Let's blog it out as Ari Gold, Johnny Drama and the crew from HBO's "Entourage" return for the eighth and final season. Victory!

Final thoughts on the 'Entourage' finale

The cast of "Entourage" on the set of

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Wrapping up a series after eight seasons can't be easy for the writers, producers and directors. There's a sense of bringing things to end in a proper way without being too ridiculous or pulling a "Seinfeld" and going off the wall in a finale.

I thought Doug Ellin, Rob Weiss, Ally Musika and the rest of the crew at "Entourage" did a fine job in closing up Episode...

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Entourage 8/7: Best printable line

Johnny Drama, played by actor Kevin Dillon, in

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Johnny Drama came out of the gates swinging big. While Vince was interviewing his past girlfriends on camera, Drama recognizes one of the women as the younger sister of a girl he used to date.

The sister asked to see how Drama was doing, and Turtle suggested that it was because she wanted to trace back the source of her herpes. A typical joke between friends, but Drama retorted perfectly for...

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Entourage 8/3: Best Printable Line

Kevin Connolly as Eric Murphy in a scene

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Episode 3 was one of the better written episodes of late. Too bad most of the excellent lines don't adhere to best printable line guidelines, which makes for slim pickings when it comes to the BPL.

Still, we found a good one that was funny in general and in the context of the scene, as E delivers this to Johnny Drama:

"I got you 15 grand an episode to sit an air-condtioned...

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Entourage 8/3: The Drama club

Many a person has verbally undressed Johnny Drama in the eight seasons of "Entourage." Few have done it better than Phil Yagoda and his "Concrete Heat" rant.

We'll stick that one in the Drama club for Season 8, Episode 3.


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Entourage 8/2: Best Printable Line

Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama in a scene

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The best line from Episode 2 of "Entourage" belonged to Andrew "Dice" Clay, but of course, it's not printable. So goes life amid the BPL guidelines.

Instead, Johnny Drama edged out Ari Gold's description of Bobby Flay when he subtlety took a dig at Turtle.

The guys were leaving the hotel, with Turtle dressed in his '04 outfit, and when they reached...

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Entourage 8/2: The Drama club

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Drama opened the episode strong.

He entered the hotel suite and saw Turtle wearing a Bernard King Knicks jersey, a backwards Knicks hat, plaid shorts and white sneakers.

"Why you dressed like it's '04?" Drama said.

It was delivered with perfect timing....

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Entourage 8/2: Writer props

Kevin Dillon and Andrew Dice Clay in a

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Not sure there's any real-life person more perfect to play opposite Johnny Drama than Andrew Dice Clay. Such a perfect casting.

Dice used to sell out Madison Square Garden as a stand-up comic. Now, he can't even last a week on "Celebrity Apprentice." It's akin to being Tarvold on "Viking Quest" and then choosing between an MOW with Joe Mantegna and doing "CSI: Minneapolis."


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Entourage 8/2 video sneak peek

In this scene from episode 2 of season

Think Vince's idea for a movie is a dog, or just about a dog? Well, this sneak peek at episode 2 gives us a taste of his script . . . and how long-term friends act with one another. Watch the video embedded above.

(iPad and iPhone users can just click on the video icon instead.)...

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Entourage 8/1: Some random thoughts

Mrs. Ari lays it on the line with

Some random thoughts after two watchings of the Season 8 premiere of "Entourage."

- When did Sloan and E break up?

- Telegraphed as it was, it still hurt to hear Mrs. Ari tell Ari Gold that she's been seeing someone else. Piven nailed the emotional look, too.

- E struggled to leave Sloan a message on her cell phone, trying multiple times to record a voicemail. Any...

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Entourage 8/1: The Drama Club

Kevin Dillon as Johnny Drama in a scene

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In the interests of character/plot/blog development, for the eighth and final season of HBO's "Entourage," we've added The Drama Club to our weekly recaps. It highlights the best of Johnny Drama from that episode. Let's just hope it doesn't overlap with the BPL too much.

Here goes . . .

Seems like I picked the wrong week to start this, but such is life and I'm...

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