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Season One

See also Season One
1 | 1
1x01 Pilot (10)
"Pilot" November 2, 2003
Directed by: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz
Michael decides to take a job in Arizona after being passed over by George Sr. for head of the Bluth Company. George Sr. is jailed, and the family realizes they need Michael.
2 | 2
1x02 Top Banana (44)
"Top Banana" November 9, 2003
Directed by: Anthony Russo - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & John Levenstein
Michael puts George Michael in charge of the Bluth Frozen Banana Stand, and his son subsequently burns down the stand. Elsewhere, Tobias auditions for a commercial, and Lindsay inadvertently gets the part.
3 | 3
1x03 Bringing Up Buster (37)
"Bringing Up Buster" November 16, 2003
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Richard Rosenstock
Michael spends quality time with Buster. George Michael auditions for a school play to get closer to Maeby. G.O.B. breaks up with his girlfriend and has nowhere to go.
4 | 4
1x04 Key Decisions (50)
"Key Decisions" November 23, 2003
Directed by: Anthony Russo - Written by: Brad Copeland
G.O.B. decides to lock himself in his father's prison for 24 hours to get back in with the alliance, and to spend quality time with his father. Michael takes G.O.B.'s girlfriend to an awards show, and Buster inadvertently flirts with his mother's rival.
5 | 5
1x05 Charity Drive (39)
"Charity Drive" November 30, 2003
Directed by: Greg Mottola - Written by: Barbie Adler
Michael and Lindsay try to prove their charitable sides to each other. G.O.B. demands George Michael's respect, and Buster continues avoiding Lucille 2.
6 | 6
1x06 Visiting Ours (29)
"Visiting Ours" December 7, 2003
Directed by: Greg Mottola - Written by: John Levenstein & Richard Rosenstock
Michael sets up an "intimate conjugal visit" for his parents, while it is revealed that George Sr. had an affair with Kitty, his secretary who recently slept with G.O.B.. Tobias and Lindsay see a marriage counselor.
7 | 7
1x07 In God We Trust (45)
"In God We Trust" December 14, 2003
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: Abraham Higginbotham
Michael attempts to fire the family's incompetent but likable attorney. George Michael impresses Maeby with a muscle suit for a "Living Classics" pageant. Tobias has a psychological affliction where he is unable to take off his clothes.
8 | 8
1x08 My Mother the Car (48)
"My Mother, the Car" December 21, 2003
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Jay Martin
Michael loses his short-term memory, which Lucille uses to her advantage. G.O.B. attempts to use the family yacht before Michael sells it. George Michael and Maeby attempt to see an R-rated movie about cousins having an affair. Buster and Lucille 2 take "the next step".
9 | 9
1x09 Storming the Castle (64)
"Storming the Castle" January 4, 2004
Directed by: Greg Mottola - Written by: Brad Copeland
Michael cannot go through with his plan to break up G.O.B. and Marta. A thug magician wants to take G.O.B.'s "legs". Maeby wears all leather to get back at her mother, and Lucille decides to confront Buster's relationship with Lucille 2.
10 | 10
1x10 Pier Pressure (46)
"Pier Pressure" January 11, 2004
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
Buster realizes that medical marijuana will help cure Lucille 2's vertigo, and pays George Michael to get it for him from G.O.B.. Lindsay sends Maeby to spend a day with Lucille to punish her for bad grades. Michael thinks George Michael is on drugs and attempts to teach him a lesson.
11 | 11
1x11 Public Relations (28)
"Public Relations" January 25, 2004
Directed by: Lee Shallat-Chemel - Written by: Courtney Lilly
When George Michael is rejected by a private school due to the family's reputation, Michael hires a publicist from his gym who he's been flirting with to change the public perspective of the Bluths. Meanwhile, Tobias is sent to Boston to reclaim his medical license.
12 | 12
1x12 Marta Complex (04)
"Marta Complex" February 8, 2004
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: John Levenstein & Jim Vallely
When Lucille throws an anniversary party for Tobias and Lindsay on Valentine's Day, Michael gives an impassioned speech about love. This makes Marta realize she has feelings for him and Lindsay realize she wants a divorce. Buster decides to move out of the penthouse.
13 | 13
1x13 Beef Consomme (37)
"Beef Consommé" February 15, 2004
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Martin & Rosenstock
After learning that Marta has feelings for him, Michael goes to her and they decide to get permission from G.O.B. before taking things to the next level. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Tobias finally get to the heart of his "never-nude" problem and George Sr. faces his first hearing.
14 | 14
1x14 Shock and Awww (30)
"Shock and Aww" March 7, 2004
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: Chuck Martin & Jim Vallely
Michael falls for George Michael's ethics teacher, Miss Baerly, whom his son also has a crush on. Meanwhile, Lucille adopts a 14-year-old Korean boy, and George Sr.'s "Caged Wisdom" tapes have given him a new admirer.
15 | 15
1x15 Staff Infection (39)
"Staff Infection" March 14, 2003
Directed by: John Fortenberry - Written by: Brad Copeland
When Michael discovers his family has been receiving paychecks without working, he forces them all to get jobs within the company. Lindsay questions his management skills, and Tobias checks himself in at George Sr.'s prison to research a film role.
16 | 16
1x16 Altar Egos (25)
"Altar Egos" March 17, 2004
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Barbie Adler
Michael attempts to have a one-night stand with an attorney whom he doesn't know is blind. G.O.B. gets married on a dare, Maeby pretends to be a girl with a made up disease, and George Sr.'s admirer turns out to be an undercover SEC agent who has truly fallen for him.
17 | 17
1x17 Justice is Blind (18)
"Justice Is Blind" March 21, 2004
Directed by: Jay Chandrasekhar - Written by: Abraham Higginbotham
G.O.B. steals a file on the government's case against the Bluth Company that Maggie had given to Michael. Tobias is sent to Maggie's house to get evidence, George Michael tries to prove Maeby's fraud, and Lindsay fights to remove the Ten Commandments from the courthouse lawn.
18 | 18
1x18 Missing Kitty (14)
"Missing Kitty" March 28, 2004
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & John Levenstein
G.O.B. attempts to make good on his promise to make the family yacht disappear. Lindsay and Maeby try to track down Lindsay's grandmother, Tobias seeks George Sr.'s respect, and Michael attempts to fire Kitty, who claims to have information that could bring down the company.
19 | 19
1x19 Best Man for the Gob (55)
"Best Man for the Gob" April 4, 2004
Directed by: Lee Shallat-Chemel - Written by: Hurwitz & Rosenstock
George Sr. uses G.O.B.'s bachelor party as an opportunity to set up his accountant in a compromising position so that he can blackmail him. Meanwhile, Michael tries to prove he's a fun guy, and the Fünke's reunite their family folk-music band.
20 | 20
1x20 Whistler's Mother (16)
"Whistler's Mother" April 11, 2004
Directed by: Paul Feig - Written by: John Levenstein & Jim Vallely
Michael deals with numerous requests for some unfrozen money, and chastises Lucille for being too coddling with Buster. Also, Lindsay decides to protest the war to boost her self esteem, Tobias and G.O.B. decide to start a coffee company.
21 | 21
Not Without My Daughter
"Not Without My Daughter" April 25, 2004
Directed by: Lee Shallat-Chemel - Written by: Hurwitz & Rosenstock
Michael takes Maeby to work with him on Take Your Daughter to Work Day. After being slighted by Michael, Tobias, George Michael and G.O.B. all go to the mall to prove that they are just manly. Oscar takes Lucille and Buster to Annyong's soccer game.
22 | 22
1x22 Let 'Em Eat Cake (94)
"Let 'Em Eat Cake" June 6, 2004
Directed by: Paul Feig - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
In the first season finale, George Sr. has a heart attack, and Maeby is jealous when George Michael likes another girl. Meanwhile, Lindsay decides to leave Tobias until a book he wrote a long time ago becomes a gay bestseller, and Buster and Annyong compete over women.


Season Two

See also Season Two
1 | 23
2x01 The One Where Michael Leaves (003)
"The One Where Michael Leaves" November 7, 2004
Directed by: Lee Shallat-Chemel - Written by: Hurwitz & Rosenstock
George Sr. is at large, making Michael next in line to be prosecuted for the Bluth Company crimes. Meanwhile, Michael is vexed to find that the family is fine without him, and police mistake Oscar for George Sr. and arrest him.
2 | 24
2x02 The One Where They Build a House (103)
Directed by: Patty Jenkins - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
Michael is driven crazy by G.O.B. when he impresses the board as the new company figurehead due to Michael's legal troubles. Meanwhile, George Sr. is arrested in Mexico for a crime Oscar committed, and Buster witnesses something that utterly shocks him.
3 | 25
Amigos!
"¡Amigos!" November 21, 2004
Directed by: Lee Shallat-Chemel - Written by: Brad Copeland
Michael is increasingly frustrated over being abandoned by the family, and when the staircar is found in Mexico, Michael vows to find his father and give him a piece of his mind. Also, Buster spends time with Lupe's family and thinks he's in Mexico.
4 | 26
2x04 Good Grief (75)
"Good Grief" December 5, 2004
Directed by: Jeff Melman - Written by: John Levenstein
Lucille hires Ice, the bounty hunter to find George Sr., who may be closer than everyone thinks. G.O.B. tries to pull off an elaborate illusion, Maeby tries to set Lindsay up with Ice, and Michael tries to mend George Michael's broken relationship.
5 | 27
2x05 Sad Sack (57)
"Sad Sack" December 12, 2004
Directed by: Peter Lauer - Written by: Barbie Adler
George Sr. fears he's losing Lucille to Oscar; G.O.B. motivates Buster for the Army; Lindsay spends more time with Maeby to get closer to Steve Holt; Tobias starts working out.
6 | 28
2x06 Afternoon Delight (61)
"Afternoon Delight" December 19, 2004
Directed by: Jason Bateman - Written by: Higginbotham & Martin
G.O.B. stages mass firings after being inadvertently roasted at the Bluth Company Christmas party. Plus, Michael is forced to rebuild the Banana Stand, and Buster plays hooky from the Army at an arcade game.
7 | 29
2x07 Switch Hitter (64)
"Switch Hitter" January 16, 2005
Directed by: Paul Feig - Written by: Barbie Adler
The Bluth's rival development company hires G.O.B., who finds the company president a father figure, in preparation for the Bluth-Sitwell softball game; Lindsay hallucinates from taking anti-depressants.
8 | 30
2x08 Queen for a Day (30)
"Queen for a Day" January 23, 2005
Directed by: Andrew Fleming - Written by: Brad Copeland
Michael sells a portion of his stock in the Bluth Company to buy a car, and Lucille 2 returns, only to discover that Buster is dating the company secretary Starla.
9 | 31
2x09 Burning Love (33)
"Burning Love" January 30, 2005
Directed by: Paul Feig - Written by: Chuck Martin & Lisa Parsons
Michael reunites with his long, lost love Sally Sitwell, but faces interference from parents; meanwhile, the two Lucilles need someone to bid on them at the bachelorette auction with Buster already in a relationship.
10 | 32
2x10 Ready, Aim, Marry Me (42)
"Ready, Aim, Marry Me" February 13, 2005
Directed by: Paul Feig - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
With the company in dire financial straits and the Bluths no longer the primary shareholders, Michael must turn to old family friend "Uncle" Jack Dorso for financial assistance. Uncle Jack, however, wants something in return.
11 | 33
2x11 Out on a Limb (42)
"Out on a Limb" March 6, 2005
Directed by: Danny Leiner - Written by: Chuck Martin & Jim Vallely
Just as Michael's relationship with Sally Sitwell starts to flourish, Maggie Lizer returns nine months pregnant, and Michael immediately assumes he's the father; also, George Michael attempts to break up with Ann, and Buster learns he's being deployed to Iraq.
12 | 34
2x12 Hand to God (17)
"Hand to God" March 6, 2005
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Chuck Martin
Michael tries to find out who's the father of Maggie's baby, or if it's just another of her lies; G.O.B. tries to find out whether he was responsible for Buster's accident.
13 | 35
2x13 Motherboy XXX (07)
"Motherboy XXX" March 13, 2005
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
Lucille abducts George Michael for a mother-son dance; Buster adjusts to having a hook for a hand; G.O.B. reunites with his estranged wife; Tobias stars as George Sr. in a biopic about the Bluth family, which causes Lindsay to become more attracted to him.
14 | 36
2x14 The Immaculate Election (97)
"The Immaculate Election" March 20, 2005
Directed by: Anthony Russo - Written by: Adler & Higginbotham
George Michael runs for student body president, which G.O.B. manages to ruin; Buster has an affair with Lupe, who is being sought after by Lindsay; Tobias attempts to move out of the model home, then develops a new persona when he regrets his decision.
15 | 37
2x15 Sword of Destiny (61)
"Sword of Destiny" March 27, 2005
Directed by: Peter Lauer - Written by: Brad Copeland
G.O.B. and Buster team up for some magic illusions to impress Tony Wonder, a rival magician. Meanwhile, Michael is forced to delegate some work when he's hospitalized and Lindsay teaches George Michael how to drive using the staircar.
16 | 38
2x16 Meat the Veals (26)
"Meat the Veals" April 3, 2005
Directed by: Joe Russo - Written by: Barbie Adler & Richard Rosenstock
George Sr. tries to find a way to attend an anniversary dinner for Lucille; Michael deliberatly offends Ann's devout Christian parents; Tobias goes overboard performing his "Mrs. Featherbottom" persona.
17 | 39
2x17 Spring Breakout (37)
"Spring Breakout" April 10, 2005
Directed by: Anthony Russo - Written by: Adler & Higginbotham
G.O.B. confronts the editor of the videos that showcased his magic mistakes; Michael tricks Lucille in to rehab, and then attempts to get her out after George Sr. is kidnapped.
18 | 40
2x18 Righteous Brothers (62)
"Righteous Brothers" April 17, 2005
Directed by: Chuck Martin - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
G.O.B. hides George Sr. while the model home's plumbing is checked; George Michael helps Ann protest Maeby's new movie; Tobias takes a liking to Kitty after Michael asks him to keep an eye on her.


Season Three

See also Season Three
1 | 41
3x01 The Cabin Show (76)
"The Cabin Show" September 19, 2005
Directed by: Paul Feig - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
Michael postpones camping with his son to look for his father in Reno. Meanwhile, Lucille goes off her medication; G.O.B. meets a fellow disappointed son; and Maeby and George Michael can't help being thrown together.
2 | 42
FBEO
"For British Eyes Only" September 26, 2005
Directed by: John Fortenberry - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Richard Day
Investigating his father's claim that a British group set him up, Michael goes to "Wee Britain" and is smitten with a beautiful woman named Rita. Lindsay attempts to seduce the new family attorney, and G.O.B. goes to extremes to avoid his newly discovered son.
3 | 43
Forget-Me-Now
"Forget-Me-Now" October 3, 2005
Directed by: John Amodeo - Written by: Tom Saunders
Michael tries to hide Rita from his family with disastrous results; Lindsay waits hand and foot on the Bluths' new lawyer; George Sr. attempts escaping via balloons; Tobias tries to help Buster gain some self-confidence; George Michael confronts Steve Holt about Maeby.
4 | 44
Notapusy
"Notapusy" November 7, 2005
Directed by: Lev L. Spiro - Written by: Ron Weiner
Michael enters a father-son triathlon with Steve Holt; Maeby dons a disguise to compete in an inner-beauty pageant while her parents coach other entrants; George Sr. speaks to at-risk youths, and Buster tries to recruit one to replace him in the Army.
5 | 45
Mr. F
"Mr. F" November 7, 2005
Directed by: Arlene Sanford - Written by: Richard Day & Jim Vallely
Moles underground alert the Bluths to a mole in their company; Tobias mistakes a CIA agent for a theatrical one.
6 | 46
The Ocean Walker
"The Ocean Walker" December 5, 2005
Directed by: Paul Feig - Written by: Jake Farrow & Sam Laybourne
Michael's parents disapprove of him marrying Rita until a revelation from her uncle.
7 | 47
Prison Break-In
"Prison Break-In" December 12, 2005
Directed by: Robert Berlinger - Written by: Karey Dornetto
Michael is worried when he learns that Lucille is dating the warden behind his father's back; Buster's new turtle gets into "Uncle-Father" Oscar's stash; the family plans a benefit for Tobias' life-endangering hair transplant.
8 | 48
Making a Stand
"Making a Stand" December 19, 2005
Directed by: Peter Lauer - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Chuck Tatham
Michael and G.O.B. set out to teach their father a lesson for his years of pitting them against each other; Lindsay and Tobias compete over Bob Loblaw; Lucille's post-op appearance inspires Maeby.
9 | 49
S.O.B.s
"S.O.B.s" January 2, 2006
Directed by: Robert Berlinger - Written by: Richard Day & Jim Vallely
The Bluths try to save themselves with a party featuring Andy Richter, whose quintuplet brother teaches George Michael; G.O.B. accidentally lands a job.
10 | 50
Fakin' It
"Fakin' It" February 10, 2006
Directed by: Lev L. Spiro - Written by: Dean Lorey & Chuck Tatham
Judge Reinhold presides over George Sr.'s mock trial, and Michael worries about a surprise witness. Meanwhile, a coma keeps Buster from testifying.
11 | 51
Family Ties
"Family Ties" February 10, 2006
Directed by: Robert Berlinger - Written by: Ron Weiner
When Michael hires a woman who may be his sister, her services might be just what the company needs. Meanwhile, Buster's coma attracts the attention of a politician.
12 | 52
Exit Strategy
"Exit Strategy" February 10, 2006
Directed by: Rebecca E. Asher - Written by: Mitchell Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
The Bluth boys find a web of mass deception in Iraq when Michael and Buster rescue G.O.B., who was imprisoned while on a USO tour. Meanwhile, George Michael plans a Sweet 16 surprise party for Maeby.
13 | 53
3x13 Development Arrested (95)
"Development Arrested" February 10, 2006
Lucille throws a yacht party to celebrate the family's recent success, but the Bluths learn the sailing is still far from smooth.


Season Four

See also Season Four
1 | 54
S4 Trailer (01)
"Flight of the Phoenix" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitch Hurwitz
Michael says goodbye to the family business and starts his own. And the life of the family is turned upside down when their mailman Pete dies.
2 | 55
4x02 Borderline Personalities (17)
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Jim Vallely & Richard Rosenstock
George Sr. comes up with a get rich quick scam after his family falls apart.
3 | 56
4x03 Indian Takers (28)
"Indian Takers" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Caroline Williams & Dean Lorey
Lindsay tries to reclaim her sense of self while traveling and getting back to her political activist roots.
4 | 57
4x04 The B. Team (077)
"The B. Team" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitch Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
Michael is presented with a new business opportunity that could change his life. Unfortunately, he needs his family to sign off.
5 | 58
4x05 A New Start (75)
"A New Start" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Dean Lorey & Jim Vallely
Tobias searches for meaning after splitting with Lindsay, only to find that old habits die hard.
6 | 59
S4 TIME photo (03)
"Double Crossers" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Dean Lorey & Richard Rosenstock
George Sr.'s new business hits a rough patch, and he must bribe a politician to get his scam back on track.
7 | 60
S4 TIME photo (02)
"Colony Collapse" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitch Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
G.O.B. finds a new group of friends after his relationship falls apart and his family abandons him.
8 | 61
4x08 Red Hairing (223)
"Red Hairing" May 26, 2013
Lindsay continues to push away from being a Bluth by embracing a relationship and finding a new career.
9 | 62
4x9 Smashed
"Smashed" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Dean Lorey & Richard Rosenstock
Tobias returns to his roots and reunites with his leading lady after a rough few weeks.
10 | 63
4x10 Queen B. (44)
"Queen B." May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Dean Lorey & Richard Rosenstock
Lucille finds that her children have already started divvying up her things, and adjusts to her new home.
11 | 64
A New Attitude
"A New Attitude" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitch Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
G.O.B. accepts a job from his brother, but is distracted by a scheme of his own.
12 | 65
4x12 Señoritis (103)
"Señoritis" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Jim Brandon & Brian Singleton
Maeby moves out on her own and reconnects with her cousin George-Michael.
13 | 66
4x13 It Gets Better (62)
"It Gets Better" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Dean Lorey & Richard Rosenstock
At UC Irvine things get steamy when George Michael finds himself in a love triangle with his best friend Ray and his girlfriend Becky.
14 | 67
S4 Trailer (39)
"Off the Hook" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitch Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
Buster struggles to make it on his own and break away from his overbearing mother.
15 | 68
4x15 Blockheads (009)
"Blockheads" May 26, 2013
Directed by: Mitch Hurwitz and Troy Miller - Written by: Mitch Hurwitz & Jim Vallely
George Michael tries to reconnect with his father, but is finding himself overwhelmed by the responsibility of running his business.

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