'Archer' Episode Guide - Season 1

Titles and Recaps

Sterling Archer and Lana Kane Picture - Archer Pictures
Sterling Archer and Lana Kane. FX Network

The hit TV cartoon on FX network, Archer, follows the secret agents of ISIS, including Sterling Archer and his mother, who runs the agency. H. Jon Benjamin, who plays Archer, was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for his performance in "Mole Hunt."

Now, when I say "the secret agents of ISIS," I'm not talking about the terrorist organization, but American spies-for-hire. When Archer premiered on January 14, 2009, ISIS wasn't the threat it became in recent years.

After ISIS starting making headlines in the news, creator Adam Reed dropped the name and made Archer's team a part of the CIA.

Following is an episode guide for season 1 of Archer.

"Training Day"
January 14, 2010
Lana's residual lust for Archer prompts Malory to promote Cyril to field agent. Archer then trains his new competition as only he can, while Malory frets over her own past and her son's future.

"Mole Hunt"
January 14, 2010
Archer goes to great lengths to cover up discrepancies in his ISIS expense account as he attempts to access the agency's mainframe computer. Cyril and Lana's Friday night dinner date is interrupted by work (and Archer).

"Diversity Hire"
January 21, 2010
A new field agent makes a splash at ISIS, but Archer and Lana suspect there may be something all too perfect about their new diversity hire. Turns out they're right.

"Killing Utne"
January 28, 2010
Malory hosts a dinner party for UN Intelligence Chairman Torvald Utne in an effort to get a new weapons contract for ISIS.

Unfortunately, a group of rival assassins have targeted Mr. Utne for elimination.

February 4, 2010
Malory's career is threatened when a sensitive videotape falls into the hands of a rogue (and roguish) Cuban agent, so she calls on Archer's expertise in seduction to turn the tables on her blackmailer.

Poor Archer gets a glimpse into his mother's personal life.

February 11, 2010
Archer must rescue Lana from the clutches of Skorpio, the infamous arms dealer. Meanwhile, Cyril fears not only for his girlfriend's life, but her succumbing to the seductive nature of Archer's heroics.

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February 18, 2010
When a bomb threat jeopardizes the maiden voyage of the luxury airship Excelsior, Archer and the ISIS crew must battle the clock (and each other) to avert disaster.

"The Rock"
March 4, 2010
After ISIS loses yet another lucrative contract to rival agency ODIN, Malory assigns Archer and Lana to embarrass ODIN by stealing a priceless diamond from their biggest client.

"Job Offer"
March 11, 2010
When Archer takes a higher-paying job at rival agency ODIN, Malory will stop at nothing to get him back.

"Dial M for Mother"
March 18, 2010
Questions about the identity of Archer's real father lead him into a perilous trap... and an explosive confrontation with Malory.

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