" is the fortieth episode aired of the TV comedy series Arrested Development
. It is the season two finale.
is working at home when he notices something unusual: His pen rolls off the coffee table as if rolling downhill. A contractor examines the house and informs Michael that nothing is underneath, and since the drainpipes weren't hooked up, they just emptied under the house; that's why the living room is sinking. The city must "red tag" the house and an inspector will come to examine it.
Michael tells his father he'll have to leave the attic before the inspector arrives, suggesting that he hide at Lucille
's penthouse, but George Sr.
balks because his freeloading brother Oscar
is still living there. Michael tells his father that, as he's being tried in absentia
, Michael shouldn't know where he is anyway. He doesn't have to go back to prison, but he can't stay there.George-Michael
, meanwhile, is finding it difficult to ignore his re-emerging feelings for his cousin. Maeby
asks him to attend a screening of the American remake of Les Cousins Dangereux
, a film he and Maeby saw a preview for the previous year. Maeby is currently overseeing the remake for Tantamount Studios, where she had conned her way into a job. George-Michael agrees to go, so Maeby gives him 50 passes and tells him to invite everyone he knows.
Another surprise awaits Michael at the office: Tobias
is resigning as his assistant in order to audition for the......