Arrested Development: Season 1, Ep. 16-Altar Egos

Rating: 3.5/5

This episode is perhaps one of the oddest. I say this because this is the episode where Michael really gets back into the dating game. After meeting at the courthouse to discuss George’s fate, Michael, upon Gob’s insistance, decides to go to the bar across the street from the courthouse which is full of lawyers. It is here that he meets Maggie Lizer who is a lawyer. After a couple of drinks, Michael goes to he house and sleeps with her. The next morning, Michael tries to escape his first one night stand only to discover that Maggie is blind. Of course, Michael feels bad and decides to continue going out with her.

Later that day, Michael tells Gob of what has happened and it is here where Gob reveals he too had a one night stand gone wrong as he ended up marrying the girl he went out with. This woman is played by Amy Poehler who strangely enough, is married to Will Arnett (Gob) in real life. Ha!

The next day, the Bluths go to court after deciding it would be in everyone’s best interest to accept the plea. However, Michael is left completely shocked after discovering that Maggie is the most feared prosecutor and luckily enough, was assigned to their case. Michael’s good nature causes him to once again feel guilty and decides to tell Maggie the truth. However, Maggie interrupts him and asks him to look through the Bluth family case overview and decide if she has a case. Michael is left torn between sides as this is the information he was looking for but feels it is not right to take advantage of a blind person like that. However, during the previews of the next episode, it is revealed that Maggie is not actually blind.

Although this is a godo episode, I love the mystery going on with Maeby. George Michael is asked to tutor her but instead she pays him off. George Michael is curious as to where Maeby is getting money from and decides to confront her. However, Maeby claims that she has a fundraiser to attend. George Michael decides to follow her only to find out that Maeby has pretending to be twins, Maeby and Surely, but Surely, is sick. She plays this up in order to have fundraisers held for her which is where she is making so much money from. This is perhaps the one time I actually like/enjoys segments involving Maeby only because I think that this idea is so stupid and shows how stupid people really are because they are actually believing her. However, I’m not too sure if I actually like this episode.

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