‘Archer’ Season 5, Episode 3 – A Debt of Honour | TV Review


In this episode, the ever reliable Pam steals the counterfeit money acquired from the last episode and uses it to buy a bag full of amphetamines, which she eats like candy. The Yakuza, the Japanese mafia that Pam bought the drugs from, find out that the money was counterfeit and declare that they must have her head for bringing them dishonour. And thus a turf war begins between them and the Yakuza.


The highlight for me was Cheryl/Carol (Judy Greer) talking about her ancestor Cornelius Tunt, who was just as crazy as she is, and how he actually built a system of tunnels under his mansion in order to tap into the Underground Railroad, which is neither underground nor a railroad. And all of this in 1890, 25 years after the American Civil War (1861 – 1865) ended. As would be obvious he found no runaway slaves, there were no slaves then even in the southern states, and it bankrupted him. Stupidity and racism always go hand in hand like the two sides of a coin. You just can’t have one without the other.


This was a better episode than the previous one, though Pam was nude in this one too; the jokes came together easier and weren’t so contrived. Not that I’m badmouthing the last episode, I enjoyed that one too, but this one was “classic Archer” (2 imaginary points if you caught that reference). Archer is available on Netflix.



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