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Recap / Archer S 3 E 2 Heart Of Archness Part Two

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Part two of three. After being captured by pirates, Archer emerges as Pirate King, but he has bit off more than he can chew, getting little help from his first mate, Noah.


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  • Arbitrarily Large Bank Account: Toyed with. Lana and Ray have used the credit card to charter a plane and now bought a giant boat, but Cyril is freaking out back at ISIS headquarters because the money for all that just isn't in the budget. He winds up drunkenly embezzling tons of money in a Swiss Bank Account.
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  • Combat Pragmatist: Faced with a Giant Mook for an attempted Klingon Promotion, Archer kneecaps him, pointing out that there Ain't No Rule saying he can't.
  • Dramatic Irony: None of the ISIS crew know that Archer isn't being held hostage, and he shoots the only radio on the island to maintain the secret.
  • Eye Scream: Ray winds up with a stick of camo makeup jammed in his eye when Lana swerves the boat.
  • Gilligan Cut: Malory guesses that Archer's being tortured by pirates. Cut to Archer screaming...because he's just nailed two island hotties with some untold yellow and brown fluids everywhere and can't take any more sex that morning.
  • Instantly Proven Wrong: Archer insists to a Rip and Noah that a mutiny will not happen...then he ends up learning that it will happen just after saying this.
  • Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Subverted - both Archer and Rip are relieved to know that Archer would have to be 15 to be Rip's son.
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  • The Mutiny: The pirates rise up against Archer.
  • Offhand Backhand: Archer lacrosse-nets a grenade right back out the window at the guys who threw it.
  • The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything: The pirates have become this since Archer took over as the pirate king. They are not happy about it.
  • Ruthless Modern Pirates: Turns out Archer's crap at being a pirate king, because they haven't done any productive pirating since he took over and as such nobody's been paid.
  • Shout-Out: "Maybe there's a way to make some money on this. Bet on me."
  • So Much for Stealth: Lana raising her voice on the beach when Ray appears to be giving her the silent treatment gets them both caught.
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