Whether you marathoned “Arrested Development” Season 4 in one sitting or have been watching it gradually since its release, it’s easy to get lost in the 15 episodes’ convoluted timeline. Fortunately, navigating the new season’s story just got a lot easier. It only took a litte over a week, but someone has already ironed out Season 4’s story arc.
Reddit user morphinapg took the content of the recently released 15 episodes, rearranged it in chronological order and repackaged it as 11 episodes. The savvy editor gave the episodes new “Arrested Development”-worthy titles like “Take to the Sea!” and “The Anti-Social Network” and says he (or she) did his best to stay true to the style of the show.
“I did as much as I could to make these feel like real episodes. I made sure to separate the episode by storylines, rather than looking for specific times,” morphinapg writes in a Reddit post that includes download links to each of the new versions of the episodes. “I can’t 100% guarantee the accuracy of my ordering, but I feel like I did a pretty good job. I did allow occasional slight backtracking, if placed at the beginning of an episode, but it doesn’t affect the chronology very much.”
“Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz suggested that, once fans watch Season 4 in the order it was released, they should go back and rewatch the episodes out of order to try to see different aspects of jokes and stories in the tightly-woven season. This is just a different incarnation of that and, though we haven’t watched any of morphinapg’s versions yet, it is an interesting experiment. Will you check out morphinapg’s version of the season?