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The fourth season of the animated television series, Archer originally aired in the United States on the cable network FX. This season started on January 17, 2013, with "Fugue and Riffs" and ended with the two part episode "Sea Tunt" on April 4, 2013, and April 11, 2013, respectively with a total of thirteen episodes.

Archer (season 4)
Archer S4 DVD cover.jpg
DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network FX
Original release January 17 – April 11, 2013
Season chronology
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List of Archer episodes

Contents

ProductionEdit

On February 23, 2012, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that FX had ordered a 13-episode 4th season of Archer, and signed a multi-year deal with Adam Reed and Matt Thompson's Floyd County Productions.[1] Aisha Tyler also confirmed Archer was returning for a fourth season early in 2013 while appearing as a guest on Rove LA.[2] The first episode premiered on January 17, 2013.[3]

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
US viewers
(millions)
371"Fugue and Riffs"Adam ReedJanuary 17, 2013 (2013-01-17)XAR040011.61[4]

Archer has amnesia, brought about by the trauma of watching his mother get married, and believes he is now a fry cook at a burger joint called Bob's Burgers. When he inexplicably stops a KGB attempt on his life, he flees to a spa, where ISIS tries to bring back his memories.

Special guest stars: Ron Leibman as Ron Cadillac and John Roberts as Linda Belcher
382"The Wind Cries Mary"Adam Reed & Chris ProvenzanoJanuary 24, 2013 (2013-01-24)XAR040031.58[5]

Archer sets out to clear the name of a former ISIS agent, but there might be more to him that Archer is yet to discover.

Special guest star: Timothy Olyphant as Lucas Troy
393"Legs"Adam ReedJanuary 31, 2013 (2013-01-31)XAR040041.58[6]

Krieger offers to give Ray the power to walk again. Archer runs afoul of Rodney, the new armory supervisor. Archer also hears about Ray's procedure and, fearing robots, tries to stop it.

Special guest star: Ron Leibman as Ron Cadillac
404"Midnight Ron"Adam Reed & Tesha KondratFebruary 7, 2013 (2013-02-07)XAR040051.28[7]

Ron Cadillac's past is revealed and step-father and son bonding occur as Ron rescues Sterling Archer from a drunken debauch in Canada. Woodhouse eats spider webs.

Special guest star: Ron Leibman as Ron Cadillac
415"Viscous Coupling"Adam ReedFebruary 14, 2013 (2013-02-14)XAR040061.15[8]

Katya enlists Archer's help to bring Barry back from space. Archer uses this opportunity to try to get her back.

Special guest star: Ona Grauer as Katya Kazanova
426"Once Bitten"Adam ReedFebruary 21, 2013 (2013-02-21)XAR040071.70[9]

A snake bites Archer's taint during a covert operation to blow up an oil pipe and, in the vein of Heaven Can Wait, his subsequent venom-induced hallucinations uncover mysteries from his past, including the identity of his long-lost father.

Special guest star: Peter Serafinowicz as James Mason
437"Live and Let Dine"Adam ReedFebruary 28, 2013 (2013-02-28)XAR040081.52[10]

When there is a threat against the Albanian ambassador, the ISIS agents investigate the threat undercover in Lance Casteau's restaurant. Meanwhile, Malory has Pam and Cheryl try to get a table at the restaurant.

Special guest stars: Anthony Bourdain as Lance Casteau, Ona Grauer as Katya Kazanova and Ron Leibman as Ron Cadillac
448"Coyote Lovely"Adam ReedMarch 7, 2013 (2013-03-07)XAR040021.53[11]

Sterling Archer's weakness for beautiful women bungles a Border Patrol mission. Malory leads a witch hunt style investigation of the incident.

Special guest stars: Dayton Callie as Veterinarian, Carla Jimenez as Mercedes Moreno and Nick Searcy as Border Patrol
459"The Honeymooners"Mike Arnold & Adam ReedMarch 14, 2013 (2013-03-14)XAR040091.17[12]
Archer and Lana go undercover as a couple on their honeymoon to catch North Korean terrorists attempting to buy uranium. Cyril, Pam and Cheryl follow to spy on them, while Malory takes away Archer's bonus for stealing her credit card.
4610"Un Chien Tangerine"Adam Reed & Mike ArnoldMarch 21, 2013 (2013-03-21)XAR040101.37[13]
Archer and Lana extract an agent from Morocco only to find out his bark is worse than his bite. Pam wants to be a field agent.
4711"The Papal Chase"Story by : Eric Sims
Teleplay by : Adam Reed
March 28, 2013 (2013-03-28)XAR040111.38[14]

Archer, Lana and Pam are sent to the Vatican to try to prevent an assassination on the Pope by using Woodhouse as a decoy.

Special guest star: Ron Leibman as Ron Cadillac
4812"Sea Tunt: Part I"Adam ReedApril 4, 2013 (2013-04-04)XAR040121.30[15]

ISIS is sent on a mission to recover a hydrogen bomb from a crashed B-52 with the help of Cheryl's brother and his girlfriend, who fears is after her inheritance.

Special guest stars: Jon Hamm as Captain Hazel "Hank" Murphy, Eugene Mirman as Cecil Tunt and Kristen Schaal as Tiffy
4913"Sea Tunt: Part II"Adam Reed & Rick ClevelandApril 11, 2013 (2013-04-11)XAR040131.61[16]

Murphy threatens to detonate nerve-gas missiles over the Eastern Seaboard unless his demands are met. Meanwhile, the ISIS agents descend to deal with him in his underwater lair, where it is revealed that Lana is pregnant.

Special guest stars: Jon Hamm as Captain Hazel "Hank" Murphy, Eugene Mirman as Cecil Tunt and Kristen Schaal as Tiffy

Home releaseEdit

Archer: The Complete Fourth Season
Set details Special features
  • 13 episodes
  • 2-disc set
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English
  • Subtitles
    • English
    • Spanish
    • French
  • Fisherman's Daughter
  • Archer Live!
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
January 7, 2014 TBA TBA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Ho, Rodney (February 24, 2012). "FX's Atlanta-created 'Archer' renewed for fourth season". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.cinemablend.com/television/FX-Renews-Archer-Season-4-Signs-Multi-Year-Deal-With-Executive-Producers-39823.html
  3. ^ Nova, Sasha. "Archer season 4 Premier Announced". boomtron.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2013. Retrieved November 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Wins Night + 'Buckwild', 'Suits', 'Oprah's Next Chapter', 'Archer' & More". Retrieved January 18, 2013. 
  5. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Buckwild' Wins Night, 'Suits', 'Archer', 'Beyond Scared Straight', 'King of the Nerds' & More". Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Buckwild' Wins Again, + 'Archer', 'Suits', 'The Daily Show', 'King of the Nerds' & More". Retrieved February 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings:'Buckwild' Wins Night, 'Suits', 'Archer', 'Impractical Jokers', 'King of the Nerds' & More". Retrieved February 8, 2013. 
  8. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Beats NBA Basketball + 'Suits', 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters', 'Impractical Jokers' & More". Retrieved February 15, 2013. 
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night, 'Archer', 'Suits', 'Impractical Jokers','King of the Nerds', 'Project Runway' & More". Retrieved February 22, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings:'Swamp People' Wins Night + 'Archer', NBA Basketball, 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters' 'King of the Nerds' & More". Retrieved March 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night, NBA Basketball, 'Archer', 'Project Runway', 'Ridiculousness', 'Anger Management', 'King of the Nerds' & More". Retrieved March 8, 2013. 
  12. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night + 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters', 'Ridiculousness', 'Archer' NBA Basketball & More". Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  13. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night,'NCAA Basketball Tournament', 'Archer', 'Ridiculousness', 'Project Runway' & More". Retrieved March 22, 2013. 
  14. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings: NCAA Basketball Wins Night + 'Swamp People', 'Archer', 'Big Rig Bounty Hunters' & More". Retrieved March 29, 2013. 
  15. ^ Bibel, Sara. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night, 'Archer', 'Men at Work', 'Ridiculousness', 'Braxton Family Values' & More". Retrieved April 5, 2013. 
  16. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda. "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Swamp People' Wins Night + 'Archer', NBA Basketball, 'Ridiculousness','Chasing Tail' & More". Retrieved April 12, 2013. 

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