Sunday, October 12, 2008

5.06 - Redomption - Review

What Happened This Week? Alan Grey died. Turtle officially became Drama's assistant, then unofficially quit. Dom made a return, only to reveal to Vince and Eric that he now has a child.

The Funniest Line? I'd love to say there was only one that truly won me over, but there was not. Instead, there were several. Hear a few: "Is that something you might be interested in?" "Miss it, you scumbag!" and last, but certainly not least, "Think positive thoughts, Alan!"

What Made This Episode? A conglomeration of fantastic writing, wonderful direction and some nice acting. The fact that Alan Grey is now dead - and may possibly be replaced by Ari Gold next week - is a little troubling, but we've approached the halfway mark and the twist has been revealed.

Moment of Surprise? Obviously Alan dying. He could have easily been kept alive, then only to realize that life is too short to hold a grudge and make life easy for Vince again. But life doesn't work that way and it's another unfortunate life lesson for Vince.

Gripes? Does God hate me? If he doesn't, why would he let me write "Where's Charlie?" when this week when he, too, made a return. That has to be proof.

Craziest Cameo? Phil Mickelson! Who would've thought he would have been that hysterical?

Dom's Return? I've been against his return for quite some time, but… It wasn't bad. It wasn't. When the DVD is released, I won't watch this episode with any dismay. Dom was successfully brought back and managed to make an impact on the show. A true hats off to Doug Ellin and his fabulous writing team.

Overall Opinion? Could have been spectacular -- and in a mediocre way, it was -- but I'll settle for "fantastically funny".

Next Week: What's there to say that isn't already being chatted about all over the internet? Alan is permanently dead and Ari is offered a chance to take his position. Then, Vince is now a model-for-hire and develops a liking for another woman. Crazy times.

I'd also like to add that I haven't a fucking clue where this season is headed.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

My review is listed above

October 12, 2008 at 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did anyone else notice the same girl walking behind drama and turtle three times in the same direction....very poor continuity

October 13, 2008 at 5:19 AM  
Anonymous Rob said...

I loved this Episode, it was funny and had something that this season was missing. good direction. I love where they are taking this season.

October 13, 2008 at 6:11 AM  
Anonymous Aria said...

bottom line is.. this season is amazing so far.... at least it's so far so good... i definitely like the beginning of this season more than i liked how last season began with "welcome to the jungle'... and all those billy walsh acting like a complete dike episodes..... anyway i remember someone saying something about a death this season... and so i guess this is it... i am very surprised... if i had to guess a death.. i would've guessed either Dom... or vince's mom... or at least one of the entourage member's mom... but i was satisfied with who they chose to kill off.... i just can't wait untill next week... i didn't get to see next week's preview cause my tivo record the show that far... if anyone can get a video of a preview for next week's episode.... that'd be awesome. thanks

October 13, 2008 at 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Brandan said...

I loved this. Phil was great and Dom didn't ruin the episode at all. Alan dying was a complete shock to me, and I sat there with my jaw dropped for a good two minutes. I also didn't think he would get THAT upset with Ari to begin with. But damn was it a great death scene. I would be lying if I didn't agree with Drama at the end of the episode too.

October 13, 2008 at 11:02 AM  

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