|Arrested Development episode|
|Episode no.||Season 1
|Directed by||Greg Mottola|
|Written by||John Levenstein
|Original air date||November 9, 2003|
|List of Arrested Development episodes|
"Visiting Ours" is the sixth episode aired, and the fifth episode in the DVD continuity, of the TV comedy series Arrested Development.
Michael Bluth visits his father to get information about some accounts, but George Sr. cares more about the prison softball team. Frustrated, Michael returns to the office and asks George Sr.'s loyal assistant Kitty for the information. Just then, Lucille calls Michael with an emergency: their club membership has been downgraded. She orders her son to rectify the situation. Meanwhile, Gob moves into the Bluth Company office, where he plans to write a "strongly worded letter" to the prison warden, who has denied the legitimacy of Gob's "escape." Noticing Kitty's obvious attraction to Gob, Michael sets about the business of manipulation.
Meanwhile, Lindsay and Tobias prepare for their first marriage-therapy session. Maeby and George Michael decide to follow them, but George Michael is reluctant. He suggests instead they visit George Sr. George Michael is actually terrified of prison (he once watched HBO's prison drama Oz after mistaking it for The Wizard of Oz). Michael arrives home, elated that Gob's seduction of Kitty will get him the account information and eliminate any need for him to visit his father again. Then George Michael tells him he wants to visit George Sr. Gob tussles with Kitty while Lindsay and Tobias examine their marriage. And Michael heads back to the prison with George Michael. However, George Sr. has in the meantime been traumatized from seeing a prisoner bludgeon a guard with the baseball bat during their softball game. Convinced that he is going to die in the prison; he becomes unstable in front of George Michael and, as the guards restrain him, begs his grandson to get him out of there, which further traumatizes George Michael about prisons, despite Michael's best efforts to wave it off as a joke on his grandfather's behalf.
Once George Sr. calms down, he tells Michael that Lucille has never visited him and that he is lonely and horny. Much to his discomfort, Michael later persuades Lucille to make a conjugal visit. Lindsay and Tobias play a role-reversal game in therapy; Tobias plays his part enthusiastically, but Lindsay opts out. The therapist then jumps into the role of "Tobias." After passionately acting out their reverse roles, Tobias and the male therapist are about to kiss when Lindsay ends the game. Michael arrives home to find that Gob is repulsed by the idea of his parents sharing a conjugal trailer. However, Gob has some good news—he has "[bleep]ed Kitty." Michael asks if he got the information about the international accounts, which he did not. So Michael refuses to give Gob office supplies until the job is done.
Michael drops by the prison again, this time with his mother, and puts her into one of the conjugal trailers. George Sr. is shocked: Kitty, his secretary, is actually waiting for him in the other trailer, as they have had an affair for years. George asks for his help to keep the affair hidden from Lucille, and Michael wonders aloud if the help is "international accounts information" worthy. Michael calls Gob, who is already at the prison delivering his "strongly worded letter" to the warden. Gob tries to stall Kitty, but disgusted at the thought of having sex with her again, he opts to sneak out of the trailer. He immediately runs into the warden, who has just read his letter. Gob is detained where he is standing, which just happens to be against the window of the trailer in which his parents are being intimate. George Michael admits later to his dad that he is terrified of prison, and that if his grandfather could wind up there, anyone could. Michael gently explains to his son that, regardless of how much they love George Sr., he's guilty and belongs behind bars.
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