Monday, August 14, 2006

Shoot'em in the back now

Play it: Entourage - Ep 310 (32)

Last night's Entourage ("I Wanna Be Sedated") was my favorite of the season (so far.) The combination of insider scenes and music moments played right to my weaknesses (and I have a few, I'm afraid.) Lily Allen, Gnarls Barkley and to top it off, The Ramones.

First, Turtle's client Saigon goes missing on his major label signing day. So he and Drama make like the Hardy Boys and track him down (to the Hollywood Standard hotel.) There Saigon confesses that his old agent blew back into town and is taking him back as a client. When Drama reminds the new agent (Hassan Johnson, from HBO's The Wire) that Turtle has a signed contract from Siagon, he makes like Suge Night and has Drama dangling from the hotel balcony like Vanilla Ice. When Turtle capilates his contract for $40K, Drama is spared (Drama - "You shoulda held out, bro... I think I could've made it into the pool.")

Other storyline had E trapped at the estate of an old producer (played by the great Martin Landau,) after a malevolent set-up by Ari. The producer Bob Ryan (a funny send-up of has-been Robert Evans,) hasn't had a project in a long time, and is desparate to be 'back in the game.' When E and Ryan discover a mutual appreciation for The Ramones, a movie project is born, and Vince is on board for a biopic as the recently deceased Joey (a great movie idea that someone should greenlight immediately.) Cue credits to the tune of "Blitzkrieg Bop."

The surprising music moment was hearing Lily Allen's "Knock 'em Out" , while Vince is chasing a bride-to-be through a hotel room. Allen just signed with Capitol here in the states, and while her US release date is early next year, and she's playing three dates in the states in October (LA, SF and NYC... no Seattle!) And, just to add to it, for the second week in the row, there was some Gnarls Barkley ("The Last Time") to enjoy.

More:
Full tracklistings with scene descriptions
TMZ Decoder Ring on last night's episode
Entertainment Weekly analzyes this episode

Previously:
My entourage can beat up your entourage (Episode 31 / 309)
Willy Wonka Queens (Episode 30 / 308)
Suspended in limbo (Episode 29/307)
A bird in the hand... (Episode 28 / 306)
Fair to Medellin (Episodes 25-27/ 303-305)
I am an orange god (Episode 24 / 302)
The top-tall turn-off (Episode 23 / 301)
Let's hug it out again, b*tch (Season 2 soundtrack and dvd)
Heartbreak Vince (Episode 22)
Show me the money (Episode 21)
Sympathy for the Ari (Episode 20)
Headed for a Gigli (Episode 19)
That's Hebrew for 'When do you get off?' (Episode 18)
Comic-consies (Episode 17)
Mandy Moore is Aquaman's kryptonite (Episode 16)
Cross-sword traffic (Episode 15)
Crouching Turtle, hidden Drama (Episode 14)
More Bob Saget on drugs (Episode 13)
Bring out the suit (Episode 11 & 12)
My Maserati Does 185 (Episode 10)
Let's Hug It Out, Bitch (Episode 9 - Season 2 Premiere)

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1 comment:

drake leLane said...

Entourage - Ep 310 (32)

*1. "Repercussions" - Saigon (Turtle gets dressed montage)
2. "Writer's Block" - Fat Lip (Saigon is a no show, Turtle heads in for the meeting)
*3. "I Gotcha" - Lupe Fiasco (Lloyd welcomes Eric to Ari's new office)
4. "Jamaican Girl" Obie Trice (Drama and Turtle drive through the hood)
*5. "My Client, My Customa" Shawn Anthony (Drama and Turtle sneak around Saigon's house)
6. "The Last Time" Gnarls Barkley (Drama and Turtle at the Standard Hotel)
7. "No One Else (Amalgmation of Soundz Remix)" Natalie Walker (Nicole invites Vince into her dressing room)
*8. "Knock 'Em Out" Lily Allen (Vince chases Nicole around the hotel)
9. "Jungle Fever" - Chakachas (Turtle and Drama in the elevator with party girls) *10."Breakin' Necks" Freddie 'Gangsta' Gibbs (Saigon tells Turtle he has another manager)
11. "Blitzkrieg Bop" The Ramones (Bob, Vince and Eric tell Ari they have a project)

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