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Season 5
Archer
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Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Broadcast
Original channel run FX
Home video release
DVD January 6, 2015
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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]

TrailerEdit

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

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

Archer Season 5 Blu-ray DVD Sizzle00:36

Archer Season 5 Blu-ray DVD Sizzle

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 Calderon (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, Calderon, 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]

TriviaEdit

  • 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.
  • The main opening sequence has been remade for this season, with some minor changes. Cheryl's action changes slightly, Cyril uses a pen in his action, Malory takes a longer drink in her action, and Lucky Yates, the voice of Dr. Krieger, was added to the main credited cast.
  • Episodes in this season appear to be more connected than episodes in previous seasons due to a continuous running plotline.
  • The title 'Archer Vice', along with the art style and character clothing, refers to the popular 80's television series, 'Miami Vice' and the popular video game "Grand Theft Auto Vice City.
  • The phrase that was used most often by the characters for Season 5 is "Your words", as well as a continuing focus on the fact "phrasing" was no longer a running gag. 
  • This season is the first of the series to not feature Barry Dylan, Bilbo, or Boris in any episodes.
  • Archer: Vice was poorly received by many fans and reviewers, citing the character changes as more annoying than funny and the change of tone wearing thin quickly. Following the end of season 5, the show returned to its original spy format.

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