Monday, August 28, 2006


Play it: Entourage - Ep. 312

First of all, congrats to J-Piv for bringing home the hardware last night for his portrayal of superagent Ari on Entourage. Fitting, then, that we see his character getting canned in last night's (sort of*) season finale, all to the tune of Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold."

Now before the boo-hoos and ballyhoos, let it be said that it's pretty obvious that Ari's not gone from the show. The upcoming 8-pack of eps (coming January) is sure to have Ari scrambling to get his meal-ticket back, and if anything, seeing J-Piv grovel as Ari will be worth the HBO sub alone. Add to that the fact that Rex Lee (as Lloyd) was a revelation this season, and it's pretty obvious that Entourage would crumble under it's own 'insiderness' without the Ari/Lloyd act.

Most of last night's action came w/o the aid (or need) of a soundtrack, so the musical moments were sparse, but besides the aforementioned Motor City Madman classic during the firing (and closing credits) there was also a nice moment when the gang all walks into Ari's office, w/ synchronized walk (ala Reservoir Dogs?) to the tune of Kings of Leon's great song "Taper Jean Girl." It marked a return, of sorts, to the camarederie of season 2, where more then a few Kings of Leon tracks backed the action.

*There's actually 8 episodes left in the season, coming in January (courtesy of the Gay Assistants Corps.)

Full tracklistings with scene descriptions
Entertainment Weekly analyzes this episode
TMZ's Entourage Decoder for this episode
Final Scene (Video via AOL)

TV on the Radio on the TV (Episode 33 / 311)
Shoot'em in the back now (Episode 32 / 310)
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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drake leLane said...

Entourage - Ep 312

* "Campain of Hate" - The Libertines
* "Let It Ride" - Nate Greenberg (not in Rhapsody)
* "Tell Me When To Go" - E-40
* "Move" - Deux Process (Not in Rhapsody)
* "Taper Jean Girl" - Kings Of Leon
* "Stranglehold" - Ted Nugent

Anonymous said...

unfortunately, it looks like those last 8 episodes won't air until march...