Ari: If I could gouge out Terrance McQueick's eyeballs and eat them, for what he did to me, I would.
Entourage has finished for 2009, with a great conclusion to a mediocre season. This episode was consistently entertaining, unlike many of the other episodes this season. And 35 minutes of it. Loved that. As usual Doug Ellin and Ally Musika's writing was flawless.
Of course, Ari delivered the goods as usual. The scene in his therapy session was quality as usual, which in the past has seen some of his best lines. His statement about what he wanted the Screen Actors Guild to do to Lloyd will join them. The later moments were touching, when Terrance and Ari finally made up, and of course when Lloyd and Ari reunited. Albeit with another joke from Ari. ("Congratulations, now you're a real Asian"). Ari roaring through the halls of Terrance's offices with a paintball gun and the employees fleeing ("I represent Jon & Kate plus 8") was the single funniest scene of Entourage this season.
And can I just say, Andrew Klein is the most useless character of any television program in the history of the world. He is not funny, and makes no real addition to the show. It feels like he used to live next door to a studio exec, they shared a beer once so they decided to throw him in a main role in a television show. If they had a main cast role to throw around they should have given it to Babs, or returned Shauna full time.
Eric's plot was predictable, although I was extremely grateful that they finally got back together. I have been waiting since the end of season 3 for that to happen. I was yelling at the TV when Eric got on the plane at the end. But all was good.
Turtle. Turtle. Turtle. I loved his storyline with Jamie, and I hope they can make up in season 7 and that she hasn't gone from Entourage for good. Johnny Drama's storyline, whilst not thrilling, was entertaining, and I really felt for him when he vented about how sick he was of not getting any roles anymore.
Matt Damon was the stand-out guest star of the season, and that was even over Mark Wahlberg's hilarious role in "Fore" (605). The overbearing celebrity charity drive was inventive, and I imagine there would actually be a bit of this peer-pressure amongst celebrities. Drama's "Sorry, he Jason Bourne'd me" was a clever pop culture touch by Ellin & Musika. Ultimately it was my favorite season finale, probably on par with "The Cannes Kid" (412) where the boys went to Cannes.
So what do you think? Was I being to harsh on season 6? Was I being too generous on "Give a Little Bit".
What was your favorite story of season six? What was your least favourite? Here are a few of mine:
- Ari and Lloyd splitting
- Matt Damon's charity drive
- The Golf Tournament
(Both Ari/Tambor and Vince/Wahlberg/Drama/Brady/Turtle)
- Turtle and Jamie-Lynn
- Eric and Bob Saget
- Andrew's affair
- Eric's new agency
- Drama and the Five Towns saga
- Gatsby as a whole (the promotion on Leno, and the premiere)
- Ashley (need I say more?)
What do you think? Pick the best and worst, they don't have to be my suggestions. And if you're feeling creative, try and remember you're favorite line from season 6.