Archer: Season 2, Episode 5

The Double Deuce (24 Feb. 2011)

TV Episode  |  TV-MA  |   |  Animation, Action, Comedy
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When members of Woodhouse's famed WWI Royal Flying Corps squadron start dying mysteriously, he naturally suspects foul play. As does Archer, who tries to help his loyal manservant track down the killer.




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Episode credited cast:
Sterling Archer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woodhouse (voice)
Cheryl Tunt (voice)
Roy McCrerey ...
Young Woodhouse / Thistleton (voice)
Pam Poovey (voice)
Cyril Figgis (voice)
Ray Gillette (voice)
Lana Kane (voice)
Zach Villa ...
Bishop (voice)
Malory Archer (voice)


Woodhouse tells Archer about his WWI escapades. His former superior and BFF Reggie, suggested a tontine (French AND illegal, even in a Napoleonic Code state.) Each man contributed £50 and, after years of compound interest, the literal "last man standing" would collect the lot. The 100+ year old Woodhouse was 1 of 3 remaining old soldiers still alive and eligible to receive nearly £1,000,000. Even if that is not real money, Archer would still kill his old valet to collect. Meanwhile, at ISIS, Pam administers her own tontine, while encouraging Cheryl to slurp glue. Wee Seamus becomes the embodiment of "bouncing baby boy," Archer rushes to save Woodhouse, whether he needs it or not! Did Woodhouse, figuratively, knock sense into Archer's head? How much can wee baby Seamus drink, literally, before a designated adult sees he has a problem? Written by LA-Lawyer

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All of the members of Woodhouse's squadron/tontine have last names derived from English cheeses (e.g. Stilton, Wensleydale, Buxton, Gloucester etc.). See more »


Malory Archer: The secret is negative reinforcement.
Sterling Archer: Yeah, I'm, uhh, just getting that.
Malory Archer: About time. Ass!
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Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims
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Fifteen Yards for Tontine
17 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woodhouse is one of my favorite characters. In this episode, he and Sterling are trying to deal with a baby in the house (the produce of Archer's indiscretions with the hooker). Anyway, as they feed him booze, Woodhouse produces a set of articles from newspapers. All the old World War One guys are dying. This wouldn't be unusual except they had made an agreement called a tontine, that they would each throw in some money, invest it, and the last one alive would realize the fruits of the game. We find out that Woodhouse was a hero, taking on a battery of Germans after they killed his leader, a man he was devoted to. So game on. One of the three left shows up. In telling the tale, we find out that in Tangiers, Woodhouse met Mallory, who was pregnant at the time and assisted in the birth of young Sterling. Of course, he became the complete ass he is because his mother deserted him, giving Woodhouse the task of raising the young boy and not bothering to see him for years. Since then, he has tended to the agents every whim. This is quite an entertaining look at the relationship.

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