So let’s get to the part of the show that’s most interesting to me at the moment. Eric and Sloan. I was just thinking that in the last episode Eric may have been jumping the gun thinking that Galecki and Sloan were an item, but after Turtle spots them at lunch together I can’t help but think they are. Eric does too as he storms off angrily…. from the bed where just slept with Sloan’s ex-mother-in-law… again. Sparks fly at the farmer’s market and later a huge bombshell is dropped. I can only imagine where it goes from here.
Things are looking bad for Turtle. The only way for him to get Don Pepe’s off the ground is to find more money from his investors. Amare Stoudamire and Michael Strahan both tell him to screw himself and Derek Jeter says so much in a nicer way. To top things off, the tequila line that Turtle decided to invest in went public, making Mark Cuban and many other investors a ton of money. Sorry you lost out on that one Turtle. It will take a miracle for Turtle to pull the restaurant gig off at this point without asking Vince for help, which he vowed to not do. Will Vince bail him our or is Don Pepe’s done?
Things are only looking up for Drama after he and Dice successfully won in their work strike to get higher paydays and Johnny Bananas to stay on the air. Now he is going to star in his own movie, involving the miners and a rescue dog, on the Hallmark channel. Not much but it’s a starring gig. Hats off to Drama, even the bad ones he wears.
Vince still continues his pursuit of Sophia in this episode, this time with a bit of a different result thanks a lot to Drama and Turtle. And just when I thought Ari was over his wife, Dana urges him to try winning her back because he tells her how he is still in love with her. It seems like everything is starting to go good for everyone except E. Will Ari get his wife back before season’s end? We’ll have to wait and see in the next episode.
I give this one a 4 out 5 grizzlies. The show is definitely living up to the expectations I had at the beginning of the season even though I had begun to lose hope. Keep up the good work fellas!
This episode starts with Johnny standing picket line firm and Eric dealing with blow-back from the guys. I was glad to see Ari get through the episode finally able to accept that divorce is the only option and he is doing it by the books at this point. I never understand why he was being so nice to Mrs. Gold when it was so obviously over for her and that he was the only one trying to salvage the marriage. Bravo to Ari for being strong finally and taking no shit. He never took shit from anyone except the Mrs. and now she has joined the distinguished club.
Eric finds out some disturbing information that may or may not be true: That Sloan is banging Johnny Galecki. That’s like Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie…. gross. Eric actually gives Scott the ultimatum of dropping Galecki or dissolving their partnership. How far you’ve fallen Eric my boy.
Vince continues in his seemingly futile quest to gain a date with the brilliant Sophia, only managing to make himself look like a stalker. Turtle likewise starts to experience difficulties when his partners seem none too interested in his plans for his new restaurant Don Pepe’s. On the bright side of his terrible storyline we do get to see David Spade briefly in action.
Drama just keeps getting better and better. He stands strong after Phil threatens to screw up his Miner/Rescue Dog movie if he doesn’t return to work on Johnny Bananas. Dice then gets the call…. Phil caved to their work strike and as Dice says – “Johnny Bananas rides again.”
I liked the episode, but I’m hoping the second half of tonight’s double premiere is a little better than this one. I give the episode a 3 out of 5 grizzlies.
Vince is back in good spirits in this episode, but his whole story in this episode about getting his script for the dog and miners is kind of second fiddle to the rest of the guys stories in this episode.
Drama brings Andrew Dice Clay in for representation by E, since the two of them work together on Johnny Bananas. There is the worry that the show will not do very well with test audiences but once the numbers come back Johnny Bananas is going live in three weeks. After hearing this Dice Clay tries to talk Drama into trying to taking charge and demanding more for their participation in the show. Drama of course is not hard to sway.
Ari is of course still obsessed with getting back with his wife and Lloyd brings him some not so welcome news about a restaraunt Mrs. Ari is frequenting. Ari is visibly pissed because he can’t get over the fact that his wife is possibly and probably dating a “f–king waiter.” His words, not mine so don’t lash out at me wait staff world.
I thought the most interesting part of the episode was Eric and Sloan’s interactions. They’re kind of at each other’s throats until Eric goes to pick the rest of his things up at her place. After getting his watch back the inevitable happens: They bang.
Then they go their separate ways. But by the end of the episode Sloan calls hims back and it seems like E is hopeful they will get back together until Sloan drops the bombshell: That she is moving to New York and effictively out of his life. In my opinion, just get it over with so he can move on to better things. Even though Sloan is about the hottest chick on the show.
The episode was good and I award it 4 out of 5 bears. It seems like the good episodes always fly by way too fast and I sincerely wish that Entourage was more than a half hour long because then almost every episode would be good. Hopefully next week keeps up with the good vibes from this episode.