Michael learns the real secret behind the Bluth Company's international accounts - his dad may have been illegally building houses similar to the one he lives in in Iraq. George Sr. agrees to take a lie detector test to prove his innocence, but the family gets word that he has had a heart attack while in prison. The family goes to the hospital to visit, but learns that George Sr. has made an elaborate escape. Michael decides that he's had enough, and he and George-Michael decide to pack up and head to Phoenix. Written by
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During this episode, the Bluths are on the Atkins diet, but go off of it after George Sr's heart attack. At the end, they gorge on high-carb foods. On the set, a bucket was set up where the actors would spit out the food so they wouldn't take in the carbs. David Cross, who didn't use the bucket, noted the irony that although the characters saw through the hype of the fad diet, the actors playing those characters had not. However, actors often use spit buckets for scenes in which they must eat a lot of food to avoid making themselves sick doing multiple takes. See more
And that's when the family realized that George Sr. wasn't dead, but was fleeing the country that he loved so very much.