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1x12 Marta Complex (14)

Lucille Austero is Buster's lover and Lucille Bluth's social rival
Actor: Liza Minnelli — First Appearance: "Key Decisions" — Last Appearance: "Ready, Aim, Marry Me"

Lucille Austero, often referred to as "Lucille Two", is the friend, neighbor, and chief social rival of Lucille Bluth. She dates Buster, Carl Weathers, and G.O.B. for a short while. She also suffers from extreme vertigo.

Lucille Austero is portrayed by Liza Minnelli and appears in 10 episodes over the first two seasons. She last appears in "Ready, Aim, Marry Me" on a date with Stan Sitwell.


Social rivals

Lucille Austero has been social rivals with Lucille Bluth for many times. They used to be friendly with each other, but their rivalry escalated to them being extremely passive aggressive. Lucille Austero's husband passed away and Lucille Bluth would use his death as ammunition to make her feel bad. ("Key Decisions") The two eventually repair their friendship and become friends again. ("Storming the Castle")

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Lucille 2 takes a spill from her vertigo in "Key Decisions"


Lucille Austero suffers from chronic vertigo and has to take meds from falling over. She visits a clinic to help her regain balance, but Michael throws it off during a fast drive in his Corvette. ("Queen for a Day")

Love life

Lucille Austero's husband passed away and she lives widowed at Balboa Towers. Buster inadvertently flirts with her at Los Premios Desi and she gives him her number. The two lead a rocky and awkward relationship but she eventually moved on to flirt with Carl Weathers.

Character history

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Lucille Austero in "Key Decisions"

Season one

Lucille and Lucille insult/joke with each other at the bar during Los Premios Desi. Buster, who is not wearing his glasses, accidentally flirts with her and she gives him her number. She runs into him in the hospital and he has a panic attack which triggers a vertigo attack for her. ("Key Decisions")

Buster afraid of Lucille Austero, hides in his mother's apartment even though Lucille Austero continually calls him. He attends the Save the Wetlands Bachelorette Auction to bid on his mother but accidentally bids on Lucille Austero, which makes her swoon. Buster decides to give the relationship a shot. ("Charity Drive")

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Lucille Austero in "In God We Trust"

Buster and Lucille 2, now secretly dating, only see each other in Lucille 2's apartment. When she suggests going out, Buster becomes afraid and ashamed. He finally musters the courage to kiss her and to attend the Living Classics Pageant with her. When the crowd boos George Michael, Buster assumes the shouts of disgust are directed toward him and has a panic attack. ("In God We Trust")

Buster and Lucille 2 enjoy lunch together on Lucille 2's balcony. When his mother steps outside Buster dives through the widow Austero's window. ("My Mother, the Car")

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Lucille 2 and Buster in "Storming the Castle"

Buster and Lucille 2 have taken more steps in their relationship, including building a fort in Buster's room and kissing inside it. They attend G.O.B.'s magic show at the Gothic Castle where Lucille Bluth's anger only draws them closer together. When Lucille Bluth decides to give them her blessing, they are actually driven apart by her friendliness. Buster, as usual, suffers from a panic attack. ("Storming the Castle")

Buster asks George Michael to acquire some marijuana for Lucille 2's vertigo, as she has been suffering more and more attacks recently. ("Pier Pressure")

Lucille Bluth introduces Lucille Austero to Carl Weathers and the two hit it off. Buster begins to get on her nerves and when he is kicked out of his mother's apartment she does not let him move in with her, ending their relationship. ("Marta Complex")

Season two

After spending time in a clinic to eliminate her chronic vertigo, Lucille 2 becomes the majority shareholder of the Bluth company when the Bluth family members sell their shares. Michael attempts to woo her and get her to hand over the shares but her vertigo is reactivated by his Corvette. She decides to hand over the shares if Michael gives her the Tobias is Queen Mary bar. G.O.B. also [bleep]s Lucille, who in turn names him the president of the Bluth Company. ("Queen for a Day")

Although continuously stating that he is disgusted by her, G.O.B. continues to date Lucille 2. Buster at the time is dating Starla, the Bluth Company receptionist. After learning his older brother is dating his ex-girlfriend, Buster leaves Starla to pursue Lucille. G.O.B. then bids on her at the bachelorette auction. ("Burning Love")

Michael becomes concerned that Lucille 2 is working with Stan Sitwell to take control of the Bluth company so G.O.B. and Buster follow them on their getaway package from the bachelorette auction. They bust in and try to convince her to take them back but Lucille 2 becomes upset that they interrupted her romantic date with Stan and decides to sell her shares to Stan. ("Ready, Aim, Marry Me")

Season four

Liza Minnelli has been a confirmed guest cast member for the upcoming Season Four.


  • Lucille Austero appears in 10 episodes over the first two seasons.
  • Lucille's stock holding is called "Stand Poor" because she has vertigo.


→ See 99 pictures of Lucille Austero at Images of Lucille Austero.


Season One
"Key Decisions"
"Charity Drive"
"My Mother, The Car"
"In God We Trust"
"Storming the Castle"
"Pier Pressure"
"Marta Complex"
Season Two
"Queen for a Day"
"Burning Love"
"Ready, Aim, Marry Me"
Season Three
Season Four

Main Arrested Development Characters
BusterG.O.B.George MichaelGeorgeLindsayLucilleMaebyMichaelTobias
AnnAnnyongBarry ZuckerkornJohn BeardKittyLucille 2LupeMort MeyersOscarRebelSteve HoltOfficer Taylor
All characters

Start a Discussion Discussions about Lucille Austero

  • In God We Trust - Lucille and Sitwell?

    4 messages
    • I was thinking it could be her husband before he died. Remember in Lucille Austero's s first epiisode, Lucille Bluth mentions that her husband...
    • Yeah, she's "the widow Austero" so I assumed that was Mr. Austero.
  • Is it true that George Michael never met Lucille 2? (Señoritis)

    9 messages
    • Season 4 is long after season 1, so he may have forgotten about her. It's easy to forget about people you have never had real conversations wi...
    • But even if George Michael forgot meeting her years ago, she is not just a random anonymous person. She is running for Congress, and must h...

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