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Recap: Arrested Development S 1 E 14 Shock And Aww


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The Arrested Development episode "Shock and Aww" provides examples of:

  • Foreshadowing: Looking at pictures of Saddam Huesein's mini-palace, Michael notices that a couple of rooms look remarkably like parts of the model home.
  • One Dialogue, Two Conversations: Lindsay misinterprets her nephew's crush on his ethics teacher as a desire to set up a date for his father, making her a mother figure. She offers to fill the role of a mother figure to him.
    Lindsay: Ah. sounds like youíd like her to be more than just your teacher.
    Narrator: Lindsay believed that George Michael wanted to fix up his father so she could fill the role of his mother.
    Lindsay: Thereís nothing wrong with that. Although... I must say Iím a little hurt that you havenít considered me.
    George Michael: (confused) Youíre my aunt!
    Lindsay: That doesnít matter. Aunts can fill that role. Teachers can fill that role. And, someday, youíre going to find the right woman to fill that role. But until then... Iíll be right across the hall.
    Narrator: Lindsay had never been more proud of anything she had said in her entire life.
  • Pun-Based Title: On "shock and awe".