There actually is a mole, Krenshaw, and on hearing this he plans to flee using Archer's expense account. Plot summary Edit Sterling Archer , an egocentric, rude, and often tasteless agent from the spy organization ISIS , partakes in a torture training exercise, but causes it to be terminated after mocking fellow agent Crenshaw's fake-torture tactics.
After a less than glowing review by Archer's mother, Malory , Crenshaw expresses his disdain for Archer's levity in the workplace, as well as the apparent nepotism that allows Archer to even remain at ISIS. Archer responds by holding his foot up to Crenshaw's face, having been tied up for the exercise. Crenshaw uses the jumper cables intended for the torture training to electrocute Archer's foot. Archer complains, but only to Malory's delight. The following day, Archer wakes up in his apartment to a rude message from his dry cleaner.
A woman is in bed with him, naked and sporting a ping pong paddle-shaped red mark on her posterior. Archer's awakening is made all the ruder by finding a pug at the foot of his bed, causing him to kick out his "companion" before breakfast is even served. On the terrace, Archer is berating his manservant, Woodhouse , for allowing a dog in his apartment. Woodhouse explains that Archer insisted an exception be made due to the pug's alleged musical talent of course, Archer was drunk at the time.
Archer retorts that he's always insistent, but never to be trusted. He also warns Woodhouse that if he finds a single dog hair upon his return from work, he will rub sand in his "dead, little eyes", after Woodhouse purchases sand for him, adding that the sand should be 'coarse'.
As Archer enters what appears to be a dry cleaning store, the owner, who phoned him earlier, further demands that Archer take his suits and settle his account with them. Archer responds that his shirt now reeks of curry , and insists the owner purchase a dress-shield. Archer then approaches a set of washing machines that automatically open up to reveal a secret elevator that takes him to ISIS headquarters, situated above the cleaners. While trying to get members of the organization to smell his dry cleaning due to its strange odor, it's shown that the majority of coworkers hold contempt for him many flipping the bird behind his back.
Flashback to them in bed about to have sex when Malory calls. Despite Lana's protest, Archer claims he can "do both". After the uncomfortable encounter, Archer is then confronted by Cyril , who brings up some discrepancies in Archer's expense reports.
Archer exclaims that Cyril is making a serious accusation which happens to be correct, but he no doubt felt that Cyril needn't know that. Archer then expresses his anger towards Cyril for the fact that he's dating Lana now, expressing that since Pam , the head of HR, knows then everyone knows because of her "big mouth" and leaves in a huff. Dumbfounded, Cyril then realizes that Archer set him up for a "classic misdirection.
Apparently, Archer was supposed to take her out on a date, but stood her up. One half-assed apology later, he enters Malory's office. Unfortunately, Archer barges in on his mother in the middle of a phone sex session with someone. Eager to distract from her proclivities, she mentions Archer's dubious reports regarding his ISIS -run expense account, angered by the fact Archer uses ISIS money to "jet off to whore-island. After an unsuccessful attempt at breaching the mainframe vault door with his gun resulting in the first of many gunshot wounds for poor Brett , Archer has a run-in with Crenshaw.
Archer uses his keen wit to divert attention from what he was doing Rethinking his tactics, Archer decides to convince Pam to let him access the mainframe. He enters her office just as she's disciplining Dr.
Algernop Krieger for committing Another half-assed apology later, Archer tells Pam that he is conducting a mole hunt, which peaks her interest as a notorious gossip.
However, a crack about her and Hungry Hungry Hippos causes Pam to slam the door in Archer's face, strongly indicating her refusal to help. Noticing Lana walking by, Archer decides to use his donuts as a peace offering. However, Lana knocks the donuts from his hands and continues on her way, dismissing Archer's warning about ants. Archer then seeks help from Cyril, who is chopping vegetables at his desk.
When asked why, Cyril mentions that he always makes Lana stir fry for dinner on Fridays, which Archer accidentally christens "Stir Fryday. Cyril decides to run this by Malory, but Archer protests, vainly casting suspicion that she is, in fact, the mole.
Cyril obviously doesn't buy it, and tells Archer that the only way Archer could access the mainframe was to break in. Although not an actual suggestion, Archer nevertheless takes it to heart. Her discomfort aside, Cheryl states that as a secretary, she lacks the necessary clearance to do so.
Frustrated, Archer leaves her at the restaurant, along with the bill, after he asks her for cab fare. Archer uses a grappling hook gun to zipline over to the "inexplicably unprotected" access door on the roof of the ISIS office building. Shortly afterwards, Archer rips one of his slightly darker black turtlenecks on a duffel bag. Though Archer initially thinks that this will be an extremely difficult task, he discovers that actual security is appallingly terrible, using Cyril's pre-recorded voice to unlock the steel door and easily guesses the password "Guest" to hack his account on the first try.
Meanwhile Crenshaw is seen using the elevator, gun in hand, setting off the silent alarm. He reveals that he is actually a Russian spy named Kremenski, and after Archer told Pam about the fake mole hunt, he realized his cover was jeopardized, since everyone Pam told i. Just then, Lana arrives and pulls a gun on Kremenski. She and Archer begin to argue and the mole is able to escape. Kremenski is stopped outside the ISIS building by Cyril and Malory, the latter of which asks him what is going on, and before he can answer, Archer and Lana exit the building and warn Malory that Kremenski is the mole.
Kremenski grabs Malory and threatens to kill her with a Luger P08 Pistol , Sterling, in a daring act of heroism grabs Lana and declares that they are now in a "Mexican Standoff. Once Kremenski is dead, Malory hits Sterling with her purse and he says "Hey, what's in there, Buckles? Archer remains tight-lipped about Cyril's hypothesis, save a passive-aggressive remark. Malory appears to be confused, remarking that she would know if there was a mole in her organization.
Archer and Lana become equally bewildered, asking Malory how she would know. In an effort to distract her subordinates, Malory finds the donuts that Lana knocked on the floor, warning them about ants.