The Televangelist: ‘Entourage’ Season 8, Episode 7

What presents will Santa Vince bestow next week?


  • “Yeah don’t worry about it ... I’m gonna phone this one in”

Whereas it seemed in the penultimate season that Vince’s friends and family were orbiting away from him (a motion which continued into this season), this penultimate episode proves that Vince is still, and likely always will be, the center of the entourage’s universe. We learned last night that Vince — and nearly only Vince — allowed Drama’s movie to get made, teaming up with Ari to patch things up with Phil to set the movie for CBS primetime. Elsewhere Vince worked some behind-the-scenes magic for Turtle, keeping both of their stocks with the tequila company so that Turtle, finally a millionaire in his own right, can presumably be bled dry by the horrifyingly obnoxious De Lucas. What presents will Santa Vince bestow next week?
Ari was long ago won to Vince’s side, though the two have not shared much screen time this season. He even tells Dana that he has nothing “but Vince and this job.” Despite this, and despite their fantastic chemistry, it looks like Ari is forsaking Dana to attempt reconciliation with Melissa. (That’s right, Melissa Gold. I think I must have coughed or a train went by or something last week when her name was finally revealed, because I completely missed it!) Will Vince make a video filled with those willing to come forward with positive testimony for Ari to win over Melissa? What about for Eric to win back Sloan?

?As for the later, this is well-worn territory. It’s irritating and repetitive that the couple - not to mention us! - are being dragged through it all again. We already experienced the grand gesture and the “I love you forever” between Sloan and Eric two seasons ago. Could these two not just have gotten married this season and be happy? E is tired of Scott and is clearly primed to make the jump to New York, especially after the revelation that Sloan is having their baby. And she really believes that won’t tie them together forever? Even if E and Sloan do not get back together in the finale, I’m sure groundwork will be laid that suggests their future together. If not … what in hell have I been watching?