Michael tries to hide Rita from his family with disastrous results; Lindsay waits hand and foot on the Bluths' new lawyer; George attempts escaping via balloons; Tobias tries to help Buster gain some self-confidence; George Michael confronts Steve Holt about Maeby.
original airdate--October 3,2005 rating--4.47 million
music:Theme song--"Taking Chances" by Celine Dion
Bluth Company status: Bob Loblaw makes his first appearance as Bob Loblaw, the Bluth's new attorney, and he tries to help the Bluths solve the Iraq situation. Unfortunately GOB shreds evidence under George Sr.'s orders. George Sr. is under house arrest and needs to use a surrogate.
Memorable line: "Well we're not here to talk nonsense to Bob Loblaw."
Milestones: The first appearance as Larry Middleman as George Sr.'s surrogate, first mention of Tobias being an analrapist and the first time GOB is seen using a "forget-me-now/"
Recurring jokes worth remembering: Tobias was the world's first analyst and therapist, or "analrapist." Steve Holt is the son of GOB, which makes him Maeby's cousin. GOB uses roofies to induce temporary amnesia and calls them "forget-me-nows." The use of the phrase "for British eyes only." Bob Loblaw's tagline, "He's very good." Buster's fear of seals. GOB's puppet Franklin and their song "It Ain't Easy Being White."
Allusions to Tobias being gay: Tobias defines his former job of a combination analyst and therapist as an "analrapist."
Most sexual tension: Lindsay makes her moves on Bob Loblaw while Michael continues to woo Rita. Still, nothing's more awkward than Maeby's assumption that she needs to have sex with her boyfriend/cousin Steve Holt.
Best narrator commentary: "Everyone froze. Michael feared he'd been caught in a lie about his family. His family feared they'd been caught by a woman they'd clubbed, drugged and left on a bench. It was awkward."