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"Deadly Velvet: Part II" is the tenth and final episode of Season 7 and the eighty-fifth episode overall. It originally aired June 2, 2016.
The episode picks up with Archer meeting Krieger's androids and using his android doppelganger in a plot to get Veronica Deane to confess to the murder of her ex-husband. The entire movie set Deadly Velvet was a scam that Veronica and her ex-husband Ellis Crane set up to get millions of dollars from insurance fraud, but Ellis cuts her out of the deal and Veronica murders him and tries to frame Lana Kane.
Archer retrieves his android doppelganger and the pair confronts Veronica. The android is shot three times in the stomach and lands in the pool, apparently dead. The real Archer emerges and is shot.
When the rest of the Figgis Agency arrive, Archer emerges wounded but still alive. As he kneels down to propose to Lana, he begins to malfunction - revealing that this Archer is the android, and the original was apparently shot and killed...
- H. Jon Benjamin as Sterling Archer
- Judy Greer as Cheryl Tunt
- Amber Nash as Pam Poovey
- Chris Parnell as Cyril Figgis
- Adam Reed as Ray Gillette
- Aisha Tyler as Lana Kane
- Jessica Walter as Malory Archer
- Lucky Yates as Dr. Krieger
- Mary McDonald-Lewis as Veronica Deane
- Patton Oswalt as Alan Shapiro
- Keegan Michael-Key as Detective Diedrich
- J.K. Simmons as Detective Harris
- Star Wars: Pam calls Shapiro "Obi-Wan Attorney", in reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Later, after hearing about the Turing test (see below), Malory asks if the test is from Star Wars, which she had no clue about in a previous episode.
- Arrested Development: When asking the above, Malory asks if the Turing Test is "a thing from Star War?" This a reference to the line "Here's some money, go see a Star War." - something said by Jessica Walter's character Lucille in Arrested Development.
- The Maltese Falcon: Veronica tells Archer she has a bungalow near the residence of film director John Huston. Lana was seen about to strike Archer with a statue of the falcon in the previous episode, "Deadly Velvet: Part I".
- Dabney Coleman: Malory calls Archer "Grabney Coleman", in reference to the American actor.
- Tijuana Zebra: Malory suggests to Archer that he flees to Mexico and adds that he can also have his picture taken with a donkey painted to look like a zebra.
- Transformers: Archer calls Krieger's bots "inept-icons", in reference to the Decepticons.
- Robot: While arguing with Krieger, Pam references Dr. Han Fastolfe, a fictional character in Isaac Asimov's series featuring positronic robots.
- Turing test: Archer says that Krieger's bots couldn't pass the Turing test, which is a test to determine if a robot can successfully convince a human that the robot is also human.
- The A-Team: Diedrich calls Archer "Faceman" when ordering him to get into the van, in reference to the suave ladies man Templeton "Face" Peck.
- Hamlet: Veronica quotes Horatio's farewell speech to the king in the William Shakespeare tragedy.
- Marlin Perkins: Archer calls himself "Marlin Jerkins" in admittance to making Lana become the prime suspect. This is the second time the zoologist has been referenced in the series, the first being in "El Contador".
- Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales: In a revisit to the opening scene of Season 7, Diedrich refers to Archer's tuxedo-clad body floating in the pool as "Tennessee Tuxedo", referencing the titular penguin from the 1963 cartoon.
- Planet of the Apes (1968): Krieger says George Taylor's line "You maniacs! You blew it("him" in Krieger's context) up! Damn you! Goddamn you all to hell!" when Milky, one of his Krieger bots, shot by Malory..
- Diedrich: "Y-You better not wash those hands!"
- Archer: "I won't!"
- Diedrich: "I'd like your word, please!"
- Archer: "You have it! Great police work!"
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- When Archer says, "It's got spin-off written all over it!", he is breaking the fourth wall.