Archersaurus (a C.G. dinosaur) is seen in the supposed first-take of the show, starring said Raptor as a screeching, growling, snarling Raptor on the prowl to fix his expense account by staging a "Mole Hunt" - the search for a spy in their ranks.
Archer goes to great lengths to cover up discrepancies in his ISIS expense account as he attempts to access the agency's mainframe computer. Cyril and Lana's Friday night dinner date is interrupted by work.
Malory's career is threatened when a sensitive videotape falls into the hands of a rogue (and roguish) Cuban agent, so she calls on Archer's expertise in seduction to turn the tables on her blackmailer.
Archer must rescue Lana from the clutches of Skorpio, the infamous arms dealer. Meanwhile, Cyril fears not only for his girlfriend's life, but her succumbing to the seductive nature of Archer's heroics.
German billionaire, Herr Conrad Schlotz, controls all European Videotex services. His nubile, out-of-control daughter, Anke, is determined to have her 17th birthday bash at an exclusive Alpine ski resort in Gstaad, Switzerland. El Frente Rojo made threats on the Schlotz heiress, so Malory accepts the mission to guard Schlotz's "princess," a probable devotee to Sharon Stone films. Secretly, Malory wants to score: Schlotz, financing for ISIS and some absinthe, a heady threesome! Some wedding tackle named Wilhelm hooks a razor and Pam hooks a fellow dairy enthusiast. Malory is "classic Mother" and interrupts an intimate Green Russian hot tub party. If what happens in Gstaad stays in Gstaad, will anyone but Lana know the truth about Archer feeling up his kindred spirit? Will Pam keep quiet about her new special friendship--and special cocktail? Will Ray ever reconcile to losing (earning Bronze in men's downhill slalom in the Winter Olympics?) Dukes!
After Malory is wiped out in a Ponzi scheme, she hatches a scheme of her own: selling ISIS to rival spy agency ODIN. Archer and the rest of the ISIS employees must use every trick in the book to try to stop the sale.
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.
Tired of his colleagues constantly calling him a failure, Cyril agrees to help George Spelvin, a mysterious computer security expert, inject a virus into the ISIS mainframe so he can defeat the virus and be seen as a hero.
The normal childish squabbles, sneaky backbiting, and petty jealousies at ISIS are multiplied exponentially when a famous Hollywood actress, Rona Thorne, spends a week shadowing the agents as research for an upcoming role in a spy movie.
ISIS goes into full lockdown after Pam is abducted by kidnappers. Wait, Pam? Yes, but the kidnappers were really after Cheryl/Carol. Wait, Cheryl/Carol? Yes, because Cheryl/Carol isn't quite who she appears to be.
Archer, Malory, Lana, and Ray travel to Monaco during Gran Prix week to make an expensive trade for a secret disk. Archer is given to hold the $4 million in untraceable bearer bonds, but Lana and Ray aren't sure he can be trusted with them. Meanwhile, back at ISIS headquarters, Cyril finds out that Malory took all the money from everyone's 401Ks to pay for the trade. Everyone back at ISIS decides to find a way to get their money back, no matter how unethical.
After saving Archer back in Russia, Katya Kazanova goes back to the United States with Archer. However Malory and Lana are skeptical of Katya's defection to the West. The KGB labels Katya as a double agent, and all hell breaks loose in ISIS. Archer now has to fight for Katya's innocence as every ISIS agent comes after her.
Archer is still reeling from the death of his fiancée by taking a siesta to an island in the South Pacific. Malory, needing Archer back, sends noted adventurer Rick Riley to retrieve Archer and escort him back to Isis. Archer refuses until he's dragged out.
Archer finally agrees to head back to Isis. Unfortunately as he boards Riley's plane to head back, their plane is attacked by pirates and they soon find themselves on an island run by pirates, and Archer is crowned their new pirate king.
Malory finally sends Lana and Ray to get Archer back. But Archer has quickly settled into his new role as king of the pirates. But Archer and Rip soon go from leading the pirates to being their prisoner, and Malory must negotiate for Archer's freedom.
Archer is stunned to learn that his mother is dating his man crush - Burt Reynolds. As Archer and Burt bond, they soon discover that they have more in common than once thought, while Archer has to defend the rest of the crew after his carelessness gets them in trouble with a ruthless gang of Cuban drug lords.
Cyril is promoted to field agent just as the Isis crew is called to bring in the bounty on a South American drug lord - Armando Calzado. But Cyril's incompetence gets him lost and Archer and Lana thrown in jail and they have become a target for Calzado to hunt. Meanwhile, the rest of the ISIS crew is ordered by Malory to take a drug test, and uses an experimental detox cure from Krieger with predictably disastrous results.
The ISIS crew is ordered to transport a dangerous terrorist across the border to Canada. A drunken Archer wants to fulfill his lifelong dream of fighting a bunch of random guys on the top of a speeding train. Meanwhile, the rest of the ISIS crew boards against Malory's orders on Cheryl's private cars.
For Archer's birthday, Malory and the Isis crew surprise him with a souped up Dodge Challenger, complete with all the latest high tech gear. Unfortunately Archer turns his back for one second and the car's gone. Archer and Lana soon head to the underground of New York City's street racing scene to get the car back.
Archer and Lana are called over to Malory's apartment on what was supposed to be an off night for the ISIS crew. There, they are shocked to discover what appears to be a dead body, some foreplay, and a few random gun shots. As they put together the pieces of the mystery, they soon discover that there's more to this story than meets the eye, and does Archer have enough spaghetti and meatballs for everybody? And what is underneath Malory's trench coat?
After a wild night involving Archer hitting on the widow of a deceased Isis agent and some heavy drinking, Archer wakes up in his apartment to discover that he's had the best sex of his life. Unfortunately, who he discovers that it was with jeopardizes his ability to perform on the job.
The Isis staff is called by NASA to stop the international space station from being taken over by space pirates. During training, Cyril proves to be a more than adequate pilot, while Malory attempts to make drinks in low gravity, and Lana has an unusually weak stomach.
Once on board the international space station, Archer and the Isis crew have very little time to save the crew on board from being taken over by space pirates, but an even sinister motive looks to make things even worse for Archer and Isis.
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.
While accompanied by Cyril and Ray on a mission in Turkmenistan, Archer comes in contact with a venomous snake with hallucinogenic repercussions. Meanwhile back at ISIS tensions come to a head between Lana and Malory.
The Isis crew takes on an undercover mission working as the wait and bus staff for a celebrity chef. There, they try to save an ambassador from being murdered, while Archer takes on a job as a cook working for the nightmarish head chef and discovers he's a natural.
Archer and Lana go undercover as husband and wife while staying in a luxurious penthouse in New York's high rent district. But tensions between the two soon become as intense as if they actually were a real married couple. Meanwhile, the rest of the Isis crew decides to eavesdrop on the "newlyweds".
The Isis crew heads deep into the Bermuda Triangle to save an underwater sea laboratory from its deranged leader, thanks to the help of Cheryl's dim-witted brother and his equally dim-witted fiancée, who drive Cheryl crazier than usual.
Once on board the underwater laboratory, the Isis crew find they have very little time to rescue the lab from its deranged captain. But of course, the Isis crew's conflicts and Archer's recklessly impulsive tendencies don't exactly help things.
Secret agent - turned private investigator Archer and the group are working on the West Coast, and Archer's newest case involves breaking and entering a mansion in order to bring back honour to one of Hollywood's leading ladies.
The Deadly Velvet production is beset with chaos and destruction so the film's producer hires the Figgis Agency to discover what's behind the suspicious activity. The team's romances and jealousy complicates the investigation, and puts Archer in a difficult situation with Lana and Ms. Deane.