Archer: Season 4, Episode 1

Fugue and Riffs (17 Jan. 2013)

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Archer is working at a burger shop, but can't remember any of the events that led to him working there. Fortunately, Malory takes the Isis crew to a luxury spa and Lana helps Archer cure his amnesia.




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Episode credited cast:
Cheryl Tunt (voice)
Pam Poovey (voice)
Cyril Figgis (voice)
Lana Kane (voice)
Malory Archer (voice)
Steve Cirbus ...
Casey Willis ...
Barry Dillon (voice)
Doctor Krieger (voice)
Ron Cadillac (voice)
Linda Belcher (voice)
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Archer has amnesia and decides the only cure is a spa weekend. Written by FX Publicity

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Archer Fugue and Riffs
19 January 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Bob's Burgers done in Archer style is an interesting stylistic choice because the same actor does the voice of the two main characters. Just as the restaurant is closing up in walk members of the KGB and unknown to his skills Archer kills everyone of the them leaving Linda and the kids behind so he can find out what is going on. Back at headquarters everyone finds Archer seeing he has moved into the restaurant only to kill villains who come for him.. They are then told that they must be careful when reminding him about his true self. He is at a spa and Lana must flirt with him top try get his mind back piece by piece. She does not do well really but is able to make him come back to her bedroom. While in her bedroom he remembers how to use the spy equipment even though he still thinks he is Bob. The second part of the plan goes on as Lana and Bob must face up against fake members of the KGB only for the real KGB to show up with guns firing at all of them. During this shootout Bob becomes confused and when he remembers too much he starts to act strange only for Lana to hit him over the head and get him back to his real self. They defeat the members of the KGB and get Archer back but still ask the question how they knew where he was it turns out that Barry is watching them from space. The opening five minutes were underwhelming for me along with the rest of the episode. Sure it had a lot of in jokes but overall the episode was laking anything worth talking about.

EPISODE GRADE: B (MVP: H. Jon Benjamin)

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