Season 5 Episode 12

Return To Queens Blvd

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Nov 23, 2008 on HBO
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Episode Summary

The guys return to NYC, where E stalks Gus Van Sant and Vince reconnects with his high school sweetheart. Meanwhile, Drama considers investing in a bar.

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  • Sorry, but no. The feel-good ending was incredibly forced and not welcome at all.

    They had us going really well. Not that I expected the guys to stay in New York for long and as a show of unpredictability in the movie world call by the famous director was fine, but they underplaid the Vince-E emotional rollercoaster so badly that you might think you're watching a badly written soap opera. It should have been played against, used to further the characters, but no - one hop of the plane, Vince is with E again, all is well in tinseltown. They could have had Drama be the provider again, play with moms, let us see the vulnerable side of the characters - to me, a HUGE opportunity wasted, just so we can hget right back on track with the same old in a couple of weeks.

    I'm loving Entourage, but this was a ball dropped for what might have been in favour of the general feel-good drivel American shows are so unloved for.

    Hope they got something else planned - the show (except for the brilliant Ari as the head of the studio swerve) is getting stale.moreless
  • The emotions was let loose this episode and the closeness of home was indeed very powerful and made me felt close to home too. This Vince and E journey was certainly a mimic of the very first season.moreless

    First of all, my brother was right. I love this episode of Entourage. Somehow I am touched by this episode. The emotions of highs and lows did the trick, trickle of happy tears finally came after a whole season of mistreat from Hollywood and the mistreatment to E.

    The emotions was let loose this episode and the closeness of home was indeed very powerful and made me felt close to home too. Finally something is going right for all of them. With Turtle openly going out Jamie 'Meadow Soprano', the envy also sets it for all those around him, and the 'realness' of being caught at home by his mum on the phone was hilarious. Not that it ever happen to me...., but lets some say all guys has some sort of similar experiences one way or the other.

    Johnny Drama found a way a to feed his Ego once again and I hope it works out for him too. He is the ultimate example of 'relentless, patience and persistence', no matter how quak he seems to be. He definitely pass some of those mojo to Vince this season..although it did nearly break him to the very brim of it all. Like Paul Coelho says in his book 'The Alchemist', when one had gave it his all towards the destiny he is meant to have, to the edge of it all, just when you are about to give up, or even given up, something will always come through. The writer did a great job on this one.

    This Vince and E journey was certainly a mimic of the very first season when they flew to New York for 'Queen's Boulevard', except this time we actually see his hometown and see how they all roll, in the face of their mums, not sure if my mum will attempt things like this when i go home in January 2009, I certainly do not want to get cock block my my mum. That would be sad. So sad. lol........., on the same subject, my mum had never done that so far, lets hope it will not happen.

    We all love the chemistry once again emitted by the cast of entourage and I must add the fans of Entourage are one of the most loyal ones I see. I think its the 'close to home' feeling, the clique, the friends, the siblings, the things we do and forgave each other that constantly does the trick.

    Let's say, thank to the entire cast of Entourage, fans, producers, those who worked on the set, and HBO network that make this all happen. Because like FedEX, what do we say, 'They always deliver!' and of course... its Ari's freight number we will be using right.

    Adios and lets hope we have more news of Entourage during this torturing weeks, watch the reruns of the it... over and over again, please ourselves to no end til the new season comes.

    I would say this season and this episode certainly echoes Vince's line in the movie he travelled to New York for ------- '" I am Queens Boulevard."

    Bless you all.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In the previous episode, Verner suggested he could get Leonardo DiCaprio to replace Vince, which Ari countered by informing him DiCaprio was out of town filming Shutter Island. However, Martin Scorcese appears in this episode despite the fact that he would be in the same place as DiCaprio directing the same film.

    • Olympic champion Michael Phelps makes a cameo appearance in the scene where Eric is walking down the streets of New York and bumps into him.

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  • NOTES (2)

    • International airdates:
      Latin America: July 27, 2009 on HBO Latinoamerica Este.

    • Music: "My, Myself & I" by De La Soul; "The Pusher" by Steppenwolf; "Lowdown" by Boz Scaggs; "Zig Zag Wanderer" by Captain Beefheart; "Hair Of The Dog" by Nazareth; "World Can't Have Her" by Cobra Verde; "Love Spreads" by Stone Roses; "Hit It And Quit It" by Funkadelic; "Can You Get To That" by Funkadelic.