Archer: Deadly Velvet: Part II
June 3, 2016 12:32 AM - Season 7, Episode 10 - Subscribe

Conclusion. In the seventh season finale, someone is killed on the movie set.
posted by Pendragon (23 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I suspected the second Archer was a cyborg when he didn't seem to realize how many bullets were left. Archer *always* knows how many bullets are left.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 5:04 AM on June 3, 2016 [4 favorites]


I do not get what they were going for there. If the real Archer thought Veronica might be the killer, why did he leave any bullets in the gun? If the one in the pool ends up being another robot, why did Archer/robo-Archer leave more than one bullet in the gun? If none of them thought Veronica might be the killer, why wasn't the magazine full? Four is a weird number of bullets to have in the gun.
posted by Etrigan at 5:41 AM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]




I think with the three Kriegers and Luigi's striking resemblance to Archer, the producers made sure they could still go both ways (Archer dead vs. Archer groggily throwing coconuts in Mexico).
posted by bigendian at 7:51 AM on June 3, 2016 [2 favorites]


We saw the online comments and everybody was saying, ‘Well, that’s how they’re going to do it! That’s obviously a Krieger robot there,’ and we were sitting there watching those comments with glee, like, yes, yes, come to me, because that was definitely planned to make everybody think that they figured it out.”
This whole season has been one long "This is so obvious that they can't possibly be doing it this way..."
posted by Etrigan at 8:23 AM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


Four is a weird number of bullets to have in the gun.

Derringers sometimes come with only a few bullets; they're small so only a limited number of cartridges can fit into the magazine.
posted by porpoise at 8:56 AM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


It would be a typical Archer way to go.
posted by Pendragon at 10:15 AM on June 3, 2016


It was a very smart play. They left it so it will seem plausible no matter what happens.

Loved "Milkley," "Copley," and the second Planet of the Apes reference of the two-parter.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 12:58 PM on June 3, 2016 [1 favorite]


The Internet Movie Firearms Database hasn't caught up to this episode, for the identification of the gun that Veronica uses.
posted by porpoise at 7:50 PM on June 3, 2016


It would still be a more satisfying series finale than Deadwood.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 10:44 PM on June 4, 2016 [3 favorites]


The Internet Movie Firearms Database hasn't caught up to this episode, for the identification of the gun that Veronica uses.

It looked like Archer's Walther PPK to me.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 9:55 PM on June 5, 2016 [1 favorite]


It was a generally satisfying conclusion to the season. As always, Archer comes and goes with way too few episodes. Assuming they return, will they remain in L.A.? Will the Figgis Detective Agency remain the cover?
posted by Atreides at 7:27 AM on June 6, 2016


I have to admit I am kind of hoping that next season has meat Sterling dead and replaced with Robo-Sterling who maybe doesn't know he's not meat except he's obviously not meat but he just thinks all humans never have to pee.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 7:57 AM on June 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


Assuming they return, will they remain in L.A.? Will the Figgis Detective Agency remain the cover?

The above linked article included a bit where the producers say that if they return yes, Sterling will be a PI.
posted by phearlez at 9:46 AM on June 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Well shit this is the first I've heard that they weren't coming back. Now I'm sad.
posted by LizBoBiz at 4:46 PM on June 6, 2016


I guess I'm in the minority here. I thought the season wasn't just ok and not awesomely funny like previous seasons. Cheryl was one of the highlights for me and now she is mostly a bunch of non-sequiturs rather than an interesting crazy person. Still love the show and hope it comes back!
posted by about_time at 8:24 PM on June 6, 2016


Well shit this is the first I've heard that they weren't coming back. Now I'm sad.

No need to be sad yet, its apparently not unusual for FX to drag ass like this. Some amount of pondering is probably pretty reasonable for a show like Archer that has so much of its success after the first airing. (TV By the Numbers lists it as getting a 125% increase in viewership in the 7 days after airing; only 14 shows show a higher percentage gain in the +7 and only one of those, a Real Housewives show, beats it in raw numbers of people watching in the +7) This post-airing success is talked about in one of the articles linked above.
posted by phearlez at 12:20 PM on June 8, 2016


Stay in Los Angeles? As if LA needed another minus.
posted by Monochrome at 9:33 AM on June 19, 2016


I recently rewatched season 7, and I've decided that if the show does come back I'm seriously shipping Cyril and Malory.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 9:56 AM on June 19, 2016


They hooked up in the episode where actress Rona Thorne showed up.
posted by Monochrome at 12:49 PM on June 19, 2016


Indeed. And it would drive Sterling insane.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 8:01 PM on June 19, 2016


Good news!
posted by General Malaise at 8:42 AM on June 22, 2016 [3 favorites]


Only six weeks to go!
posted by Chrysostom at 2:02 PM on February 28 [1 favorite]


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