This Week On Entourage:
Having relationship woes with jealous girlfriends, Eric and Turtle discuss with Vince how to solve it.
The boys meet up with a stressed out Drama who is afraid he’ll get cut from Five Towns. Although when he runs into a Melrose producer who offers him a part in the new show, Drama strongly considers dropping out of his current show.
He discusses the possibility with the boys about somehow getting out of his contract, and the boys advise him to call his agent.
Lloyd, feeling nervous after leaving Ari, tries to convince Drama to stay with him as his client at the new agency. Drama says if he gets out of the contract, then he’ll consider signing with Lloyd.
Meanwhile, Turtle gives Eric a lift to Ashley’s house, to settle some relationship trust issues. She’s suspicious about the identity of “Rupert Pupkin” (the name she saw on his cell phone), which happened to be Vince’s alias name. Ashley suggests that she have access to all his e-mails- this has Eric a bit sketched out.
When Ari finds out the news that Lloyd left the agency, he flips out, promising that he will destroy his life.
As this results in a tug-o-war over Drama, Ari ends up bribing Dan Coakly out of Drama’s contract.
On the way to school, Jamie senses that Turtle is acting odd and confronts him about it- realizing that it might be the sorority whores.
Making a final stand, Lloyd preaches to Drama his un-dying loyalty to him and the promise that he will be his no. one client. After Drama confronts Ari and questions his actual interest in his talent, Drama decides to sign with Lloyd.
Elsewhere, Eric meets Ashley for dinner to break-up with her over her paranoia. He and the boys then meet up to party with his assistant and her friends. And Turtle then gets a call from Jamie who informs him she got a part in a series that films in New Zealand.
Eric and Ashley
Eric dumps Ashley. Ari plays tug-o-war with Lloyd. Not too bad of an episode. But nothing great.
It’s clear that this episode was done to have some closure on the theme of relationships. The problem with Ashley has been dragging on for way too long, it’s about time that Eric finally dropped her. But with Jamie going to New Zealand, leaving Turtle with those “sorority whores” will he manage to stay loyal? Who knows. He’s already thinking about it, apparently.
But I think that this season is closing pretty well. Assuming that Drama will get the Melrose part, next season will boast Vince’s new movie, Drama’s new show, Lloyd being an agent, Turtle in business school, and Eric being a full-time manager (with some possible big clients).
And hey, Eric might even consider Sloan, who knows.
That sounds like a pretty interesting beginning for season seven. So in a way, this character development season story arc was more crucial to the show’s existence than ever.
It was an investment. An investment for the writers to say:
“Hey let’s take a season off of the Vinnie Chase block-buster films, let’s deepen the other characters, expand their development, and then switch back to a Vince story line the following season- with the rest of the crew already having fresh arcs.”
So we’ll see what happens with two episodes left. All I can say is next week will be interesting. The issues will be plentiful.
And with the finale supposed to be featuring Lebron James and Lil’ Wayne, there’s still tons of wicked stuff ahead.
—> andPOP’s insider secret: Ari having another massive therapist meltdown.
1) Lloyd trying to convince Drama to sign with him-
“I’ve seen everything from Viking Quest to the New New Love Boat…you were a tremendous young Merrill Stubing.”
2) Ari talking to Lloyd on the phone from Dan Coakley’s office-
“Why would he (return your phone call) when you’re a dead man? I’m everywhere Lloyd!”
1) Ari going ballistic at Lloyd, after finding out he left the agency to work with Adam Davies.
2) Eric breaking up with Ashley.
Scared Straight- Suspicions arise when Terence wants to sell Ari his share of Ari’s old agency. Drama goes on an audition for the new “Melrose Place.” Eric goes to the doctor after receiving some disturbing news.