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Pam gets kidnapped after being mistaken for Cheryl/Carol. ISIS discovers that Cheryl is really an heir to a billion-dollar empire and is being hunted by masked gunmen. Malory offers ISIS as Cheryl's personal bodyguard service, in exchange for financial compensation. Meanwhile, Archer and Ray attempt to rescue Pam from her captors, while everyone else weighs Pam's worth.moreless
Archer finds out that the drugs he's been taking for his breast cancer are counterfeit. Swearing retribution, he goes on a rampage, enlisting Lana to document everything on camera. Cyril discovers a dark secret about Krieger's family line, and decides to report it to Malory.
Malory tries to get more money for ISIS by dragging her agents to a winter resort town to protect a Swiss billionaire's daughter from being kidnapped, but it soon becomes clear to Archer that his biggest threat is his protectee: a young nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to sleep with the world's greatest spy.moreless
Lana goes into labor as the rest of the former members of ISIS prepare to flee San Marcos. Amidst the chaos of the evacuation, the truth comes out about the cocaine's true origins.
Archer is diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. Trying to keep a positive outlook, Archer tries to make peace with all his co-workers before his surgery. Lana takes pity on Archer's condition and gives their relationship a chance to be mended.
After saving Archer back in Russia, Katya Kazanova goes back to the United States with Archer. However Malory and Lana are skeptical of Katya's defection to the West. The KGB labels Katya as a double agent, and all hell breaks loose in ISIS. Archer now has to fight for Katya's innocence as every ISIS agent comes after her.moreless
A bomb threat jeopardizes a luxury airship's maiden voyage, sending the ISIS crew into action.
Archer travels to Russia in search of one of his possible biological fathers. He ends up getting captured, so Malory sends in Barry from ODIN to rescue him. Unfortunately, Barry's not too thrilled about the assignment, so his help doesn't come cheap.
Malory chooses Lana over Archer for a mission to Saint-Tropez to take out an international arms dealer, and she accompanies Lana there as well for a "conference" that turns out to be a tryst with her KGB paramour, Nikolai. Back at ISIS headquarters, Cyril is worried sick about Lana's safety - not to mention, her fidelity.moreless
In this memorable season premier, Archer is now an ordinary citizen by the name of Bob. With his new wife Linda and their three step-children, Archer has removed himself from ISIS and the fast-paced world of international espionage and relocated to a small seaside town where he is now the proprietor of a humble burger joint. Archer is also the victim of a form of amnesia, which he becomes painfully aware of when a trio of KGB agents try to eliminate him. Shaken and confused, Archer checks himself into a spa in hopes of clearing his mind and getting a grasp about his true identity.moreless
Questions about the identity of Archer's real father lead him into a trap - and a confrontation with Malory. Meanwhile, Lana learns of all of Cyril's past indiscretions and decides to get even.
Archer, Malory, Lana and Ray travel to Monaco during Grand Prix week to make an expensive trade for a secret disk. Archer is given the four million dollars in untraceable bearer bonds, but Lana and Ray aren't sure he can be trusted with them. Meanwhile, back at ISIS headquarters, Cyril finds out that Malory took all the money from everyone's 401Ks to pay for the trade. Everyone back at ISIS decides to find a way to get their money back, no matter how unethical.moreless
When rival agency ODIN offers Lana a better-paying job, Archer ends up grabbing the position first. This devastates Malory, who will stop at nothing to prevent him from keeping it. Meanwhile, Lana goes to ODIN headquarters to try to get the job originally offered to her.
The action continues on the bottom of the sea floor when ISIS must stop the head of an underwater research center who has gone rogue. Captain Murphy has several missiles armed with deadly nerve gas and is threatening to launch them against the cities of Washington, New York City, and Miami unless his demands are met.moreless
A new field agent makes a splash at ISIS, but the other agents begin to believe there's something suspicious about his perfect facade.
As Archer, Ray, and Cyril attempt to leave Colombia and head back home, Lana, Pam and Cherlene try to cheer Malory up with an impromptu spa day.
Malory's job is in danger after a sensitive videotape falls into the wrong hands, and she must rely on Archer's skills of seduction to save it.
Drastic measures are chosen for Pam and Cheryl which proves to be too much for Ron Cadillac and everything must be kept hidden when a nosy FBI agent comes sniffing around.
ISIS has to protect an oil pipeline from being destroyed by an environmental activist. Archer and Lana travel into the marshes to try to stop the terrorist from destroying the pipeline and the surrounding environment. Of course, Archer and Lana working together can be a disaster in itself. Back at ISIS headquarters, Malory is trying to cut their energy expenses by going green. The problem is that some members are adjusting worse than others.moreless
ISIS agents have to deal with some smugglers. Archer forgets the purpose of the mission when she sees Senorita Moreno, and by that doing a lot of "damage" to the mission.
While trying to cover his tracks with his expense report, Archer stumbles upon a company secret. Tension rises between him and Lana.
Archer finds hiring Kenny Loggins for Lana's surprise baby shower is proving to be more difficult than he anticipated.
Archer and Lana team up for a simple mission of surveilance. As usual, Archer ruins it, but manages to save Lana's life in the process. Cyril, doubting Lana's trust, follow Carol and Pam' s idea and spy on her and Archer.
Doctor Krieger offers to help Ray out of his wheelchair by giving him a bionic upgrade while the rest of the ISIS team gets ready for a mission to Rome.
Malory holds a party for UN intelligence chairmen, but assassins are out to kill him.
Archer's favorite hooker Trinette comes to him claiming he fathered her child, and Barry from ODIN offers to supervise a paternity test. Malory convinces Archer to try to swap out his DNA sample, so he ends up having to break into a vault while being a liter low on blood.
ISIS loses yet another contract to ODIN, so Malory assigns Archer and Lana to steal a priceless diamond from ODIN's biggest client in order to embarrass the rival spy agency.
Lana lusts for Sterling Archer, which leads Malory to promote Cyril to a field agent. Archer is forced to train Cyril, while Malory worries about her son's future.
When a famous movie actress wants to research her new role in a spy thriller, she comes to ISIS. Lana is initially reluctant to let her tag along, but decides she wants to when she realizes it will make Archer jealous. Meanwhile, Malory tries to write her own spy thriller with Cyril's help.moreless
Malory finds herself without money after she is wiped out by a Ponzi scheme. She decides to sell ISIS to a rival spy agency, ODIN.
Cyril, Ray and Archer successfully sneak back into the United States in their stolen plane laden with cocaine only to run into some ex-military weapons dealers running guns to South America.
Archer sets out to prove the innocence and staged death of his friend, Lucas Troy, who is accused of killing his fellow ODIN agents. Malory sends Cyril and Lana to retrieve Archer and Cyril is tasked with giving Lana her peer review during the mission. Archer eventually finds Lucas holed up in a shack in a snow covered forest and Lucas, glad to see his old friend again, proceeds to attempt to induct Archer into his life scheme.moreless
Archer is feeling lonely when he realizes that everyone in the ISIS office has a date except him. However, an unexpected phone call soon has him setting off on a mission of love.
Archer's secret mission to Columbia becomes a not-so-secret mission when he gets drunk.
ISIS gets their computer system infected by a pirate virus. The team needs to stop it before it reaches all the encrypted files and reveals the identities of all their agents. Meanwhile, Cyril is trying to find a way to show his coworkers that he can perform under pressure, which is bringing back painful memories of his childhood.moreless
When a U.S. Air Force B-52 bomber crashes off the coast of Bermuda, Malory decides that ISIS is going to retrieve the hydrogen bomb that was on board the bomber and return it to the U.S. before it can fall into enemy hands.
Cherlene, who refuses to fly, has a gig in Texas so Archer procures a bus and a blocker car, a la Smokey and the Bandit, to get her there in time.
Archer is stranded in Montreal, Canada under dubious circumstances while Malory's new husband, Ron Cadillac, is in nearby Schenectady on business. Archer reluctantly agrees to accept a ride back to New York with Ron, during which Archer discovers secrets about Ron's past.
The history of Woodhouse and his relationship with the Archers is explored when his involvement with a Tontine suggest foul play. With only three members left of the Tontine including himself, Woodhouse receives protection from Archer. As the story behind the Tontine unfolds, it is revealed how Woodhouse met Malory, and how he ended up as Archer's loyal butler. Meanwhile, Archer has to struggle with protecting Woodhouse and taking care of baby Seamus at the same time. With news of a Tontine spreading, the rest of ISIS consider having one of their own.moreless
Archer receives a venomous snake bite while on a mission to the desert country of Turkmenistan with Ray and Cyril.
Burt Reynolds dates Malory, much to Sterling's dismay.
When Malory summons Archer and Lana to her home on a weekend night, the two agents are not happy. However, once they arrive, they realize their weekend plans are the least of their problems. Malory has become embroiled in yet another murder mystery, this time involving a very influential politician.
The Vatican hires ISIS to protect His Holiness from a radical faction of the Swiss Guard. And just to make things even more hilarious, the Pope happens to be the spit'in image of Woodhouse.
Following the murder of Archer's wife by Bionic Barry, Archer disappears off the map. Malory is consumed with maternal worry over her missing son, and sends a man named Rip Riley to look for him. Finding Archer may not be as difficult as everyone at ISIS thinks, but getting him to willfully return is another story.moreless
With Ray being paralyzed from the waist down, Malory decides to make Cyril a field agent along with Archer and Lana. The three are assigned to a bounty hunter mission to capture a drug lord named Roman Calzado. Archer and Lana reluctantly show Cyril the ropes of surviving in the hostile field. Pam, Cheryl and Ray all have to find a way to pass a drug screening back at ISIS headquarters, with Krieger offering a possible solution to their problem.moreless
Archer and Lana team up again to retrieve Kazak, an actual dog.
Sterling embraces his new role as "Pirate King," while his mother and the rest of the team wait anxiously to hear from his presumed captors. Despite being aided by new consort and egghead translator Noah, pirate morale is plummeting and mutiny appears to be on the horizon. Rip tries to get an S.O.S. back to ISIS and Ray and Lana launch an expensive rescue operation, but neither plays out quite as expected.moreless
The former ISIS members must deal with the Yakuza after Pam swindles them out of a million dollars worth of amphetamines.
Despite his own best efforts, Archer and the gang manage to kidnap Bucky and escape the pirate fortress. The escape takes a toll on the team, Ray in particular, and only Archer makes it back to ISIS unscathed.
Bionic Barry takes over the KGB and ousts Nikolai Jakov, sending him to Siberia. Jakov decides to defect to America in hopes that Malory Archer will protect him. Sterling Archer wakes up for the first time with a hangover, unable to recall much from a night of insane drinking. Malory and the rest of the ISIS gang are eager to receive Jakov's defection.moreless
The fifth season begins with ISIS coming under attack and coping with the loss of one of its longtime members. And then things just get really crazy.
Archer has conflicting emotions when he finds out Krieger has rebuilt his dead wife Katya as a cyborg.
Once Gustavo Calderon learns that Cherlene is among his captives, the ISIS gang quickly goes from unwanted pests to honored guests and are invited to stay at the palace. As they settle in, things get dicey when Kreiger learns he is not alone, the maid Archer beds is anything but that and what sounded like fireworks go from pop pop to ka-boom.moreless
Archer and Lana make a startling discovery about Ray after finding him snooping around the ISIS Armory. Ray opens up to the two that his brother - a drug farmer down South - is in need of help dealing with a corrupt sheriff. Cheryl tags along posing as Ray's wife. Krieger, Pam, and Cyril try to distract Malory from finding out where the field agents have gone.moreless
Archer is gifted a brand new Dodge Challenger Special Edition spy car from Malory for his birthday. Warned repeatedly not to lose sight of it, Archer ends up losing it anyway. Desperate to recover it before his mother finds out, he goes looking for it from the most likely culprits - the Yakuza.moreless
The ISIS team is hired to go undercover at a state dinner to provide security for an Albanian diplomat.
Archer and his colleagues at ISIS voyage to the final frontier in an effort to prevent a catastrophe on the International Space Station.
Archer, Lana, Malory and Cyril escort a wanted Canadian radical back to his country to face justice. They use a train to transport the prisoner back to the hands of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Unfortunately, Cyril ends up losing the prisoner and the team has to find him before he gets away.moreless
Archer and the rest of the crew aboard the International Space Station must escape the custody of the mutineers, who plan on using the hostages to colonize Mars.
The former ISIS members try to put some of their espionage skills to use when they undertake a risky high stakes Miami mission.