Best Entourage Episodes
Best Entourage Episodes
Now that the creators of HBO's Entourage have wrapped up its final season, we can all take a step back and reflect upon the show as a whole. Entourage ran for eight seasons, and while many of the best Entourage episodes debuted during the first five seasons, the entire Entourage series was one-of-a-kind and was entertaining to the very end. Remember that while I consider the following episodes the best Entourage episodes of all time, your favorites will likely vary. In fact I encourage others to tell readers about their own favorite Entourage episodes in the guestbook located at the bottom of the page.
Please be aware that this list will contain mild to major spoilers for some of the best Entourage episodes. I'll be making references to the story's main timeline, including a few pretty big plot twists. If you haven't watched through season five yet, you may want to turn away while you still can.
#10 - The Resurrection - Season 3, Episode 18
Johnny Drama goes to extreme lengths to avoid any reviews for the premiere of his new TV show, Five Towns. To congratulate him on the new gig, the guys pitch in to have Drama's old Lincoln restored. While at the body shop, Turtle meets the girl of his dreams.
Meanwhile, Vince and E reunite with super-agent Ari Gold and stop by his new office. The three meet with Joe Roberts to discuss Vince's passion project, Medellin. Eric and Vince are determined to make the film no matter the cost.
#9 - The Cannes Kids - Season 4, Episode 12
Ari, Billy and the boys from Queens head to France. Medellin is debuting at the Cannes Film Festival and the team aims to sign with a large studio that can help pay for the film and oversee its distribution.
Yair Marx invites the Medellin crew on his boat to discuss the acquisition of their movie. And this time around it's Drama who finds true love when a Viking Quest fan approaches him on Yair's boat. After Johnny loses her during an incident with a hotel manager, he seeks the assistance of locals in an effort to locate her once again.
#8 - Aquamansion - Season 2, Episode 3
With a role in a major studio film on the table, Ari and Eric try to persuade Vince that accepting the Aquaman offer is the right move. With the guys in the market for a new home, Vince's business manager advises them to spend no more than a million bucks on their new crib. After looking at a few houses in the suggested price range, Vince makes an executive decision to adjust their budget.
Although the boys have been invited to a party at the Playboy mansion, Drama has been banned for years due to an incident with Hugh Hefner's monkeys. He enlists the help of Ari and Shauna (Vince's publicist) to get his ban lifted. After Ari informs Eric that Mr. Hefner refuses to budge, the gang decides to take a different approach at getting Drama into the mansion.
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#7 - Vegas Baby, Vegas! - Season 3, Episode 9
While this episode offers no real progression of the storyline, it's definitely fun to watch. Vince, Eric, Turtle and Drama decide to take a leisurely trip to Las Vegas and convince Ari to tag along. E runs into Seth Green at the casino and grows suspicious after Seth repeatedly asks about Eric's girlfriend, Sloan.
While in town, Drama stops in for a rub down from Ken, his favorite male masseuse. But the appointment takes an unexpected turn when Ken's office closes early and they're forced to take his massage up to Johnny's hotel room.
#6 - One Day in the Valley - Season 3, Episode 2
Aquaman is premiering nationwide, so the boys decide to go catch a live showing in theater. Against the wishes of Drama, they head to the Valley where temperatures exceed 100 degrees. The heat causes widespread blackouts across the West Coast and cuts the movie-going experience short.
A couple of teenage Aquaman fans approach Vince after the theater lets out and invite the crew to a local high school party. The guys reluctantly accept. Meanwhile Ari Gold fears that the blackouts could have a negative impact on Aquaman's success at the box office.
#5 - New York - Season 1, Episode 8
With production beginning on Queens Boulevard, Vince's entourage prepares for the trip to New York. After a year of overseeing Vince's career, Eric decides to invite Vince to dinner where he hopes to make his managerial job title official. Eric goes to Ari for advice on the matter.
Drama lands an audition for a guest-starring role on an upcoming pilot and Turtle is put in charge of Vince's going away party. When Eric and Vince's dinner meeting goes horribly wrong, Eric announces that he won't be attending the party or accompanying the guys to New York.
#4 - Welcome to the Jungle - Season 4, Episode 1
The premiere of Entourage's fourth season puts a unique spin on the traditional format. Most of the episode is shot and edited in a documentary-like format, capturing the production process of Medellin and featuring fictional interviews with lead actor Vincent Chase, director Billy Walsh and the rest of the film crew.
The team grows worried as they watch Billy begin to break down during the production of the movie. Billy has fallen in love with one of the lead actresses and has become dissatisfied with the current script, so the guys do everything in their power to see Billy through to the end of the film-making process.
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#3 - Return to Queens Blvd - Season 5, Episode 12
After Vince's flow of income comes to an abrupt halt, the gang has no choice but to head back to New York. They get word that a part has opened up in Gus Van Sant's latest film, so the team sets out to land Vince the much-needed gig. After Ari informs the guys that Gus won't even let Vince read for the part, Eric takes it upon himself to track Gus down and persuade him to reconsider.
Drama is presented with an opportunity to invest in a dwindling bar near the neighborhood he grew up in while Turtle tries desperately to keep his relationship with Jamie-Lynn Sigler a secret. The episode ends with some surprising news from Ari who takes an unannounced trip to the boys' hometown.
#2 - The Abyss - Season 2, Episode 14
After breaking up with his girlfriend/co-star Mandy Moore days before production of Aquaman, Vince decides he wants out of the movie. Eric and Ari both do their best to snap Vince out of his funk, but Ari has troubles of his own to deal with after being forced out of his position at the talent agency.
The crew's conflict comes to a head when Ari and E confront Vince about his decision to drop out of the film, at which point he fires Ari and kicks E out of the house. Potentially jobless, Eric takes a meeting with his girlfriend's father (and Ari's former employer) to discuss logical career moves. All the while, Turtle is working hard to setup an artist showcase for his new rapper client, Saigon, and Drama experiences a setback of his own after his agent ignores numerous calls and voicemails.
#1 - The Scene - Season 1, Episode 7
With the production of Queens Boulevard imminent, Vince and Eric meet with up-and-coming directory Billy Walsh for the first time. Eric is put off by the director's arrogance, but both Vince and E are willing to do whatever it takes to get the movie made. That is until a script change ordered by the director has the guys questioning his sanity.
Billy Walsh is one of the more memorable Entourage characters and this is his first appearance in the series. The recurring character sticks around to the very end of the series and his rivalry with Eric (or "Suit") is always entertaining to watch.
The Cast's Favorite Episodes
A great YouTube clip that features interview snippets with a few of the Entourage cast members. Vince, Drama, Turtle, Lloyd and Ari pick their favorites from the entire 96 episode lineup.