Season 1 Episode 7

The Scene

Aired Sunday 10:30 PM Aug 29, 2004 on HBO
out of 10
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243 votes

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Episode Summary

Eric is concerned over the choice of director, an indie loose cannon named Billy Walsh, for Vince's new film. Meanwhile, Drama lobbies for a supporting role, while Ari finds he can't mix business with pleasure.

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  • Homophobia can stand in the way between an actor and an awesome movie.

    Forget what I said last episode, this one is even better. Like, way better. Like, U2 compared to Britney Spears better.

    Ari managed to arrange someone to shoot Queens Boulevard with Vince, and the director turns out to be some psychopathic Charles Manson. Alright, I dig that. I can live with that. He's creepy as hell, but other then that, cool guy. Could've been the asian chick walking around his house that swayed me to the positive opinion side though.

    Why do I think this is, like, the best episode yet? The final few minutes. Whatshisname the director tells Vince and E that he's not going to shoot the movie if Vincent refuses to do the male on male blowjob scene. Vincent caves in, puts the homo hating aside, and agrees to shoot the movie. Whatshisname tells him it's all a big joke, and lots of lying and joking ensues.

    I hope this results in a brilliant movie, and I saluta Johnny for getting his part in the big flick.

    25 minutes of HBO goodness.moreless
  • Review

    I actually didnt like this episode a whole lot as far as the devolopment of the plot goes, but the humor was able to save it away from a terrible rating. I didnt really like the character of Billy Walsh - a lot of the drama scenes with him seemed forced and not needed in the grand scheme of things. I dont know if Im going to like seeing him a lot in Season 2, depending on how much we see of him in the second season if the boys end up going to New York to do this movie. The entire scene with the guys watching the movie and the whole Vince is going to be in a bad scene thing just wasnt my kind of thingk. I dont like watching plot lines that turn out to be fake - so that would be my biggest jeer of the episode.moreless
Joshua Ackerman

Joshua Ackerman

Walsh's Guy

Guest Star

Dinah Lee

Dinah Lee

Walsh's Girl

Guest Star

Heidi Lee Hawking

Heidi Lee Hawking


Guest Star

Debi Mazar

Debi Mazar


Recurring Role

Monica Keena

Monica Keena


Recurring Role

Rhys Coiro

Rhys Coiro

Billy Walsh

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • The crazy girl's scarf disappears and reappears on her arm depending on the camera angle after they just finished watching the movie.

    • When Vince and Eric are talking to Billy Walsh about the movie, Billy picks up his coffee cup to take a sip, in the next scene the cup is on the saucer, the next scene after that, Billy puts the cup back onto the saucer.

  • QUOTES (2)

    • Johnny Drama: If you play gay or retarded you get an Oscar. I'd take in the ass for an Oscar.
      Turtle: You'd take in the ass for a guest spot on The Hughleys.

    • Ari: (to his wife as she is leaving the bedroom) I'm ready to go, baby. I'm like R. Kelly at recess.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Location Credits:

      "The crew share some coffee"
      Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
      8793 Beverly Blvd.
      West Hollywood, CA. 90048

      "Turtle pitches the party"
      Jerry's Famous Deli
      8701 Beverly Blvd.
      West Hollywood, CA. 90048

      "Doing business with Walsh"
      Crazy Girls
      1433 N. La Brea Ave.
      Hollywood, CA. 90038

      "Walsh's hotel room"
      Chateau Marmont
      8221 Sunset Blvd.
      Los Angeles, CA. 90046

    • Music Credits

      "That Smell" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
      "Run Through the Jungle" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
      "Twist Of Cain" by Danzig
      "Walk With Me" by Felix Da Housecat
      "Make Me Wanna Sing" by Blinky Blink
      "Real Emotions" by Los Lonely Boys
      "Empty Arms" by Stevie Ray Vaughan


    • The scene when Vince and E walk into Billy's apartment, with 'run through the jungle' in the background, and the hanger on talking about Billy's greatness, is similar to Apocalypse Now, with the photographer talking about the greatness of Col. Kurtz.