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Cold Fusion is the eighth episode of eleventh season of Archer, being the season finale and the one-hundred and eighteenth episode overall.

"Did you people ever consider that you need me around because you want the excuse to be your worst selves?!"
Sterling Archer



The entire ISIS crew is sent to investigate a murder and sabotage of an Antarctic research base radio signal as water levels rise.



  • Co Starring:
    • Adam Reed as Ray Gillette
    • Nika Futterman as Dr. Gertrude Rilsa
    • Tiffany Morgan as Maddox
    • Kyle Chapple as Grey
    • Zebbie Gillispie
  • Guest Starring:

Cultural References[]

  • When they first arrive on Antarctica, the gang jokingly discusses what may have happened at the research station that led to the death of one of the people there. They come up with five scenarios - a thawed alien monstrosity (reference to John Carpenter's The Thing (1982), demon possession (a reference to Sometimes They Come Back... for More (1998), aka Ice Station Erebus, the in-name-only final entry in a series of three films based on Stephen King's short story of the same name), "sex worms" (a reference to David Cronenberg's horror film Shivers) or possibly the X-Files episode "Ice" (that featured parasitic worms at an Arctic research station), flesh-eating virus (a reference to the Cabin Fever (2002) film franchise) and "a multidimensional hell-beast" which will make people change their perspective on reality and existence (a direct reference to H.P. Lovecraft's novella The Mountains of Madness, part of the Cthulhu Mythos).
  • When Archer rants about the "stupid logic puzzle" he says "who am I, Bernard Bolzano?" Bolzano was a Bohemian mathematician and philosopher devoted to the a priori sciences of logic, mathematics, and theology.

Running Gags / Callbacks[]

  • There is a poster for a Rona Thorne movie called "Consumed" in the Antarctic base.



  • The penguin Baby Lamont is a character from Adam Reed's "Frisky Dingo" series.
  • The base character with the video camera uses an obvious Werner Herzog voice throughout.
  • A pickleback is a shot of whiskey followed by a shot of brine from a pickle.



First Appearances[]


Archer: "Did you people ever consider that you need me around because you want the excuse to be your worst selves?!"
Lana: "Oh shit..."


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