Entourage: The Cannes Kids (season finale)
(S04E12) "In France, I'm a Viking god." - Drama
Medellin. We've been talking about it all season. We've seen clips, a ridiculously good trailer for the film, and even a "making of" documentary. Despite all the positive hype, we've only had one question: what if it sucks? Well guess what? It sucks... a lot. Amidst a frantic and hyper crowd at Cannes, Medellin's screening worked like a sedative. Only Billy and Vince seemed to be enjoying the film as if they were in on some joke. It even garnered a few "boos." To be honest, it felt anti-climactic to me if only because this was exactly what I've been expecting. This was the only logical outcome. Everything always comes up roses for this crew. They needed a reality check and this proved to be the perfect vehicle for it.
Naturally, this sets up quite the predicament for next season. Yadoyir (remember him? the "prince?") backed out of his commitment to buy the film, Dana Gordon is giddy that she lost out on it, and Harvey now owns it for one whole dollar. Will he try to sell it? Sure. But once the reviews get out, who's going to want to see it?
The biggest issue? Dana's commitment to Silo. We already know that the script is completely whack. Why take that risk with Billy and Vince if you know that their previous film tanked? Of course, this is all speculation. The film may go on to be a box-office smash despite the poor reception at Cannes. Still... would you want to hire Walsh now that you know he could make another snoozer? For once, this season didn't leave us with Vince going off and making his next film. I'm not even sure he can afford to buy milk and bread now. Unless this movie makes something, they're broke. Especially Eric. What does this do for his relationship with Vince? Talk about one big "I told you so."
This episode was great though. From the way it was shot (looked like a film), to where it was shot (loved the on-location stuff), this ranks up there with some of the best Entourage has had. I loved how all the old players (anyone who had a hand in Medellin) showed up. Nicky was flipping out, Harvey was pissed, and Yadoyir was throwing money around like crazy. We even got to see Lloyd in action on his gay island cruise vacation. Very funny stuff.
And how can we forget Drama? French women love Viking Quest! They're obsessed with Tarvold and it got Drama plenty of tail. His French romance sub-plot was well done though. From his angry tirade against the hotel manager, to getting inside dirt from the bell-hop, to the sex on the beach, this was Drama at his finest. That and he was wearing a fedora the whole time. Victory indeed. Of course, I've said it before, but it looks like once again Drama may be the breadwinner in the Chase family for a while. He better hope that season two of Five Towns does as well as the first. Vince might be out of work for a while.