Entourage: Sorry, Ari (season finale)
(S03E12) Despite what (I think) most considered a lackluster season, this was a pretty decent finale. It was tense, loaded with one-liners, and it's the first time Entourage ended with a genuine cliff-hanger. The first two seasons, we left Vince as he went off to make his next film. Now... we don't know what he's going to do next.
After Ari's blunder with the Joey Ramone project, Vince wakes E up the next morning with an announcement. He thinks they should give Ari his walking papers. Eric isn't against the idea, and after Ari dodges his phone calls, a day of meetings with other agencies unfolds.
Meanwhile, Ari does everything he can to get the Ramones script back in his hands and he doesn't plan on speaking to Vince until he's got it. Dana Gordon lets it slip that Bob Ryan still hasn't signed all the forms giving Warners the script though. Moreover, Alan Gray (the WB exec behind the Aquaman franchise) only bought the film as a "screw you" to Vince. Gray has no intention of making the film and Ari lets Bob know this.
Despite Ari's advice, Bob, finally disillusioned with the glitz and backstabbing, signs the papers anyway. The Ramones project is dead. So is Dana's job after Alan found out she squealed. I'm sure that'll come back to bite Ari in the ass.
So while Ari was running around like a madman, Vince attended meeting after meeting of the exact same meeting. All the rival agencies were the same. They all wanted to make Vince a household name along with Canon, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola. Drama finally makes the point that walking away from Ari is a mistake. He's family at this point and he screwed up. Plus, they know he's not like all the other agents. So they go to see him, expecting an apology. Instead they got another presentation: it was just like all the others. Let's make Vincent Chase a household name.
So after all that, Vince fired Ari anyway. And this wasn't half-heartedly like Vince did last season when he told Ari to cram it. He meant it this time. Looks like Drama's new pilot had better get picked up or the boys are going to be moving into that apartment Vince bought for Dom.
Drama (telling Vince to look before buying when it comes to a new agent): "No one appreciates their girlfriend until you get herpes from the next broad."
Ari (doubting that Lloyd is on top during sex): "C'mon... really?"