Would Pamela Poovey Suffer from a Cocaine Overdose?

Katherine Smith


This paper looks at Pam Poovey's cocaine consumption during Season 5 of Archer (Archer Vice), and calculates whether the amount of the cocaine would be of a sufficiently high dosage to cause an overdose. Based on the evidence during screen time of Season 5 Episode 2, it is estimated that from wearing the full body plaster cast for 6 hours (made up of 96 % cocaine) as well as eating part of it, Pam absorbs 17.24 g of cocaine on the first day; high enough to cause Pam to suffer an overdose.


TV programme; Biology; Overdose; Chemical absorption; Cocaine; Pamela Poovey; Archer

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