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'Entourage': Breaking and entering

690445_ENT_607_5_15_CB_ 1157(2) The freaks were out in full force tonight: With a pervy Bob Saget, an off-the-rails Drama and a weird underwear bandit, the flags were really flying high.

First, the boxer-brief bandit. After some random topless girl woke up Vince to inform him she had heard something downstairs, Vince discovered the living-room door open and what sounded like the tinkling of silverware. After a call to 911, it turned out no big-ticket items had been taken – well, except for the boys’ underwear. Could it be that Vince has a stalker? And where was attack dog Arnold when Vince needed him? The Rottweiler didn’t even flinch when the intruder entered the home. “I didn’t realize your attack dog was as worthless as you, Turtle.” Ari zinged. The case of the missing drawers spooked Vince, nonetheless, and he and Turtle took a brief foray into vigilante/Clint Eastwood “get-off-my-lawn” territory and made a visit to a local gun store to take the law into their own hands.  Which ended after Drama accidentally pulled the trigger on a gun from his own arsenal (any of you readers catch whose garage sale it was from?) and shattered the life of an innocent glass window. That prompted Vince to take Ari’s advice and call his security guy instead. Loved that Ari doused Vince’s fantasy that the stalker was some cute girl he could hook up with by noting that the intruder is more likely some “creepy little pale obsessive freak… . Speaking of which, where’s E? He got an alibi?”

E, it turned out, was dealing with his own freakiness on his first day at the Murray Berenson office.

Scott Caan guest-starred as Scott Levin, a slick, brash, testosterone-fueled alpha male fink who possessed the unique gift of being able to simultaneously repel and annoy in equal measure. Looks like Scotty’s going to be E’s main adversary at the firm, and he tried to do his best to mark his own territory by a) leaving E with the core of an apple, and b) telling E to keep his little hands off coveted potential client Bob Saget. Of course, Scotty gets short shrift when the erstwhile Mr. Tanner — accompanied by a buxom blond and erasing any “Full House” residue by talking cocaine lines and being as delightfully dirty and crass as ever — shooed off Scotty and his über-aggressive frat-boy pitch in favor of E instead. And then things took a turn for the freaky-deaky when Saget relayed to E that he would sign with Murray on one condition: if he (and the buxom blond) could have sex in Murray’s office. (Cut. It. Out!) “I’m not weird,” Saget shrugged. “I’m pragmatic.”

And then there’s Drama, who freaked out in a major way after the Dan Cookley debacle. Word around town was that Drama staged an unprovoked assault on the high-ranking exec, and poor Drama had no leverage in this he-said, he-said battle. But despite his boys’ (and Jamie-Lynn's) recommendation that he apologize to the exec and thereby lift Drama’s ban from the lot and the show, Drama had to insist on trying to bait Cookley and catch him in his lie. Of course, Drama’s feeble attempt to emulate “The Wire” went south (as did my interest in this storyline). And although Cookley couldn’t write Drama off the show, the exec resolved to make Drama’s life a living hell. Which sounds all fun and well and good, though I’m still waiting for Ari’s supposed torture of Lloyd. What ever happened to that?

What did you think of the episode? Who do you think the stalker is? How long will it be before E and his assistant get together? Which do you prefer: a Burke-Williams gift certificate or a fruit basket? “America’s Funniest Home Videos' ” Bob Saget or NC-17 Bob Saget?

— Allyssa Lee

Photo: Claudette Barius / HBO

 
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This was as good an episode as there's been, with lots of laugh out loud moments.

Lloyd has been tortured pretty relentlessly, because the storyline didn't feature him as much in this ep, they only alluded to it (Lloyd would NEVER match plaid and two sets of contrasting stripes of his own volition).

Best line was Murray telling E, "just have my office cleaned afterwards."

Hard to believe Vince didnt already have a security system with his doors and windows alarmed - everyone does that in more affluent areas, not just celebrities. Or people like Ari who says he went over the top cuz of a neighbor? In a neighborhood like his? So Vince and topless girl call 911 because they hear someone and the cops come pronto and act like obsequious security guards to "Vince" because he's a celebrity. While it's true LAPD'd come if there's a call that intruders are in the house, Vince and gang's being so blase about it all is true to their clueless form - not something to emulate as we have public safety cuts for budgetary reasons.

I'll never be able to look at Bob Paget again without feeling nauseaus, he's way too ugly for that stuff to be remotely sexy. Which is why it's perfect for the show. Makes him more like a successful Drama. Whose loss of cred with the slimy studio exec sums up the power game in Hollywood if you're D-list or lower.

Still, my favorite with Drama was last week when he busted (show producer) Mark Wahlberg's fancy clubs because "I have anger management issues" he states the obvious this week. But I agree that when too much emphasis is focused on his and his anger mgt issues it loses me; the guy's such a no-talent idiot I can't root for him.

Nerdy little E getting the girl and success over the pushy, obnoxious Scotty's and slimy studio exex IS however a victory for the nice Everyman.

Susan,

You have to pay more attention to detail. Vince does have an alarm system, he made a joke about not knowing how to set it. Also, Drama broke Tom Brady's club.


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