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Skin Game
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Episode no. Season 3
Episode 11
Written by Adam Reed
Production code XAR03011
Original air date March 8, 2012
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"Skin Game" is the eleventh episode of the third season of Archer.


Archer is faced with a dilemma when his murdered fiancée, Katya, miraculously reappears... in Krieger's lab.[1] Archer has to combat his past traumatic experiences with an Electrolux while deciding whether or he can deal with the fact that his fiancee his now a cyborg.

The conflict comes to a head when Barry returns to kill Archer and the rest of ISIS.


  • The end of the episode, when Barry and Katya ride off on the bus, is a reference to the end of the film The Graduate, when Elaine and Benjamin ride off in the bus.
  • The Russian word "mudak" literally translates as "testicle", but would be used in the same sense as the English word "asshole".
  • The "wetsuit" in Krieger's apartment may be a reference to the novel/movie "Silence of the Lambs", in which the serial killer Buffalo Bill creates a suit made out of human skin from his female victims in order to look like a woman himself. This is supported by Archer's comments about it being made of skin, as well as the fact that the suit is clearly designed for a woman, just like the suit from Silence of the Lambs.
  • While looking for the bathroom in Krieger's apartment, Sterling walks by a room where dozens of pine air fresheners hang from the ceiling. This may be a reference to the movie "Se7en", during which the serial killer John Doe ties a man to a bed for one year, representing the Deadly Sin of sloth. The man rots and the air fresheners cover the smell. This would go along with other references to Krieger being a serial killer.

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  1. "Skin Game". Retrieved February 28, 2012.

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