Arrested Development: Season 5

Arrested Development: Season 5

Arrested Development: Season 5

Cult-classic comedy series starring Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, David Cross, Jessica Walter and Jeffrey Tambor as a wealthy family trying to stay together after they lose their riches.

2018USA
ComedyClassic
EPISODE 5.1

Family Leave

Surprises greet Michael at the penthouse and Sudden Valley. George-Michael confides in Maeby, who's trying to avoid Sudden Valley.

EPISODE 5.2

Self-Deportation

For varying reasons, most of the Bluths (even Steve Holt) feel compelled to run off to Mexico. Michael tries to convince Buster to go to the police.

EPISODE 5.3

Everyone Gets Atrophy

The family unites behind Lindsay’s campaign, but Michael senses that something is amiss. Maeby has an idea that George-Michael likes a little too much.

EPISODE 5.4

Old Start, An

Gob acquires a new office for the company with a "premium view." Michael gets a shock when he returns to a place that holds a lot of memories.

EPISODE 5.5

Sinking Feelings

The Bluths receive/present their award, but it weighs on George Sr. and creates new problems. Michael and George-Michael have a deep conversation.

EPISODE 5.6

Emotional Baggage

Michael attempts to bail out Buster. George-Michael finally meets the Howards, and Ron informs Michael that his plans for the movie have changed.

EPISODE 5.7

Rom-Traum

George-Michael thinks he's being lied to by Michael, who thinks he's being lied to by George Sr. Gob hires guys to help with his "closet conversion."

EPISODE 5.8

Premature Independence

As the Second of July parade approaches, Sally steps up her campaign against Lindsay while the Bluths again struggle to keep their stories straight.

EPISODE 5.9

Unexpected Company

Buster fails to show for his own prison release party. Michael examines company financial records. George-Michael seeks Anonymous help to deceive Rebel.

EPISODE 5.10

Taste Makers

Michael jumps at a chance to spend more time with George-Michael, who seeks a clueless president for Fakeblock. Tobias relocates his makeshift family.

EPISODE 5.11

Chain Migration

As George Sr. attempts to win back Lucille, Michael assembles a mold of their scheme. Meanwhile, Buster gets caught up in Tobias and Gob's business.

EPISODE 5.12

Check Mates

George Sr., Lucille and Maeby give honesty a try. Good news becomes bad for George-Michael. Michael remembers there's always money ... somewhere.

EPISODE 5.13

The Untethered Sole

Buster's brief appearance in a TV weather report puts the Bluths back in hot water, but Michael has a plan involving his son's definitely real company.

EPISODE 5.14

Saving for Arraignment Day

As the trial kicks off, the Guilty Guys throw the family for a loop. Lucille learns surprising news about Dusty. George-Michael plots a distraction.

EPISODE 5.15

Courting Disasters

George and Lucille overestimate their new lawyer's expertise in the courtroom. Two familiar faces testify, and a video sheds more light on the case.

EPISODE 5.16

The Fallout

As the Bluths come together to unveil a wall, they once again discover that they deserve nothing more than to be saddled with each other forever.

Arrested Development: Season 5 / Reviews

Film School Rejects

Film School Rejects

The new season is a success, but this is a banana stand that needs some new flavors fast.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

Arrested was always a zany version of reality, but the cartoonishness feels hyperbolic now, unfocused.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Mostly funny. At moments scintillating... mostly a story about having watched "Arrested Development."

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Salon

Salon

The more you know about what's happened with Tambor over the past 12 months and the cast's attempt to reframe it, the emptier the comedy's absurdist spectacle becomes.

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Vox

Vox

The series' interest in intergenerational idiocy and corruption couldn't be more timely.

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Decider

Decider

Just as whip-smart and insane as it used to be. Get ready for callbacks, incest storylines, and for Lucille...and Maeby...to steal the show.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Arrested Development just needs to get over the stories it's already told, and move on to the ones it's telling this time around.

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Vulture

Vulture

Season five starts much more promisingly, with an energy that comes from reuniting most of the cast in a single episode again.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Flat and lifeless and pointless.

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IGN

IGN

Arrested Development ending, or approaching the finish line, is the best thing for all involved.

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