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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

There are 24 screenshots and images from "Stage Two" on this Wiki, visit the category page for a complete gallery.

Triva You can see Malory reading a magazine about counterfeit drugs at the doctors office while waiting for a diagnose. This refers to the next episode.[link title]

References Edit

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

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