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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil[=/=]SpoilerOpening: At the end of the episode, Archer has an ImagineSpot showing clips from later episodes. While many of the clips do not appear at all later on, some of the ones that do happen to be major spoilers for later episodes. These include: [Charles and Rudy making away with the cocaine and the money, the money taken from Charles and Rudy being counterfeit, Ron getting shot by the Yakuza, La Madrina turning on Archer.

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil[=/=]SpoilerOpening: At the end of the episode, Archer has an ImagineSpot showing clips from later episodes. While many of the clips do not appear at all later on, some of the ones that do happen to be major spoilers for later episodes. These include: [Charles [[spoiler:Charles and Rudy making away with the cocaine and the money, the money taken from Charles and Rudy being counterfeit, Ron getting shot by the Yakuza, La Madrina turning on Archer.Archer]].

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** "...Archer Vice!"


* TrailersAlwaysSpoil[=/=]SpoilerOpening: At the end of the episode, Archer has an ImagineSpot showing clips from later episodes. While many of the clips do not appear at all later on, some of the ones that do happen to be major spoilers for later episodes. These include: [[spoiler:Charles and Rudy making away with the cocaine and the money, the money taken from Charles and Rudy being counterfeit, Ron getting shot by the Yakuza, La Madrina turning on Archer.]]

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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil[=/=]SpoilerOpening: At the end of the episode, Archer has an ImagineSpot showing clips from later episodes. While many of the clips do not appear at all later on, some of the ones that do happen to be major spoilers for later episodes. These include: [[spoiler:Charles [Charles and Rudy making away with the cocaine and the money, the money taken from Charles and Rudy being counterfeit, Ron getting shot by the Yakuza, La Madrina turning on Archer.]]

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* BoomHeadshot: Brett Bunsen gets shot [[RunningGag again]], only this time it's a [[KilledOffForReal fatal]] case of PrettyLittleHeadshots.


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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Brett's deadly bullet wound has an entry point shown, but no exit wound.


* WhamLine: "What are we going to do with literally, not figuratively, ''a tonne of cocaine''?"

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* WhamLine: "What are we going to do with literally, not figuratively, ''a tonne ton of cocaine''?"

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* RealityEnsues: Want to operate your own private espionage agency without permission or oversight from the government? Well then don't be surprised when you're arrested by the FBI for treason.





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** The shot of the literal ton of cocaine in Malory's office.

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** The shot of the literal ton of cocaine in Malory's office.office.
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** NeverTrustATrailer: That said, several scenes never appear in the season, namely Archer sitting at a desk with a tiger sitting on top, Lana's water breaking in Morocco in the same conditions as Archer (even dressed as Mallory was at the time), Archer driving a speedboat outside Miami, Archer and Lana in a room with several Hell's Angels holding clubs and chains, Archer, Mallory, Lana, Cyril and Pam in a life raft with a tiger, Archer being held at gunpoint inside a dam by FBI Special Agent Holly a lá ''Film/TheFugitive'', Cherlene being kidnapped, Cherlene's tour bus exploding as Ray reports her kidnapping from a payphone, a helicopter being shot down, Archer accidentally invading Laos with insurgents, his manicurist and a tiger, Archer skydiving, Archer and Lana fleeing police on a motorcycle then ramping off a flatbed and Pam driving a limo while Cheryl fires an RPG at a police car.


The ISIS staff is thrown for a loop when the FBI raids ISIS headquarters, kills Bret ("He died doing what he loved, getting shot at"), and arrests them all for treason.
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* ContinuityNod / NoodleIncident: The confessions of the various Isis staff are either one or the other.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Archer imagines what their new life as a cartel will be like.... which just so happens to synch up with what happens later this season.
* WhamEpisode: ISIS is ended by Malory to save everyone's skins after it's been revealed they've been working without government sanction, and shifts, in order to make money now that they're all jobless, to trying to sell literally, not figuratively, a ton of cocaine.

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The ISIS staff is thrown for a loop when the FBI raids On Malory's birthday, an explosion rocks ISIS headquarters, kills Bret ("He died doing what he loved, getting shot at"), and Brett Bunsen is {{killed|OffForReal}} in an attack led by some heavily-armoured intruders, who turn out to be the FBI. Agent Holly, the leader of the division, arrests them all for treason.
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* ContinuityNod / NoodleIncident: The confessions of
the employees for, among various Isis other charges, treason, as ISIS had been conducting espionage without the permission of the US government. The ISIS crew are taken into custody, where Malory urges them not to give up ISIS' secrets, and that she will get them free of all charges. They do anyway, in order to receive immunity, which none of them are granted in the end.

Malory does end up removing the charges, but only by giving up legal ownership of ISIS headquarters in the process. Just like that, all ISIS employees find themselves unemployed and are forced to find a purpose in life. Until, that is, Sterling opens a large vault in Malory's office, to reveal a literal (not figurative) ''tonne of cocaine''. When the idea arises that the employees could form a cartel, Archer [[DreamingOfThingsToCome imagines what their lives would be like if they went through with the career change]], before saying the words that would change not just the title, but also the very premise of the show itself.

->'''Archer''': ...Archer ''Vice.''
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* ContinuityNod[=/=]NoodleIncident: The crimes the ISIS
staff confess to are either one or the other.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: At the end of the episode, Archer imagines what their the gang's new life as a cartel will be like.... which just so happens like running a drug cartel, and we see various scenes from future episodes (and some that aren't).
* {{Foreshadowing}}: Cyril mentions that he trained
to synch be a lawyer. He ends up with what happens acting as one for the drug cartel the ISIS crew form.
* TonightSomeoneDies: It was hyped up before the season started that someone would be KilledOffForReal. It turned out to be Brett, and this was likely used to hype the new season, as saying basically ''anything else'' would completely spoil the episode.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil[=/=]SpoilerOpening: At the end of the episode, Archer has an ImagineSpot showing clips from
later this season.
episodes. While many of the clips do not appear at all later on, some of the ones that do happen to be major spoilers for later episodes. These include: [[spoiler:Charles and Rudy making away with the cocaine and the money, the money taken from Charles and Rudy being counterfeit, Ron getting shot by the Yakuza, La Madrina turning on Archer.]]
* WhamEpisode: A big enough episode to literally change the show's very premise. ISIS is ended by Malory to save everyone's skins after it's been revealed they've been working without government sanction, and shifts, in order to make money now that they're the employees are all jobless, to trying becoming a drug cartel using the Tunt mansion.
* WhamLine: "What are we going
to sell do with literally, not figuratively, a ''a tonne of cocaine''?"
* WhamShot:
** Archer shoots one of the masked intruders, and the man falls backwards to reveal the FBI logo on the back of his shirt.
** The shot of the literal
ton of cocaine.cocaine in Malory's office.


The ISIS staff is thrown for a loop when the FBI raids ISIS headquarters, kills Bret ("He died doing what he loved, getting shot at.), and arrests them all for treason.

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The ISIS staff is thrown for a loop when the FBI raids ISIS headquarters, kills Bret ("He died doing what he loved, getting shot at.), at"), and arrests them all for treason.



* WhamEpisode: ISIS is ended by Malory to save everyone's skins after it's been revealed they've been working without government sanction, and shifts, in order to make money now their all jobless, to trying to sell a literal ton of cocaine.

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* WhamEpisode: ISIS is ended by Malory to save everyone's skins after it's been revealed they've been working without government sanction, and shifts, in order to make money now their that they're all jobless, to trying to sell literally, not figuratively, a literal ton of cocaine.


* ContinuityNod/NoodleIncident: The intergations smack of these.

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* ContinuityNod/NoodleIncident: ContinuityNod / NoodleIncident: The intergations smack confessions of these. the various Isis staff are either one or the other.


* WhamEpisode: ISIS is ended by Malory to save everyone's skins after it's been revealed they've been working without government sanction, and shifts, in order to make money now their all jobless, to trying to sell a literal ton of cocaine.

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* WhamEpisode: ISIS is ended by Malory to save everyone's skins after it's been revealed they've been working without government sanction, and shifts, in order to make money now their all jobless, to trying to sell a literal ton of cocaine.

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The ISIS staff is thrown for a loop when the FBI raids ISIS headquarters, kills Bret ("He died doing what he loved, getting shot at.), and arrests them all for treason.
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* ContinuityNod/NoodleIncident: The intergations smack of these.
* DreamingOfThingsToCome: Archer imagines what their new life as a cartel will be like.... which just so happens to synch up with what happens later this season.
* WhamEpisode: ISIS is ended by Malory to save everyone's skins after it's been revealed they've been working without government sanction, and shifts, in order to make money now their all jobless, to trying to sell a literal ton of cocaine.

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