Season 1 Episode 4

Date Night

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Aug 08, 2004 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Ari wakes Eric with a phone call to remind him that tonight is the all-important opening night for Vince's movie. Immediately after Eric hangs up, Emily unexpectedly drops off fan mail, but with ulterior motives. Drama introduces the guys to his latest lady friend back at the house, and then they discuss their plans for the evening over breakfast at a diner. Vince's major work for the day is a stop at Big Boy's Neighborhood, a local radio show. As a result of the appearance, Vince secures a date for himself with Justine Chapin.

While everybody gets ready for the night's activities, Ari video conferences with Eric to tell him that matinee numbers for Vince's movie have been "less than stellar" because it is in direct competition with the latest Pixar feature. Kristen also calls to confess to Eric that she might still harbor feelings for him.

Turtle resorts to desperate measures to get a date for their night of bowling, and it does not go unspoiled. After bowling, the large group makes a stop at a night club where, one by one, the boys find themselves alone. The night does not end on a bad note, however, and Ari arrives with some good news.moreless

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  • Review

    Entourage hasnt had a bad episode yet...and this isn't an example of one either. The big day didn't dissapoint and if it werent for the slowish night club scene at the end I think it could have been one of the best episodes of the season. I liked seeing everyone with there respective dates and the woman drama was with got a lot of laughs from the guys. The jokes on the show tend to be a spur-of-the-moment whatever is happening kind of thing as opposed to something that you wouold have to remember from a previous epsiode. I think thats a good tactic to bring in new viewers without confusing them. I thought the ending to this episode was okay, with the good news of the movie being brought to the guys. I would have thought it was going to be much worse then that. Either way - solid episode overall, hope to see Eric continue with Emily in the next couple of episodes.moreless
  • Best Episode of the season so far

    After hearing positive reviews about the show, i checked in to watch it every friday hoping that it got better from the first three episodes which I didn't really get.

    This episode was much better however, I could just sit down and relax. I finally get what the show is based around - hot girls, celebrities and drugs. Even though the storyline wasnt exactly amazing, the acting was pretty solid. The actor who plays Ari does a really good job.

    I loved Armstrong who played that guys (sorry) date. I remembered from the OC and she did a superb job here.

    Overall, I found this episode easy viewing and will definitely tune in next week.moreless
  • Entourage manages to please me yet again. Storyline and women wise.

    Call me dumb but the humour in this show appeals to me. Now, from what I can tell this type of humour is generally only liked by young males and old fat guys sitting on their couch with a crate of beer next to them. But you've got to admit that you got a chuckle out of the scene where Johnny comes walking down the stairs with a woman that really doesn't look all that like the women we've previously seen.

    This episode is far from exciting, even though the header says otherwise. This episode seems to focus a lot on the personality aspect of our main characters.

    Ah what the heck, the women were hot, so the episode was good. You need to see it to believe it, words don't work.moreless
Jay Giannone

Jay Giannone

Guy in Movie Line

Guest Star

Tara Carroll

Tara Carroll

Drama's Fan

Guest Star

Kristiana Wolfe

Kristiana Wolfe


Guest Star

Kate Albrecht

Kate Albrecht


Recurring Role

Monica Keena

Monica Keena


Recurring Role

Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (25)

    • Ari: Who's got the number one movie in the country, motherfucker?!
      Eric: We beat the squirrel?
      Ari: Number one live action film in the country.

    • Ari's Wife: Could I have the car keys please?
      Ari: Come on! There's a cab stand at fucking Yawnka!!
      Ari's Wife: Give me the fucking keys!
      Ari: (hands over the keys) Drop me off?

    • Turtle: E, the movie's huge bro. Ok relax, Joanne says its destined to be a classic.
      Eric: Oh, Joanne says its destined to be a classic. She's destined to be in a fuckin insane asylum.

    • Tanya: So, Turtle, how'd you guys meet?
      Turtle: Ahh, J date.
      Drama: Isn't that for Jews?
      Turtle: So?
      Drama: She's wearin a cross.
      Turtle: She's reformed.

    • Eric: Did you even get a date yet, Turtle?
      Turtle: Course I got a date. We have to pick her up from the Burbank Airport in one hour.
      Eric: What is she? A Russian mail order bride?

    • Eric: I think you think I like Emily and you're tryin to shut it down.
      Vince: Oh yeah, why would I do that?
      Eric: Because you don't like when I get a girl and you get stuck with the two retards all the time.
      Vince: You know what, I'm gonna get a girl and leave you with the two retards. See how you like it.

    • Ari: I had video sex with an Ecuadorian girl this morning.
      Eric: I hope she was 18. Federal offense if not.

    • Eric: Name one girl you ever pulled off the internet.
      Turtle: There's all sorts of confidentiality agreements with these sites. I ain't telling you shit!

    • Drama: She gave me the ride of my life. I just hung on to those lats, simmered all control.
      Turtle: You know, if I was holdin onto those lats, I'd think I was fuckin Evander Holyfield!

    • Vince: He got a girl.
      Eric: Really, who?
      Turtle: I don't know, he must have ordered in late night. Woke me up at like 4:30. Sounded like a couple of baboons fuckin.

    • Eric: What time is it?
      Ari: It's time for you to wake the fuck up. I already shot a 72 bitch!
      Eric: What on the front 9?
      Ari: Yeah, that's funny cunty.

    • Ari: You fucking my assistant?
      Vince Nooo!
      Ari: Last thing I want to do is fire one of your fuck-buddies. You know that. You know that right?

    • Vince: Come on, I got into this business so I don't have to work.

    • Ari: (to Eric) Show me a little nipple.

    • Turtle: It'll be like Prom.
      Eric: So I guess you won't have a date then?
      Turtle: I told you ten thousand f***ing times, she had food poisoning.

    • Turtle: (about Drama) He's fucking a guy,(about Eric) your getting asked out like a little bitch, I'd say its a very big deal.
      Drama: Touche.
      Turtle: Thank You.
      Drama: Douchebag

    • (Talking about his new movie)
      Vince: I can't watch myself again.
      Drama: I love watching myself.
      Eric: Too bad the audience doesn't.

    • Turtle: (opening up an envelope of fanmail) Aww, picture request. Nice enough to send the money for the stamp.
      (He pockets the money)
      (Both Vince and Eric look up)
      Turtle: Relax, I'll send the picture.

    • Emily: Do you guys have any big plans for tonight?
      Eric: Ahh, naw we're not going to do anything. Vince doesn't want to make a big deal about it. SO we're going to lay low.
      Emily: Wow, that is way to normal.
      Eric: Really?
      Emily: Ya. Ari has clients who do crazy stuff.
      Eric: Like what?
      Emily: Like...one of them brought 3 million dollars worth of tickets just to make sure his movie opened at number one.
      Eric: Come on.
      Emily: I swear!
      Eric: Who was it?
      Emily: I can't tell.
      Eric: Yes you can.
      Emily: Mm- mm
      Eric: Tell me.
      Emily: He was in 'Oceans Eleven'

    • Justine: You're gonna have to work for it.
      Vince: I got into this business so I wouldn't have to work.

    • Ari: You think my assistant's hot?
      Eric: Yeah, I do.
      Ari: I think I'll hit that.

    • Turtle: Where'd you meet her, Drama? The Barry Bonds hearing?

    • Drama: (leans out the limo's window) Yo, you cats going to see "Head On"?
      Guy in line: Naw, man, we're going to see that talking squirrel thing.
      Turtle: (stands up through the limo sun roof) Fuck that movie, I saw it this morning. The mother squirrel dies in the end. See "Head On".

    • Vince: Just relax, it's not such a big deal, it will be fun
      Turtle: It'll be like prom
      Eric: (to Turtle) So I guess you won't have a date then.

    • Emily: ...you nervous? (about Vince's opening)
      Eric: Yeah, a bit. I called the psychic hotline, they said Vince's moons are aligned so we're looking pretty good,
      Emily: What did they say about your moons?

  • NOTES (3)

    • Jeremy Piven who plays Ari, and Perrey Reeves, who appears for the first time in this episode as Ari's wife, were both in the movie Old School, although they shared no scenes together.

    • Location Credits:

      "Vince and Co. check out the "Head On" crowds"
      Cinerama Dome-Arclight
      6360 Sunset Blvd.
      Hollywood, CA. 90028

      "The guys go bowling"
      Lucky Strike
      6801 Hollywood Blvd. #143
      Hollywood, CA. 90028

      "Date night winds down"
      643 N. La Cienega Blvd.
      Los Angeles, Ca. 90069

    • Music Credits

      "Find Me" by Joseph Vitarelli
      "Jimmy Mathis" by Bubba Sparxx
      "Born Too Slow" by Crystal Method
      "alifornia Waiting" by Kings Of Leon
      "Beware of The Boys" by Punjabi MC feat. Twista
      "Toxic" by Britney Spears
      "Storm" by Lenny Kravitz & Jay-Z
      "It's up Now" by Baby Tee Love
      "All Night Long" by Faith Evans
      "The Boogie That Be" by Black Eyed Peas