Archer

Season 1 Episode 6

Skorpio

8
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Feb 11, 2010 on FX
9.1
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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.

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  • Lana must stop an arms dealer, Malory goes to a "conference," and Cyril smothers Lana

    10
    Malory recruits Lana over Archer to go on board a ship and take out arms dealer Skorpio (not pretty) while Cyril questions Lana's loyalties to him in their relationship. Meanwhile Malory goes to a "conference" on board a ship with her KGB head boyfriend on a ship called the "Chump Guzzler" and they have bout and she professes a secret about her son to him. Archer thinks that he must rescue Lana although things go awry more once he arrives. Back at ISIS Cyril, Pam, Krieger, and Sheryl/Secretary woman all get wasted and Cyril makes a bumbling mistake in his questioning his relathionship with Lana.moreless
  • Lana is sent to the Mediterranean to stop an arms dealer from selling sensitive weapons to terrorists. Malory goes along to meet with her Soviet "counterpart". Sterling gets called into save Lana when Malory thinks she has been taken prisoner.moreless

    9.0
    Another raucous episode full of innuendo and good old straightforward raunch. Poor Cyril he manages to get himself worked up and then blam he really is in trouble if that ever gets out!



    Sterling is just so cool in such a stupid way it's almost charming. The way he argues things is absolutely obsessed. You have to wonder how they came up with this character.



    We of course learned the big news tonight. Malory is hilarious. For a spy chief I don't think she can keep anything secret. I would think that would be a prerequisite for that job. The gang back at the office are a real crack support team. Basically sitting around and complaining or making Cyril crazy. I have to admit I am beginning to wonder if anything is out of bounds after the whole maid/kitchen/abortion/vasectomy bit.



    Sometimes a little bit to clever for its own good. The episode continue to be entertaining to say the least. See you next week. Thanks for reading...moreless
Rafael Ferrer

Rafael Ferrer

Spirodon Skorpio

Guest Star

Peter Newman

Peter Newman

Maj. Nikolai Jackov

Recurring Role

Lucky Yates

Lucky Yates

Doctor Krieger

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

    • When Lana mentions Archer's use of a ping pong paddle in bed, the flight attendant narrows her eyes at Lana. This is a callback to the first episode, Mole Hunt, where Archer used his ping pong paddle on this same flight attendant.

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Krieger: (Preparing a bunch of Molotov cocktails) These corporate bag munchers owe me six hundred and thirty dollars for my GODDAMN FLEX ACCOUNT! (Lights one)

    • Pam: Oh my God, yes. We should call her! Because I would literally murder somebody for some migas right now.
      Krieger: Every single noun and verb in that sentence... totally arouses me.

    • Pam: So... what are you snorting off me?
      Krieger: Ah, it's mostly MSG.
      Pam: The flava enhancer!

    • Krieger: I'm sorry, are you addressing me? Because your authority is not recognized in...Fort Kickass!

    • (Cyril cries about the thought of Lana and Archer back together)
      Pam: And that's why I don't sleep with co-workers.That, and nobody lets me.
      Kreiger: I've had good results with ether.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Eric Sims (Background Director)
      Bryan Fordney (Lead Animator)
      Sam Ellis (Lead Illustrator/Character Design), Chad Hurd (Lead Illustrator/Character Design)
      Claire Almon (Illustrator), Jon Bass (Illustrator), Rod Ben (Illustrator), TJ Buford (Illustrator), Myke Chapman (Illustrator), Chi Duong (Illustrator), Jason Li (Illustrator), Reese Lloyd (Illustrator), Leia Mi (Illustrator), Dan Murdoch (Illustrator), Lamont Russ (Illustrator), Ramida Rojanavipat (Illustrator)
      Jim Lammers (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Neal Biggs (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Matt Tyree (3D Modeling & Backgrounds)
      Michael Kohler (Music & Sound)
      Scott Sims (Theme Song)
      Ashley Zeltzer (Costumes & Styling)
      Scott Fry (Animation Executive Producer), Jeff Fastner (Animation Coordinator)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 25, 2010 on FIVER

  • ALLUSIONS (5)

    • Fatal Attraction
      Pam: Shouldn't you be off cooking a rabbit somewhere?
      She is referring to the 1987 film Fatal Attraction, in which a mentally unstable woman cooks a rabbit in boiling water to threaten her lover's family.

    • Rambo
      Cheryl mentions Archer's "rippling, Rambo-y arms."
      She is referring to the Rambo film series, starring Sylvester Stallone as muscular, Vietnam vet John Rambo.

    • Lampshade Hanging
      Lana: Where'd you get a grenade?
      Archer: Hanging from the lampshade.
      "Lampshade hanging" is a name given to a literary device used to address implausible plot points. The writer calls attention to the unlikely event, explains it exists regardless of logic, and moves on. By acknowledging and pointing out the writing flaw, the writer can usually avoid criticism.

    • Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street
      Skorpio: Not as much as I love chocolate... so you, malaka, bring plenty of it!
      Archer: (Disguised as the chocolate fountain guy) Uhh, I would prefer not to? Bartleby, the Scrivener? Anybody? Not a big Melville crowd here, huh? Well, he's not an easy read.
      In Herman Melville's novella Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, a copyist repeatedly refuses to do his work, saying, "I would prefer not to."

    • Top Gun
      Archer: Ha! How'd you get life insurance, Lana? Don't they know you're in the "Danger Zone!"
      This is a reference to the Kenny Loggins song "Danger Zone." This allusion is a recurring theme in Archer, which started in the episode Diversity Hire.

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