This week’s episode of “Archer” saw the spy gang stuck in an elevator on their way to an early morning meeting. This meant that we got one of the few times in the series where all of the principal cast with the exception of Malory (Jessica Walter, “Arrested Development”) were together for the entire episode. The idea was a novel approach — relying on dialogue while maintaining a single setting. Even if it wasn’t exactly ground-breaking or original, the characters brought a flavor and humor that was enough to carry the episode. Particular highlights were Pam (Amber Nash, “Frisky Dingo”) channeling Omar from “The Wire” while drinking malt liquor early in the morning. In short, another entertaining installment in the excellent espionage comedy.

“Archer”

B
Season 6 Episode 5
FX
Thursdays at 10 p.m.


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