5.12 - Return To Queens Blvd - Review
What Happened This Week? The Gang returned home in hopes of finding peace, but it's soon derailed by Eric's meddling with a new Gus Van Sant film, with it only to end up with Martin Scorsese calling Vince and asking him to be the lead in his new film. He accepted.
The Funniest Lines? "Turtle! Get your fat ass home!" “What's the idiot saying?"
The Funniest Cameo? Martin Scorsese. Michael Phelps. Gus Van Sant. Has there ever been another episode where this much talent has been present? Gus Van Sant was shockingly more than a cameo and could have been an arc for next season, but Ellin threw us a curveball with Scorsese making an appearance. I can't wait to hear Ellin recount the tale of how he landed Scorsese.
What Made This Episode? You mean besides the utterly insane Martin Scorsese cameo episode at the end? The friction that was finally cut out between Vince and Eric. As much as I may have had a problem with the way Vince treated Eric, it still felt nice to bring the anger that has been bubbling all season to the surface. A little disappointed by the end, but I have a feeling the next season may be a bit gloomy.
Gripes? You're really making me answer this question?
How could Vince be so cold? Despite his career floundering, I was surprised to see how angry he was. He's luckier than anyone could imagine. He was the star of the highest grossing film of all time. He has a brother who continues to support him. He has a chauffeur who doesn't charge a dime. And to top if off, another friend who could be making millions as an agent, but chooses to stick around and remain loyal.
But Vince didn't care. Yelled. Screamed. Cursed. Arguably, Vince wouldn't be where he is, or rather, was, without Eric constantly barking at Ari and remaining alert. It was uncalled for by a character I'm supposed to sympathize with.
I watched the sequence about three more times. I realized that I was wishing Eric wouldn't take back his position as Vince's manager. It'd be an interesting notion: what would Vince do without Eric, a possibility Vince mentioned himself?
On The Next Season Of Entourage: Martin Scorsese and Vince make the film, but after a disastrous test screening that has Vince pegged as an "unlikeable lead", Scorsese is forced to cut down his potential Oscar bid peformance, thus bringing Ari and The Gang back into the worrying zone. It's all an assumption, of course.
Next Week? You do mean next year, right? Course you do. I have zilch to report on the matter. Or do I? Stay tuned.