Arrested Development

Season 1 Episode 21

Not Without My Daughter

Aired Unknown Apr 25, 2004 on Netflix

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  • A sitcom that can suprise.

    The wonderful thing about this show is that it can always surprise the viewer. Its story lines are as complex as anything Larry David can come up with, the characters so outlandish that nothing is impossible. In this episode the different self-obsessed members of the Bluth family continue trying to resolve their problems and in a wonderful Seinfeld-like moment the story lines of Tobias, Lindsay and Gob all come together in the scenes in the department store. The funniest bits are linked to the "Bring Your Daughter To Work"-plot. In the middle of a scene with two main characters, you suddenly get a young girl doing the work her father should be doing. The girl shouting at George Sr. and Buster in prison, taking over the role of her prison officer father, is one of the highlights.
  • Lindsay gets a job while Buster bonds with Oscar

    This is the first episode to explore the relationship between Maeby and her uncle Michael after doing several on the interaction with her mother, father and cousin and this episode worked on so many levels because of this focus with the don’t lie bet and lying to save Michael anyway despite Kitty still wanting to put charges against Michael for attempted murder.

    The whole shopping centre scenario was brilliant, especially Lindsay wanting to be known as a shoplifter rather than a shop clerk and the fact that all the appearances had daughters aswell was a terrific addition to the plot.

    Buster’s plot was terrific especially the final scene with him hurting all the players in order to score a goal against Annyong.

    Overall, all of the plots in this episode are hilarious, combining together to make one seriously entertaining instalment.