Season 1 Episode 8

New York

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Sep 12, 2004 on HBO
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Episode Summary

As production on "Queens Boulevard" is about to begin, the boys are preparing to go to New York City for the next three months. Vince puts Turtle in charge of their "bon voyage" party, which proves to be a pain-in-the-neck for Eric later on. Meanwhile, Drama has been noticeably more recognizable around L.A. these days, and his agent tells him that the producers of "CSI: Minneapolis" want him to audition for a co-starring role- the trouble is, the pilot's production will conflict with his small part in "Queens Boulevard".

Eric has an epiphany while waiting outside for Vince to finish with one of his lady friends: he wants a title commensurate with his responsibilities. After seeking advice and support from Ari, he gets to work on pitching himself to Vince. When their dinner meeting ends on a sour note, it looks like Vince's entourage will be minus one. En route to the airport, Drama points out to Vince that he will never find a person better suited to be his manager. A few last minute surprises occur on both ends out on the tarmac.moreless

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  • Review

    The end of one city and the start of another. I like the writers plan to make the second season take place in a new city - it will keep the show a bit more fresh that way I think. While there wasnt a whole lot of LA scenes in the first season, just having the guys in the big apple should proove to be a good thing, depending on how the writers plan to run with it. I liekd all the drama between Eric and Vince, the manager thing is kind of set up to be explosive in the second season - with the two possibly growing further apart. I thought the Scarlet Johanson thing at the end was a nice twist that I didnt see coming. Other then that - should be an interesting season without some of the woman that we have come to know on the screen. I dont know the second season plan, but hopefully they can devolop the show in a proper way in a whole new city with a new cast of characters.moreless
  • The best of the First season.

    The writing is finally starting to come together in this season's last episode. Also, the characters are gaining a little depth, the pure sense of comedy, for comedy's sake is starting to be scaled back and the people underneath are coming through. The best of the first season and starting to show real potential.
  • Well, those were 30 minutes well spent.

    Season finales need to be a fun, awesome, exciting, nerve-wrack and teary eyed experience. This finale accounts for none of those things. I don\'t know whether I should like or hate Entourage for this episode.

    A season finale needs to be awesome enough to keep people watching the show next season, which makes me think that an eight episode season needs to have a finale even more awesome. You know, to make up for the lack of coolness in the previous three and a half hours. It\'s a great show, that could use many more episodes, but as long as it\'s still eight, I want a rollercoaster experience when I watch the finale. I am not happy.

    But beside all this ranting, this was just another average installment. Women, women, more womnen, and a private jet. I am starting to think they are trying to make us men jealous of Vincent.

    Not working. Vince is still a tool.moreless
Doug Ellin

Doug Ellin

Audition Producer

Guest Star

Larry Charles

Larry Charles

Audition Producer

Guest Star

Amie Petersen

Amie Petersen


Guest Star

Samaire Armstrong

Samaire Armstrong


Recurring Role

Kate Albrecht

Kate Albrecht


Recurring Role

Monica Keena

Monica Keena


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Ari: I thought you already were his manager. Because believe me I would not put up with this much shit from anyone who wasn't.

    • (Ari gives Eric advice about how to handle Vince)
      Ari: You deal with talent the same way that you deal with women. You have to make them believe that they need you more then you need them.
      Eric: He doesn't need me that much.
      Ari: Of course he doesn't need you. You're fucking worthless. I could get a million morons to come in here and do the job. That's not the point.
      Eric: Then what is the point, Ari?
      Ari: The point is that he is an insecure fuck, like all beautiful-but-handed-everything-on-a-silver-platter people. He doesn't trust anyone in this world but you. You've been born into royalty baby. You know it. Now you just gotta be thankful, and wear the crown.

    • Ari: From now on ask my permission before you bang one of my assistants.
      Eric: How'd you know that?
      Ari: 'Cause I know all. And I could have told you that this would end badly. Now I gotta go fire her so you don't feel weird.
      Eric: No. Don't fire her.
      Ari: All right. Well, I'll just sexually harass her until she quits.

    • Drama: Everybody knows the best whores in the country are in Vancouver.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Music Credits

      "Heaven" by Los Lonely Boys
      "Inside of Love" by Nada Surf
      "Does Heaven Exist for Us" by Sean Anthony & DJ Qwik
      "Ghetto Pop Life" by Danger Mouse & Jemini
      "Rise Or Fall" by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
      "Feel The Love" by Young MC
      "Funk #49" by Joe Walsh

    • Location Credits:

      "Discussion is held about New York"
      Toast Bakery Café Inc
      8221 W. Third St.
      Los Angeles, CA. 90048

      "Eric pitches himself to Vince"
      Table 87661
      Melrose Ave.
      Los Angeles, CA. 90046

      "Outside "Vince's" party"
      Sunset Plaza
      8623 Sunset Blvd.West
      Hollywood, CA. 90069

      "The crew leave for New York"
      Van Nuys Airport
      The Jet Center
      16300 Daily Dr.
      Van Nuys, CA. 91406

    • At the 2005 Emmy Awards Jeremy Piven received a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his performances in "The Review" & "Busey and the Beach". In addition Entourage was nominated for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series.


    • Drama hits Tobey Maguire's house with a golf ball during the first scene of the episode and says, "Bang Spidey." This is a reference to the Spiderman trilogy starring Tobey Maguire as Spiderman. Ironically, after Aquaman premiers in season 3, their goal is to beat the Spiderman opening weekend money.

    • Turtle: Wahlberg spent half a mil on his bash before he left for "The Italian Job".

      Alludes to Mark Wahlberg, executive producer and the inspiration for Entourage.