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Season 5
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Original channel run FX
Home video release
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Archer Vice is the name given to the fifth season of Archer. The season was ordered by FX on February 27, 2013, [1] Archer Vice consisted of thirteen episodes and began airing on January 13, 2014 on Monday nights at 10 PM.[2]


Archer What to Expect From Season 5 - NY Comic Con 201303:48

Archer What to Expect From Season 5 - NY Comic Con 2013

List of EpisodesEdit

Screenshot Title Original airdate Production code Season Episode # Total Episodes #
A 501 02 1 White Elephant January 13, 2014 XAR05001 1 50
Someone dies. Someone who has been with the ISIS crew from the beginning. And then things get crazy.[3]
A 502 10 A Kiss While Dying January 20, 2014 XAR05002 2 51
Archer, Pam, and Lana travel to Miami to visit some old friends. It's a fondue party![4]
A 503 05 A Debt of Honor January 27, 2014 XAR05003 3 52
Pam makes a deal that puts everyone in danger. Archer dons his slightly darker black suit to save the day.[5]
A 504 07 House Call February 3, 2014 XAR05004 4 53
Archer stages an intervention for Pam, but it gets derailed by an unwanted guest.
Season5episode5 Southbound and Down February 24, 2014[6] XAR05005 5 54
Malory buys a bus and takes everyone on a road trip. Put that hammer down and give it hell.
Baby Shower Still 01 Baby Shower March 3, 2014 XAR05009 6 55
Archer decides to give Lana the perfect baby shower gift by forcing Kenny Loggins to sing a duet with Cherlene. Something something Danja Zown![7]
Archer Smugglers Blues Smugglers' Blues March 10, 2014 XAR05006 7 56
Archer embarks on a secret mission to Colombia[8]
The rules of extraction The Rules of Extraction March 17, 2014 XAR05007 8 57
Lana and Pam plan a spa day for Malory. Meanwhile, Archer, Ray and Cyril raft down a crocodile-filled river.[9]
Archer S05 E09 On the Carpet On the Carpet March 24, 2014 XAR05008 9 58
Archer has a run-in with a shady arms dealer (voice of Christian Slater).[10]
Palaceintriguepart1 Palace Intrigue, Part I March 31, 2014 XAR05010 10 59
Archer and the gang stay as guests at a palace.[11] Archer and the rest of the ISIS gang are the guests of Gustavo Calderon (Fred Armisen) and his wife Juliana (Lauren Cohan). Calderon is a big fan of Cherlene but Juliana is a bigger fan of Archer.[12]
PalaceIntriguePart2 Palace Intrigue, Part II April 7, 2014 XAR05011 11 60
Conclusion. Archer tries to keep a secret affair under wraps.[13]
Filibusterscreencapture Filibuster April 14, 2014 XAR05012 12 61
Interesting new roles are taken up by Cyril, Cherlene and Archer.[14]
ArrivalsDepartures img1 Arrival/Departure April 21,2014 XAR05013 13 62
Archer helps Lana with the delivery of her baby, while Krieger tries to prevent the delivery of a deadly weapon.[15]


  • Originally scheduled for a premiere in February, this was the first time that the series was scheduled to premier a season outside of January, with the exception of promotional runs and teaser premiers.
  • Lucky Yates, the voice of Dr. Krieger, was added to the main credited cast. The main opening sequence was modified to include his name.
  • The main opening sequence has some small changes, such as different colors, Cheryl's action is changes slightly, Cyril uses a pen in his action, and Malory takes a longer drink in her action.
  • Episodes in this season appear to be more connected than episodes in previous seasons.
  • The title 'Archer Vice', along with the art style and character clothing refers to the popular 1980's television series Miami Vice
  • The phrase that was used most often by the characters for Season 5 is "Your words." 
  • This season is the first of the series to not feature Barry Dylan in any episodes.


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