The Daily Beast recently published a piece about how some “Entourage” fans don’t like the show’s darker tone this season. So Vince snorting lines of coke with his porn star girlfriend in the latest episode won’t do much to turn around that opinion.
Speakeasy actually likes Reckless Vince; he’s more fun to watch than Bland Vince. And if his movie career tanks, Vince can always hawk tequila. Turtle has been pushing cases of the Mexican tequila around Hollywood and it’s taking off.
As is so often the case, though, the episode really belongs to Ari, who’s still waiting for the Lizzie bomb to drop. No one has been this nervous about secret tapes since Nixon. “Deadline Hollywood would run a story about me having a loose stool, much less tapes,” Ari tells Babs in one of the show’s best lines. But when he makes a fishing call to Deadline’s editor (played by Carrie Fisher), he discovers she has no dirt. So what’s become of the tapes?
Ari stalks Lizzie to a restaurant. “I haven’t slept in two days,” Ari says. “I need those tapes.” Lizzie wants to know why she wasn’t promoted and, in a rare moment of candor, Ari admits his wife wanted her out. A dètente is reached: Lizzie will gove back the tapes if Ari helps her get a studio job.
More evidence that Vince is lost: he’s taking advice from Billy Walsh. ”You look tired. You smell,” Walsh says as Vince heads to an important meeting with the director of “Airwalker.” Vince’s coffee remedy makes him more jittery than a methhead. The meeting is a disaster. Walsh is trying to rehab both Chase brothers. In a pitch meeting, he unveils his concept for Drama’s animated show. The Pitch: ”You’re a high strung simian trying to make it in a world that just doesn’t get you.” The title: “Johnny’s Bananas.” Drama is not on board.
Lizzie gives Ari the coveted tapes. But someone sent Deadline Hollywood the transcripts. NFL franchise – gone. Home life with the wife – we’re predicting stormy.
By Steven Kurutz at The Wall Street Journal