Archer Review: "A Going Concern"

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Wow.  Now that should have been the Archer season two premiere.  Picking up right after Archer discovered the chip in his brain and Pam returned from vacation, it fit much better with the timeline.  Not to mention the episode was just better than last week's "Swiss Miss."

ISIS Unites

This week we were treated to some of my favorite Archer moments: just hanging out at the ISIS office.  Without even a mission during "A Going Concern," this spy comedy was more akin to an even more dysfunctional version of The Office.  You know with less paper sales and more armed ODIN agents in slightly darker black turtlenecks.

But that's just fine, because hanging out in the office means more from the amazing supporting cast of goons of Pam, Cheryl, Cyril, Gillette, and the amazing Krieger.  Yeah, that's right, I'm finally on the Krieger bandwagon.

Speaking of characters growing on me, even the obnoxious Barry had me laughing this week when he wasn't busy asking himself questions in the third person.  Okay fine, even that joke worked this when he asked if that's how you get ants.

Also nice? Plenty of screen time with Jeffrey Tambor's Len Drexler alongside his former Arrested Development wife.  It was even nicer seeing him tripping and demanding he be taken to the lettuce store.

As usual, Adam Reed loaded up the episode with plenty of jokes for longtime fans and his signature repeated jokes.  Our favorite past reference?  Finally giving Archer's "enemy," his on-screen debut.

Before this review becomes a series of me pointing out my favorite jokes from the episode, I'm going to leave you with the best Archer quotes.  And remember, now you can submit your own!

A Going Concern Review

Editor Rating: 4.2 / 5.0
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Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 (14 Votes)

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Archer Season 2 Episode 2 Quotes

Archer: You've been lying to me my entire life. Just for once I want you to tell me the truth.
Malory: Well, people in hell want ice water.

Malory: And what? You think he wanted to mind control you into loving him?
Archer: You tell me, mother. That's your speciality!