Season 2 Episode 14

The Abyss

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Sep 04, 2005 on HBO
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Episode Summary

Eric worries about his future when Vince becomes despondent. Drama worries if he still has an agent and Turtle arranges an event for Saigon. Meanwhile, Vince meets with James Cameron to tell him he is quitting Aquaman and Ari tries to round up clients.

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  • Review

    Fantastic way to close out the season. Vince drives off good with his three boys getting ready to shoot Aquaman for the next six months of his life. The fact that he is going to shoot Aquaman makes the 14 episode story arch worth all of the trouble that we went through to get to this point. After saying he was going to quit over half a dozen times, we leave in the finale knowing that when we come back in season 3 we will ikely see the boys returning from the end of the filming of the movie. Mandy Moore not making an apperence was golden - even though her apperence was well established throughout the episode. Aris future is likely going to be much different when we return next season, as he will have had six months to put his nex agency into business by that time. Overall, this was exactly what you would want in the season finale and these past two episodes have defined what it means to finish strong. After an up and down season, Entourage finishes out season 2 on a high not and leaves me ready for season 3. Great conclusion to the story.moreless
  • I feel empty inside.

    I don't know whether it's the fact that Entourage episodes take twenty minutes a piece, or that by the end of the season, we're exactly at where I thought we would be. Did you know that if the episodes took 45 minutes like they should, we would have 7 more hours of Entourage. Seven.

    I knew they were going to shoot Aquaman in the end. I knew Mandy was going to dump Vince, and that Vincent would eventually cave in and do the bloody movie. I knew. This season was devoid of any surprises whatsoever. And that, that is not cool.

    But HBO has given us a great show, a wonderful show. The only problem is that I feel as if nothing happened. That this season will not leave a lasting impression. It's a wonderful show, great fun to watch. Lots of eyecandy!

    Too bad the plot isn't.. good.moreless
  • The business between Ari, Eric and Vince is severely threatened, while Turtle continues building his music representation business.

    Last episode set everything into motion. This episode seemed to simply wind down from that. Granted, major decisions were made that affected the future of all the key players, but in the end, it felt as if everything was wrapped up in a nice little package. I am curious as to where the next season will pick up. It feels as if it will follow last season's pattern and pick up several months later. While this is a good device, I fear it may make the show predictible and each season will end just about the same way. I still love this show, and will watch it till it signs off the cable forever, but I hope that next season's finale tops this one.moreless
James Cameron

James Cameron

James Cameron

Guest Star

Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff

Richard Schiff

Guest Star




Guest Star

Malcolm McDowell

Malcolm McDowell


Recurring Role

Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui


Recurring Role

Rex Lee

Rex Lee


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • When Eric goes to talk to Ari about Vince not doing Aquaman anymore, Ari has a carton of orange juice in his hand, in the next scene the orange juice is on the counter.

    • When Eric, Turtle and Johnny are talking about the 3 maids that Turtle and Johnny hired to cheer up Vince, there are 3 piles of papers in front of Turtle, in the next scene there is only 1.

  • QUOTES (17)

    • Drama: You promised me something outta this deal!
      (Drama takes Davies' TV.)
      Pauly: Your takin his TV? What are you, a fuckin Surreal Life cast member? You freak!

    • Vince: You know, of all people to not get what I'm going through, the heartbreak kid himself. I mean, how many times have I heard you cry like a little pussy over a girl?
      Eric: Not over a girl I barely know.

    • Vince: Just call Cameron.
      Ari: No go Vinny. You want that, be a man, you call him yourself.
      Vince: Your fired, Ari.
      Ari: Not the first time, Vinny.

    • Lloyd: E was just in there. Terrence offered him a job.
      Ari: As what, his fuckin pool boy?

    • Ari: I put you in a movie, Ray. Are you kidding me? You were brilliant.
      Richard: You didn't even see the fuckin thing Ari.
      Ari: I see all my client's movies, come on.
      Richard: Really?
      Ari: Yeah.
      Richard: Who was I?
      Ari: You were the white guy, Richard.

    • Ari: Say goodbye to that Maserati, E. I see a shiny new Vespa in your future
      (Eric looks at Lloyd's car).
      Eric: Good luck in the Indi 500.

    • Ari: Do you even know how fucked you are? I mean, you are so fucking fucked. I think you are the most fucked person I know!

    • Eric: If you wanna work with Vince again you'll call, it's that simple.
      Ari: No one will want to work with Vince if I call. You think that he was cold 3 months ago? After this I won't be able to put him in an I film.

    • Drama: I hope this doesn't affect my status over there.
      Turtle: I'm sure your still their least important client, Drama. Don't worry.

    • Ari: E, the garbage man who wins the lottery does not throw out the ticket!

    • Vince: First love only happens once, E.
      Drama: Twice for me, bro. Both broads crushed me equally.
      Turtle: I've never been in love.
      Eric: Aw Turtle...

    • Ari: Vince is the only client I've ever had that I consider a friend. The only one I really cared about. Well Jessica Biel to you know I cared about her for very different reasons.

    • Ari: Shit, here comes the wife. Pretend like it's all good.
      Eric: You didn't tell your wife?
      Ari: No. When the time is right, yeah.
      Eric: When the time is right? It's on the cover of Variety
      Ari: My wife doesn't read Variety she reads In Style.

    • Lloyd: How'd it go?
      Ari: How'd the fucking Bay of Pigs go, Lloyd?

    • Erik: So, should we call Ari?
      Vince: No, let's let him sweat it out a day or two.

    • Ari's Wife: So what's in the gym bag?
      Ari: Uh, it's a kilo of blow.

    • Drama: They're not hookers, E. They're entrepreneurs.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Location Credits:
      Eric and Sloan talk about his future.
      The Little Door
      8164 West 3rd Street
      Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Turtle and Drama discuss giving Vince the silent treatment.
      Floyd's Barbershop
      7300 Melrose Avenue
      Los Angeles, CA 90046

      Turtle delivers invites for the Saigon show.
      Kiehl's Store
      100 North Robertson Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 90048

      Ari works at his new "office," meets with client Richard Schiff.
      Coffee Bean
      8793 Beverly Blvd.
      West Hollywood, CA 90048

      Saigon gets the news from Turtle: the show is on.
      Next Motorsports
      5877 Rodeo Road
      West Los Angeles, CA 90016

      At their usual table, Ari talks Eric out of quitting Vince.
      Koi Restaurant
      730 North La Cienega Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 90069

      Saigon's showcase is an assistants-only affair.
      Café Club Fais Do Do
      5257 West Adams Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA 90016

    • Music Credits

      "The Grind Date" by De La Soul
      "I'm Known" by Sean Anthony
      "Knock Knock" by Choc Ty feat. Drag-On
      "Phone Bill Money" by Josh Vener
      "Galang" by M.I.A.
      "War (Mixtape Version)" by Nas & Saigon
      "Gimme Shelter" by The Rolling Stones

    • This episode ended with the following dedication...

      In Memory of
      Stanley Desantis

      Stanley DeSantis
      guest starred on three episodes of Entourage.


    • Episode Title: The Abyss

      The title is taken from the 1989 movie of the same name directed by James Cameron. It was seen in the line of movie posters that Vince saw in Cameron's office.