Season 2 Episode 1

The Boys are Back in Town

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Jun 05, 2005 on HBO
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Episode Summary

The guys are back from New York and Ari is already pushing a commercial project, Aquaman, at Vince but he isn’t buying it. Eric has an official title now, but when he has to make a “sex date” with Kristen, his status is questioned. Turtle is cranky about his new job and takes multi-tasking to a new chaotic level.moreless

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  • Review

    I thought the writers decision to keep the boys in Los Angeles for the second season was an interesting one. I thought watching Vince film the movie would have been interesting, but I do suppose the drama might have been a little weak int he long run. Either way, opening up a 4 episode set in New York while the movie films would have been a better start to the season I think. I think it finnaly hit me in this episode that I dont know how they afford everything they get. After going away for three months they still have the money to purchase everything on the face of the planet? I dont know how big Vince has been in the past, but Im not sure he was ever this big. Vince and Eric drama was very good, some good scenes with Ari. Turtles drama was a little weak in this episode, but Drama helped him back it up with some funny scenes. Standard expected Entourage Episode.moreless
  • The boys return from filming Queens Boulevard in New York. Eric's girlfriend Kristen seems less than happy to see him. Drama needs new headshots. Ari pitches a new movie: Aquaman, but Vince wants to do Medellin. Turtle feels unappreciated.moreless

    This episode serves mainly to set up the most important story arc of the second season: the filming of 'Aquaman.' While the requisite humor, hot chicks, and guest stars are present (Gary Busey makes yet another unforgettable cameo), it also forces both fans and characters to face the fact that Hollywood isn't just a magical place - there are certain unsettling realities about power and popularity that must be overcome. Although it doesn't quite have the comfortable feel that fans have come to expect from 'Entourage', this comes from the fact that the episode is used to set up storylines for the rest of the season - the conflict between Vince and Eric and Ari over doing Aquaman, Eric's continuing struggle to find true love, and the adjustment from Vince being a B-list actor to an A-list star. Not the most exciting episode ever, but definitely a necessary one.moreless
  • I love it when stars think they can make their own decisions. Wait, actually, no I don't.

    I am torn. I don't know if I should be rating episodes on how good they were or on how much I loved them. I'm sure this one was good, but I didn't like it as much as the others.

    It's the first episode of a new season, and everyone seems to have gotten all mushy mushy with eachother. Turdle feels offended by everyone and everything, Eric is a whiny turd, Vincent is still a tool, oh, and Johnny is still cool.

    This guy wants to do a six month play in England, when he can make a movie in some exotic US city. The US is like heaven compared to the UK. When it comes to the weather, teeth, and food, anyway.

    This show'd better start moving back in the direction they started from, or I'm out.moreless
Gary Busey

Gary Busey

Gary Busey

Guest Star

Ron Michaelson

Ron Michaelson


Guest Star

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet

Amanda Peet

Guest Star

Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar


Recurring Role

Monica Keena

Monica Keena


Recurring Role

Rex Lee

Rex Lee


Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • In Ari's office, Vince says he's thinking of doing a Neil LaBute play. Right before the filming of the second season of Entourage began, Jeremy Piven had starred in the Neil LaBute play Fat Pig in New York.

    • Goof:When Johnny is taking his headshots at the store Turlte hooked up, there are no apple behind him in the background. Later when Johnny leaves his headshots to his agent, there are an apple behind his head, i know that they could be copied into the photos, but the shadings of his head is on the apples, really an unnecessary effort to having there logo in the background.

  • QUOTES (31)

    • Turtle: I'm not comin out till all of you apologize alright, and that means you too, Vince.
      Vince: I'm sorry.
      Drama: I didn't do nothin. Sorry Turtle.
      Turtle: Now, the lucky charm.

    • Ari: I thought the girlfriend was still in play.
      Vince Aww, bad time of the month to come home.
      Ari: Oh, yours is like me.
      Eric: Oh yea, how so?
      Ari: I won't even fuck my wife after she plays tennis.

    • Ari: Aquaman baby!! It is Spider-man, under water. BOOM!!

    • Eric: So, your sayin you'd have sex with a girl on her period, Drama?
      Turtle: Who wouldn't?
      Vince: I've done it, it's not something I hope for.
      Eric: You guys are disgusting.

    • Drama: Had I shown up, and Kristen was missin a leg, I still would have taken care of business.

    • Drama: So, she wouldn't even blow you?
      Turtle: Or give you a nice tug?
      Drama: That's bullshit!

    • Turtle: What the fuck we supposed to do?
      Eric: Jerk each other off, you losers!

    • Turtle: Vince, I want his job. The guy's sitin on Easy St.
      Eric: Turtle, please, you're like a three time lotto winner.

    • Drama: Vince, you ever go 3 months without pussy?
      Turtle: Vince ain't ever gone 3 days.
      Vince: No wait, that's not true... Sophomore year.
      Turtle: Really?
      Eric: Yeah, he had mono.

    • Turtle: I went to school, alright. How hard is it to cut out on that shit?
      Eric: Not that hard when your headed for a G.E.D., Turtle.

    • Ari: I don't want this to get to a place where you start blaming me for everything. You guys don't listen to me. Listen to this: you tell your boy to do Aquaman, or you tell him to find other representation.

    • Ari: Ok. Here's an offer for you to star in a new Olsen twins movie. It's a love triangle in which little Mary Kate and Ashley use you as an experiment to see if you can actually tell if they are two separate, distinct people. This would be mildly amusing if the producer didn't think he had a realistic shot of getting you.

    • Ari: Yeah, and I want to fuck Angelina Jolie. The only difference is, I might actually have a shot.

    • Turtle: Can I please just buy you a blow job? It'd make both our lives a lot easier.

    • Vince: Go easy on him, he's having a rough day.
      Ari: What's wrong, E, what happened?
      Vince: He's not getting any.
      Ari: Oh no. You kidding me? Want me to get Lloyd in here and have him hari-kari you with his pecker?

    • Drama: It's a well known fact that a girl on her period is much hornier.
      Turtle: And there's no need for a raincoat!

    • Turtle: You know, you act like a priest for three months, the least a girl can do is service you.

    • Eric: Why's it so hard to get a good slice in LA anyway?
      Drama: Tap water. That's why you can't get a decent bagel, either. Except on Fairfax.
      Vince: What, Johnny, there's different water on Fairfax?
      Drama: Yeah, Vince. The Jews import it from Burl Park.

    • Eric: (Eric and Ari are discussing film roles for Vince) Tom Cruise is going to play Pablo Escobar? C'mon, the guy's not even Hispanic.
      Ari: Yeah, and Hilary Swank has a vagina, but she won an Oscar pretending she has a dick. That's what actors do. They pretend.
      Eric: I get it. I get it, okay? So what if Cruise passes?
      Ari: Then they go to Brad Pitt. He passes, they go to Keanu Reeves, and on down the list.
      Eric: Where is Vince on that list?
      Ari: He ain't on the list.
      Eric: Well, how do we get him on the list?
      Ari: You do Aquaman, you stupid fuck!

    • Johnny Drama: It's emasculating having your kid brother pay for your head shots.
      Eric: And Vince paying for the rest of your life is what? Empowering?

    • Ari: I have a lunch meeting with Dana Gordon.
      Eric: Well, should I be there?
      Ari: No. Unless you want to pull up her car or get us some sort of creme brule.

    • Eric: Aquaman? Is there a script?
      Ari: No. I know he doesn't like to read so I got him something with pictures. (Ari throws an Aquaman comic book at Vince to read)

    • Ari: You ready?
      Eric: Let's go Ari, we're ready.
      Ari: This kid's got no patience. You know in some countries they'd cut off your little elfin feet for disrupting the master's flow.
      Eric: How about I shove my little elfin foot up your ass?
      Ari: You missed me didn't you?

    • Eric: Did you fire Emily?
      Ari: I had to. I had to make sure you wouldn't fuck another one of my assistants. You're not going to fuck Lloyd are you?

    • Eric: (After receiving a large delivery from DHL of bagels and pizzas from NYC.) Who's DHL number is this?
      Turtle: Ari's.

    • Vince: I thought the whole reason people have girlfriends is for effort-free sex.

    • Ari: You like Asian Lloyd? And he's cute, right? And he covers two quotas.

    • Turtle: You got a smokin' hot assistant!
      Adam: (motions to Drama) And it's all because of this guy.
      Drama: Really?
      Adam: No, I'm kidding.

    • Ari: I'd say 'Hug it out,' but I don't want you drawin' wood.

    • Drama: Whoever heard of a girl who cycles mid-month anyway?
      Eric: Yeah, when do you cycle, Drama?

    • Drama: Three months without pussy, E. That's rough. You're almost a virgin again.
      Vince: Yeah, why do you think he's calling?
      Drama: It's like the guy's got his hymen restored.

  • NOTES (5)

    • The opening credits in this episode is slightly longer than in the first season. They continue to use this version of the song, "Superhero" through to season 4.

    • Debi Mazar is now billed during the opening credits.

    • The working title of this episode was "The System".

    • Location Credits:

      "Eric and Ari have a meeting"
      730 N. La Cienega Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA

      "Drama gets new headshots taken"
      The Apple Store
      1248 3rd Street Promenade
      Santa Monica, CA 90401

    • Music Credits

      "Wasted Time" by Kings of Leon
      "Statesboro Blues" by Duane Allman
      "Ghetto Rock" by Mos Def
      "Nasty Girl" by Nitty
      "E-Pro" by Beck
      "Long Gone" by Dirty Little Secret
      "King of the Rodeo" by Kings Of Leon
      "Scenario" by A Tribe Called Quest
      "Time is Running Out" by Muse


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