Joe Dyton

“Entourage” recaps: “Fore!”/”Murphy’s Lie”

In Entourage on August 19, 2009 at 7:59 pm

Hello Entourage fans! I apologize for the delay in posting my recaps. On the bright side, you get two for one this week. Let’s dive right into last week’s episode, “Fore!” I watched this one twice. During the initial viewing, I didn’t care much for this episode. It felt like a throwaway episode to me. The only thing that kept it entertaining was Jeffrey Tambor’s cameo. He was hilarious on the golf course. And the only interesting plot development was E getting a job offer at a talent management company.

After I watched it a second time, I enjoyed it more. It still felt like a throwaway episode, but I did enjoy it more. Tambor still stole the show, but I also realized that Mark Wahlberg was pretty funny and was Johnny’s mighty struggles on the golf course. I thought it was especially funny when he broke Tom Brady’s customized golf club and when he showed up wearing the same shirt as Lloyd. As for the rest of the show, I was intrigued by E getting a job offer. It could add a new wrinkle to the show if he accepted it. This was far and away the best part of the show, but unfortunately it was brought down by Sloan’s involvement. Watching these two bicker again was not fun. I was truly hoping when they agreed they wouldn’t be friends any more that we’d be spared from their will they or won’t they game. It looks like we’re back to square one again.

As a football fan, I was confused by Turtle’s rude treatment of Brady. Maybe I missed something, but I never thought Giants fans had ill will towards the Patriots. I could understand if the Pats beat the Giants in the Super Bowl two seasons ago, but they didn’t. I could even understand if Turtle was a Jets fan, since they’re division rivals, but he’s not. So any Giants fans out there, if there really is some sort of hatred towards the Pats in your fan base that I don’t know about, please let me know. It was funny to see Turtle change his tune when Brady said he and Jamie-Lynn should come over to the house to have dinner with him and Gisele.

My only other question about this episode was why Ari was sleeping on the couch. The Gold house is huge. There has to be more than three bedrooms in it, right?

Alright, let’s move on to a better, more interesting episode, this past Sunday’s, “Murphy’s Lie.” Vince and Turtle took the back seat this week, but Eric and Drama had plenty going on to make up for it.

 I was happy to see, but at the same time surprised that E took the job offer from Murray. He kind of had a good thing going as Vince’s manager. He was able to come and go as he wanted and now he’ll have to report to an office eight hours a day. On the other hand, Murray made a good point, if Vince were to fire him again, he’d be making nothing. At least he has a little security now.

If only E’s love life was as steady as his career is right now. Ashley finally found out that he saw Sloan at the golf tournament and that she’s the one that helped him get his new job. I loved when she referred to him as smooth and E’s reply was nobody calls him smooth. That was the only thing I liked about this side story. I hope that was the last we saw of Ashley. I never warmed up to her character. I enjoyed watching E play the field anyway.

Before we get to my man Drama, I have to applaud Jami Gertz’ fantastic performance when she burst into the Miller Gold office looking for Andrew’s “whore.” It was amazing. As for Andrew and Lizzie, Ari probably should have stuck to his guns and firing them both. It was bizarre to see Lizzie being the adult in their relationship, while Andrew melted down. Usually it’s the married guy breaking things off while the younger gal gets upset. Kudos to the writers for turning the tables there. I’m curious to see if Ari will eventually have to truly let his friend go and then have to deal with Babs telling him she told him so.

The most entertaining moments of the evening came from Johnny. I thought it was great that he was looking after Turtle when he did everything he could from letting that slimy network executive get his hooks into Jamie-Lynn. As much as these guys bust each other’s chops, they do care about one another. I loved Drama’s hoodie and sunglasses get-up when he was watching Jamie-Lynn and Dan having lunch. I definitely didn’t expect Drama to put his hand around Dan’s neck when he started taunting him about Jamie. I hope it doesn’t cost him his job on the “Five Towns.”

And this recap wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention how funny it was watching Turtle drive to school in a $250,000 car and Vince kill time by making time with a couple of co-eds. Vince didn’t have a lot going on this week, but it was funny watching him try to talk to Drama while in bed with a girl and trying to take the video camera out of her hands. Oh the trouble these guys get into.

So, what did you think of the episodes? Will E survive the 9 to 5 lifestyle? Are Johnny’s days on his show numbered? Comment below!

Joe Dyton is a marketing copywriter in Washington, DC. He is a former assistant editor for The Dealmakers real estate magazine in Hamilton, NJ and a former sports writer and copy editor for The Trentonian in Trenton, NJ. He can be reached at thedytonian@yahoo.com. Follow Joe on Twitter at http://twitter.com/dyton99.

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