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The One Where Michael Leaves
"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.
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The One Where They Build a House
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.
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"¡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.
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Good Grief
"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.
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Sad Sack
"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.
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Afternoon Delight
"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.
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Switch Hitter
"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.
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Queen for a Day
"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.
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Burning Love
"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.
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Ready, Aim, Marry Me
"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.
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Out on a Limb
"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.
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Hand to God
"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.
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Motherboy XXX
"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.
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The Immaculate Election
"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.
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Sword of Destiny
"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.
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Meat the Veals
"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.
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Spring Breakout
"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.
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Righteous Brothers
"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.

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