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Recap / Archer S 1 E 4 Killing Utne

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Malory hosts a dinner party for the UN intelligence chairman, Torvald Utne, in an effort to get a new weapons contract for ISIS. Unfortunately, a group of rival assassins have targeted Mr. Utne for elimination.


This episode provides examples of:

  • Blatant Lies:
    Malory: There's no... scheme-hatchery!
  • Disposing of a Body: in Mallory's rival/neighbour's own bathroom, no less.
  • Establishing Character Moment: For Krieger. He was The Voiceless for the first three episodes, and his first lines in the series are him talking about his sexbot, Fister Roboto.
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  • Insane Troll Logic: Mallory and her odd practice of switching medicine labels, so her servants won't steal them. She's oddly oblivious to the whole fallacy of it.
  • Kill It with Fire: What ends up happening to the bodies of Torvald Utne and Elke Hubsch after the dinner party.
  • No, You
    Archer: Okay, I'm gonna leave you to think about that whole line of reasoning-
    Malory: You think about it!
  • Russian Roulette: A flashback shows Sterling in the aftermath of one, but he uses the gun on his captors.
    Archer (holding a revolver, sitting in a room of dead Asians after a game of Russian Roulette): Oh my God…I can’t believe they fell for that!
  • Shout-Out: to R.E.M.
    Nikolai: What is the frequency?
    Archer: Kenneth?

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