5.07 - Gotta Look Up To Get Down - Review
What Happened This Week? Ari is a shocked man at the funeral for Alan Grey, learning that he may fill his shoes as the head of Warner Brothers; Vince is offered a spot for a fashion show; Turtle and Drama try to get laid.
The Funniest Line? "Tonight I'm going to fuck someone so tall her scuff marks will be on my ceiling." Damn, Drama.
What Made This Episode? The deepest moment this show may ever have. Ari and Vince confronting, or maybe accepting, the future ahead of them. The soundtrack amplified the writing and a send off from Ari on the steps the plane was heart breaking. I've been against Ari Gold becoming anything less, or more, than an agent. The last moment had me rethinking this possibility. And that's a damn shame, because you know that if Ari is a studio head, he and Vince will only ever be two strangers hugging it out.
Gripes? The search for Natascha bored me quickly. A charade to keep us busy. The reveal -- Frederick is gay -- wasn't as shocking as one might think (was I the only one to see it coming from a mile away? Okay, maybe half a mile). And did anyone else see Max Payne footage playing silently in the background in Ari's office?
Funniest Cameo? Why must they both be so funny? Jeffrey Tambor takes this episode with one line after the next that had me in rolling. And many others, I'm sure.
Overall Opinion? Behind Fire Sale and Fantasy Island, this is third. If only for the writing and that last bittersweet moment.
Prediction For Next Week? My prediction for next week? Ellin ain't no dummy -- they wouldn't show Ari about to accept the offer without a plan in place. This is my prediction… he doesn't take it. Instead, Ari let's Dana Gordon -- although not an agent, she was formerly with the company and has plenty of experience and also a friend of Vince -- take his place as studio head and has a promise from Dana to make Smokejumpers. Not only does this clear up any holes for this season, it's smart and would make complete sense. Once again, a prediction and nothing more.
Next Week? Everything is coming to a stalemate -- Dana is desperately vying for a place as Ari's second and Jamie Lynn Sigler becomes a member of the cast for this season as Turtle's potential girlfriend.