|Production Company||Floyd County Prod.|
|Country of Origin||United States|
|No. of Episodes||13|
|Premiere Airdate||January 13, 2014|
|Finale Airdate||April 21, 2014|
|Home Video Release|
|DVD ( Region 1 )||January 6, 2015|
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Archer Vice is the name given to the fifth season of Archer. The season was ordered by FX on February 27, 2013,  Archer Vice consisted of thirteen episodes and began airing on January 13, 2014, on Monday nights at 10 PM.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
List of Episodes[edit | edit source]
|( v ) Screenshot||Episode Title||Original
|Production Code||Season Ep. #||Overall Ep. #|
|"White Elephant"||January 13, 2014||XAR05001||1||50|
|ISIS is raided and disbanded by the U.S. government when it transpires that the agency was never sanctioned by them.|
|"Archer Vice: A Kiss While Dying"||January 20, 2014||XAR05002||2||51|
|Disguised as a doctor and nurse, Archer and Lana take twenty kilos of cocaine, hidden in plaster covering Pam's entire body, to a deal with an unknown buyer.|
|"Archer Vice: A Debt of Honor"||January 27, 2014||XAR05003||3||52|
|The gang decides to use the counterfeit money to buy guns but Pam takes it instead to buy amphetamines from the Yakuza.|
|"Archer Vice: House Call"||February 3, 2014||XAR05004||4||53|
|As the gang discusses their diminishing coke supply and sending Pam to rehab, an FBI agent knocks on the door.|
|"Archer Vice: Southbound and Down"||February 24, 2014||XAR05005||5||54|
|Archer pays for an extravagant tour bus to get the gang to Texas for Cherlene's debut performance.|
|"Archer Vice: Baby Shower"||March 3, 2014||XAR05008||6||55|
|Archer and Pam try to get Kenny Loggins to play at Lana's baby shower and wind up in a zone of danger.|
|"Archer Vice: Smugglers' Blues"||March 10, 2014||XAR05009||7||56|
|Without Malory's knowledge or permission, Archer takes some of the cocaine to South America, dragging Cyril and Ray along.|
|"Archer Vice: The Rules of Extraction"||March 17, 2014||XAR05006||8||57|
|When the jeep carrying them crashes, Archer, Cyril and Ray have to navigate their way through a jungle river, forcing Archer to confront his fear of crocodiles.|
|"Archer Vice: On The Carpet"||March 24, 2014||XAR05007||9||58|
|Archer avoids crash landing in a dangerous swamp only to come face-to-face with a shady arms dealer.|
|"Archer Vice: Palace Intrigue, Part I"||March 31, 2014||XAR05010||10||59|
|Archer and the rest of the ISIS gang are the guests of Gustavo Calderon and his wife Juliana. Calderon is a big fan of Cherlene, but Juliana is a bigger fan of Archer.|
|"Archer Vice: Palace Intrigue, Part II"||April 7, 2014||XAR05011||11||60|
|Archer tries to keep his fling with the dictator's wife a secret while Krieger bonds with his clone-brothers.|
|"Archer Vice: Filibuster"||April 14, 2014||XAR05012||12||61|
|Cyril becomes the new president of San Marcos, Cherlene becomes the first lady of country music, and Archer becomes a resistance fighter.|
|"Archer Vice: Arrival/Departure"||April 21, 2014||XAR05013||13||62|
|While Lana is trying to give birth to her baby, it turns out that the whole "cocaine-case" was a secret agreement between Malory and the CIA.|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Season 5 is the first season to be a Themed Season and have a season sub-title: "Archer Vice".
- Originally scheduled for a premiere in February, this was the first time that the series was scheduled to premiere a season outside of January, with the exception of promotional runs and teaser premiers.
- The opening Title Sequence has been remade for this season, with some minor changes. Cheryl's action changes slightly, Cyril uses a walkie-talkie in his action, Malory takes a longer drink in her action, and Lucky Yates, the voice of Dr. Krieger, was added to the main credited cast.
- This is the only season within the waking Archer universe in which Barry Dylan does not appear. His next appearance is in Edie's Wedding where it is revealed that he no longer works for the KGB and has been dumped by Katya Kazanova for Boris.
- Episodes in this season appear to be more connected than episodes in previous seasons due to a continuous running plotline.
- Note: Video streaming site Netflix is currently playing the season out of airing order, with Smugglers' Blues following Southbound and Down and Baby Shower airing after On the Carpet, which is the order the episodes were produced. It only causes one continuity problem, as the gang is shown to still have plenty of cocaine in Baby Shower, however it is revealed to be gone after Krieger blows most of it up in On the Carpet. This makes it impossible for Baby Shower to take place after On the Carpet, as it does on Netflix.
- The title 'Archer Vice', along with the art style and character clothing, refers to the popular 80's television series, 'Miami Vice' and the popular video game 'Grand Theft Auto: Vice City'.
- The phrase that was used most often by the characters for Season 5 is "Your words", as well as a continuing focus on the fact "phrasing" was no longer a running gag.
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External Links[edit | edit source]
- Archer : Season 5 on Wikipedia
- Archer: Season 5 on Imdb
- Archer : Season 5 on Rotten Tomatoes
- Archer : Season 5 on Metacritic
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