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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, [1] Archer Vice consisted of thirteen episodes and began airing on January 13, 2014, on Monday nights at 10 PM.[2]

Season Synopsis[]


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Air Date
Production Code Season Ep. # Overall Ep. #
A 501 02 1 "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.
A 502 10 "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.
A 503 05 "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.
A 504 07 "Archer Vice: House Call" February 3, 2014 XAR05004 4 53
As the gang discusses their diminishing coke supply and sending Pam to rehab, FBI agent knocks on the door.
Season5episode5 "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.
Baby Shower Still 01 "Archer Vice: Baby Shower" March 3, 2014 XAR05009 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 Smugglers Blues "Archer Vice: Smugglers' Blues" March 10, 2014 XAR05006 7 56
Without Malory's knowledge or permission, Archer takes some of the cocaine to South America, dragging Cyril and Ray along.
The rules of extraction "Archer Vice: The Rules of Extraction" March 17, 2014 XAR05007 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 S05 E09 On the Carpet "Archer Vice: On The Carpet" March 24, 2014 XAR05008 9 58
Archer avoids crash landing in a dangerous swamp only to come face-to-face with a shady arms dealer.
Palaceintriguepart1 "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. Calderon is a big fan of Cherlene, but Juliana is a bigger fan of Archer.
PalaceIntriguePart2 "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 Dr. Krieger bonds with his clone-brothers.
Filibusterscreencapture "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.
ArrivalsDepartures img1 "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.



  • 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.
  • This is the first and only season to air new episodes on Mondays.
  • 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.



External Links[]


  1. "FX Renews Archer for Season 5". Retrieved August 27, 2013.
  2. "FX Announces 2014 Premiere Dates for ARCHER". Retrieved December 1, 2013.