Entourage

Season 4 Episode 8

Gary's Desk

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Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Aug 05, 2007 on HBO
8.5
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181 votes
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When Eric gets his own office, Vince eyes a piece of antique furniture that also has a rich history, but someone has already gotten his hands on it. Ari preps for a meeting with R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, but has to contend with twin-sibling rivalry in his own office.moreless

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  • Why The Hate?

    9.5
    I don't know why this is ranked as the worst episode of the season, it was actually very well done. Billy Walsh hits two episode without an showing and the boys continue to impress. Ari Gold's storyline in this episode with Mary Jay was actually really well done I thought. Very comical moments with Jim and Jeff that resulted in one frustrating Ari as he ends up having to fire them both as Mary Jay leaves the company. I was a little sad that the girl Eric hooked up with didn't show up in this episode, but like I said in my last review with the way that episode panned out I was kind of expecting it. The storyline with Gary was a little boring, but that was only one boring part of the whole episode and it didn't even take up that much of it. Surprised this episode is rated as low as it is. Hopefully expecting more episodes like the last two to close out season four.moreless
  • Eric gets a new office and tries to get name recognition whilst the boys looks for a desk to furnish the office. Ari's agency prepares for the arrival of Mary J Blige, but Ari is forced to deal with a case of twin-rivalry in the office.moreless

    7.5
    From the episode synopsis this didn't really sound like a great episode and admittedly it wasn't classic entourage though there were plenty laughs to be had.



    Ari's storyline was pure filler and not great filler at that. I liked Ari's way of dealing with his two warring employees but the fuss over Mary J Blige seemed out of character for this star-studded. Vince walks into the office nearly every other week and no-one is ever excited to see him. Would Lloyd be that excited to meet her really?? And since Lloyd has been working for Ari for what must be at least 2 years now, surely he must've met Mary J before.

    I also found it completely implausible that Mary J Blige would care or know about one agent at this big agent. It seems like her ego got in the way of this episode and it was projecting a good image of her and worshipping at her feet. In a show where celebrities regularly come in make fools of themselves or send themselves up, her diva attitude was too much.

    The only saving grace was that Ari did eventually fire the cheating twin, who really deserved it, in typical Ari fashion.



    Eric's storyline was a lot more character development but it still felt filler. I like that E had a pokey little office downtown, it felt in keeping with his character. I love that Vince ended up getting him an office anyway AND that all the boys got an office with him, - thought that was hilarious.

    The desk storyline was also fairly yawns-ville, though I liked the trip to see Gary Busey and Drama getting covered in blue paint!

    I did like the nepotism article in Variety. There are so many entourages in Hollywood nowadays, I like that this got called out on.

    A reappearence of Shauna- and Christy- for the first time since early season 3! Good to see her back, hopefully we'll see more of her in future episodes.



    Overall a filler episode for Entourage, the plot development was nice and it was pretty funny, but this episode lacked its usual glossy sheen.moreless
  • Most of this episode was not really that great - but Ari saved it!

    9.3
    Okay, so in this episode we got E trying to set up his own management buisness, Vince out with Turtle and Drama to get E a gift (Gary's Desk uh!) and we got Ari Gold trying to run his buisness with a bunch of morons. I am not a big fan of E and that actually makes this episode a bit more painless, since E is getting pretty owned by the buisness and it really shows that he got a lot to learn - which is obvious, since he is just a pizza boy who suddenly became his superstar friend's manager. Anyways, the whole Gary's Desk hunt is in my opinion boring and not that funny really. Vince hooking up with every single chick he meets in some store or other place is getting too much in my opinion. I know he is a big shot and hot, but this is Hollywood.

    But to the most important part - Ari Gold dealing with a couple of twins/morons at work. I am actually worried, since I think Ari went WAY too easy on them and that is not the Ari Gold style! Anyways, it was fun and there was some great moments with Ari and that saved the whole episode in my opinion.moreless
  • E strives to set up his own management business, whilst the rest of the boys chase down Gary Busey to buy a desk. Ari, meanwhile has trouble in the office....

    9.8
    This episode is a classic, showcasing everything that's great about the show. It's back to the classic random stories that were prominent in the first two series. A must watch simply for Ari. His put downs of the twins are some of his funiest ever, and had me crying with laughter. Jeremy Piven never fails to deliver in what must be the funniest role ever written for tv. Although I have enjoyed the present series I feel it is so much better when it moves away from the seriousness of the film-making process and just goes for the laughs. A must see. Classic.moreless
  • E's becoming a business man in Hollywood. Whilst Ari deals with a pair of feuding twins before his meeting with Mary J. Blige.

    8.1
    There was not much to this episode. The two subplots were mediocre at best, if not annoying. I mean why is it those twins always wanna appear with each other, and fighting nog al. Ari managed to carry his story arc with his usual temper tantrum self. He delivers another classic one for the public: "How can one embryo produce two d*ks". Suffice to say, he is one of the few reasons to carry on watching the show.



    E's character on the other hand is getting way annoying. He tries to set himself apart from the rest of the group by starting his own business but essentially he's trying to take over Ari's job. Let's just say a future confrontation should definately be on the books. There's not much to him anymore: his love life sucks and he's getting in way over his head in Hollywood. He should just stick to banging Vinnce's leftovers...it works for Drama and Turtle.moreless
Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson

Himself

Guest Star

Gary Busey

Gary Busey

Himself

Guest Star

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige

Herself

Guest Star

Rex Lee

Rex Lee

Lloyd

Recurring Role

Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar

Shauna

Recurring Role

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