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Cyril agrees to help a mysterious man named George Spelvin inject a computer virus into the ISIS mainframe so Cyril can "defeat" it and be seen as a hero. Not surprisingly, the plan goes awry: Cyril didn't count on sexy, bikini-clad ninjas.


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  • Affably Evil: When Archer comments that both Spelvin and the twins have swords, Spelvin good-naturedly agrees to let him have one too.
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  • Butt-Monkey: This episode highlights and does nothing to fix Cyril's status as this.
  • Dragon Lady: The sexy ninja twins.
    Archer: (fighting off the twins) I thought you said they were sexy!
    Cyril: Ninjas are sexy!
    Spelvin: Right?
  • Engineered Heroism: Cyril is originally led to believe that the code Spelvin gave him would disable the harmless pirate virus, making him look like a hero to the ISIS team. He lied, the virus is real and designed to penetrate the mainframe to steal the field agent list.
  • Graceful Loser: Spelvin decides to not call Cyril's bluff with the empty pistol, accepts defeat and leaves with his dignity intact.
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: Pam's key ring contains Sora's Kingdom Key. note 
  • Meaningful Name: "George Spelvin" is a long-standing pseudonym used in live theatre cast lists for characters that never appear on-stage or union actors appearing in non-union productions.
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