A808 09
Series Information
Series Archer                              
Season No. 8
Episode Information
Episode No. 8
Original Air Date May 24, 2017
Written by Adam Reed
Production Code XAR08008
Episode Navigation
Previous Gramercy, Halberd!
Next Strange Pilot
"Archer Dreamland: Auflösung" is the eight and final episode of Season 8, and the ninety-third episode overall.


Archer visits Dreamland and receives a big break that leads him to Woodhouse's killer. [1]


Following Trexler's revelation that Mother killed Woodhouse, Archer returns to Dreamland and holds everyone at gunpoint. After some bickering, Barry returns to Krieger to receive his injections and attacks Archer upon discovering him there. Barry reveals he's the one who killed Woodhouse during the ensuing battle. Krieger pleads with Barry not to become a killing machine, and when he ultimately refuses, is killed by Krieger's cybernetic Nazi dogs. Following Barry's death, Carol throws a chair, angering the dogs. Mr Zerk brutally kills both of the dogs, leaving Krieger in tears. As Figgis and Poovey attempt to make off with the ransom, Archer accidentally reveals Lana is a government agent, prompting Mother to hold her at gunpoint. Mother first accidentally shoots Lana, before Poovey shoots her an additional five times due to incompetence. Lana dies in Archer's arms, as he discovers the ransom money was, in fact, a bag full of incest magazines. Disheveled, Archer simply leaves Dreamland and places a baggie of heroin and a stone on Woodhouse's grave the following day.

Poovey returns home and finds the front door ajar, before making way to the kitchen where she finds a note from her Chinese roommates, thanking Poovey for all that was done and saying that they must leave for unknown reasons. Poovey collapses onto a chair and begins sobbing inconsolably.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • John Browning: Archer points his M1911 pistol at Figgis and sarcastically says its inventor is the one who gave him the authority over the ransom money.
  • Hercule Poirot, the grand detective from Agatha Christie's stories.
  • Placing a Stone - the Jewish tradition of placing a stone to mark/commemorate a grave

Running GagsEdit

  • Jumping Right In:  Poovey starts the episode with:
"So, uh -"
[This is a callback to Archer's opening line in ​Berenice (s8e2).  For analysis, see Jumping Into Dreamland].
  • Pout - "I guess just pout."


  • Reality (Non-Dream):
    • None
  • Dream/Reality Crossover:
    • Archer mentioning that it's impossible for someone to survive getting shot 7 times, which is what happened to him in the real world and the reason for his dream world. 
  • Dream (Non-Reality):
    • None


  • Title Explained: "Auflösung", is a German word which translates to "resolution" in English, which is obviously referencing the resolution of the season-long Dreamland story arc.[2]
  • Dedicated to the memory of the late George Coe, the voice of Arthur Woodhouse.


First AppearancesEdit

Characters (in order of appearance) Edit


Gallery of ImagesEdit

There are 0 screenshots and images from "Auflösung" on this Wiki, visit the category page for a complete gallery.

External linksEdit


  1. Season 8 Episode Guide on
  2. Auflösung on Google Translate


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.