I was a little confused for a second tonight because I couldn’t figure out where Vince and the boys were. I realized about half way through the show that they had bought a new house. I suppose I was distracted by all the testosterone.
The show starts with E looking for the new house and getting directions from Turtle. Anna Faris (of Scary Movie and allegedly Cameron Diaz in Lost in Translation), slams right into E’s car. When he approaches her to get her information, she apologizes for being distracted and asks him not to come any closer because she’s wrapped in a towel. They giggle over his open fly, how she’s not very practical for not wearing clothes in the car and that, ha ha, she doesn’t have her wallet. They exchange digits, though.
When E gets to the new bachelor pad, he feels that he’s had a moment with Anna Faris and calls her number to swap insurance information and potentially get a date. Unfortunately, she’s given him the wrong number. Never mind that - E acts all psycho and hunts her down. He can’t even use the GPS in his car, but he can find an unlisted address. E ends up driving Anna to a meeting with director for a new movie she’s doing. On the way, E tells her he’s read the script for that particular film and tells her is honest and brutal opinion. Later on, Anna calls E to dinner and while he’s missed out on getting a date (we learn she has a boyfriend), he does get a client! She was impressed with his advice and management skills. I’m glad for him that his pathetic behavior paid off.
Meanwhile, in Ari-land, Mrs. Ari is asked back to reprise her role as Kendell Scott, “town slut,” on Young & the Restless for the show’s 35th anniversary. My word, Perrey Reeves is rail thin. Ari doesn’t think highly of her doing the soap opera and makes some snide comments, which just throws her more quickly into the arms of her young stud male co-star. Ari can’t just come out and say she’s gorgeous and that he’s jealous. He has to act all macho, running after her on set, threatening the co-star’s career if he kisses her on-screen and telling her she may not photograph well in high-definition. Doesn’t he have any work to do? In the end, she defiantly kisses Julio, and Ari admits he was just jealous. I like how the writers allow Mrs. Ari, the woman with no real name, to tell us very clearly that she never for a second regretted giving up her career for her family.
Here is where the real family entertainment portion of the show comes in, though. The boys are upset because they’ve learned their favorite type of marijuana has become extinct. They’re happy to learn Vince has saved some, which they can all smoke at a party in the evening. While Turtle is shopping for party goods in the supermarket, Vince and Drama sit on the couch and attempt to spend quality brotherly time together but can only think of the drugs. Vince even says, “I got nothing” and they agree to just smoke. When they look for the drugs, they realize that Turtle has taken it with him because they can’t be trusted. Here are my notes for this storyline: “lame and boring.”
In the supermarket, Turtle also picks up some pretty girls to bring back to the party. One girl is deemed the ugly one because she actually has a mind of her own. Or is it because she’s a brunette? Or is it because she’s a little chubbier than the other girls. Funny how Turtle is so nasty to her and in the end wants her but cannot have her. With all the bickering going on in the car, Turtle runs a stop sign, and gets pulled over. After the officer smells the pot, he is forced to throw the container of pot down the sewer. Never mind that, Turtle waits for the cop to leave and plucks it from the drain. It’s subtle, but the officer lets Turtle leave after he realizes that the car is registered to Vincent Chase. I wonder if these things really happen.
At the party, E tells Vince he has a new client in Anna Faris. I do believe I detected disappointment in Vince’s face. I wonder whether Vince will cause a problem here.