Michael is passed over by George Sr. for partner at The Bluth Co. so he decides to move to Arizona to spend more time with his son, George Michael. However, after George Sr. is arrested for bad accounting and the family's funds are frozen, Michael instead decides to stay in California to help put his family back together and keep them that way.
Wanting to teach his son about responsibility, Michael puts George Michael in charge of the Bluth Frozen Banana Stand. However, George Michael decides to burn down the banana stand, which results in horrible financial consequences for the Bluth family. Meanwhile, Tobias auditions for a role in a commercial, but Lindsay inadvertently gets the part instead of Tobias.
Wanting to get to know his brother better, Michael decides to spend some time with Buster. Meanwhile, George Michael tries out for the school play to get closer to Maeby and G.O.B breaks up with Marta, but finds himself with no where to go.
Wanting to spend time with his father, G.O.B. comes up with a half-baked plan to lock himself in the prison, spend 24 hours with his father, and then break out of the prison as a grand illusion. But when his plan doesn't work out as intended, G.O.B has to come up with another exit plan. Meanwhile, with G.O.B. in prison, Michael agrees be Marta's date to a Latin American television awards show. There, Buster, who isn't wearing his glasses, inadvertenly flirts with mother's #1 rival, Lucille Austero.
Lindsay and Michael try to one-up each other in charitableness. Lindsay participates in a Save The Wetlands charity drive while Michael tries to do a good deed by driving his mother's maid, Lupe, home, but soon realizes he has the wrong woman. Meanwhile, Buster, after his inadvertent flirting, tries his best to avoid Lucille and G.O.B. demands respect from George Michael.
Michael is able to arrange a conjugal visit for his parents, George Sr. and Lucille, but George Sr.'s affair with his secretary, who recently had an affair with G.O.B., is exposed to the family. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Tobias decide to go to a marriage counselor.
Lucille tries to pit Michael and Lindsay against each other, but when Michael and Lindsay figure out Lucille's true intentions, they team up to get even with her. Meanwhile, Michael tries to fire the family attorney, Barry Zuckercorn, but his attempts come up fruitless. Elsewhere, George Michael plans on impressing Maeby with the muscle suit for the 'Living Classics' pageant, but the thought of having a cod piece worries George Michael. Also, the 'truth' about Tobias' cutoffs is finally exposed.
Michael loses his short term memory in a car accident and Lucille uses his memory loss to her advantage. Meanwhile, George Michael and Maeby sneak into an R-rated movie, which happens to be about cousins having an affair, and Buster and Lucille Austero begin to take their relationship to the next level.
Despite Michael's feelings for Marta, he can't bring himself to break up G.O.B. and Marta. As G.O.B. tries to resurrect his career as an illusionist, George, Sr. finds religion while in prison. Meanwhile, Lucille confronts Buster about his relationship with Lucille 2.
George Michael becomes upset when he gets an A- on a test, which leads Lindsay to tell Michael that he's pushing his son too hard. Buster begins to think that Lucille 2 should use medical marijuana to help her vertigo and goes to George Michael to help him track some down. However, Buster's plan soon goes up in smoke. Meanwhile, Lindsay forces Maeby to spend a day with Lucille when she receives poor grades at school.
Trying to help change the Bluth family reputation, Michael hires a publicist that he met at his gym. Meanwhile, Tobias heads east to Boston in order to get his medical license.
Lucille throws Tobias and Lindsay an anniversary bash on Valentine's Day, inspiring Michael to give a passionate speech about love. Upon hearing his speech, Marta realizes her true feelings for Michael, and Lindsay realizes that she wants a divorce. Meanwhile, Lucille is forced to deal with living alone for the first time in her life when Buster decides to move out of the penthouse.
Marta admits her true feelings to Michael, but before they start building their relationship, they decide that they should get permission from G.O.B. Elsewhere, Lindsay and Tobias find the source of Tobias' 'never-nudism' and George, Sr. attends his first hearing.
Both Michael and George Michael end up falling for George Michael's ethics teacher, and ethical questions arise when Michael begins to date her. Lucille adopts a teenaged Korean boy named Annyong (which translates as 'hello' in English) Bluth. Meanwhile, G.O.B. tries to get even with Michael but sleeps with the wrong woman and a 'Caged Wisdom' admirer visits George Sr. in prison.
Michael discovers that each of the Bluths are getting monthly paychecks which makes Michael put his family members to work at a construction site in order for them to earn their pay. However, the Bluth Company workers, lost without Michael, all end up on a bus headed to Lupe's family reunion. Meanwhile, Tobias heads off to prison to do research for an upcoming role.
Michael meets a blind attorney, Maggie, and ends up having a one-night stand with her. All seems well until Michael discovers that Maggie is the prosecutor assigned to George, Sr.'s case, forcing Michael to decide whether to tell Maggie the truth about who he is or use this opportunity to gain the upper hand in the case. Meanwhile, G.O.B., on a dare, gets married, and an undercover SEC agent falls in love with George, Sr.
Maggie inadvertently gives Michael his father's case file and Michael has to decide whether to read it and use the information to get his father out of prison or tell Maggie the truth about who he is and continue their relationship. However, a wrench is thrown in Michael's plan when G.O.B. steals the case file and asks Tobias to break into Maggie's house to find evidence. Meanwhile, Lindsay fights to get the Ten Commandments removed from the lawn of the courthouse.
While G.O.B. tries to make good on a promise by making the family's yacht disappear, Michael attempts to fire Kitty. Meanwhile, Lindsay and Maeby work together to find Lindsay's grandmother.
At G.O.B.'s post-marital bachelor party, George, Sr. tries to get blackmail material out of his accountant. Later, G.O.B. learns that Wife of G.O.B. is in love with Tobias. Meanwhile, Tobias tries to but back together the Dr. F?nke's 100% Natural Good-Time Family-Band Solution folk band and Michael sets out to prove to his family that he can be fun.
Michael confronts Lucille about being too over-protective of Buster while he tries to deal with the numerous requests he's gotten for the newly unfrozen money. Meanwhile, Lindsay protests the war and Tobias and G.O.B. become business partners when they decide to open a coffee company together.
Michael brings Maeby to work with him for 'Take My Daughter to Work Day' and they soon discover that Kitty has gone missing and Michael is the main suspect. Despite Michael's mission to teach Maeby right from wrong, he tells the police that he knows nothing about Kitty's disappearance. Elsewhere, Lindsay and Tobias both get jobs -- Lindsay at a department store and Tobias becomes a security guard -- and Buster gets a chance to be on a soccer team.
The Bluths find out that George, Sr. has had a heart attack and head up to the hospital to see him. However, when they arrive at the hospital they find that George, Sr. is en route for Mexico with Kitty in the staircar. Meanwhile, Lindsay decides it's finally time to leave Tobias ? that is until a book he wrote becomes a gay bestseller. Elsewhere, Buster and Annyong fight over women.