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?
Episode 7 “Gotta Look Up to Get Down” was my favorite episode of the season, and possibly the series. A big statement I know, but the all the elements were there, from Ari Gold’s career on the rise (what a f*ckin’ legend..it was luck but who cares?) to Eric and Turtle ganging up on Drama, like the old days.
The boys were also back to their old habits, trying to score some women, and failing at it. Vincent and his principles were back to jeopardizing his career again. Plus there was no sign of Dom.
The moment between Ari and Vince was an unexpected emotional scene. Kudos to the whole team behind Entourage and to Jeremy Piven and Adrian Grenier. That scene was just too good.
I know that this hasn’t revealed too much of the plot, but I feel like the episode has spoke for itself. And has definitely brought the series back to the top.
The Special Guest List was also cool: Beverley D’Angelo, Jeffrey Tambor, Constance Zimmer, Alan Dale, Jason Isaacs and Debi Mazar.
Oh by the way check out our first poll below, should be interesting to see:
Episode 6 “Redomption“. Dom has his comeback, whilst being chased by the police. It doesn’t start well, and Dom gets busted. His criminalistic character trait is continued. But he was much more appealing than his previous appearances.
E ends up posting bail for him, but it just got annoying when Dom is seen holding his baby in several shots. Seems like Doug Ellin was trying to appease the fans’ opinion of Dom. I don’t think it worked.
Generally I thought that storyline progressed a little too quick. Did Dom’s wife have to drive off already?!
It was nice to see Ari back in his element, as he goes golfing with Alan Gray to get Vincent his Smokejumpers part. This takes a bit of a twist when Alan dies of a heart attack. Again a somewhat unsatisfying event, although hilariously funny. I think it would’ve been nice if Ari was the direct cause of this.
The dialogue between Bob, Alan and Ari was classic. And I thought the return of Bob Ryan, and Phil Mickelson‘s cameo were clever inclusions.
Ari Gold definitely holds this episode together.
This season has really shown us the bizarre behavior of Johnny Drama, and especially this episode. Turtle becoming his assistance?! That was hilarious and I’m glad it ended before it started. Drama was pathetic, Turtle went up a notch in my books taking all that crap from him and giving back one.
We are now half way through the season, and I was waiting for a bit of a slow episode, and we got it. It was just too good for the first five.
So what do you think so far? Are you still as avid a fan as you were in the beginning of the season? Please comment!