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Archer Vice – A Debt Of Honor – Season 5, Episode 3

Pam entertains some Yakuza after her amphetamine purchase using funny money.

Pam entertains some Yakuza after her amphetamine purchase using funny money.

Synopsis: Pam, hopped up on cocaine, buys amphetamines from the feared Yakuza – using the $1 million in counterfeit cash they got from Carlos, Rudy and Ramon in last week’s Miami drug deal gone bad and – surprise, surprise – the Yakuza are not happy about the funny money.

Details: After their fondue set/drug deal gone awry last week in Miami, the group still has 2000 pounds [a ton] of cocaine left – that is, as long as Pam is not eating it – but when Pam is not eating it, apparently she is using $1 million of the counterfeit cash they received from Carlos, Ramon and Rudy in Miami to purchase amphetamines from the feared Yakuza, the Japanese mafia.

Regrettably, there is no B-story involving a Super Bowl party preparation in what seems to be an excellent place to hold such a shindig [historic Tunt Manor], especially with Ron present, but the group has other more, pressing problems – like somehow convincing the revenge-minded Yakuza to leave Pam’s head attached to her body and leaving them alone in the process.

Lana checks out the latest issue of Yacht Interiors while they decide what to do about the Yakuza.

Lana checks out the latest issue of Yacht Interiors while they decide what to do about the Yakuza.

Three episodes into the new season, Malory’s husband Ron finally makes an appearance – albeit about as disinterested as a Cadillac dealership mogul can be while spending the day with his alcoholic wife and a bunch of maniacs – and promptly gets shot by a Yakuza sharpshooter. Carol/Cheryl conveniently and randomly remembers the existence of a secret underground tunnel system leading from historic Tunt Manor to various locations around the city [a system which will come in handy in future episodes, no doubt] and herself, Pam and Cyril cart Ron off to the hospital through one of the tunnels.

Meanwhile, Archer devises a plan to exit historic Tunt Manor through one of the tunnels and enter the Lincoln Continental limousine of the Yakuza boss, Mr. Moto [George Takei], where he proceeds to negotiate an exchange of $5 million worth of their cocaine for Mr. Moto to call off his Pam headhunters and leave everybody alone.

Woodhouse spends the entire episode trapped under a medicine ball in the old-timey gymnasium of historic Tunt Manor and may perhaps perish under its weight – find out in the next episode…maybe.

The Poop and Skinny: Top four things to remember from this episode…

Alas, there is no Scrooge McDuckian vault in historic Tunt Manor.

An animated black 1967 Lincoln Continental looks good no matter how many Yakuza are in it.

Lana is seen perusing “Yacht Interiors” magazine.

Krieger is seen and heard arguing with his anime girlfriend – who survived the FBI raid.

The coveted TZ Best Line of the Episode Award goes to Cheryl/Carol once again, who, begs to differ on what qualifies as an insult – “’Chinese-y’ is not an insult!”

Yakuza boss, Mr. Moto, is voiced by George Takei.

Yakuza boss, Mr. Moto, is voiced by George Takei.

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