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Entourage: The Prince's Bride

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 21st 2007 12:33AM

Vince

(S03E19) "I'm not gonna pull a Clooney... not yet!" -Drama

As much as I've enjoyed the recent string of episodes, this one definitely best resembles the Entourage I remember. We had it all. Great story, some classic Johnny moments, and one of the most insane situations Vince has ever gotten himself into. Medellín is a go (finally!), but it certainly didn't come together the way I expected.

How exactly do you react when a man who's probably made most of his money through illegal drugs and arms trafficking tells you to go upstairs and "f*ck his wife?" In Vince's case, you do what he says... especially if you want your movie to get made. Leave it to Ari to find someone like that to finance the film though. Did we even find out exactly what Yahyir (is that even how you spell his name...) does? Drugs? guns? He's some kind pf European prince and his wife Nikka is an ex-Ukrainian soap-star. How does Ari even know this guy? I suppose it doesn't matter. Vince and Eric need Yahyir on their side. Even more so since Sotheby's already unloaded the house.

Regardless, I like what it sets up. Especially for Eric. He's a producer now, the real deal. The issue is going to be whether or not others will actually take him seriously. There was a time when Ari didn't think too highly of E. Remember their dinner at that sushi place in the pilot episode? Obviously, Eric has earned Ari's respect, but if someone like Nikka (who knows squat) doesn't see Eric in that light, then how will others? I'm just really excited to see how this forces his character to develop because if it goes well for him, it could create another rift between him and Vince.

Then there's Drama. It all comes back to him. Brett Ratner has offered him a part in Rush Hour 3. Well... not really. Blame Ratner's assistant for misreading the credits at the end of Five Towns. How smart is Johnny though? He still begs Ratner to give him a tiny part (some bus driver) and then convinces his young co-star Tommy (who was supposed to have the big RH3 role in the first place) that he got it for him by sweet talking Brett. For his gratitude? Plane tickets to France where it's filming. Johnny Drama is a freakin' genius. A pathetic genius, but still.

rating 5Turtle's story is a bit of a throw away, but most of his generally are. Remember Saigon? Still, I do like that he's been given a love interest. Plus it's added some fresh humor. Kelly's two younger brothers are hilarious. "Who's the white boy?" While Turtle doesn't have the bragging rights that Vince has (Hand-jobs from his tenth grade Spanish teacher?!?), Turtle still has a reason to hold his head high with Kelly. Overall though, a very good installment - reminiscent of episodes past. Nothing huge happened, but for Entourage to be good that doesn't always have to be the case. 5 out of 7.

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swift

awesome episode, nothing on tv gets me excited like entourage does, funny side note: my friend beat up the kid who plays tommy in 8th grade lol

May 27 2007 at 10:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
shaun

I really did'nt like this episode. The whole Turtle love story would work if Turtle was 12 yrs old. I think its way too corny. The ending was lame, you saw it coming from a mile away

May 22 2007 at 1:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Karen

Yes, good episode but I did think the same thing - not much going on.

I have to say I missed Ari in this episode. He has had so much screen time up to this week I had gotten used to seeing him more.

I think the Turtle/Kelly story is sweet - nice to see Turtle heading toward a meaningful relationship (hopefully).

Of a strange note, both Entourage and Sopranos mentioned 'bus drivers' this week. Like last week's Grand Canyon theme...

May 21 2007 at 1:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Tool

Great episode. Entourage is perhaps the most consistently good show these days. Very enjoyable.

Good to see interesting story lines for Vince, Drama and Turtle all flowing very nicely. I think it will be fun to see what Turtles first name really is . . . kind of like how we found out that Kramer's first name is Kosmo.

As to Jonathan's comments re: how Ari found Yahyir, these types are all over Hollywood. Creepy people with a lot of money that want to be in the business. It's a good thing that Vince won't be working with them, as the previews for next week indicate.

May 21 2007 at 10:24 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
kip

I have to confirm with Steve said. I waited with baited breathe to see what Turtles name was.

May 21 2007 at 8:35 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BillS

The show made me laugh on multiple occasions for the first time in what seems like forever.

May 21 2007 at 6:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
steve

man i was hoping to find out turtles real name ! i bet its something ridiculous.

May 21 2007 at 12:43 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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