What Do These Two Men Have in Common?
SPOILERS! To start, let me say that I was much more pleased with last night's Entourage than the prior week's.
Let's begin with Turtle--it is so good to see that his dreams of being a hip hop impresario have failed, and he can go back to doing what he does best--mooching off of Vince. At least he finally made a little money, and with the assistance of Lt. Drama was able to find Saigon. I also love that once Drama was recognized from Viking Quest, all was forgiven from his near death experience.
As for Vince, nice touch with the woman in the book store and being on her list. A few things, however: 1. The whole list concept is good and all but really totally unfair to guys. If the odds of a reasonably attractive woman meeting someone on her list are extremely slim, if it happens, there is at least a decent chance something could happen. If, however, a reasonably attractive guy meets someone on his list, the odds that she would sleep with him have to approach zero. Not that I've tried, but that's life. 2. Now is bookgirl simply a one night (day) stand or something more? Because Entourage actually ran for almost 30 minutes last night, my DVR cut off before scenes for next week, but is she back? Or is Vince going to focus on acting? Or both?
And now for the highlight of the show--Martin (Don't call me Robert Evans) Landau. What a sad and wonderful performance. The Oscar winning actor (see Ed Wood for a number of outstanding performances and a wacky and fascinating film) gives it his all as a very old but once very great producer. His stories (Dusty Hoffman's sexual prowess, Candy Bergen playing tennis in her underwear) are too funny and too dated, but he may have one last trick up his sleeve. And Ari's attempt to get even with Eric may result in a win for all involved (provided that Ari can focus on his job and not the decor in his office).
So we had plot, humor, and sex. All in all, a fine night with the boys.