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Stage Two
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 8
Written by Adam Reed
Production code XAR02008
Original air date March 17, 2011
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"Stage Two" is the eighth episode of the second season of Archer.[1]

Plot Edit

Breast cancer strikes the Archer family—Sterling has it. “I’m trying to stay positive,” he says. “I can beat this.” But before surgery, he wants to bond with young Seamus (even though he isn’t actually the baby’s father) and take a Las Vegas vacation with his butler's brother Dicky, Sterling then proceeds to get arrested by the Nevada police and uses Cyril's name.

After he returns, Archer breaks down in front of his mother confessing his fear of surviving the surgery. As they drink brandy together, he and his mother come very close to saying "I love you" to each other, having a classic mother and son moment, however that is interrupted. Lana takes Sterling home and Sterling convinces her to have a one night stand out of pity, as he might not recover after the surgery.

The next morning Sterling arrives at the hospital four hours late to his own surgery. After the surgery, which is deemed successful by his doctor, Sterling celebrates at his home with his colleagues and friends. He tells Lana that he wants to talk to her about the night before but is interrupted by the doctor who calls to tell him that his cancer has spread to his lymph nodes and he will have to undergo chemotherapy, (this is after numerous phone calls in which Archer tries to talk to Lana but is constantly interrupted by the doctor who mistakes the results of his surgery three times).

Main Cast Edit

Gallery of ImagesEdit

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Triva Edit

  • Cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are chemicals found in the marijuana plant that have been clinically proven to reduce the growth of certain tumors, to reduce pain, to reduce anxiety, and to reduce nausea - a common side effect of radioactive cancer treatments.
  • Medical marijuana will effectively be legal in the United States at the federal level thanks to the FY 2015 budgetary bill which specifically blocks federal funding for raids on medical marijuana clinics that are operating in compliance of state law.
  • Malory reads a magazine about counterfeit drugs at the doctor's office, foreshadowing the next episode, Placebo Effect
  • Trinette confirms that Archer is not Seamus' father. This was hinted at the end of "Blood Test".
  • First hint of Carol/Cheryl Tunt's pyromania.
  • It would be revealed in a future episode that Lana and Archer never slept with each other (as the latter passed out during the encounter), however, Lana would eventually become pregnant by using the sperm Archer donated during this timeframe.

References Edit

  1. "Archer: Showatch Related Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 5, 2011.

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