Entourage Episodes

2004, TV Show

Entourage Episode: "Buzzed"

Season 7, Episode 2
Episode Synopsis: Ari is uncharacteristically nervous before a big meeting with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and other NFL executives, and Vince's new daredevil streak doesn't make his job any easier. Meanwhile, Turtle jumps to conclusions about a former employee, and Eric reluctantly joins the campaign to find Drama a job.
Original Air Date: Jul 11, 2010
Guest Cast Nick Cassavetes: Himself Dale Dye Jerry Jones: Himself Chuck Pacheco: Producer Chuck Janet Montgomery Jonathan Keltz: Jake Steinberg Bob Saget: Himself Dania Ramirez: Alex Autumn Reeser: Lizzie Grant Megan Park Scott Caan: Scott Lavin Maria Menounos: Herself
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Season 7, Episode 2
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Length: 26:00
Aired: 7/11/2010
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Entourage Episode Recap: "Buzzed" Season 7, Episode 2

After learning the network wasn't so keen on making a show with him after all, Drama is stingy with the bill after breakfast with Eric and Turtle. Turtle offers to get the check, but his business card is declined. Eric picks up the tab, but Turtle is perplexed about his card, since he says he never uses it.

Eric puts in a call to Vince, who has just woken up from an 18-hour power nap. Eric reminds Vince that he has a press conference later in the day for the Ferrari movie, but Vince's biggest concern is getting a haircut asap. Eric says he doesn't have enough time to get a haircut as Vince studies his long curls in the mirror.

While Vince tries to figure out how to fix his locks, Ari is trying to mend his relationship with Mrs. Ari after missing two parent-teacher conferences. The couple venture to the Valley for a one-of-a-kind chandelier once owned by Sofia Loren but, as usual, their romantic shopping excursion gets cut short when Ari gets a call from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and asks Ari to meet that afternoon in Los Angeles. "Wow me like you wow your wife," he says.

On their way to Vince's press conference, Eric, Turtle and Drama get their first look at Vince's do — an extremely short buzz cut he did himself. Eric's first thought, of course, is whether he's told director Nick Cassavetes, to which Vince says he did. The best reaction definitely comes from Shauna, "Jesus, Vincent I thought you were Samantha Ronson from behind." However, she also tells Vince he pulls it off nicely.

Vince throws the guys for a second loop during a press interview with Maria Menounos for Ferrari. Maria inquires about Vince's big stunt in the Cassavetes film and says hopefully after he risked his life for the stunt, the movie will do well. "Who knows, it will probably end up sucking," Vince coolly replies as Shauna and Eric's jaws drop behind the monitor. After the interview, Shauna rips Vince a new one about the comment, but Vince says he didn't mean it in a bad way and people will know that. Turtle says Vince's pain medicine is to blame, but he insists he "only took a few."

Shauna tries to talk to Maria about cutting the quote but is quickly dismissed by Maria, who tells her to "f--- off." Shauna quickly calls Ari to brief him about Vince's verbal mishap and explains she screwed one of Maria's ex-boyfriend so now Maria hates her. Ari is, again, upset that now that he's the biggest agent in town he feels he has to do all the work.

As he takes his throne and gets ready for the NFL meeting, Ari gets a pop-in visit from Lizzie Gates. She's trying to sign an executive producer from Glee and wants Ari to stop by her meeting to show the producer that they will be taken care of. During their back-and-forth, it is quickly revealed that Andrew Klein, Ari's former head of TV and best friend and Lizzie's brief adulterous affair, is no longer with the company. Ari learns the NFL meeting has been pushed up by an hour and tells Lizzie to handle the Glee meeting herself.

Eric heads into his office (unfortunately, no more Kate Mara as his secretary) and bumps into fellow agent Scotty Lavin. Scotty teases him about not being in the office enough, to which Eric says once Scotty signs a movie star, he'll understand. Also, Eric has agreed to help Drama look for a suitable TV project and is inundated with scripts to read immediately.

Meanwhile, during Vince's interview Turtle learns someone charged $10,000 at Tiffany's to his credit card account and he immediately thinks Alex is to blame. As he's interviewing a new employee, Alex stops by looking to pick up her last pay check. Turtle steps outside and threatens to call the cops about her $10,000 charge on the card. Alex explains that she used the card to get a birthday gift for his mom, like he asked her to, but only got something for $1,000. As Turtle yells at her about the $9,000 discrepancy, she storms out and tells him to take it up with Tiffany's, not her.

In his unemployment-inspired depression, Drama and Vince venture to a local strip club. Vince steps outside for a minute to make sure Eric is reading TV scripts and the paparazzi get their first shots of his new do. Drama and Vince offer to drop by and help read scripts, and Eric is forced to cancel a lunch with Bob Saget.

The NFL arrives at TMA and Ari is, maybe for the first time ever, a little flustered. Lizzie, fresh from signing the Glee producer, asks to sit in on the meeting because she knows more about the NFL than he does. She impresses him with her knowledge of the sport and allows her to sit in the meeting. However, he warns her only to speak when spoken to and to button up. "This is the NFL, not the NBA," he quips. Ari and Lizzie meet the NFL team and Lizzie also charms the team owners with her quick wit and love for the Bengals.

At Eric's office, Vince is shaken up a little after reading a magazine article about a guy who spent his entire life sky-diving and bungee jumping only to die after getting hit by a car. He talks about short life can be and starts wandering the office looking for something to grab his attention. Scotty says hello to Vince and compliments him on the haircut. Vince says it was a spontaneous choice and quickly brings up his spontaneous desire to try sky-diving or something like it. Scotty says he knows a guy who could get them in the air in 20 minutes and the two quickly, and quietly, leave the office.

Turtle goes to Alex's house with his tail between his legs after learning Tiffany's accidentally added a zero to the charge. Turtle apologizes and thanks her for getting the gift for his mom. Alex tells Turtle he's being creepy after she's already made it clear she's not interested in him and quickly takes her paycheck. Turtle leaves, saying he knows he owes her one next time.

Shortly after the meeting, Ari gets a call back from Jerry Jones. Jerry says everyone raved about Ari's performance, but unfortunately the NFL TV rights are always done internally and they can't change that. However, Jerry invites Ari to the next owner's meeting, explaining that the owners desperately want to bring a team to LA and think Ari could be the guy to do it. Ari gets off the phone with Jerry and shares the good news with Lizzie, already fantasizing about the name LA Gold. Ari hugs Lizzie and starts dancing with her in a euphoric state, of course, right as Mrs. Ari walks in. Lizzie introduces herself to Ari's wife, who makes it clear she recognizes her name from the Andrew Klein scandal the year before. Lizzie quickly leaves the room and Ari's wife states that's the one who sent Andrew to rehab. Ari's wife says she stopped by to show him a picture of the chandelier and quickly storms out of the office.

After dealing with an angry wife, he gets a call from an angry client, Nick Cassavetes. Nick yells at Ari about Vince, but Ari thinks he means the bad interview when Nick yells him about Vince's head. Nick apparently didn't get a courtesy call from Vince before he cut his hair and says he wants to do re-shoots on the movie. "How am I supposed to do it when he looks like Tobey Maguire from Brothers?!?"

In the middle of his meeting with Bob Saget, Eric gets an angry phone call from Ari about Cassavetes. At the same time, Eric gets a phone call from Vince and conferences him in with Ari. Vince hesitantly admits he didn't clear his haircut with Cassavetes and says he was "dazed and confused" on pain meds at the time. However, Vince quickly cuts the two off, saying he needs to go and jump out of a plane. Scotty yells to Eric that he'll take care of Vince — to Eric's shock and dismay — and Vince gracefully leaps out of the plane.

So what did you think of the episode? Can Ari save his personal life from sinking while launching an NFL team? Will Drama ever able to find a script? Can Turtle find a way to win Alex over? And, most importantly, what the heck is going on with Vince? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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After learning the network wasn't so keen on making a show with him after all, Drama is stingy with the bill after breakfast with Eric and Turtle. Turtle offers to get the check, but his business card is declined. Eric picks up the tab, but Turtle is perplexed about his card, since he says he never uses it.

Eric puts in a call to Vince, who has just woken up from an 18-hour power nap. Eric reminds Vince that he has a press conference later in the day for the Ferrari movie, but Vince's biggest concern is getting a haircut asap. Eric says he doesn't have enough time to get a haircut as Vince studies his long curls in the mirror.

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Premiered: July 18, 2004, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A young movie star from Queens lives the good life in Hollywood surrounded by his boyhood pals, who shamelessly milk the actor's fame for all it's worth. Modeled on the starstruck experiences of coexecutive producer Mark Wahlberg, this breezy satire has moments of inspiration, with the best bits usually coming from Vince's half-brother, Johnny Drama, a D-list actor, and Ari, the amoral agent whose savagely witty barbs earned Jeremy Piven a well-deserved Supporting Actor Emmy award.

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