The One Where Michael Leaves (II)
Episode 1 of 18 within Season Two. Item 23 of 68 overall.
Production number 2AJD01.
8.88
32 votes

In the second season premiere, George Sr. is at large, making Michael next in line to be prosecuted for the Bluth Co. crimes.

Meanwhile, Michael is vexed to find that the family is fine without him, and police mistake Oscar for George Sr. and arrest him.

original airdate--November 7,2004                     rating--6.61 million

music:Theme song--"Taking Chances" by Celine Dion 

Goofs--When the family sees Lindsay in the shower and goes downstairs to leave, someone (possibly a crew member) can be seen in the mirror sitting down in the background.

  1. When Oscar is at the police station, he can be seen wearing George Sr.'s wedding ring.
  2. The document which G.O.B. finds inside the briefcase does not actually have Arabic writing. The non-English text is Persian.
Bluth Company status: George Sr. has escaped, GOB is in charge of the Bluth company and has spent more than $40,000 of the company's money, and Michael is being investigated by police in his father's absence. In his office, GOB finds papers tying the Bluth company to Saddam Hussein.
Memorable line: "Yes, I have a rape horn, Michael, because you took away my mace." -- Lucille Bluth. "Yeah, like anyone would want to 'R' her." -- Buster.
Best narrator commentary: "Tobias went to a try-out for the Blue Man Group hoping to be seen. Unfortunately, it was dusk, and he couldn't be seen."

Milestones: Tobias sees Blue Man Group for the first time, Buster and Oscar continue to grow closer, and Buster joins the army. Also, Tobias says, "I guess I first blue myself," which is one of the best lines of the series.

 

Most sexual tension: Oscar moves in with Lucille and tries to rekindle a relationship with her. Meanwhile, Lindsay tries to date Ed Helms' real estate agent character who thinks he is just showing her a house for sale.

Allusions to Tobias being gay: Michael turns to Lindsay and says, "It's not like you've never come to me with your marital problems saying, 'Oh, help me Michael, I think my husband might be a ho--'" at which point Tobias blows a horn to stop him from speaking. Also, when Lindsay and Tobias share the master bedroom together, Tobias notes that it's "nice to be back in a queen" -- sized bed, of course.

 

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regional titles

Dutch
Die waar Michael Bladeren (II)
English
The One Where Michael Leaves (II)
French
Celui o les feuilles de Michael (II)
German
The One Where Michael Laub (II)
Irish
One I gcs ina Duilleoga Michael (II)
Italian
Quella in cui Michael Leaves (II)
Spanish
En el que deja Michael (II)