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The second season of Archer consisted of 13 episodes and commenced airing on January 27, 2011 with the season finale aired on April 21, 2011.


Season Synopsis[]


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Air Date
Production Code Season Ep. # Overall Ep. #
Bad timing Archer "Swiss Miss" January 27, 2011 XAR02002 1 11
ISIS agents head to the luxury winter resort town of Gstaad to protect a German billionaire's daughter from a kidnapping threat. But Archer soon finds out the real threat is his protectee: an underage nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to bed the world's greatest spy.
Doubting the plan "A Going Concern" February 3, 2011 XAR02006 2 12
Broke after having been wiped out in a Ponzi scheme, Malory decides to sell ISIS to rival spy agency ODIN, whose chief happens to be in love with her. Not surprisingly, the ISIS staff try to stop the sale and the romance.
Archer&Trinette "Blood Test" February 10, 2011 XAR02001 3 13
Trinette accuses Archer of being the father of her baby son, Seamus. Archer tries to avoid paying child support by rigging the paternity test.
Alligator swamp "Pipeline Fever" February 17, 2011 XAR02007 4 14
While Malory tries to make ISIS a green workplace, Archer and Lana head to the Louisiana bayous to prevent a dangerous eco-terrorist from bombing America's largest natural gas pipeline.
Woodhouse soldier "The Double Deuce" February 24, 2011 XAR02004 5 15
Secrets of Woodhouse's past make him the seeming target of an assassin. Archer gets mildly concerned about it.
Pirate virus "Tragical History" March 3, 2011 XAR02005 6 16
Tired of his colleagues constantly calling him a failure, Cyril agrees to help George Spelvin, a mysterious computer security expert, inject a pirate virus into the ISIS mainframe so Cyril can defeat the virus and be seen as a hero.
MovieStar "Movie Star" March 10, 2011 XAR02003 7 17
As research for an upcoming role, Hollywood starlet Rona Thorne shadows Lana, and Archer can not help but to compete for the movie star's attention.
StageTwo "Stage Two" March 17, 2011 XAR02008 8 18
Archer finds out after a test that he has stage two breast cancer.
Placebo "Placebo Effect" March 24, 2011 XAR02009 9 19
When Archer discovers that the pills he has been taking for his breast cancer are counterfeit, he goes on a hunt to destroy the criminals who did this to him.
Secuestro "El Secuestro" March 31, 2011 XAR02010 10 20
Pam gets kidnapped when she is mistaken for Cheryl by bandits who are after her wealth.
JeuMonegasque "Jeu Monégasque" April 7, 2011 XAR02011 11 21
Malory brings Archer, Ray, and Lana to Monte Carlo when she tries to stop one of her sex tapes from being released. Archer loses all of the blackmail money by gambling and has to get it back.
WhiteNights "White Nights" April 14, 2011 XAR02012 12 22
Archer searches for his father's identity behind the Iron Curtain, where he falls in love and runs into trouble, requiring the rescue efforts of ODIN agent Barry Dylan.
DoubleTrouble "Double Trouble" April 21, 2011 XAR02013 13 23
Suspicion and jealousy arise at ISIS as Doctor Krieger works to finish a top-secret project, and Archer brings a mysterious former KGB agent named Katya Kazanova home to meet Malory.



  • The opening Title Sequence was changed to include Amber Nash beginning with the first episode "Swiss Miss".
  • Some other changes were noticed by fans of the show. One of the most notable being Archer's skills as the "world's most dangerous spy." In Season 1, his skills as a spy were not showcased very often, so many fans believed he lacked many of the skills. This was proven otherwise with this season's first episode, "Swiss Miss." Here Archer had many opportunities to show that he was a fairly capable field agent.
  • This season increased the show's focus on the Archer supporting cast. This included adding more frequent appearances by the character of Ray Gillette. Instead of being chained to the ISIS control room, he has now been able to get out and about as an ISIS field agent. Also, details about the backstories of Pam, Cheryl and Doctor Krieger were revealed.
  • Furthermore, this season saw the addition of numerous two-part episodes. These were episodes in which the broad story was told over two episodes. They didn't follow the traditional television model of adding a "to be continued" tag at the end, but they did end "Stage Two" and "White Nights" on somewhat dramatic cliffhangers.
  • On a side note, every episode of the second season starts with a character's face at least partially obscured by the TV rating box in the upper left corner of the screen. This was done on purpose by the creator as a protest to a previous accidental incident in which they refused to move the box.

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