Arrested Development - Season 4, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

A New Start



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Episode Info

After he and Lindsay split up, Tobias learns that old habits die hard.


Jason Bateman
as Michael Bluth
Michael Cera
as George Michael Bluth
Jeffrey Tambor
as George Bluth Sr./Oscar Bluth
Jessica Walter
as Lucille Bluth
Will Arnett
as George Oscar `Gob' Bluth II
Tony Hale
as Buster Bluth
Portia de Rossi
as Lindsay Funke
David Cross
as Tobias Funke
Alia Shawkat
as Mae `Maeby' Funke
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Critic reviews for A New Start

This episode was refreshingly whimsical and untethered in comparison to the freighted story lines we've seen so far.

May 15, 2018 | Full Review…

"A New Start" feels like an appropriate name for an episode that seemed to give Arrested Development the kick in the butt it needed to really come to life.

May 16, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

And, after two hours of set-ups, we finally get to the aptly titled "A New Start," the first truly brilliant chapter of the new batch.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Much like George Sr., Tobias F√ľnke is a character who works better in small doses, and so the character-specific episodes of season four don't really work with him front and center.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

"A New Start" sports a wealth of top-notch Tobias slapstick and double-entendres.

May 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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"A New Start," on the other hand, is an experiment with a greater degree of success-a quantity with which Tobias is less than familiar.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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