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"Deadly Velvet: Part II" is the tenth and final episode of Season 7 and the eighty-fifth episode overall. It originally aired June 2, 2016.



Things get even deadlier for Archer and the gang on the set of Deadly Velvet.


The episode picks up with Archer meeting Krieger's androids and using his android doppelganger in a plot to get Veronica Deane to confess to the murder of her ex-husband. The entire movie set Deadly Velvet was a scam that Veronica and her ex-husband Ellis Crane set up to get millions of dollars from insurance fraud, but Ellis cuts her out of the deal and Veronica murders him and tries to frame Lana Kane.

Archer retrieves his android doppelganger and the pair confronts Veronica. The android is shot three times in the stomach and lands in the pool, apparently dead. The real Archer emerges and is shot.

When the rest of the Figgis Agency arrive, Archer emerges wounded but still alive. As he kneels down to propose to Lana, he begins to malfunction - revealing that this Archer is the android, and the original was apparently shot and killed...


Cultural References[]

  • Star Wars: Pam calls Shapiro "Obi-Wan Attorney", in reference to Obi-Wan Kenobi. Later, after hearing about the Turing test (see below), Malory asks if the test is from Star War [sic], which she had no clue about in a previous episode.
  • Arrested Development: When asking the above, Malory asks if the Turing Test is "a thing from Star War?" This a reference to the line "Here's some money, go see a Star War." - something said by Jessica Walter's character Lucille in Arrested Development.
  • The Maltese Falcon: Veronica tells Archer she has a bungalow near the residence of film director John Huston. Lana was seen about to strike Archer with a statue of the falcon in the previous episode, "Deadly Velvet: Part I".
  • Dabney Coleman: Malory calls Archer "Grabney Coleman", in reference to the American actor.
  • Tijuana Zebra: Malory suggests to Archer that he flees to Mexico and adds that he can also have his picture taken with a donkey painted to look like a zebra.
  • Transformers: Archer calls Krieger's bots "inept-icons", in reference to the Decepticons.
  • Robot: While arguing with Krieger, Pam references Dr. Han Fastolfe, a fictional character in Isaac Asimov's series featuring positronic robots.
  • Turing test: Archer says that Krieger's bots couldn't pass the Turing test, which is a test to determine if a robot can successfully persuade a human that it is a human.
  • The A-Team: Diedrich calls Archer "Faceman" when ordering him to get into the van, in reference to the suave ladies man Templeton "Face" Peck.
  • Hamlet: Veronica quotes Horatio's farewell speech to the king in the William Shakespeare tragedy.
  • Marlin Perkins: Archer calls himself "Marlin Jerkins" in admittance to making Lana become the prime suspect. This is the second time the zoologist has been referenced in the series, the first being in "El Contador".
  • Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales: In a revisit to the opening scene of Season 7, Diedrich refers to Archer's tuxedo-clad body floating in the pool as "Tennessee Tuxedo", referencing the titular penguin from the 1963 cartoon.
  • Planet of the Apes (1968): Krieger says George Taylor's line "You maniacs! You blew it("him" in Krieger's context) up! Damn you! Goddamn you all to hell!" when Milky, one of his Krieger bots, gets shot by Malory.
  • Chuck E Cheese: An American fast food chain, is referenced by Archer saying "Open an Adolf E Cheese"?
  • Wonder Twins: Mentioned by Archer.
  • Sunset Boulevard (1950): The scenes featuring Archer in the pool are a reference to the opening scene of this movie.

Running Gags[]

  • Krieger can be seen with milk, and the "human breast milk" gag is used again. (First referenced in Blood Test.)
  • Krieger's Clones make an appearance in this episode.
  • "We're hugging it out" - used by Archer with his robot clone.
  • One moment: Archer’s robot clown holds up a finger while drinking bourbon
  • Archer's Ferrari is again shown, broken.


  • When Archer says, "It's got spin-off written all over it!", he is breaking the fourth wall.
  • When Veronica Deane is talking to Archer by the pool, she asks him if he loves her and he replies. This may be a hint that it's the actual Archer and not Sterlingbot.
  • The murder weapon used to kill Ellis was a German P08 Luger, used by the German armed forces in WWI and WWII. It is a 9mm semi-automatic that carries 8 rounds in the magazine and one in the chamber.
  • "23 skidoo" used by Krieger, is early 20th-century slang.
  • After shooting Milkly, Malory comments that now she has to wash her hands again. However, among the fuss with the robots, the lawyers and the debate about whether or not that constituted a crime - in aid of setting up the final act - Malroy went off in the police van without washing her hands. This means she should test positive for gunshot residue. (Technically, Archer and Krieger would also test positive, since GSR can be dispersed within 3-5 feet.) (edit: Malory didn't get tested yet because Archer was found in Veronica's pool so the cop let them go.)


Diedrich: "Y-You better not wash those hands!"
Archer: "I won't!"
Diedrich: "I'd like your word, please!"
Archer: "You have it! Great police work!"


Harris: "Well, sweetheart, today just might be your lucky day."
Lana: "What? You're gonna park in an alley and let me go if I give you a blowjob?"
Harris: "Mmmmm... No. They made us quit doing that. There was a whole big thing about it."

Gallery of Images[]

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Reference List[]

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