Since we're a few episodes into the fifth season, let's do a quick rundown of what we've seen so far:
- Drama and his Euro-chick are history after he verbally assaulted her voicemail. Now he's all depressed. He doesn't even like strippers any more.
- E has a few more clients, including some redneck writers and a stand-up comedian played by Bow Wow.
- E's writers have a script called "Smoke Jumpers" that Ed Norton is interested in.
- Vince can't get a gig because Medellin sucked so hard.
This week's episode starts with the boys recovering from the previous night's sweet sixteen blowout. E and Vince are heading out to meet with studio heads and Drama is preparing for his appearance on The View.
Drama and Turtle: Drama on The View sounds like it would be the greatest thing ever. Imagine him in top form going on delusional rants to Whoopi Goldberg about a guest spot he had on Seventh Heaven. Unfortunately, he's been upset over his break-up and his antics have suffered because of it. Instead of over-confident Dramaisms, we get him breaking down and apologizing to his Ex on live T.V. He salvages a bit of his old hilarity on the ride home when he drunkenly throws his pants at a cop and gets arrested. Still, I don't think I'm alone here when I say we need the old Drama back.
E and Vince: Amanda calls E and lets him know that Edward Norton is willing to buy the "Smoke Jumpers" script for $300k. Ari convinces E not to sell to Amanda just yet, so that he can convince studio-heads to get Vince in it. Due to the Medellin-stigma (great name for an STD), nobody wants to buy the script with Vince as the star so he settles with a supporting role. It seems all is well when the boys get a $500k offer and secure a spot for Vince we even get to see a heartwarming E/Ari hip-hop hug, followed by an affectionate ass slap. But it's all in jeopardy when E gets a $2 million offer from Alan Gray at the end of the episode. This isn't good news for Vince, since he and Gray had a falling out over him not doing Aquaman 2.
Seems like this season we're going to be seeing a lot of changes. E's gone all Hollywood with his new clients and fancy suits, Vince could be starring in a movie about Benji going to Alaska, and Drama is too depressed to be delusional. There's gonna be a lot more tension between E and Vince, especially if E sells the script to Gray and can't get Vince a part.
This is completely unrelated to tonight's episode, but I still want to bring it up how awesome was seeing Ari slap Adam Davies in front of his entire office? Ari's metal riff marches are the best.
My demands for the rest of the season:
- Drama gets un-depressed (pressed, if you will).
- Ari continues to slap people.