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"Colt Express" is the seventh episode of the twelfth season of Archer, being the one-hundred and twenty-fifth episode overall.



A mysterious stranger and a scavenger hunt helps Archer and the gang get a jump on their enemies.


S12E07-Mad science

It's working!

Colt finally wakes up from his coma, thanks to one of Krieger's crazy devices but has amnesia. Archer and the gang try to help him with his memory on his device before Fabian gets his hands on it and the agency almost has no money since Robert's been tightening their funding. Colt remembers what his device is then tells them that his invention is an energy source that can eliminate dependency on fossil fuels altogether if used properly. If not it could wipe out all life on the planet.

S12E07-Meat suit

I'm putting the ghost back in the meat suit.

Their mission takes them to Singapore where the main IIA headquarters is located. There, Archer plans out the mission and tells Krieger to help Colt get his memory back. After doing crazy science stuff together, Colt remembers where he lives. Meanwhile Archer, Lana, and Cyril are able to just walk right into the headquarters due to the lack of security. They attend an IIA orientation, where they find Ray is one of the hosts. Ray reveals he has been working as a temp at IIA for months, in case the agency goes under.

S12E07-Colts apt

I'm in awe of how eeew it is.

Krieger, Pam, and Cheryl all go with Colt to his apartment to find any clues to the code they need for the device. There they find a thumb drive with the code they needed. They then leave to rendezvous with Archer and the others. Malory and Robert are manning communications at their hotel room.

While on the mission Archer spills that Lana cuddled with another man while in Japan, to the surprise of Cyril and Ray who then accused her of having a "emotional" affair, which Cyril said is worse than a regular affair. Later Cyril confronts Lana that she's turning into Archer and she's showing the same habits as Archer does like flirting with every guy she meets, sleeping all day and partying all night, and taking women's gummy vitamins, which apparently is a Archer thing.

S12E07-Archer bridge


Archer, Lana, Cyril and Ray try to destroy the device but instead have to steal it in a flatbed truck and escape the IIA building. This leads to a high speed chase across the city. Krieger, Pam, and Cheryl show up in Colt's Van and Archer tells Lana, Cyril, and Ray to jump into it. Archer then crashes the device off an unfinished bridge, destroying it. But Fabian and his men corner Archer while the rest of the gang watch from far away. Fabian asks Archer to join IIA due to his incredible skills and raw instincts. Fabian then reveals that he wants the device to make fossil fuel companies pay him a huge ransom to not use it. He'll then run a protection racket over every major country to ensure he doesn't blow them up. After hearing all that, Archer turns down Fabian's offer, calling him an "evil mastermind."


Sorry pal, it's actually Other Barry.

Then suddenly Barry crashes in. Believing Barry is here to help, Archer expects him to attack Fabian and his men. But then Barry says he is actually "Other Barry", he knocks Archer out, and Fabian captures him while the others can only watch from the other side of the bridge.


Cultural References[]

  • Jethro Tull and Krull - Colt has a rock inspired van (much like Krieger often has) named Jethro Krull, a reference to the rock band Jethro Tull and the sci-fi/fantasy cult classic film Krull.
  • The Jerk - The bit where Colt/Jeremy grabs random items in the apartment is a reference to this movie.

Running Gags / Callbacks[]

  • In Colt's apartment, while he is grabbing random items, he grabs a poster of an alien in a bikini. That alien was flirting with the gladiator, Kooch, in "Happy Borthday" right before Archer knocks him out to take his disguise.


  • Archer references the events of the previous episode.
  • Archer brings up how Lana cheated on Robert from "Dingo, Baby, Et Cetera".
  • Lana mentions that she and Cyril both cheated on each other from "Job Offer".
  • Ray reveals that he has been working at the IIA in case the Agency goes under, which explains his absence for most of the season.
  • Colt finally wakes up from his coma from "Identity Crisis", and tries to remember about his project that Fabian wants.
  • There's a flashback to Archer cheating on Lana when they were together (chronologically before "Mole Hunt").


S12E07-IIA Orientation

IIA Orientation including Rona Thorne, Charles & Rudy, Mercedes Moreno.



First Appearances[]


Pam: The soup kitchen was a sex club!


Fabian: Do you ever shut up?
Archer: At movies, I guess, if they're good.


Gallery of Images[]

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