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DJariya
09-11-11, 02:12 PM
<img src="http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/9192/entouragefinalseasonpro.jpg" alt="Image Hosted by ImageShack.us"/><br/>By <a target="_new" href="http://profile.imageshack.us/user/djariya">djariya</a> at 2011-09-11

Synopsis:

In the series finale, Vince takes a surprising step after a first date with Sophia; a therapy session yields mixed results for Ari and Mrs. Ari; and Vince, Drama and Turtle urge Sloan to work things out with Eric.

Promo:

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dex14
09-11-11, 10:06 PM
What a joke. I can't even believe how dissapointing that was. The entire season was a waste. And the fact that they ended it at the airport goes to show they really should've ended with the finale 2 years ago.

Dvdlovr24
09-11-11, 10:07 PM
Wow. Talk about storybook.

Drav3n
09-11-11, 10:09 PM
Did you watch after the credits?

Nice view of Mrs. Ari! :drool:

dex14
09-11-11, 10:10 PM
Yea..an ass shot doesn't make up for a shitty finale.

Dean Kousoulas
09-11-11, 10:12 PM
Didn't really care for the finale, until the scene after the credits. Should lead to a few nice discussions.

Drav3n
09-11-11, 10:14 PM
It was cliched as hell, but I did enjoy the final conversation between Ari and Lloyd.

Atleast there was no Dice in this episode!

MrX
09-11-11, 10:14 PM
About what I expected, and I'm glad it's over.

Vince's story was just ridiculous.

So I'm guessing that bit at the end was a set-up for the potential movie.

godzilla rules
09-11-11, 10:15 PM
I don't think that the finale was shitty. I feel that it was rushed. Had they given this season more episodes or even an hour long series finale then maybe it would have been better. There were no surprises and a lot of loose ends (that will be be answered in the movie, if that ever happens). This whole season has felt that it has been on warp speed. It moved too fast to address everything.

dex14
09-11-11, 10:21 PM
Exactly..it moved too fast to address everything. So WHY if going in you know this is your final series do you introduce a bunch of storylines that go nowhere. If they were gonna do the divorce storyline, they shouldve done it years ago. If they were gonna do the pregnancy, they shouldve done it years ago, intstead all the back and forth shit with E and Sloane and then rush to conclude their relationship. Why shove a new love interest into the final season for Vince, someone hes going to marry with no development. Wasn't this show about an actor's movie career? I always imagined this show ending with Vince and the entourage walking the carpet at the Oscars for a movie that revitalized his career.... We had "The Sundance Kids" , "The Cannes Kids" and it shouldve ended with "The Oscar Kids". Instead we got some romantic chick flick ending that had nothing to do with his career. And a marriage to some chick we know nothing about really. And I still dont understand his motivation.

King Felix
09-11-11, 10:29 PM
The season wasnt long enough and the episodes were too short.

The Ari scene after credits definity hints to part of the plot for a movie

Throwing Copper
09-11-11, 10:58 PM
The season wasnt long enough and the episodes were too short.

The Ari scene after credits definity hints to part of the plot for a movie

There is not enough interest in this show for a movie at this point.

whotony
09-11-11, 11:09 PM
I completely lost interest in the "Entourage" but I liked the end story for Ari, he was really the only thing I like about the show the last few years.

RUSF18
09-11-11, 11:17 PM
Wonder if the extra money HBO/the creators made for the last two seasons was worth killing this show.

Probably.

Goat3001
09-11-11, 11:27 PM
Despite it the whole season and the finale being rushed I can't say that I hated it. Yeah it should have ended a few seasons ago and the last two seasons have been weak but I thought they did a good job focusing on the relationships of the gang this season.

As for everything working out, that's what I want to see. I don't want to see a downer ending to the series. It wouldn't have been right.

I thought the Ari ending was great. Him quitting is a fitting end for him. I would have liked him to end up with Dana but realistically it made more sense to be with Mrs. Ari and be a family man.

The Vince thing was just ridiculous. Why rush that ending? Why not introduce the storyline in the beginning of the season? I would have liked it if they didn't into introduce her and we just know that Vince is in a very serious relationship. He talks about her, the guys talk about how great she is but we never meet her. Then this wedding thing wouldn't be so out of nowhere.

The Sloan/E thing was just cliche. Of course they were going to end up together. I was hoping though that we would find out for sure if they're moving to NY or not.

There is not enough interest in this show for a movie at this point.

You're probably right. If they do a movie it should be a made for HBO movie.

bluetoast
09-12-11, 12:28 AM
Two season finales that end in Paris in the same hour? What's going on HBO? :)

Not too unexpected for a finale, in that yeah they all end up back in NY (for now). Although I like Scott Caan, I felt they did a good job of keeping him in the background, sticking to our core group. Glad that he was there though.

Ending on Going to California by Zeppelin? This show's choice for end credits music is always spot on, and has introduced me to some great artists over the years (listening to Above the Clouds right now). But Zeppelin, that is a nice way to go out, even into and after the post credits scene. The scene itself, I agree with you guys, left stuff open...way open.

Now I wish that (if this were a longer episode)...

We got one more walk and talk with the four guys. Sunglasses, and walking down the streets of L.A. Recently re-watching some of the first episode, they were walking at one mile an hour, probably for the sake of the cameras, but it evolved as the years went on.

Marvin. MARVIN! I've always liked this guy, and would have loved to see him at least once, come on! Especially since Vince just got 15 million, they could have had him happy about that.

I'm sure this discussion will continue and I will have more to say or ask about what will happen to the gang. Yeah this season was a bit weak, but it was a fun ride throughout the years.

JasonF
09-12-11, 01:02 AM
I wish there were more episodes, if only because now that the cat is out of the bag on Mrs. Ari's name, everybody's throwing M-bombs around!

Charlie Goose
09-12-11, 01:09 AM
I hated the post-credit scene, despite a good rear shot of Perrey Reeves vagina.

Although the finale was sweet, it did indeed feel rushed and didn't fit the series.

Vince has been banging chicks since the beginning, and falls in love at first sight, one episode before the end? And Alice Eve treated him like shit, how did SHE fall for Vince so quickly? There was no explanation there at all.

I did like Ari's epiphany, and reunion with his wife.

Lloyd wasn't invited? :(

hal9000
09-12-11, 02:26 AM
Forget about a Entourage movie, why bother. It wouldn't even come close to breaking the $100 million mark theatrically.

Spinning the show off, although a long shot, could possibly be the most lucrative for all the parties involved... Wahlberg, Ellin, HBO. Give Ari the CEO position of the studio, and you could have mini plots with various actors not focusing on any one in particular and interweaving the boys every once in a while.

These past two "mini" seasons were the weakest IMHO. Sure, I'll miss tuning into the boys on Sunday nights... there really isn't anything left to watch on HBO anymore. I really do long for the peak run of the Sopranos (that whole T.V. era).

R.I.P. HBO.

andicus
09-12-11, 02:31 AM
^ How about Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones?

FWIW, I enjoyed the finale, even if it was cliche. Everyone was happy, and I like all the main characters, so I was happy. Even though I really liked Ari and Dana, he really loved Melissa, so it was good to see them together at the end. Of course, the followup for Ari makes things interesting for a movie, as it should.

slcpunk
09-12-11, 02:55 AM
I have watched this show since day 1 and loved it right from the start. I felt like part. Of the group watching them grow and up mature in their own ways. Though this season was too short and would love to have another season or 2, I loved the ending..now I need them all on blu ray to rewatch

mcnabb
09-12-11, 06:02 AM
Bad last 2 seasons, bad finale, and could care less if they do a movie. Oh well, the first 5-6 seasons were great when they come on syndication.

jimmyvegas
09-12-11, 07:36 AM
I gotta say this was by far the worst rushed series finale I have ever seen. Althought they left a lot of characters with an option for a spin off. Pretty much every character had a last line that could show signs of a spin off if they decided to go that way.

Vince- Sophia mentions how amazing it was for him to fix eric and sloane he replies " you ain't seen nothing yet"

Eric - Scott Caan keeps asking him if he's quitting or staying and eric replies " we'll talk when I get back"

Turtle becomes a millionaire and Johnny gets his series are pretty much the openings there for their spin offs.

The most chance of one though that would really be able to shed light on this whole season would be Ari. How they show him and Melissa at the end and John trying to haggle Ari into taking over really does make it easy for either a movie or a new spin off. It would be really easy to do the spin off and bring every character back to show the lives after entourage. They could even touch on what made them go in thir direction whatever skies the the limit really. The movie I think would just be the last season but the long version of these tiny plots they had. I could see them showing the baby born with Eric and Sloane. Vince married to Sophia. Turtle and Johnny living together and spending Turtles money on half naked toga parties. Either way it's clear they knew they had a short series and rushed series finale and it seems to me like there was some sort of reason behind having to end it this year so quickly. Almost like they were forced to end it but didn't want to close any doors without having lots of options to do something else with any of these guys.

Patman
09-12-11, 07:52 AM
Even with all the rushed writing this season, I didn't mind the ending, or the button hook for an Ari show.

Red Dog
09-12-11, 07:57 AM
Meh finale.

CKMorpheus
09-12-11, 08:02 AM
Come on guys, stop complaining... It ended with as much significance as it had when it came in. I enjoyed it! It's sad that the Entourage finale was more emotional, fulfilling, and well written than Rescue Me but there it is. Kudos HBO!

Larry C.
09-12-11, 08:09 AM
This show for me was always a cool light show but never great. The ending just sets it up for a movie if they decide to go that route. It was a "whatever" ending to an alright show that I really did enjoy, but some of their execution in the final seasons was iffy at best.

mcnabb
09-12-11, 08:32 AM
Come on guys, stop complaining... It ended with as much significance as it had when it came in.

I would have agreed with you about 2 seasons ago, but the last 2 seasons that got all 'serious' and got away from the light hearted stupid comedy that made the show great. I always said they should have ended after Season 6, as that season finale tied up many characters arcs.

0073735963
09-12-11, 10:03 AM
I'm glad we got one more scene with Ari yelling "LLOYD!!!". I would totally be down for an Ari spin-off based on the post credits scene.

Rob V
09-12-11, 10:23 AM
I hope all the guys enjoyed their acting career... because outside of Kevin Dillon, I don't see many of them getting anything major at this point.

Goat3001
09-12-11, 10:40 AM
Jeremy Piven will be fine too.

boogieman03
09-12-11, 12:06 PM
This show for me was always a cool light show but never great. The ending just sets it up for a movie if they decide to go that route. It was a "whatever" ending to an alright show that I really did enjoy, but some of their execution in the final seasons was iffy at best.

That just about sums it up for me.

It was rushed and sloppy, but I'm glad everybody got their happy ending.

Don't need a movie. Don't think an Ari spinoff would work either.

RUSF18
09-12-11, 12:49 PM
I'm sure they can forgive reality to make it work, but the Ari spinoff potential got messed up when they hired Dana into the role as studio head. The position he's up for now as the head of a conglomerate doesn't exactly get you daily interactions with random celebrities.

madcougar
09-12-11, 01:25 PM
Wow. That was felt like they tried to squeeze an entire season into one episode. I feel the ending was setting up an Ari spinoff, not a movie.

clckworang
09-12-11, 01:33 PM
As expected, we got a pretty run-of-the-mill romantic comedy ending. Pretty disappointing. The most disappointing thing was how Vince was handled this season. I just didn't really understand this quick marriage thing. It just didn't make much sense, and it really felt like exactly what it was: forced. I'd sample an Ari spin-off show, but I don't have any strong feelings one way or another about whether they ever do that or make a movie.

stevevt
09-12-11, 04:57 PM
No one talked about the reference to the Limey? ("I'm fucking coming for you.")

Was it to obvious, or not obvious enough?

whotony
09-12-11, 05:19 PM
No one talked about the reference to the Limey? ("I'm fucking coming for you.")

Was it to obvious, or not obvious enough?

If more than four seven people saw it maybe they would have noticed it. I saw it and don't remember anything about it.

Coral
09-12-11, 06:08 PM
No one talked about the reference to the Limey? ("I'm fucking coming for you.")

Was it to obvious, or not obvious enough?

Well I guess it's a coincidence that the character's name is Terrance, and the actor who said it in the Limey is Terrance Stamp. Other than that, I guess Malcolm McDowell looks a bit like Terrance Stamp.

Coral
09-12-11, 06:13 PM
It was a pretty predicatable finale, and the one thing that wasn't predicatable (Vince getting married) was just stupid. They made Sophia out to be a no-nonsense gal - smart, confident, independent and with a good head on her shoulders. She saw Vince for what he really is. Of course that all changes with just one date with him... and she's ready to marry him already.

Did you hear? Vince is a great guy. He really is. Oh, did I mention that Vince is a great guy? Ugh.

Dr Mabuse
09-12-11, 06:14 PM
Wow, I didn't know that was the last one when I watched it.

Wild.

CKMorpheus
09-12-11, 06:18 PM
How is there not an HD framegrab of Mrs. Ari yet?

OldBoy
09-12-11, 07:24 PM
I really enjoyed the finale. Really enjoyed. Even got a little teary eyed to tell the truth. Really satisfying and fitting end and I would totally watch an Ari spinoff.

Excellent bookend!

critterdvd
09-12-11, 07:25 PM
The episode ended being exactly what I expected: nothing more, nothing less. It was kinda funny, kinda sad and unrealistically wrapped up most of the character's lives. I do think it's interesting that it ended at the airport much like the season 6 finale (which several of you have already commented SHOULD have been the series finale - which I agree). But I'm glad we got 2 more years with the characters and I thought the drama that came made sense as these characters grew up and had more responsibility than they did when the show started.

I will admit that the end credits scene was the best of the episode, despite it not featuring Vince and the gang.

Coral
09-12-11, 07:56 PM
Just realized this adds another series finale to my very rare recent list.

Big Love was the first series that I've been watching to end (2010) since Six Feet Under (2005). Now Entourage joins the list.

slop101
09-12-11, 08:14 PM
Has a Led Zeppelin song ever been used on a TV show before?

Matto1020
09-12-11, 08:35 PM
I've always loved Entourage. Even these past two seasons, while not as good, are still enjoyable and it's fun hanging out with these characters for 30 minutes each week.

That being said, what a dissapointing finale! The E & Sloane stuff, sure, I'll buy it. They've rehashed it time and time again, but ok. Drama & Turtle, nothing really changed at all for them.

Vince getting married was perhaps the dumbest thing they've ever done on this show. As someone else pointed out, they make this girl out to be a classy and sophisticated career driven girl and after one date she's ready to marry him?

The ending scene with Ari was completely unnecessary. It was almost a self promotion for a spin-off/upcoming movie. Which speaking of, now that three of the main characters are whipped beyond belief, do we really want to watch them anymore? The whole living the ultimate guy lifestyle thing has been thrown out the window now. Ugh... I'll still buy the complete series box set when it comes out, but this series is on par with the Seinfeld finale.

And for one of the above posters...


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PopcornTreeCt
09-12-11, 08:39 PM
Come on guys, stop complaining... It ended with as much significance as it had when it came in. I enjoyed it! It's sad that the Entourage finale was more emotional, fulfilling, and well written than Rescue Me but there it is. Kudos HBO!

:lol: Joke?

The nicest thing I can say is that it wasn't as bad as Lost's finale.

Dr. DVD
09-12-11, 08:43 PM
I have been saving most of this season in my DVR but have been following through this site. Seems to me (like everyone else) they should have had the series end with the 2009 finale and then maybe compressed some of last season and this one into a movie. I would love to see more of these guys, but this series has nowhere near the momentum and interest Sex and the City had when it ended, despite being on the air for more seasons.

lamphorn
09-12-11, 10:56 PM
Ugh. What a waste. They tried to pull a "Friends" with E and Sloan and it just doesn't work. Sloan isn't likable at all, and once they got engaged that first time, it should've just stuck instead of wasting a whole season of Sloan and E yelling at each other over the phone. Not fun or funny. Or better yet, this season should've been about E on the prowl, finally. Or for god sake, bring back that cool googly-eyed chick that E kept lying to. She was actually a great girlfriend to him. She was supportive of his dreams while being honest about things like hating that lame actor he was repping, liked spending time with him and seemed to really be a lot of fun and genuinely loved him. She also had her own life, and job, and goals. Sloan was always just another Mrs. Ari, a spoiled nagging waste of space with no dreams or ambitions of her own except to be rich and pampered without appreciating the fact that she was with a man with a work ethic.

Same with Ari. The best parts of this season were Ari and Dana Gordon's scenes. I'd be much more excited about a movie with them together trying to manage their work lives and find time for each other and maybe conflicts of interest due to their positions in showbusiness. Plenty of room for material there, plus they have fantastic chemistry and are genuinely likable as a couple. Instead, here we go with Mrs. Ari again, after leaving him and banging another guy, she still somehow finds a way to take the high road and have Ari weeping for forgiveness and any new movie or whatever will once again have the tired old thread of Ari wanting to work and Mrs. Ari wanting him to be her own personal attendant. Boring.

Sophia was a really promising character. Too bad we barely got to see any of her. Also, too bad the finale was so awfully written that rather than actually SHOWING us any of this spellbinding date or anything that indicated how Vince and this woman bonded to each other, we just get a scene of talking. In fact, this whole episode was people talking about things that happened, or explaining something that is going to happen, but we didn't actually get to see anything happen. Did these writers forget everything they learned in Screenwriting 101?

There was so much that could've happened this season. Whatever happened to Vince's career? What happened to the deals and the meetings and the exciting turns of events that made this show so interesting and fun? Instead all we got was a weepy soap-opera of poor down on their luck guys chasing the snotty whining women in their lives. E should've told Sloan to fuck off. Ari should've told Melissa to fuck off, Vince should have gotten to spend some quality on-camera time with Sophia, even as she resists him (instead of other people wooing her on his behalf... boring!), and the boys should've been partying it up with a newly-single Ari and E, and hustled for movies/awards for Vince, and titties in every other scene. That would have been a stellar season. Instead we got a hang-dog Andrew Dice Clay whining about his expenses and a junkie blowing his brains out in a comedy show (I guess that was their "very special episode" moment). Sheesh.

DeFan
09-12-11, 11:08 PM
Has a Led Zeppelin song ever been used on a TV show before?

Yeah, I barely paid attention to the rushed wrap up/spin off stuff but my ears perked up at the end. They must have paid big bucks for that. I'm sure at this late date they cleared the music rights for the DVD. At least the music kept me around for the end(!) scene.

JTH182
09-13-11, 02:54 AM
Well that was a steaming pile...


There was so much wrong with this season and especially the finale that all I can say is I hope when the movie comes out they reveal it all to be a withdrawal hallucination Vince had in rehab. (oh, and I was one of the few people who thought last season was actually pretty good).

I really don't get why they had E fuck Melinda. What a great way to start a new family, by lying to the woman carrying your child. Like she'll never find out? That totally went against the character of E and made him less sympathetic to the viewer (in the last season of your show no less). Bad writing.

And Vince's marriage? WHAT THE FUCK? Why? Seriously.... why? It didn't even make sense... Maybe it made sense for Vince, since he's had a history of things like this (Mandy Moore), but it made absolutely no sense that a chick like Sophia would fall for that. Especially after viewing a creepy stalker video.

Don't even get me started on Ari. Being an agent was the thing he loved most in life, and he QUITS? B.S.. Plus his wife is a giant ****, he should have stuck with Dana. I thought the writers were actually on to something with that.


I was highly disappointed with this finale.

Rob V
09-13-11, 12:52 PM
Well that was a steaming pile...


There was so much wrong with this season and especially the finale that all I can say is I hope when the movie comes out they reveal it all to be a withdrawal hallucination Vince had in rehab. (oh, and I was one of the few people who thought last season was actually pretty good).

I really don't get why they had E fuck Melinda. What a great way to start a new family, by lying to the woman carrying your child. Like she'll never find out? That totally went against the character of E and made him less sympathetic to the viewer (in the last season of your show no less). Bad writing.

And Vince's marriage? WHAT THE FUCK? Why? Seriously.... why? It didn't even make sense... Maybe it made sense for Vince, since he's had a history of things like this (Mandy Moore), but it made absolutely no sense that a chick like Sophia would fall for that. Especially after viewing a creepy stalker video.

Don't even get me started on Ari. Being an agent was the thing he loved most in life, and he QUITS? B.S.. Plus his wife is a giant ****, he should have stuck with Dana. I thought the writers were actually on to something with that.


I was highly disappointed with this finale.

Could't agree more on every point you made.

Let me say it again -- Vince getting married??? WTF!!!!!????

You can tell a woman has been writing this show because it had NOTHING to do with 5 buddies living the dream and everything to do with a Ryan Reynolds meets (insert popular actress here) cliche movie that men dread seeing with their significant other.

Oh, and Ari leaving his dream job for his butter-faced wife (great butt tho) and getting an offer to head a studio... so he's going to leave her or vice versa after all that heart-ache? Come on! Mark Wahlberg really needs to address how shitty this season was because he's lost credibility IMO.

Jackskeleton
09-13-11, 01:33 PM
I blame the show's female writers for turning it from a sex in the city for men into literally sex in the city 2.0

Why does everyone need monogamy or that romantic comedy romance? The marriage was terrible and out of left field. Very poorly written and even Ari seemed so pussified that it wasn't even funny.

Nefarious
09-13-11, 01:43 PM
I really don't get why they had E fuck Melinda. What a great way to start a new family, by lying to the woman carrying your child. Like she'll never find out? That totally went against the character of E and made him less sympathetic to the viewer (in the last season of your show no less). Bad writing.


Add that to the fact he calls her a "slut" in public. It was extremely hard to believe someone like Sloan would have been with E in the first place. It would have been hard to believe that she would ever go back to him. It's like they threw on the pregnancy to justify it.


Ari's was actually the only character that had any decent, sustained arc through this season. I find it a little funny that people are acting like Ari has been father of the year or something. He's been notoriously terrible at being there for his kids throughout the entire series. I think Mrs. Ari had lots of love in the threads up until this season, as well. Interesting to see everyone ripping on her now and wishing Ari had left her.

Bill Needle
09-13-11, 03:48 PM
The finale teaches that:

Stalking an amazingly hot woman with creepy videos will lead to marriage after one date - if you are a mulit-jillionaire mega-movie star.

You should quit your dream job and the company you built for a woman who kicks you out of your own home and starts banging celebrity chefs the next day.

You can be an idiot among morons but if you have a mulit-jillionaire mega-movie star best friend you too can still live amazingly well off.

The best way to fix a toxic realtionship is to make a baby.

Women writers will castrate shows that men enjoy when given the chance.

bluetoast
09-13-11, 03:49 PM
An interesting point brought up on some site when I googled the finale:

Ari: I will give up everything I have worked towards in my career to make my marriage work. What are you going to do, to help us?

Mrs. Ari: Um...nothing?

And the therapist would still somehow spin it so that Ari was the dick.

FuQ
09-13-11, 04:15 PM
I have never seen such a lazy, final season. It should have ended two years ago. I thought this show was a comedy. Why introduce a drug problem in one of the last years of the show. I kept watching. I love when Ari told her that he quit his job and she says "I didn't want that!" This is exactly what she wanted. She wanted the money but didn't want him to work for it. You can't have it both ways. Why end a series finale with a cliffhanger? If you are going to end it, end it. I understand they want a movie but where would they go? They whole "relationship" with the reporter. I have never seen something so rushed and unbelievable. Him making that video? The most pathetic thing I've ever seen a man do and it wouldn't have changed her mind. The Sloane thing is stupid do. He did sleep with the stepmother and it will come out eventually but they just gloss over it.

Chrisedge
09-13-11, 05:58 PM
Here is my take on each persons "ending"...from best ending to worst.

Ari = Best of the lot. Liked that he got to bang Dana, but glad he's back with wife. I liked that they showed him leaving it all for his family even though that is not really "Ari"...

Drama = Liked that he ended on a popular show, but his star had been rising since his comeback on the network show a few seasons ago. Indifferent...

Turtle = Meh. Hated the couple that owned the resturant, but whatever.

E = Sloan story line was lame, they should have started the year off either together or apart and kept it that way. Would prefer apart, and him in charge of the agency and that was his ending.

Vince = BY FAR THE WORST IDEA. A WEDDING? To someone who just last episode agreed to go on ONE date with him? Went against everything the female reporter had said/implied in all the other episodes...Super lame ending and unless we get a movie that shows him not going through with it, it will always be the worst part of the whole series.

But overall it wasn't quite the shitfest I thought it would be based on this thread.

slop101
09-13-11, 07:32 PM
A much more satisfying ending:

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Throwing Copper
09-13-11, 11:55 PM
And for one of the above posters...


http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y246/Preditor74/ScreenShot2011-09-12at83120PM.png


What a photo. She is in outstanding shape for a soon-to-be 41-year old woman.

Decker
09-14-11, 12:07 AM
Finally saw the ending tonight. Wish I could unsee it. Piece of nonsensical crap. Hated just about everything this season except Ari & Dana relationship.

At least Curb was on fire.

mytzplyx
09-14-11, 02:10 AM
I did like that tidbit when Ari's assistant told Ari that Lloyd sometimes takes stuff off Ari's desk, but not to tell Lloyd because "he scares me."

A nice little reference to a bit of Ari having rubbed off on Lloyd.

Jackskeleton
09-14-11, 02:32 AM
So a show about an entourage of childhood friends ends with having two of the four friends move back to New York for a very rushed and poorly written relationship/marriage and you have two of them staying in Los Angeles.

Really? REALLY?!

Rob V
09-14-11, 07:36 AM
What could the movie possibly be about? Vince being a married man and getting nagged as he does dishes and just wants to watch football? E changing diapers as his wife watches Oprah and packs on 30lbs? Ari going back to work, losing his marriage and finally getting back to the character we all loved?

I just don't see a satisying movie being made of this finale mess; unless, as another poster mentioned, it was all a hallucination from a drug fueled Vince.

madcougar
09-14-11, 09:02 AM
A much more satisfying ending:

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While I saw this coming from a mile away... the Sarah McLachlan was a nice touch.

This scene was obviously manipulated. No doubt two planes can't take off at the same time like this.

SpinalGuffman
09-14-11, 09:36 AM
Ugh. What a waste. They tried to pull a "Friends" with E and Sloan and it just doesn't work. Sloan isn't likable at all, and once they got engaged that first time, it should've just stuck instead of wasting a whole season of Sloan and E yelling at each other over the phone. Not fun or funny. Or better yet, this season should've been about E on the prowl, finally. Or for god sake, bring back that cool googly-eyed chick that E kept lying to. She was actually a great girlfriend to him. She was supportive of his dreams while being honest about things like hating that lame actor he was repping, liked spending time with him and seemed to really be a lot of fun and genuinely loved him. She also had her own life, and job, and goals. Sloan was always just another Mrs. Ari, a spoiled nagging waste of space with no dreams or ambitions of her own except to be rich and pampered without appreciating the fact that she was with a man with a work ethic.

Same with Ari. The best parts of this season were Ari and Dana Gordon's scenes. I'd be much more excited about a movie with them together trying to manage their work lives and find time for each other and maybe conflicts of interest due to their positions in showbusiness. Plenty of room for material there, plus they have fantastic chemistry and are genuinely likable as a couple. Instead, here we go with Mrs. Ari again, after leaving him and banging another guy, she still somehow finds a way to take the high road and have Ari weeping for forgiveness and any new movie or whatever will once again have the tired old thread of Ari wanting to work and Mrs. Ari wanting him to be her own personal attendant. Boring.

Sophia was a really promising character. Too bad we barely got to see any of her. Also, too bad the finale was so awfully written that rather than actually SHOWING us any of this spellbinding date or anything that indicated how Vince and this woman bonded to each other, we just get a scene of talking. In fact, this whole episode was people talking about things that happened, or explaining something that is going to happen, but we didn't actually get to see anything happen. Did these writers forget everything they learned in Screenwriting 101?

There was so much that could've happened this season. Whatever happened to Vince's career? What happened to the deals and the meetings and the exciting turns of events that made this show so interesting and fun? Instead all we got was a weepy soap-opera of poor down on their luck guys chasing the snotty whining women in their lives. E should've told Sloan to fuck off. Ari should've told Melissa to fuck off, Vince should have gotten to spend some quality on-camera time with Sophia, even as she resists him (instead of other people wooing her on his behalf... boring!), and the boys should've been partying it up with a newly-single Ari and E, and hustled for movies/awards for Vince, and titties in every other scene. That would have been a stellar season. Instead we got a hang-dog Andrew Dice Clay whining about his expenses and a junkie blowing his brains out in a comedy show (I guess that was their "very special episode" moment). Sheesh.this this this every word of this

rfduncan
09-14-11, 09:47 AM
So I gave up on this show after Season 4. Are the last 4 seasons worth watching then? And what about this feature film that Doug Ellin has been promising?

buzzdalf
09-14-11, 11:06 AM
So I gave up on this show after Season 4. Are the last 4 seasons worth watching then? And what about this feature film that Doug Ellin has been promising?

Watch through season 6 and then STOP at that finale. Resist the temptation to watch any more after that.

SPiRAL
09-14-11, 11:26 AM
Finally saw the ending tonight. Wish I could unsee it. Piece of nonsensical crap. Hated just about everything this season except Ari & Dana relationship.

At least Curb was on fire.

Curb was flaming you could say ;)

Dave99
09-14-11, 01:51 PM
While I saw this coming from a mile away... the Sarah McLachlan was a nice touch.

This scene was obviously manipulated. No doubt two planes can't take off at the same time like this.

Actually lots of airports have simultaneous ops, but typically 1 runway is landing and the other is departing. But still, nothing terribly unusual about that takeoff.

Jackskeleton
09-14-11, 03:29 PM
I wouldn't watch anymore than when they first start mentioning Median.

bluetoast
09-14-11, 03:40 PM
*Accidental double post*

bluetoast
09-14-11, 03:40 PM
Also what the hell did Vince mean when he said to E "I'll find you?"

His wedding was in Paris that night. E was going to go anywhere in the world. Makes no sense whatsoever that they could coordinate plans and meet up.

Nefarious
09-14-11, 04:09 PM
Also what the hell did Vince mean when he said to E "I'll find you?"

His wedding was in Paris that night. E was going to go anywhere in the world. Makes no sense whatsoever that they could coordinate plans and meet up.

No, they were leaving for Paris that night for "a few days". It wasn't made super clear but that's the way I heard it and took it.

bluetoast
09-14-11, 04:44 PM
Oh in that case that makes way more sense.

jrsl76
09-14-11, 04:52 PM
What a photo. She is in outstanding shape for a soon-to-be 41-year old woman.

My favorite part of the episode. Always have thought she's hot.

Jackskeleton
09-15-11, 05:41 AM
I can't believe how lazy the writers got. Ari tells Lloyd that he'll be a great agent and he got him his first client - the product placement opera kids.

Buuuuuuut.... isn't Lloyd already an agent with Drama and a few others under his belt?

riley_dude
09-15-11, 05:55 AM
I am guessing it wasn't a real ending because they want to make Big screen movies now.

madcougar
09-15-11, 10:12 AM
Actually lots of airports have simultaneous ops, but typically 1 runway is landing and the other is departing. But still, nothing terribly unusual about that takeoff.

Looked like CGI to me... but then, lots of things look like CGI to me these days.

PopcornTreeCt
09-15-11, 10:42 AM
One of the things that bothered me the most was how the women were treated.

The blonde reporter... who appeared to be intelligent and resisted Vince's charms goes on one date with him before deciding to marry him?! Seriously. Oh and the writers never bothered to show us that date because that would be quite a feat to write a convincing sequence where a smart woman falls in love with Vince in a matter of a couple hours. She doesn't even pop up in the episode until the very end, where she's a total 180 of her normal character.

Mrs. Ari... conveniently broke up with Flay because she still had feelings for Ari. Let the record show that in no other episode prior to this show they did ever show that she might have still had feelings towards him. From there it was easy, let Ari beg and produce tears and he'll get what he wants. Oh throw in some Opera singers for fun.

Sloane... this may be the most offensive. Drama and Turtle lie to her face. Lie to her face about whether or not E slept with Melinda. Then she finds out the truth from her dad of all places. She's pissed but not pissed enough. Because Vince visits her and all she can do is smile around him. Vince talks her into staying, glamours her, if you will, into getting back with E with dialogue that isn't particularly strong or original. Oh and this was all in a matter of hours.

This episode did accomplish something... the only episode where Scott Caan was the normal one and everyone else was a douchebag.

clckworang
09-15-11, 11:22 AM
^ The only thing I would dispute with you there would be a little bit of the Mrs. Ari thing. I thought there was a couple of times when they did hint at her lingering feelings toward Ari. Flay even commented about how slow she was trying to take things and how uncomfortable she felt with him in the house with her. But Mrs. Ari's motivations and actions seemed completely inconsistent most of the season to me.

Rob V
09-15-11, 12:02 PM
One of the things that bothered me the most was how the women were treated.

The blonde reporter... who appeared to be intelligent and resisted Vince's charms goes on one date with him before deciding to marry him?! Seriously. Oh and the writers never bothered to show us that date because that would be quite a feat to write a convincing sequence where a smart woman falls in love with Vince in a matter of a couple hours. She doesn't even pop up in the episode until the very end, where she's a total 180 of her normal character.

Mrs. Ari... conveniently broke up with Flay because she still had feelings for Ari. Let the record show that in no other episode prior to this show they did ever show that she might have still had feelings towards him. From there it was easy, let Ari beg and produce tears and he'll get what he wants. Oh throw in some Opera singers for fun.

Sloane... this may be the most offensive. Drama and Turtle lie to her face. Lie to her face about whether or not E slept with Melinda. Then she finds out the truth from her dad of all places. She's pissed but not pissed enough. Because Vince visits her and all she can do is smile around him. Vince talks her into staying, glamours her, if you will, into getting back with E with dialogue that isn't particularly strong or original. Oh and this was all in a matter of hours.

This episode did accomplish something... the only episode where Scott Caan was the normal one and everyone else was a douchebag.

You forgot the awesome video they put together show EVERY chick Vince banged in 10 years saying how awesome he was. <sarcasm> I know how convincing that could be but it's a stretch to find them all bending over backwards to compliment him <sarcasm>... plus, I'm not sure my wife would want some testimony of what a great guy I was from all the chicks I've been inside.

DVD Josh
09-15-11, 12:15 PM
If Entourage ended with the last episode of Season Five (the Great Gatsby) this might have been a near perfect series.

JTH182
09-15-11, 02:41 PM
I can't believe how lazy the writers got. Ari tells Lloyd that he'll be a great agent and he got him his first client - the product placement opera kids.

Buuuuuuut.... isn't Lloyd already an agent with Drama and a few others under his belt?


Yeah, I didn't understand that at all... Lloyd is the head of the entire TV department, but he hasn't had one client (besides Drama)? Yeah, that makes sense, lol

bluetoast
09-15-11, 03:18 PM
Also: Ari spent an entire episode a few years back trying to get Jonah into that private school (to the extent that he tries to bribe the director), and then just takes him out to go to Florence for a year as an afterthought to he and his wife's wishes?

madcougar
09-15-11, 03:19 PM
Yeah, I didn't understand that at all... Lloyd is the head of the entire TV department, but he hasn't had one client (besides Drama)? Yeah, that makes sense, lol

I think the deleted scenes included in the DVDs of season 8 will include ones with Ari partaking in Vince's stash of drugs...

Geofferson
09-15-11, 11:12 PM
Finally watched this tonight. The post-credits scene was the best for me -- otherwise everything else was pretty underwhelming. I too am glad it's over.

Mr. Cinema
09-16-11, 08:01 PM
Several seasons ago, I had always pictured the finale with the gang moving back to New York. Possibly due to Vince giving up acting, or even fading as a movie star. But once they established he was going to remain successful, I figured it might end with E and Sloan getting married, and they all go their separate ways.

I mean, of all the members, wouldn't E have been the logical choice to get married? But no, it's Vince, who they hammered home the point on a consistent basis about him barely ever having relationships. Outside of Mandy Moore and the drug-fueled relationship with Sasha Grey, he basically just banged a different chick every day. And now all of a sudden, he's ready to settle down and commit to 1 girl, after banging all of Hollywood?

PopcornTreeCt
09-17-11, 12:13 AM
If Entourage ended with the last episode of Season Five (the Great Gatsby) this might have been a near perfect series.

Agreed. Scorsese calling him up was great and should have been the pinnacle of his career.

Jackskeleton
09-17-11, 02:37 AM
The complete 180 turn on the reporter, who they so well developed the character enough that I don't even recall her name. Sophia? Was possibly the worse thing about this finale. That creepy as fuck video got her to agree to a date and the one date got her to change completely and say yes to a proposal?

Then in the final episode we don't see her for any of it other than 2 seconds of getting on a plane but she after being so anti-Vince for the last few episodes her only line is "You're amazing Vincent Chase!" because he got Sloan to get back with E via a smile and a bold face lie about him sleeping with Melinda.

Fuuuuuck This Show.

Original Desmond
09-17-11, 05:48 AM
I just watched all of this last season in a day. Nothing really happened ! way too much about Ari's marriage drama and Sloane and E

and no nudity or sex scenes !

The turtle and drama storylines were also flat

The vince stuff was unbelievable. A classy lady who doesn't fall for Vince's charms until his friends say a few nice words about him and she watches a dvd of Vince's conquests saying what a great guy he is. Yes seeing someone's sexual history in stunning technicolor is a real turn on. Then she sleeps with him on their first date and marries him a few days later

If they had had a whole season of Vince chasing after this lady, it could have been quite good.

Jackskeleton
09-18-11, 03:38 AM
I'm pretty sure that the no nudity in the last season was basically due to them not wanting to edit anything for when it goes to Spike.

Rob V
09-19-11, 07:02 AM
I'm pretty sure that the no nudity in the last season was basically due to them not wanting to edit anything for when it goes to Spike.

I'm sure it had more to do with a woman head writer than worrying about Spike.

Drav3n
09-19-11, 08:29 AM
Saw this on AOTS, the "alternate" ending to the series. :lol:

Oops. I skimmed through the thread before posting this, but must have went through too fast.

whotony
09-19-11, 08:53 AM
Saw this on AOTS, the "alternate" ending to the series. :lol:

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/0CX0yQRTeB0?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

I saw this already too.
Since it was already posted in this thread twice.

Jackskeleton
09-19-11, 05:06 PM
I'm sure it had more to do with a woman head writer than worrying about Spike.

I still don't get how you take a male escapism show and give it to a female head writer. The memo of "this is sex in the city for men" was completely misinterpreted.

And even so, women could throw in some nudity to fill the background. Hell, back in the old days there was background sex going on while conversations were taking place.

Ugh. Just so annoyed at how this show tanked so badly.

bluetoast
09-19-11, 06:19 PM
I don't think the issue is a female writer, but maybe the fact that this writer just sucks in a variety of ways (doesn't understand her audience, how to pace a story, etc). Mad Men has a majority female writing staff and they do a great job with all the male characters.

Jackskeleton
09-19-11, 07:32 PM
Which is my argument to suggest that even female writers can write for males and include nudity or other sexual suggestive shit. It was in the show's MO to be all that and the only nudity we got in the final season was on some ipad touch.

fuuuuuuuuuuu

DVD Josh
09-20-11, 03:28 PM
I still don't get how you take a male escapism show and give it to a female head writer.

Wasn't the head writer of sex in the city a man?

slop101
09-20-11, 04:36 PM
Wasn't the head writer of sex in the city a man?A gay man.

So going by that, they should've hired a lesbian to write for Entourage.

whotony
04-06-13, 10:04 PM
Hmm, ok

boogieman03
04-06-13, 10:15 PM
Worthy thread bump.

Jack Straw
04-06-13, 10:35 PM
How is there not an HD framegrab of Mrs. Ari yet?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/thgord/MrsAri_zps4ce16d2b.jpg http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v282/thgord/51794375.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/thgord/media/51794375.jpg.html)

MrSmearkase
04-07-13, 04:25 AM
/\ I guess it was a worthy thread bump, after all.

Jack Straw
04-07-13, 03:55 PM
Anyone who says that "It's a Man's world" isn't paying close enough attention.

starseed1981
05-24-13, 01:38 PM
Just rampaged through this series over the past month and a half. Now I see what all the buzz was about. Seriously enjoyable television and definitely in my top 10 of all time. I'm really looking forward to the movie if it happens.

anomynous
04-30-14, 05:28 PM
I guess I'll post this here:

I've been marathoning the show for the past month and am half way through season 6. Was there a major change behind the scenes? Seasons 1-5 were excellent overall, and season 6 so far has been pretty poor in comparison. What happened?

Chrisedge
04-30-14, 05:32 PM
I guess I'll post this here:

I've been marathoning the show for the past month and am half way through season 6. Was there a major change behind the scenes? Seasons 1-5 were excellent overall, and season 6 so far has been pretty poor in comparison. What happened?

It gets worse...but I still enjoyed it as a whole.

Rob V
05-01-14, 06:20 AM
I guess I'll post this here:

I've been marathoning the show for the past month and am half way through season 6. Was there a major change behind the scenes? Seasons 1-5 were excellent overall, and season 6 so far has been pretty poor in comparison. What happened?

typical drug plot line then the season long commercial for tequila -- Entourage was must see TV before those last two seasons

aktick
05-01-14, 09:29 AM
I believe they are shooting the movie?

Goat3001
05-01-14, 10:13 AM
I guess I'll post this here:

I've been marathoning the show for the past month and am half way through season 6. Was there a major change behind the scenes? Seasons 1-5 were excellent overall, and season 6 so far has been pretty poor in comparison. What happened?

They hired a woman head writer.

Season 7 is worse than 6 but has a very good finale. It took an unnecessarily dramatic turn.

Season 8 is pretty bad top to bottom. If I'm looking for something positive I'd say Ari was pretty good through out that season. Finale was about as good and satisfying as they could have made it, considering how poor the show got in the final few seasons.

Oddly enough, I thought they put together satisfying conclusions for each character. They just didn't do it at the same time. Vince's satisfying end was him getting the Gatsby gig, we didn't need to see anything further from that. Drama's came in season 6 when he realized there was more to life than being a struggling actor, only to land a holding agreement at the end. Turtles came in season 8 (spoilered for anonymous' sake)

with him getting his payday from Avion and working toward the new business venture

and then E's came in season 6 with him taking down Murray and launching his own company with Scott.

Finally, Ari's came in season 6 as well when he bought out Terrence and became the king agent once and for all.