Entourage: Amongst Friends
(S06E02) "Who would've thought I'd be the only one guaranteed to have sex tonight?!?" - Turtle
I know I've said it before, but one of the things that I've always loved about Entourage is how the writers behind the show seem to have this uncanny knack for re-creating exact conversations that I've had with my friends before. I know I'm not the only one out there who's had a laugh with their buddies trying to figure out how exactly did Seth Rogan get laid in Knocked Up? When Turtle made his final point ("His ugliness is oddly fascinating."), it was like deja-vu for me.
Then they went and killed the moment when Vince got that nudie pic of Sloan's friend. That never happens to me or my friends.
In some ways, that's sort of the message of the show right there:
Movie stars! They're just like you... until a fan sends them a naked picture.
Vince really is living it up with the world premiere of Gatsby right around the corner, and the free porn-o-gram was only the start of it. His career is back on track, he's got women vying to be his red carpet arm accessory (and speaking of his date, was she one of the girls from Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" video?), and the new offers are pouring in. It's good for him, though, because as was made clear in last week's premiere, it looks like Vinny is about to have a lot of alone time in his future.
Beyond that great scene that showcased the Gatsby premiere (again, we still haven't seen the obligatory Entourage "clip" from the movie), not a ton happened here, but there are two major plot developments I wanted to discuss:
Eric isn't a wuss anymore -- OK, well he sort of still is, but at least he's doing what he wants... or least what he thinks will irritate Sloan enough that she'll become jealous. That's honestly the only reason I can come up with. Why else would he have gone over to Ashley's? We've established that she's rude, socially awkward, and not nearly as attractive as some of the other woman Eric has been hooking up with. In front of the guys, this makes him look like a go-getter ready for the next piece of ass, but inside? What's his plan here?
Andrew is officially the anti-Ari -- Think about it. Andrew is doing everything that Ari could have been doing for years now - if he wanted to. But that's not Ari. For all the sex talk and innuendo that spews from Ari's mouth, we know he's never been unfaithful to Mrs. Ari. Not even with Dana Gordon - again, remember that was all talk. However, Andrew acts on all those impulses and Ari is right - I'm waiting for the moment when Lizzie (Autumn Reeser) turns the tables on him. She ain't in this for just the sex.
Overall, this ep felt a lot more put together than the premiere. I loved the addition of Jami Gertz (Mrs. Ari and Marlo together was funny stuff) and Turtle (er... Sal) and Jamie-Lynn's coming out. Plus, Drama's date to the premiere (quiet-salesgirl-turned-Hollywood-village-bicycle) was great. "Hi, I'm Kelly." The look on Johnny's face was priceless! But he didn't flinch when she said she had slept with Seth Rogan. My friends and I? We disapprove. Drama, even you can do better than Seth Rogan's sloppy seconds.