I know I mentioned that I was a big fan of Entourage and in love with movie star (albeit man-whore) Vincent Chase, but as for the long awaited sixth season premiere, I must say it was a disappointment or in any case, just a very slow start to what I thought would be an exciting season. It's entertaining to hang with the gang, but there's only so much of lounging and talking about Eric's non-existent love life before it becomes a whole lot of nothing. Play-by-plays of his whereabouts are also not needed, thanks.
Baby Chase may have secured his comeback with a spot on Jay Leno (for future reference, any talk regarding threesomes could fly with Conan--not Jay) after starring in the Scorsese remake of The Great Gatsby, but his rise to fame again and his "success" to drive a car was overshadowed by none other than little E. Finally stepping out from under the big movie star, E is making it on his own. Oh no! Just what I feared -- the man clan is falling apart.
A good amount of the episode focused on E's recent parade of one-night stands, him lying to the boys about looking at a house, and E's fixation on perennial love interest Sloan. Basically, Sloan tells E about a friend who is subletting her house. Subtext: Maybe it's time to grow up and move out of the frat house. Speaking of frat boy mannerisms, Ari has his assistant Lloyd (clad in an adorable orange argyle sweater vest and denim manpris, by the way) sit on a stoop for three hours before telling him that he'll have to endure 100 days of hazing -- beginning with shedding 15 pounds -- before he's rewarded with a promotion. That's hateful, Ari! Hateful.
The rest of the episode was dedicated to Vinnie's driving, because you know, what's more important than watching Vinnie get his license? Anyway, E tells Vinnie that he's moving out, and the show ends with Vinnie coming back to his empty, unnecessarily huge mansion all by his lonesome after screwing in his car (oh so that's what cars are for) because everyone else is off doing their own thing. Poor baby Chase. Do I see some foreshadowing?
So, the show left us with whether Sloan and E will get back together, whether the crew will break up, and whether Vinnie's new movie will be a success. But if Jay calls the movie brilliant, then that's good enough for me. One more week until we find out what's in store for Vinnie's career and the fate of the lovable four-some. How ever will Vinnie survive without his three BFFs? For a man who was "rich in love" in his past, he's sure not getting any in the present.
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