Entourage Blog Season 8 Episode 7 Review
Vince finally got a date with Sophia from Esquire Magazine. Vince made a full movie interviewing past girls he has been with to convince Sophia that he was a good person. Testimonials from Turtle and Johnny Drama helped contribute to Sophia’s decision to break a rule of never dating celebrities. I find this part very hard to believe. When has someone’s friends telling a girl she should go out with a bro ever worked out before?
Vince also pulled a huge payday when Avion tequila went public. Turtle was scrambling to get more money when the chefs on Don Peppe’s required a space in Los Angeles that required twice the budget of the original investors funds. It turned in to a montage of cameos featuring Michael Strahan, Amare Stoudemire, Mark Teixeiera, and Alex Rodriguez. All of them told Turtle that unless he put in more money they wouldn’t, and since Turtle didn’t have any more money since he pulled out of Avion. The company went public and Turtle was out of millions, except Vincent Chase had purchased Turtle’s share of the company and kept his own, netting the group $19 million. Once again, somehow everything turns out okay. I almost threw my remote at the TV when Turtle was talking about how dumb he was (no kidding), and then did throw my remote at the TV when everything worked out and Vincent Chase had bought Turtle’s shares.
The script for Vince’s movie is a hit to everyone who reads it. At first the studio wants a bigger name, and the producer doesn’t want to work with Johnny Drama after he went on strike with Johnny’s Bananas. The producer had a personal grudge against Drama because the producer was the only who stood by Drama, and then Drama turned his back on him. In order to patch up the wound Vince donated $100,000 to the producer’s foundation for German Shepherds. Now the film about the miners is getting made.
Eric Murphy is still an incredibly pathetic character. He cannot get over Sloan and I’m sure every viewer is as tired of this storyline as the Ronnie and Sammie storyline on The Jersey Shore. Eric Murphy is continuing sexual relations with Sloan’s ex-step-mother and crashes a lunch between Sloan and another actor. Turns out Sloan is pregnant and going to New York. She states that even if she liked Eric she wouldn’t go back because her family hates him. Cool, so this story is over once Sloan goes to New York soon.
Lastly, Ari Gold is becoming closer to Dana Gordon but can’t let go of his wife and family. He is furious that Bobby Flay is in his house. It’s interesting how Ari has put his work in front his actual family for his bro family, Vince and company. He gives a monologue to his staff and says Vince is his family and is sticking by him and his brother. In one sense his bond is getting stronger with one family, and weakening in another.
The season is almost over with one episode remaining. I see two possible outcomes. First, I believe E is going to stay in Los Angeles and let Sloan leave for New York. Vincent Chase’s date with Sophia will go poorly, Turtle’s restaurant will fall through, Drama’s movie will be awful, and Ari will get back with his family. Same old same old. The second alternative is Ari goes out with Dana Gordon, Vince has a relationship with Sophia, Turtle’s business thrives, Drama’s movie kills it, and E moves to New York with Sloan. They will forever be a bro family either way, whether their paths literally bring them together or literally pull them apart.
Quote of the show: Whoever succeeds will forever be my family member, whoever doesn’t will be cleaning tanning beds, in Ranch Cucamonga! (Ari Gold to the TV department in a conference room trying to get Vince’s movie made)