HOLLYWOOD—“Entourage” was titled “Tequila and Coke” on Sunday night. Initially I wondered why it was called this, until the end credits ran. It soon became clear, and all made great sense. Jeremy Piven reigned supreme.
Randall Wallace kicked things off by calling a meeting to find assurance that Vince’s life is under control. However, as viewers know by now, Vince partied too much the night before, arriving in utter shambles both physically and emotionally. The handsome A-list star played by Adrian Grenier has been showing up to auditions drunk and hanging out with a star who is much less than an A-lister, she’s an adult film actress. This season Vince has found himself in a great deal of turmoil. After a fabled start initially to a wonderful career, it seems like many stars, he is faltering and falling into the traps set for many up-and-coming leading actors. It’s been an exciting season watching the transformation from solid guy to flaky and big-headed star.
It was an emmy-winning performance again on Sunday for Jeremy Piven, as Ari, who agreed to help Lizzie find a new job in exchange for the potentially damaging audiotapes. Piven is always on the mark in this role as the egocentric talent agent, who doesn’t understand any boundaries. Turtle wound up doing damage control after promising an L.A. retailer more product than he was able to deliver. Turtle always finds himself overextending himself and not keeping his word.
Ending the episode was Billy Walsh, who made his latest attempt to pitch an idea to Drama. Drama was left indignant with his mouth wide open, and Eric was intrigued by the latest offer. Drama is another favorite character on this series. Sunday night’s episode was written by Doug Ellin and Mary Musika, while David Nutter directed.
“Entourage” airs Sunday nights at 10:30 p.m. on HBO
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