Entourage

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!

Entourage finale: The Ari Gold Mine

Few people can explode in a work setting better than Ari Gold. He's been an inspiration for bulletpoints on my "Last day list." Hello, paintball gun and "Lloooooooooyyyyyydd!" screams. And the scene of him quitting his agency was as good any other work-place eruption from him, and it's our final Ari Gold Mine ever. ...

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Entourage 8/3: The Ari Gold Mine

Socially awkward Ari Gold is a nice Ari Gold to see. Still trying to find himself after a separation from Mrs. Ari, he went on his first date in 19 years. His conversation at the dinner with the young girl was wonderful to watch.  But, the Ari Gold Mine goes to the scene in the car afterward -- from the possibility of sleeping with a young chippy to the realization that he needs something more...

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Entourage 8/2: The Ari Gold Mine

Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) and Lloyd (Rex Lee)

(Credit: HBO)

It's one thing to assert, in profane or non-profane ways, that his wife would never sleep with a waiter. It's another thing to say it in a restaurant to another waiter. It's entirely another thing to put out an industry hit on him through the propaganda missile that is Lloyd. Ari believed Mrs. Ari, his estranged wife, was sleeping with a waiter at Flay's, and called her sister for confirmation....

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Entourage 8/1: The Ari Gold Mine

Jeremy Piven as Ari Gold in a scene

(Credit: HBO)

The Ari Gold MIine began in Season 5 as an additional way to recap each episode of "Entourage." With the eighth and final season, we'll keep it going, and based on the coverage leading into Sunday night's premiere, we'll have a lot to choose from each week. Episode 1's AGM could easily have come during one of his amusing rants, but that's what the BPL is for. Rather, the...

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Entourage 7/1: The Ari Gold Mine

It was a classic Ari Gold egomaniacal line and, typically, it's not reprintable here. Nevertheless, the Ari Gold Mine in the Season 7 premiere came about after director Nick Cassavetes put an ad in a trade magazine. Payback for telling the studio he was going to let Vince do his own car stunt. The photo in the ad was of Ari dressed in drag back in college. Ari was quick to reply, suggesting...

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