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Recap / Archer S 4 E 6 Once Bitten

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Archer gets bitten in the crotch by a snake and has a near-death experience where he sees the man who may be his long-lost father.

This episode provides examples of:

  • Innocuously Important Episode: Being on the receiving end of Cheryl's devastating "The Reason You Suck" Speech is what eventually leads to Lana's decision to have a baby.
  • It's a Wonderful Plot: A minor variant. How Archer's life might have played out if aspects of his childhood had gone differently are explored in his Near-Death Experience.
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  • Jerkass Has a Point: Archer insults Ray for injuring himself while trying to lift the jeep but has a point that it was mostly Ray's own fault (Ray has bionic legs but no other augmentation and didn't take advantage of that when lifting.) Not to mention this leaves Cyril as the only one able to move since Archer is dying of a snakebite.
  • The Un-Reveal: Archer finds out who his real father is while having a Near-Death Experience, but forgets before he can tell anybody.


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