Eric and his new client, Anna, seem at first to be more than just manager and client. They talk on the phone like some high school romance. All the boys want him to admit that he has a “clush” – a client crush. E invites Anna to their party. When she shows up, Billy decides he wants to rewrite the new script to make Vince’s character’s brother into a sister so she can be in the film.
At the party, E tells Ari he likes Billy’s script, but Ari basically talks the truth out of him. E finally admits he really hates it but is being positive for the sake of the film he signed on to produce. Ari tells him, “You finally learned how to lie - welcome to Hollywood.” I noticed that Ari never really looks at other women. He’s pretty devoted to his wife, and their relationship is pretty realistic. They fight about things in a wonderfully passive aggressive way. He asks her if she really wants to go to Cannes, and she says that “fine” she doesn’t want to go. Ari is convinced she’s the best wife in the world. Later on, Lloyd tells Ari that of course she wants to go to Cannes and that “fine” didn’t mean fine. Several Mrs. Ari shopping sprees later, we see that Lloyd is right. I felt like someone was waving their finger in my face and chanting, “nannynannypoopoo” tonight. Gosh, I’d like to go buy a Maybach and then go shoe and other accessory shopping all day long (while donning 3 inch heels and a size 0 dress).
The whole focus of this episode, though, is how everyone is getting to Cannes (and who is going). When Vince, E, Turtle and Drama arrive at the airport, LAX is on high alert because of some terrorist scare. While the plane is delayed, E sets up a meeting for Billy, Vince and Anna. Anna is clearly looking to E for guidance, but his hands are sort of tied because he has to support the film on one hand and do what’s best for Anna on the other. It also seems the whole time that Billy is hitting on her. Back at the house, while they’re waiting for their flight, Anna calls E and explains that she doesn’t understand the script. Vince explains to E that he really needs E to convince Anna to do the film. He’d like E to make him believe he at least tried.
E then heads over to Anna’s house where she asks for E’s real opinion about the script. He tells her she should do it and then they sit down to have a drink. He becomes Mr. Honesty and tells her that he thought when she invited him to dinner, it was a date. She giggles and admits she thought he was cute when they first crashed cars. E then drops the bomb and says he doesn’t like the script. The scene ends at this point, but I extrapolate that E would tell Anna to not do the film and ask her to keep it on the down-low so he can still make Vince believe he tried. However, this was a bit too much analyzing for Entourage. Anna actually ends up firing E and refusing to date him as well. It’s probably because his judgment is constantly clouded by Vince. E also tells everyone that Anna decided not to do the film.
Soon after these meetings and rendezvous, everyone finds out that all flights have been cancelled and they have to wait a day to fly out to Cannes. Ari attempts to charter a private plane but has missed the boat. He calls his frienemy, Sydney Pollack, who offers Ari, Vince and entourage a ride to Cannes on his private jet. Mr. Pollack says that he’s not sure he’s sold on Vince yet (aka “that kid of yours”). He alludes to his expectation that Medellin may not necessarily be a hit. Unfortunately, there isn’t enough room for everyone on the plane, but Vince says he refuses to leave anyone behind. Ah, there’s that Entourage spirit. Just when the decide they’ll wait until the next day, Turtle bumps into his pal, Kanye West (all are shocked that Turtle knows him so well). Kanye is going to London, but the folks ask him if he’ll drop them off in Cannes. Kanye aggress. No problem. This is like sharing a cab from Queens to Brooklyn for them. Nannynannypoopoo.
As it turns out, Ari didn’t want his wife to come along to Cannes simply because he really just wants to be young and one of the guys for once. Mrs. Ari accepts this and all is well. I love the way Ari basically pours his heart out to her. Funny/peculiar episodes at the airport include Ari getting put in his place by the lady at the counter and Turtle and Drama attempting to make friends with an Arab man. In true moronic Drama fashion, he racially profiles this man and says if this man starts executing people on the plane, Drama and Turtle will be spared. I feel weird even recapping that part.