In the artistic spirit of Billy Walsh, I thought about writing tonight's blog entirely in Spanish. But unfortunately, I doubt I could come up with anything as remotely eloquent as Johnny Drama's parting words, so I decided to stick with my native tongue.
Normally, season finales make me nostalgic and a little depressed since I know my favorite shows won't be back for a while. This is always especially true with HBO shows, which tend to go on hiatus for what seems like years. Oddly, that was not the case with tonight's Season 3 finale, since the network has decided to kick off Season 4 in only two short weeks. So, luckily for us, we won't have to wait too long to see what happens. From the looks of the previews, we are actually going to get to see Vince making a movie. That's a new angle for the show to explore, and it looks like it could be interesting to say the least.
But first let's talk about the action tonight. The crew was at a crossroads as they packed up the mansion and parted ways (albeit temporarily). Eric prepared to move into what he thought was a no-strings-attached arrangement with Sloane, but he quickly learned that her expectations were more complicated than he realized. While I have not been a big fan of Sloane, I do have to say that Eric was in dire need of a wake-up call. No woman is going to put up with constantly being moved to the back burner, no matter how atypical you tell yourself she is. Sloane has to see the writing on the wall: The only attachment Eric is able to sustain is with his friends.
Meanwhile, Drama waded into the competitive L.A. real-estate pool, with hilarious results. His version of haggling resulted in him actually paying
more than the asking price for the condo of his dreams. And how great was that little snippet of a scene with new mommy Shauna as she advised him to rethink his rental situation to avoid looking like a "transient crack whore?" It doesn't look like parenthood has softened her at all, especially when she advised her nanny not to let the baby nap because she didn't want to be awake all night. (The actual language she used was, as expected, unprintable.)
Speaking of our intrepid Johnny Drama, my TV Guide colleague Raven Snook stumbled upon an interesting editorial piece that he "authored" for Variety Online. Check it out
here and prepare to be amused.
It is also great to see Ari back, overseeing all the deal-making surrounding "Medellin." Financier Nick Rubenstein (
Adam Goldberg), desperate to escape his father's shadow, ponied up the 30 million Walsh was demanding in order to kick-start the movie. The entire scene with Eric and Vince trying to convince Walsh to do the movie while he filmed very adult entertainment was surreal. I especially enjoyed seeing Eric argue with righteous indignation while a naked little person wandered across the screen. I can't wait to see what happens, since the hostility between Billy and "The Suit" will surely escalate when filming begins.
As is often the case, the season wrapped up with the boys on top of the world. All the pieces seemed to fall into place for Vincent Chase once again. But Billy's ominous phone call certainly set the tone for the trouble to come. All of a sudden, two weeks seems like a long time to wait. I'll see you then!
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In the artistic spirit of Billy Walsh I thought about writing tonights blog entirely in Spanish But unfortunately I doubt I could come up with anything as remotely eloquent as Johnny Dramas parting words so I decided to stick with my native tongueNormally season finales make me nostalgic and a little depressed since I know my favorite shows wont be back for a while This is always especially true with HBO shows which tend to go on hiatus for what seems like years Oddly that was not the case with tonights Season 3 finale since the network has decided to kick off Season 4 in only two short weeks So luckily for us we wont have to wait too long to see what happens From the looks of the previews we are actually going to get to see Vince making a movie Thats a new angle for the show to explore and it looks like it could be interesting to say the least But first lets talk about the action tonight The crew was at a crossroads as t