ENTOURAGE: Episode 85, ‘Tequila And Coke’

Episode Title: “Tequila and Coke”

Written By: Doug Ellin & Ally Musika

Story: Vince (Adrien Grenier) is clearly on a punch drunk in love (and a real drunk on tequila) downward spiral that has him fighting for the highest paid role of his career. Speaking of tequila, Turtle (Jerry Ferrara) deals with a business setback. Eric (Kevin Connolly) and Drama (Kevin Dillon) deal with some business issues of their own, while Ari (Jeremy Piven) attempts to cool Lizzie (Autumn Reeser) off of her revenge kick.

Mixed Up: Things aren’t getting any better for Vincent Chase. Already targeted by his friends and colleagues for his hard partying ways, Vince comes under further scrutiny when “Airwalker” director Randall Wallace thinks that the Hollywood icon is nose deep in a cocaine habit. Although he tells Eric he’s fine, girlfriend Sasha Grey indicates that Vince actually does have a coke problem — something that’s bound to clarify itself in the coming episodes.

Vince’s brother Drama has some problems as well, though they’re considerably lighter in comparison. Billy Walsh (Rhys Coiro) wants to pitch an animated series starring Drama as “a high strung simian in a human world,” but the aging diva is offended by the mere notion of playing a cartoon baboon. Thankfully for Billy, Eric seems on board with the pitch, and there’s a very good chance that he and Billy will work the studio behind Drama’s back.

As far as mixed bags go, it doesn’t get trickier than Ari Gold’s situation. Although he was able to rectify his issues with up-and-coming agent Lizzie Grant, Ari couldn’t escape his own wrath as the contents of Lizzie’s audio tapes were leaked to Deadline Hollywood without her express consent. As a result, Ari has lost his potential football team and could suffer the even greater loss of his family’s respect. Needless to say, Hollywood’s king has taken a very bad fall.

By the way, where the heck has Lloyd (Rex Lee) been? Happy as I am for his promotion, Lloyd’s absence is very noticeable this season. Some how, some way, the “Entourage” creative team has to find a logical way to bring him back into the picture — and fast!

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