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The sixth season of the American animated comedy television series Archer premiered in the United States on FX on January 8, 2015. The season concluded on April 2, 2015, consisting of 13 episodes.

Archer (season 6)
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DVD cover
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 13
Release
Original network FX
Original release January 8 – April 2, 2015
Season chronology
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List of Archer episodes

Contents

ProductionEdit

In March 2014, FX ordered a sixth season, consisting of 13 episodes.[1]

In October 2014, creator Adam Reed confirmed that the spy agency would no longer be known as "ISIS" due to the acronym's association with the jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.[2]

The season premiered on January 8, 2015.[3]

EpisodesEdit

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
63 1 "The Holdout" Adam Reed January 8, 2015 (2015-01-08) XAR06001 1.51[4]
Archer searches a jungle in Borneo for a crashed plane carrying sensitive information. He is ambushed by a Japanese soldier named Sato Kentaro, who has been marooned on the island and still believes the war is being fought. After saving Archer from guerrillas, "Ken" finds videos of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on Archer's phone and, at first, attacks him, but later, accompanies him. The two complete the mission, and Archer reconnects Ken with his family. Meanwhile, back home, Cheryl and Pam have renovated the futuristic office for Malory, who then realizes it is simply a hologram over the pre-ISIS office – only a copier-shaped toaster robot named Milton and a Japanese hot tub have been added.
64 2 "Three to Tango" Adam Reed January 15, 2015 (2015-01-15) XAR06002 0.90[5]

Slater has an assignment for Archer and Lana: extract a freelance CIA agent stranded in Buenos Aires. That agent happens to be Conway Stern, who apparently stole a whisper drive to sell to the Chinese government. Conway was, in fact a decoy, set up by the CIA, to ensure the safety of the real plans. After Archer and Conway fight upon seeing each other, Conway tells them he was sent to retrieve a computer file with the identities of every CIA operative operating in Central and South America. All three must now work together to complete their respective missions. Ultimately, Conway intended to sell the files to the Russians. Back home, the search is on for A.J., who has gone missing. She is found in Krieger's lab, where she was taken for research for Krieger's "Cyberneddly Teddly" cyborg, which he has completed.

Special guest stars: Christian Slater as Slater and Coby Bell as Conway Stern
65 3 "The Archer Sanction" Adam Reed January 22, 2015 (2015-01-22) XAR06003 0.88[6]
Lana, Archer, and Ray travel to a mountain climbing resort in the Alps to kill an assassin, only Archer has forgotten the mission dossier, leaving them without the target's name. They meet the climbing party: Crash McCaren, Mario Sevino of Italy, Michiko Ishikawa of Japan, and Hans Hessler of Germany. Archer then recalls the target being from an Axis powers nation. One by one, Michiko, Mario, and Hans mysteriously die. Archer gets Crash to admit that he is the assassin, that he is Irish, and that he killed all the other climbers, who were Interpol agents. Archer shoots him, despite being warned of a resulting avalanche. Later in the ambulance, Archer gives a compelling reason why he thought Ireland was an Axis power.
66 4 "Edie's Wedding" Adam Reed January 29, 2015 (2015-01-29) XAR06004 1.23[7]

Pam's sister Edie is getting married and has overlooked Pam for maid of honor, in favor of a woman who stole her old boyfriend. Archer accompanies Pam to Wisconsin, only to be spotted in an airport by Barry Dylan. He later kidnaps Pam from the hotel, takes her to an abandoned farm, and calls Archer, who knocks out Edie when she refuses to help with Pam. At the farm, all engage in a verbal and physical fight until Pam saves Edie from Barry's choking her by shooting him with Archer's explosive shotgun shells. The building gets set on fire, and the three leave Barry's mechanical, still alive endoskeleton behind.

Special guest star: Allison Tolman as Edie Poovey
67 5 "Vision Quest" Adam Reed & Ben Hoffman February 5, 2015 (2015-02-05) XAR06005 0.98[8]
Malory calls the team to the office for a 7:00 am meeting. They gather into the elevator for the ascent, and it gets stuck near the top floor. The team must escape the elevator, before they do each other any harm.
68 6 "Sitting" Adam Reed February 12, 2015 (2015-02-12) XAR06006 0.81[9]

Lana leaves A.J. in Archer's care. When she departs, Slater arrives at Archer's with a bullet wound and a Pakistani agent, named Farouk, needing a safe house. Farouk later forces Archer at gunpoint to drive him to the office to hack the mainframe. With A.J. in tow, Archer does, and they find the team playing poker. While the team overpowers Farouk, Pam takes A.J. to the top of the building, à la King Kong.

Guest stars: Christian Slater as Slater and Kumail Nanjiani as Farooq Ashkani
69 7 "Nellis" Adam Reed February 19, 2015 (2015-02-19) XAR06007 1.08[10]
After learning Lana set up his recent kidnapping to test his paternal abilities, Archer goes on a drunken bender to Vegas and somehow gets put on the no-fly and no-train lists. He asks Cheryl to send her family's private jet, the Sky Tunt to get him home. However, Ray flies the plane too close to Area 51's air zone, where they're hit with a missile and are forced to land at Area 51, where Archer pretends to be CIA Agent Slater and Pam and Krieger go searching for aliens. After a quick rescue, they steal an Air Force plane. Back home, Malory buys naming rights to AJ for $25,000-plus. Archer and Lana's daughter will have the full name of Abbiejean Malory Kane-Archer.
70 8 "The Kanes" Adam Reed February 26, 2015 (2015-02-26) XAR06008 1.08[11]

Lana and Archer travel to Berkeley so that her parents can meet their granddaughter. But when Lana's microbiologist father's research is stolen by a team of masked gunmen, Archer and the Kanes must give chase through the streets of San Francisco in a scene straight out of Bullitt. Meanwhile, Krieger, Pam, Cheryl, Cyril, and Krieger's Virtual Girlfriend run out of gas in the ghetto on their way to league bowling night.

Guest stars: Christian Slater as Slater, Keith David as Lemuel Kane and C.C.H. Pounder as Claudette Kane
71 9 "Pocket Listing" Adam Reed March 5, 2015 (2015-03-05) XAR06009 0.92[12]

Slater has the gang swindle the Durhani royal family and Gillette lends a hand. The group attempts to steal the hand prints and retinal scans of prince of Durhan during a tour of Tunt Manor in the city.

Special guest star: Christian Slater as Slater
72 10 "Reignition Sequence" Adam Reed March 12, 2015 (2015-03-12) XAR06010 1.07[13]

Disgusted by Archer and Lana's renewed romance, Cyril, Ray, Pam, Cheryl, and Krieger conspire to drive a wedge in between the couple.

Special guest star: Ona Grauer as Katya Kasanova
73 11 "Achub Y Morfilod" Adam Reed & Mike Arnold
Story inspiration from a rousing tale by Matthew Rhys
March 19, 2015 (2015-03-19) XAR06011 0.84[14]

Archer and Lana travel to Wales for a romantic getaway and end up aiding Welsh separatists.

Guest star: Matthew Rhys as Lloyd Llewellyn
74 12 "Drastic Voyage: Part I" Adam Reed & Casey Willis March 26, 2015 (2015-03-26) XAR06012 0.79[15]

To save the life of a preeminent scientist who has discovered miniaturization, the team must enter his body and destroy a blood clot.

Guest stars: Christian Slater as Slater, Gary Cole as Special Agent Hawley, Carrie Brownstein as Dr. Sklodowska, Michael Gray as TV's Michael Gray and Ron Leibman as Ron Cadillac
75 13 "Drastic Voyage: Part II" Adam Reed & Casey Willis April 2, 2015 (2015-04-02) XAR06013 0.72[16]

The team's mission inside Dr. Kovacs goes awry, and they are blacklisted by the CIA.

Guest stars: Christian Slater as Slater, Gary Cole as Special Agent Hawley, Carrie Brownstein as Dr. Sklodowska and Michael Gray as TV's Michael Gray

Home releaseEdit

Archer: The Complete Season 6
Set details Special features
  • 13 episodes
  • 2-disc set
  • 16:9 aspect ratio
  • Languages:
    • English Dolby Digital 5.1
  • Subtitles:
    • English SDH
    • Spanish
    • French
  • Conan & Archer Battle Russian Mobsters
  • Slay-J
  • Cooking with Milton
DVD release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
March 29, 2016 TBA TBA

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kenneally, Tim (March 6, 2014). "FX’s Archer Renewed for 2 More Seasons". TheWrap. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Yuhas, Alan (October 11, 2014). "Archer season six: Isis acronym dropped due to jihadi associations". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  3. ^ Mitovich, Matt (November 21, 2014). "FX Sets Dates for Justifieds Final Run, The Americans, Archer and More". TVLine. Retrieved 8 November 2016. 
  4. ^ Bibel, Sara (January 9, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Archer' Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'The First 48', 'Ridiculousness' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 10, 2015. 
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  7. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (January 30, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Thursday Night Smackdown' Tops Night + 'Archer', 'Impractical Jokers' NBA Basketball & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved January 30, 2015. 
  8. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 6, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'WWE Smackdown' Wins Night, NBA Basketball, 'Archer', 'Project Runway All Stars' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 6, 2015. 
  9. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 13, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Tops Night + 'Thursday Night SmackDown', 'Pawn Stars' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 13, 2015. 
  10. ^ Bibel, Sara (February 20, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Vikings' Wins Night, 'Pawn Stars', 'WWE Smackdown', 'Impractical Jokers', 'Archer' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (February 27, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Tops Night + 'Vikings', 'Thursday Night SmackDown', 'Pawn Stars', 'Archer' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved February 28, 2015. 
  12. ^ Bibel, Sarah (March 6, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Wins Night, 'WWE Smackdown', 'Vikings', 'Archer', 'Dig' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 7, 2015. 
  13. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 13, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NBA Basketball Tops Night + 'Vikings', 'Thursday Night SmackDown', 'Archer' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  14. ^ Bibel, Sara (March 20, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NCAA Basketball Wins Night, 'WWE Smackdown', 'Vikings', 'Archer', 'Dig' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (March 27, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: NCAA Basketball Tops Night + 'Thursday Night Smackdown', 'Vikings', 'Pawn Stars' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved March 27, 2015. 
  16. ^ Bibel, Sara (April 3, 2015). "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Lip Sync Battle' Wins Night, NBA Basketball, 'WWE Smackdown', 'Vikings', 'Archer' & More". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved April 3, 2015. 

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