Season 3 Episode 15

Manic Monday

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Apr 22, 2007 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Amanda makes Vince an offer that he cannot refuse; Babs orders Ari to fire an inept employee.

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  • Review

    The episode was really short, I dont really understand the logic behind having an episode that only lasted for about 19 minutes of new footage. They could have thrown in a few more random filler scenes with Ari or something and made the episode a little more worthwhile. Basically I split this episode into two - Ari and the Entourage. Piven is the greatest comedy actor onn telvision, so I loved all of the scenes that he was in. I thought him finding himself at the end of the episode was amazing, though I was surprised he didnt try and get Flyod to get to work on the writers they lost in the last episode. I thought the entourage storyline was boring, with the ending that everyone saw coming. Overall, I thought the epsiode was way too short - it had some comedy from Ari that saved the day, but I can see why this is a lower rated entourage episode.moreless
  • Classic Ari has a melt down when he can't fire an employee and Vince gets too involved with his agent.

    I have to say that Ari makes this episode. Between his rant in the therapist's office "They're all just a number: Like Wife number 1 and Therapist number 7. Good day!" to him actually crying in front of Babs, it was hilarious. The conversation between him and his therapist where she tells him he is learning compassion and he wants her to get rid of it is just fantastic. I love how Ari refuses to grow up or be a kind person.

    Also, Vince and Amanda, sheesh. Amanda is probably a great agent, however, the boys need to deal with a man. Dealing with a woman like Amanda (i.e. hot) means that they aren't going to fight with her like they did with Ari. They are more easily cowed by women than they are with men. Endearing, but not really all that helpful for their work.

    This is anther great episode with all of the things I've to expect from Entourage. I also really like how well these guys know each other. It's awesome.moreless
  • Again-It leaves alot to be desired

    My previous review of entourage said that i felt the last episode was the poorest in the shows 3 seasons. I was so disappointed with the episode that i thought that this episode would rectify there credability. However, it had some highlights yet again but was ultimately a disappointment.

    Ari steals the episode when he fires an employee. This comes after Ari feels sorry for him, but Babs says he has to toughen up, as Ari keeps thinking about Vince. We need to start seeing Drama in his pilot and Eric and Vince seem pushovers and need to liven up. As for the whole agent sleeping with the client, it seems a bit stupid to be honest. I think Amanda is hot but if Vince has slept with as many women as the show implies then i dont think he would be so jittery in that situation.moreless
  • Good episode but I was expecting a lot better.

    A good episode but one that is not very succesful for such a long break between seasons. I expected this season to be amazaing and right now I am not really feeling this way. Yeah, it had some funny parts with Ari of course in the therapists room.

    What is going on with Drama. I thought he was getting a pilot show. They haven't went into to much detail about that. As for Vince and Eric gooing soft against Amanda i really don't like that. I miss the Ari, Vince, and Eric meetings in his office. They were so funny. I hope Vince will realize soon Amanda is not his type of agent she's pretty but that is not what Vince needs and not what the show needs I hope Ari becomes his agent and soon cause I really don't like her.

    I also think Entourage should try and move to one hour episodes that way they get more details in the show and have more time to develop storylines.moreless
  • After such a long break is this the best that we can expect??

    I must say I had been waiting expectantly for Entourage to reclaim its spot as the number 1 comedy on our screens. It had everything and I was really enjoying the third series. But the first two episodes since starting back have been very disappointing. I don't know if its because the writers got complacent or because they have ran out of ideas but either way Entourage has lost the spark that made it great. I have to be honest and say that I feel (hope) that these are only minor blips but they can only afford to be this way for so long. Piven/Ari steals the show again and has become probably the best character in any show gracing our screens at the moment. But the rest of the cast aren't shining. E is normally one of my favourite characters but done nothing in this episode. I didn't like the whole will they won't they choose the film plot line and the sooner they go back to Ari the better!!

    P.S. Amanda is hot but no professional agent would suggest that herself and her client go and f**k. I can see this romance blossoming however and it eventually getting very messy.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Drama: That's the problem with women in the workplace in general. They should be barred, cause no man can say no to them.
      Eric: You should run for president on that one, Drama.
      Drama: Can't run on the truth, E.

    • Barbara: What's wrong with you?
      Ari: Nothing!
      Barbara: You're soft and sweet and nice. It's disgusting!

    • Ari: Don't fucking cry Rob.
      Rob: I can't cry Ari, my tear ducts will be permanently fucked if I do.

    • Ari: You shitty dime-store therapist. A man's life is on the line here and all you give a fuck about is beating some stupid club record, that will do what for you? Give you five minutes of pleasure, while you fuck your underpaid, emasculated husband tonight? How the fuck does he afford this place anyway? Isn't he a guidance counselor at a high school?

    • Ari: (after his long-term employee has his sight restored) Excellent work, Rob. Let's see if you can read this.
      (He proceeds to scrawl 'Get the fuck out' on a whiteboard).
      Ari: You're fired! And in case your ears are fucked, GET. THE FUCK. OUTTA HERE!

    • (Vince leaves the room to go meet with and have sex with Amanda)
      Drama: Fifty bucks says he bangs her.

    • Ari: I couldn't fire someone today. Firing people was one of my favorite things. It's a perk of my job. I couldn't do it. All because this little fuckling made me some song about his wife leaving him.
      Doc: So you feel compassion?
      Ari: Yeah. Last week, all I had to do was let my assistant performs just one more of the many gay acts that he has performed in his life, it would've made me millions of dollars. I couldn't do that either.

    • Ari: I came here today because I thought this was a session on how my wife could learn to communicate. How to answer a question without a question: basic Humanity 101. Which I thought, given your wall of fucking diplomas, you could easily fix. Or if you couldn't, you could give her a pill that could either fix it or make her a mute. But now to turn around and gang up on me! I have work to do! I have hundreds of clients to deal with. And just so we're clear; I don't care about any of 'em. They're all just a number: Like Wife number 1 and Therapist number 7. Good day! (Ari walks out)
      Mrs.Ari: You're really only our fifth.

    • Amanda: I hate sexual tension Vince, it always leads to confusion.
      Vince: I couldn't agree more.
      Amanda: Well, good. Then lets get it out of the way.
      Vince: How?
      Amanda: By fucking each other's brains out, and never talking about it again so we can move on to a very successful and professional agent-client relationship. Sound good?
      Vince: To me it does, yeah.
      Amanda: Great, see you in twenty.
      Vince: Ok.

  • NOTES (2)


    • Title: The title of this episode is a play on the hit single released by the band The Bangles in 1986 called "Manic Monday." This was the group's first hit, reaching #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 list.

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