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Season 1, Episode 12

Marta Complex

Originally aired Sunday, February 8, 2004 | Watched by 4.89 million viewers.

When Lucille throws an anniversary party for Tobias and Lindsay on Valentine's Day, Michael gives an impassioned speech about love. This makes Marta realize she has feelings for him and Lindsay realize she wants a divorce. Meanwhile, Buster decides to move out of the penthouse and Lucille revels in living alone for the first time.

18 recurring jokes in this episode

The Bluths


  • "I've made a huge mistake."

    G.O.B. breaks up with Marta.

    G.O.B. gets back together with Marta.

    Michael finally realizes that "hermano" means "brother" in Spanish.



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