Welcome to the “Arrested Development” Rewatch. Leading up to the release of Season 4, Zap2it
will be taking a look back at the 53 episodes that made the show one of our
most beloved TV comedies. We continue with episode 1 of Season 3, “The Cabin Show,” which first aired Sept. 19, 2005. Watch the first three seasons of “Arrested Development” on Netflix.
In the Season 3 premiere, Michael vows he’ll take George Michael to the family cabin to make up for all the times George Sr. promised to take Michael and then backed out. Meanwhile, Lucille goes off her medication, Gob wants to get closer to his father (only to discover Steve Holt is his son), George Sr. is hiding out with the Blue Man Group, Kitty breaks up with Tobias who decides he wants Lindsay back, and George Michael and Maeby try to avoid each other after an awkward kiss.
Bluth Company status: Shockingly, not terrible. The stock has been upgraded from “triple sell” to “don’t buy” on CNBC’s “Mad Money.”
Milestones: Oscar launches the ImOscar.com website from prison in an effort to prove he’s really not George Sr.; Gob learns he’s Steve Holt’s father (and also calls Michael a robot); the family cabin makes its debut.
Huge mistakes: Reno’s new slogan is “Make the biggest little mistake of your life”; Gob says “I’ve made a huge tiny mistake” when Michael explains the letter from S.A.D. (Sons and Dads reunion project) clearly states Steve Holt is Gob’s son.
Most sexual tension: George Michael and Maeby can’t figure out how to handle their feelings for each other.
Allusions to Tobias being gay: Tobias refers to himself as a “cocktail waitress” on the phone with Lindsay and when Lindsay finally finds him in Reno he’s dressed up as Kitty and making out with Barry (who’s supposed to be dressed up as Tobias as a Blue Man).
Best narrator commentary: After Tobias says, “If this tableau I recreate, perhaps I can re-snare my mate,” following a phone call with Lindsay, the narrator smirks: “Gee why wouldn’t she want him back?”
Next on “Arrested Development”: “Lucille arrives at the cabin” [but George Sr. has already moved it], “Maeby finds someone to help her forget her cousin… her cousin” [Steve Holt asks her to make out and she does] “and Lindsay catches up with Tobias” [and Barry].