSenseInContext what she thought was a wedding ring]], [[ShipTease it might not be one-sided.]]

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* In "Un Chien Tangerine", Archer has a one-way confession to Kazak and almost reveals his true feelings for Lana. He gets interrupted, of course, but it's clear that he's starting to realize he might actually be in love with her, even though he doesn't know what to do about it. And judging by Lana's reaction to [[ItMakesSenseInContext what she thought was a wedding ring]], [[ShipTease ring, it might not be one-sided.]]



* In "Sea Tunt Part II" [[spoiler:Archer risking his own life, without hesitation, to guarantee Lana's survival because she's going to be a mom]].
** Not to mention the fact that [[spoiler: he let out an "I love you!," with his last breath mere moments before drowning.]]
** And his one condition to this event? [[spoiler:That Lana promises to be a better mom than his own was.]]
** And on a weird side note, Archer tickling Ray and teasing him about giving him mouth-to-mouth, especially after all the shit Archer put him through was actually pretty freaking adorable all things considered. [[spoiler: Even though it ended badly.]]

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* In "Sea Tunt Part II" [[spoiler:Archer Archer risking his own life, without hesitation, to guarantee Lana's survival because she's going to be a mom]].
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** Not to mention the fact that [[spoiler: he let out an "I love you!," with his last breath mere moments before drowning.]]
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** And his one condition to this event? [[spoiler:That That Lana promises to be a better mom than his own was.]]
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** And on a weird side note, Archer tickling Ray and teasing him about giving him mouth-to-mouth, especially after all the shit Archer put him through was actually pretty freaking adorable all things considered. [[spoiler: Even though it ended badly.]]



** Archer [[spoiler:proposing to Lana and offering to help raise her baby]] in the Season 5 premiere. Granted she turns him down, but it's one of the most genuine and nice things he's done in the whole series.

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** Archer [[spoiler:proposing proposing to Lana and offering to help raise her baby]] in the Season 5 premiere.baby. Granted she turns him down, but it's one of the most genuine and nice things he's done in the whole series.



* In "A Kiss While Dying", Archer [[spoiler:kissing Ramon in his dying moments without hesitation to fulfil his dying wish. Granted it's revealed that Ramon faked his own death and had been working with Charles and Rudy the whole time, but it really stands to show just how much of a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] Archer has.]]

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* In "A Kiss While Dying", Archer [[spoiler:kissing kissing Ramon in his dying moments without hesitation to fulfil fulfill his dying wish. Granted it's revealed that Ramon faked his own death and had been working with Charles and Rudy the whole time, but it really stands to show just how much of a [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold heart of gold]] Archer has.]]



** From the same episode, Cheryl [[spoiler: calmly willing to put down a huge amount of money to save Pam's life]] is surprisingly touching. As is [[spoiler: her happily giving over a full arsenal of family-owned weapons to the team, and then basically saving Ron's life by leading his group through an underground tunnel on the fastest possible route to the nearest hospital.]] For someone who is clinically insane and often sadistic, she can be surprisingly sweet!

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** From the same episode, Cheryl [[spoiler: calmly willing to put down a huge amount of money to save Pam's life]] life is surprisingly touching. As is [[spoiler: her happily giving over a full arsenal of family-owned weapons to the team, and then basically saving Ron's life by leading his group through an underground tunnel on the fastest possible route to the nearest hospital.]] hospital. For someone who is clinically insane and often sadistic, she can be surprisingly sweet!



** Archer and Lana showing great concern [[spoiler:when they think Pam was killed by Calderon.]] Followed quickly by Cheryl's roaring rampage of revenge.

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** Archer and Lana showing great concern [[spoiler:when when they think Pam was killed by Calderon.]] Calderon. Followed quickly by Cheryl's roaring rampage of revenge.



** Malory showing some rare compassion during the season 5 finale. During and after [[spoiler: the birth]], she acts downright motherly to Lana, and even acts nicer than usual to Sterling.
*** On top of this, Lana wanted to quit ISIS - not because of the risks she'd faced, or [[spoiler: concern for her daughter's wellbeing]], but because she believed Archer had lied to her, something he'd never actually done before in spite of his frequent JerkAss behavior.
** "Sterling Archer, I'd like you to meet [[spoiler: your daughter.]]"
*** A stunned Archer may well have missed an introductory explanation, nearly faded away by sound effects: [[spoiler: "Despite it all, I [Lana] do actually love you."]]

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** Malory showing some rare compassion during the season 5 finale. During and after [[spoiler: the birth]], birth, she acts downright motherly to Lana, and even acts nicer than usual to Sterling.
*** On top of this, Lana wanted to quit ISIS - not because of the risks she'd faced, or [[spoiler: concern for her daughter's wellbeing]], wellbeing, but because she believed Archer had lied to her, something he'd never actually done before in spite of his frequent JerkAss behavior.
** "Sterling Archer, I'd like you to meet [[spoiler: your daughter.]]"
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*** A stunned Archer may well have missed an introductory explanation, nearly faded away by sound effects: [[spoiler: "Despite it all, I [Lana] do actually love you."]]"



** Even though he's still kinda leary of the whole [[spoiler: Lana made him a father without his knowledge, nor consent]] thing, when Malory [[spoiler: tells the crying baby to shut up]] ''BOTH'' Archer and Lana tell her off for it.

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** Even though he's still kinda leary of the whole [[spoiler: Lana made him a father without his knowledge, nor consent]] consent thing, when Malory [[spoiler: tells the crying baby to shut up]] up ''BOTH'' Archer and Lana tell her off for it.



** After [[spoiler:Archer learns it was all a ruse, he became just as pissed when he thought she got Slater, whom he usually hates, shot.]]

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** After [[spoiler:Archer Archer learns it was all a ruse, he became just as pissed when he thought she got Slater, whom he usually hates, shot.]]



** Archer and Lana making out [[spoiler: and later having sex]], after six seasons of protesting that they aren't in love. The relationship is probably not going to make it past the next episode, but it was really sweet to see them just give in finally.

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** Archer and Lana making out [[spoiler: and later having sex]], sex, after six seasons of protesting that they aren't in love. The relationship is probably not going to make it past the next episode, but it was really sweet to see them just give in finally.



* "Reignition Sequence" has two really big ones: first, Lana admitting that she's the happiest she's ever been in a while as she and Archer try to date a second time, along with Archer confirming that he won't cheat on her again. Second, Archer's speech about how lucky he is to have fallen in love with Lana, his best friend, to have her love him back, and to also be a father with the woman he loves. The latter was such a heartfelt speech that his asshole coworkers, who organized Katya's appearance in an effort to break Archer and Lana up, rush to stop Lana from walking in on Archer and Katya, thereby misinterpreting it as him cheating on her again. [[spoiler: Naturally, it's still ruined at the end of the episode, but those two things are easily the sweetest things that have happened on this show in years.]]
* The very end of [[FantasticVoyagePlot Drastic Voyage]]. After being [[spoiler: blacklisted from the CIA]], Malory wonders if [[spoiler: she can get back into their good graces. Archer rallies the group by calling themselves the scrappy underdogs, which they all support.]] Despite the fact that the cast barely gets along, they still always support each other in times of crisis.
** Archer expresses concern that [[spoiler: Ray]] is going to kill himself after [[spoiler: Ray is paralyzed again.]]

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* "Reignition Sequence" has two really big ones: first, Lana admitting that she's the happiest she's ever been in a while as she and Archer try to date a second time, along with Archer confirming that he won't cheat on her again. Second, Archer's speech about how lucky he is to have fallen in love with Lana, his best friend, to have her love him back, and to also be a father with the woman he loves. The latter was such a heartfelt speech that his asshole coworkers, who organized Katya's appearance in an effort to break Archer and Lana up, rush to stop Lana from walking in on Archer and Katya, thereby misinterpreting it as him cheating on her again. [[spoiler: Naturally, it's still ruined at the end of the episode, but those two things are easily the sweetest things that have happened on this show in years.]]
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* The very end of [[FantasticVoyagePlot Drastic Voyage]]. After being [[spoiler: blacklisted from the CIA]], CIA, Malory wonders if [[spoiler: she can get back into their good graces. Archer rallies the group by calling themselves the scrappy underdogs, which they all support.]] Despite the fact that the cast barely gets along, they still always support each other in times of crisis.
** Archer expresses concern that [[spoiler: Ray]] Ray is going to kill himself after [[spoiler: Ray is paralyzed again.]]



** In context with the season taking place entirely in Archer's mind, [[spoiler:Archer subconsciously rewriting this version of Krieger to be a Jewish man who infiltrates the Nazis to waste their funds on self-sabotaged super-soldier research is very heartwarming, especially as the real Krieger is implied to be a clone of Hitler himself]].

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** In context with the season taking place entirely in Archer's mind, [[spoiler:Archer Archer subconsciously rewriting this version of Krieger to be a Jewish man who infiltrates the Nazis to waste their funds on self-sabotaged super-soldier research is very heartwarming, especially as the real Krieger is implied to be a clone of Hitler himself]].himself.



** A minor PetTheDog moment, but Trexler tells Archer "I'm sorry, kid," before he reveals that [[spoiler:it was Mother who killed Woodhouse]].

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** A minor PetTheDog moment, but Trexler tells Archer "I'm sorry, kid," before he reveals that [[spoiler:it it was Mother who killed Woodhouse]].Woodhouse.


* [[spoiler: Mallory staying by Archer's bed nearly nonstop for three years while he was in his coma.]]

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* [[spoiler: Mallory staying by Archer's bed nearly nonstop for three years while he was in his coma.]]

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* [[spoiler: Mallory staying by Archer's bed nearly nonstop for three years while he was in his coma.]]


* Furthermore in "Sitting", when Archer yells to Pam "Baby!" while wrestling the gun away from Farooq, without a moment of hesitation or further explanation she grabs AJ and gets her to safety; all the wild barreling through anyone and anything that gets in her way. "Aunt Pam" indeed.

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* Furthermore in "Sitting", when Archer yells to Pam "Baby!" while wrestling the gun away from Farooq, without a moment of hesitation or further explanation she grabs AJ and gets her to safety; all the wild while barreling through anyone and anything that gets in her way. "Aunt Pam" indeed.

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* Furthermore in "Sitting", when Archer yells to Pam "Baby!" while wrestling the gun away from Farooq, without a moment of hesitation or further explanation she grabs AJ and gets her to safety; all the wild barreling through anyone and anything that gets in her way. "Aunt Pam" indeed.

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* In Episode 2, Mother repeatedly mentions that she and Archer could just save themselves and leave the rest of the crew behind. Archer, however, refuses to leave them and makes it very clear he wants to save them. He might not necessarily ''like'' his crew, but he does care enough about them to not want them to die if he can help it.
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** In context with the season taking place entirely in Archer's mind, [[spoiler: Archer subconsciously rewriting this version of Krieger to be a Jewish man who infiltrates the Nazis to waste their funds on self-sabotaged super-soldier research is very heartwarming, especially as the real Krieger is implied to be a clone of Hitler himself.]]

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** In context with the season taking place entirely in Archer's mind, [[spoiler: Archer [[spoiler:Archer subconsciously rewriting this version of Krieger to be a Jewish man who infiltrates the Nazis to waste their funds on self-sabotaged super-soldier research is very heartwarming, especially as the real Krieger is implied to be a clone of Hitler himself.]]himself]].



* Near the end of the 2015 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnR3iY6qF0s Comic-Con Panel]] video, Archer act's like a little kid at Christmas when [Krieger tells him there is a new Star Wars movie, by showing him a working lightsaber modeled from the first trailers. He immediately changes his mind about wanting to go to Comic-Con with him and Pam.

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* Near the end of the 2015 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnR3iY6qF0s Comic-Con Panel]] video, Archer act's like a little kid at Christmas when [Krieger Krieger tells him there is a new Star Wars movie, by showing him a working lightsaber modeled from the first trailers. He immediately changes his mind about wanting to go to Comic-Con with him and Pam.

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** The youngest member of the Irish mob, Mikey Hannity, [[EvenEvilHasStandards is appalled to learn that he and the gang were selling fake chemo drugs.]] They had told him [[IgnoranceIsBliss it was men's hair cream.]]

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** The youngest member of the Irish mob, Mikey Hannity, [[EvenEvilHasStandards is appalled to learn that he and the gang were selling fake chemo drugs.]] They had told him [[IgnoranceIsBliss it was men's hair cream.restoration cream for men.]]

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** The youngest member of the Irish mob, Mikey Hannity, [[EvenEvilHasStandards is appalled to learn that he and the gang were selling fake chemo drugs.]] They had told him [[IgnoranceIsBliss it was men's hair cream.]]

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*** Archer and Malory have [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness the first real heart-to-heart they've had in years]] the day before Archer's surgery. It's only when they get drunk that they really open up, of course, but prior to that they're doing their best to talk about things.
--> '''Malory:''' Are you scared?
--> '''Archer:''' I am, actually.
--> '''Malory:''' Me too. [[EmotionallyTongueTied Sterling, I ... well.]]
--> '''Archer:''' [[IUhYouToo Yeah. Me too, Mother.]]


** While discussing the trailers they might see at Comic-Con Pam suggests Film/Ant-Man and mentions that Creator/JudyGreer is in it. When Archer makes fun of the movie and Greer Pam angrily tells him to stop because Greer is an 'American treasure'. Judy Greer is the voice of Cheryl Tunt.

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** While discussing the trailers they might see at Comic-Con Pam suggests Film/Ant-Man ''Film/AntMan'' and mentions that Creator/JudyGreer is in it. When Archer makes fun of the movie and Greer Pam angrily tells him to stop because Greer is an 'American treasure'. Judy Greer is the voice of Cheryl Tunt.


* Near the end of the 2015 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnR3iY6qF0s Comic-Con Panel]] video, Archer act's like a little kid at Christmas when [[spoiler: Krieger tells him there is a new Star Wars movie, by showing him a working lightsaber modeled from the first trailers. He immediately changes his mind about wanting to go to Comic-Con with him and Pam.]]

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* Near the end of the 2015 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LnR3iY6qF0s Comic-Con Panel]] video, Archer act's like a little kid at Christmas when [[spoiler: Krieger [Krieger tells him there is a new Star Wars movie, by showing him a working lightsaber modeled from the first trailers. He immediately changes his mind about wanting to go to Comic-Con with him and Pam.]]Pam.
** While discussing the trailers they might see at Comic-Con Pam suggests Film/Ant-Man and mentions that Creator/JudyGreer is in it. When Archer makes fun of the movie and Greer Pam angrily tells him to stop because Greer is an 'American treasure'. Judy Greer is the voice of Cheryl Tunt.


** As crazy as it appears, Krieger gives a wedding to a couple of mice. Complete with a mouse-size cake and even a mouse priest.

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** * As crazy as it appears, Krieger gives a wedding to a couple of mice.mice in "Once Bitten". Complete with a mouse-size cake and even a mouse priest.

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