Archer: Season 4, Episode 5

Viscous Coupling (14 Feb. 2013)

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With Barry stuck in space, Archer's former fiancée Katya, who is now living as a cyborg herself, seeks Archer's help in getting Barry returned to earth. But as manipulative as Archer is, he has other plans in mind.



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Episode cast overview:
Sterling Archer (voice)
Cheryl Tunt (voice)
Pam Poovey (voice)
Cyril Figgis (voice)
Ray Gillette (voice)
Lana Kane (voice)
Malory Archer (voice)
Barry Dillon (voice)
Doctor Krieger (voice)
Katya Kazanova (voice)


It is Opposite World at ISIS. Cheryl does not imprison Lana and Malory in the vault; and Archer does not shoot Ray and Cyril with poison darts. All of this activity is not done so Archer can spend some time with Katya, upset at the continued absence of Barry, still trapped at the ISA space station. Cheryl is not running interference, Krieger does not contact Barry with Archer's pre-prepared scripted gibberish and Pam does not use her AV skills. The goal of this plot is not to make a sex tape that will not drive a wedge between Barry and Katya. But remember: it is Opposite World. Will Archer regain his long lost cyborg "crush" or is there an opposite agenda afoot? Who wears the pants in a marriage with a cyborg? And who is running the KGB? Written by LA-Lawyer

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Being a cyborg, Katya pours a drink from a can of household oil. The can is virtually identical to a 1970s-era squirt can of 3-in-One Household Oil (including 3-in-One's stylized house silhouette), except for some red dots and a bogus brand-name of "AmPetCo" (as in "American Petroleum Company"). There is no record of 3-in-One's house-silhouette ever being registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. See more »


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Archer Vicious Coupling
15 February 2013 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Return of Katya as Archer must help her get her precious Barry back from the space station. Archer is left alone on Valentine's until she calls looking for help. At the end when it was revealed Katya knew what Archer was trying to do it felt quite obvious that she would not be tricked because he didn't seem to try hard enough. This episode felt quite off for me as not much was explained fully and while I started off understanding the show the show seemed to move to too fast or too much stuff was done that I just found the episode poorly written and paced. Doctor Krieger had some funny moments opposite Barry but I just did not care to remember anything about the episode.

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

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