Boy was I wrong about this Season’s Finale. The Return To Queens Blvd, has to be the best episode of the season, and one of my favorites of the entire series.
The boys were back on vacation, much like how the season started. It was nice to see them in their natural habitat – Queens, NY, and seeing their families was a laugh. Generally it seemed like there was a relaxed vibe, although there was a a bit of tension about Vincent’s unemployment, especially when his mom mentions that Gus Van Sant had an opening for a role in a movie Vince got barred on.
Michael Phelps was just one of the many excellent little cameos and general comedic cameos and plot lines that feature in the series. These are but one of the many reasons why we watch and love Entourage. Drama buying up the local bar was another bit, just f**kin’ hilarious!.
But Ari Gold coming to the rescue, and organising the Martin Scorsese film for Vinnie, with the help of Lloyd (and ofcourse the one who got Marty’s attention – Mr. Eric ‘E’ Murphy), now that made my heart flutter. Absolutely beautiful!
And to top it all off, one of the quotes of the series, when Ari compliments E’s ability as Vince’s Manager:
For once in his life the little McNugget delivered.
This episode is a must see, and bode’s well for Vincent Chase’s future, it will be interesting to see if Season 6 includes the making of Martin Scorsese’s Great Gatsby, or will that happen during the break?
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The Final Episode of of Season.
As you know the Return To Queens Blvd, is Season 5’s Finale, will it be the catalyst for next season? I really don’t think it will. Although it look’s like E puts his role on the line while trying to help Vincent out (see HBO’s Episode 12 Preview). Personally I don’t think the final episode has any bearing on how good/bad this season was so I think it will be a cool chillaxed kind of ep.
Season 5 has almost become a bit of a re-introduction to the boys, and their dynamics, I almost think after such a delay, they had to re-introduce the characters a bit. Maybe this even gained new fans?! Also given that there was a writers’ strike earlier this year, I don’t think they had much time to elaborate, and expand the series. That’s why it was quite eventful, yet not deep in plotlines/character building.
This bodes well for the next two seasons, which I think will explode, and be Entourage’s best.
So what did you all think of this season?
The Penultimate Episode! Thanks for all of you that vented your frustrations at my delay and posted your praises for this episode. If you haven’t, join in the fun and type up something in the comments!
Smokejumpers seems to be finally over for Vincent…or postponed. It seems to me as if they resolved the ongoing feud with Vincent/Verner in rather dramatic fashion, and I’m not really sure how Vinnie is going to come out of all this. This season has definitely been his downfall. While this might be a bit of a downer for all you Vincent Chase fans, I have this feeling he’ll comeback with a bang next season.
Ari was in top form again, being the powerful yet humorous suit that he is. And Turtle’s little fling with Jamie Lynn-Sigler is now more than! Turtle finally getting his way, and adding several notches to his belt was awesome this season, maybe he’ll be the one rescuing Vinnie and the boys next season?
The side story about his real name (Sal, if you must know) was an intriguing one.
E seemed like this confident controlled guy when he stood up for Vinnie. That scene was a great climax to this episode, and the use of Rammstein’s Du Hast was awesome. Rage Against The Machine’s Guerilla Radio was also in there when Ari Gold first receives the news about Vinnie and Smokejumpers, double awesome.
The final episode next week should be an awesome send off for the boys, although there will definitely be a bit more soul searching for Vincent. This season was almost a build up for Season Six, but will it be Vincent’s comeback season?
With only three episodes left, Episode 10 “Seth Green Day” certainly wasn’t one of my favorites, but it was still entertaining!
Vincent Chase, still seems to be a bit of a pussy, and a little low on confidence. When Vinnie approaches Verner – the director – about his lines, he is totally put down, and ends the episode doing some kind of strange elocution training. Turning into a whack job.
E going back to Sloane, another pathetic choice by E, and seems to me like he’s also suffering with low self esteem. Maybe Charlie (played by Bow Wow), will give our boys the boost that they need?!
Seth Green was awesome on the phone with E, Seth’s entourage played a funny role contributing to Seth’s lame jokes. But what I think was the scene of the episode, was when Charlie punches Seth Green for mentioning Charlie’s possible replacement – “International sensation” Nick Cannon.
This happens in front of E, after a little tension before their studio meeting between E and Seth, and it was was freakin’ awesome.
Ari Gold putting his foot down, over Babs, that was classic Ari, and I hope that continues. Andrew Klein seems to have caught the contagious low-confidence bug going round, so let’s hope he doesn’t suffer too much longer. I’m sure Ari will make things right. Let’s hope the next two episodes finish the season on a high!
Oh and the song at the end of credits was Beautiful Life by Shawn Anthony, and the song in the middle of the episode was Day’n’Nite by Kid Cudi.
Episode Nine was soft on the Ari Gold richter-scale. But it still was entertaining. Ari Gold giving some back to the people he cares about, in this case his old buddy, Andrew Klein (played by Gary Cole). And according to this report, it seems that it won’t be the last time we catch Andrew Klein. A Miller Gold expansion seems to be on the cards!The set for Smokejumpers was really cool, how they managed to squeeze all that in an episode is why I love Entourage.
Vincent being uneasy about his lines being taken away wasn’t that cool, but quite characteristic at this point in time.
But when Vinnie finally stood up to Jason Patric (who just happens to be born in Queens!), that was kind of a let down, as in any other situation there would’ve been a brawl (think the Seth Green brawl in Season 3 Episode 9).
However, there was a little twist, when Jason Patric reveals that it wasn’t him that stole his lines, but in fact the director, Verner (played by Stellen Skarsgård).
Turtle and Drama had their parts but what they did to give Vincent support, and how their revenge tactics unfolded, was hilarious. Overall, I think this was a rather good episode, and it seems to me like its slowly moving back to the way it was.
What many of you have really enjoyed, is the closing song of nearly every episode of this season. I’ve been lovin’ them myself, they really have been top songs. This episodes closing song was OutKast’s Da Art Of Storytellin’ (Part 2). Enjoy!
HBO.com has released three brand new Youtube clips of Ari Gold, Drama and Turtle. Remixing the last four seasons into a nice little package. Check out Ari Gold’s Remix:
They’re quite entertaining, and a nice rehash of the previous seasons. A great intro for those who aren’t fans yet, especially Ari’s one.
Ari Gold is officially back to his best! This was the “Ari Gold” episode of the season, and possibly the series so far. After you all voted that the previous episode was the best this season (58%!) I was wondering how this one would compare. And I have to say it did a pretty good job.
Turtle‘s adventure with Jamie Lynn Sigler was classy, he definitely scored points in my book. Jamie Lynn most memorable for playing Meadow Soprano, is one hot woman! And Drama was being his usual self, the character we love to hate at times. Also worth mentioning is Frank Darabont‘s cameo, how cool was that!
Vincent looks like he’s back in the fray with Smoke Jumpers and his career in general, thanks to the one and only Ari Gold. He’s still playing a bit part though. But maybe this episode was the turning point.
Bringing back the sexual tension between Dana Gordon and Ari, that’s more of what we want. Dana Gordon is hot stuff. I can almost see a little cat fight occuring between three of Ari’s most powerful women : Mrs. Gold, Amanda and Dana. Something to definitely look out for! Time for you to vote again! Who’s your favorite woman?