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"London Time" is the third episode of the twelfth season of Archer, being the one-hundred and twenty-first episode overall.



A mission across the pond turns into a trip down memory lane for Malory while Cheryl teaches Pam about British history.


Archer and the gang celebrate their recent successful mission, when they find themselves traveling across the pond to London to retrieve a bug that Malory installed herself many years ago. They hide in a old dusty factory while Malory 'wearing her old cat suit' and plans out their mission. Archer, Lana, and Cyril manage to find the bug and place it in a suitcase, only to have it stolen by an IIA agent and Cyril was framed for the crime.

S12E03-Old Malory and Cornelius

Malory and Cornelius ride again.

Next day Archer and Lana try to track the agent, only for him to elude them every time they catch up to him, while also going down memory about Lana not being fun, with Krieger helping them navigate through the city. Meanwhile Malory and Cyril meet with Malory's old colleague/old fling Cornelius Varma; who has retired from spy work and sold his agency to Fabian but after some encouragement from Malory, he agreed to help them retrieved bug. While Pam and Cheryl dress up in English dresses and just basically goof off around London.

Archer and Lana finally catch the IIA agent at the London Eye, who tries to rendezvous with Fabian in his helicopter. Thanks to the magnet in Archers cane, he scales the Eye, catches up to the agent, gets the case from him and pushes him into the river, while Lana catches Archer before he falls.

On the plane home they celebrate their success and Cyril was cleared of all charges. Malory decides to keep the bug hoping to use it one day.


Cultural References[]

  • Quick Draw McGraw (1959) - Pam uses Snugglepuss's catchphrase, "Heavens to Murgatroyd."
  • C.R.E.A.M. - Pam says "Dollar dollar bills y'all?" which is a reference to Wu-Tang Clan's song C.R.E.A.M.
  • While making fun of Cyril, Archer mentions many candy bars such as Payday, Zero, Three Musketeers, Bounty, 100 Grand, Mars, Score and Snickers.
  • Cheryl says a couple weird, obscure facts and legends about London and England that are actually real like the Legend of the Tower Ravens.
  • Magneto - Lana name checks "Max Eisenhardt" which is villain Magneto of the X-Men comic books real name and less common than "Erik Lensherr" meaning she must be a big fan of the book.

Running Gags / Callbacks[]

  • Krieger says "Jazz legs!" which references his gag "Jazz hands!" in "The Papal Chase".
  • Frisky Malory - Malory wears a catsuit most of the episode and acts more "frisky" than usual in this episode
  • Sploosh! and Phrasing - Lana says both when recalling a time in her and Archer's early relationship when they had sex 6 times during a mission.


  • Fabian is still listening to Archer's comms from the last time he hacked them, revealing the agency's negligence.
  • Lana is still mad at Robert for what he said to her in "Lowjacked", when she refused the flowers he sent to her.


  • Lana makes reference to their stakeout "by the river" in Bermuda 15 years ago as her proof that she is fun - however there are no rivers in Bermuda.


First Appearances[]


Malory: "And they can pry my agency from my dead, grenade-holding fingers."


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