The Orpheus Gambit
Series Information
Series Archer                              
Season No. 11
Episode Information
Episode No. 1
Original Air Date September 16, 2020
Written by Mark Ganek
Animation Directed by Chad Hurd
Production Code XAR011001
U.S. Viewership (Millions) TBA
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"The Orpheus Gambit" is the premiere episode of the eleventh season of Archer, being the one-hundred and eleventh episode overall.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Archer's back in the spy game and his first mission is to guard a priceless statue. His second mission, to tell Lana his true feelings. His third mission, to get blind drunk.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Cultural References[edit | edit source]

Running Gags / Callbacks[edit | edit source]

  • Coma-O'Clock
  • Phrasing
  • Sploosh!
  • Mention of Cyril's sex addiction
  • Cyril says "Jeezy-petes!"
  • Suuuprressing Fiiiire!

Continuity[edit | edit source]

  • Archer has awoken from his 3 year coma
  • The death of Woodhouse whilst Archer was in his coma is referenced
  • Archer mentions dreaming of being a private eye whilst in his coma
  • Cheryl mentions finding something unconventional deeply erotic
  • Ray continues to wear a black glove on his right hand, marking his cybernetic replacement
  • Krieger continues to have rock inspired vans

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • First appearance of the Tactile Cane
  • The introduction of "New Better Cheryl"
  • The device Krieger puts on Archer's head is the same one Doc Brown used when meeting Marty McFly in Back To The Future.
  • Krieger's Van has "Screaming for Van-gence" painted on the side. It is similar to the cover of the Judas Priest album "Screaming for Vengeance" During the cold open chase The song "You Got Another Thing Coming" is playing. It is by Judas Priest & is from the album "Screaming for Vengeance" as well. Krieger is also wearing leather gloves and hat, a trend that Judas Priest made popular.
  • In the art museum there is a glass encased dolphin on display. During an exchange of gunfire the case shatters & the dolphin falls on Pam. In earlier seasons Pam has a dolphin hand puppet.
  • When Krieger is manning comms, there are several references on his monitors including the two aliens from the Nellis episode, the well prison from Silence Of The Lambs and a scene from Marathon Man.
  • A peregrine is a type of falcon. This is a reference to the film 'The Maltese Falcon' which also centered around a statue.

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Locations[edit | edit source]

First Appearances[edit | edit source]

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Archer: "Stare into the void, the void stares into me, mostly void stuff"

Archer: "Woah! Sploosh right?"
Pam: "Ohhh"
Ray: "Yeah, we don't do that anymore."
Archer: "You don't? Uh What, Sploosh? Yo-yo-you have to Sploosh. You all Sploosh, everybody Splooshes."

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