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Recap / Arrested Development S 5 E 15 Courting Disasters

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Buster's trial continues. Dusty turns out to not have been Lottie Dottie's ex's son, and not her ex, so the trial continues.

Buster gets a chance at exoneration when it turns out that Tobias asked him to play the Thing at the Fantastic Four musical, which premiered at the same time as Lucille 2's disappearance. But the two witnesses Lottie Dottie calls to testify sink him even deeper.

George Michael reveals to Michael Rebel dumped him and Fakeblock is not real. But soon enough it appears that Murph had written just the piece of software he needed, saving the day.


The Arrested Development episode "Courting Disasters" provides examples of:

  • The Reveal:
    • Gene Parmesan was the one playing the Thing in the Fantastic Four musical on the night of Cinco de Cuatro.
    • The flashback sequences seen in this episode and several previous ones with Cobie Smulders and Taran Killam as Lucille and George Sr are in fact extracts from the in-universe Imagine Entertainment-produced series about the Bluth family.
    • Lindsay is related to the Bluths by blood after all, as she is revealed to be Lucille's much younger half-sister.
    • Buster might have killed his own grandmother when he was a child.
  • Series Continuity Error: Unless there is an in-universe mistake in the in-universe series about the Bluths, this episode completely retcons the timeframe of Lucille's mother's death as mentioned in "Missing Kitty".


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