Basking in the adulation from his latest movie premiere, Hollywood "It" actor Vince Chase joins childhood pals Eric, Drama, and Turtle to debate the pros and cons of attending their tenth high-school reunion back east. Ari enthusiastically pitches the screenplay for Matterhorn to Vince and Eric who pass on the offer, despite Vince being offered $4,000,000.
Ignoring the cautionary portents of a negative review, Vince ramps up his already-excessive spending by leasing a new Rolls-Royce. Ari urges Vince to get a "real" manager, causing a wounded Eric to do some soul-searching.
Vince decides to celebrate opening night of his latest movie, Head On, with a group date – to Eric's chagrin. Turtle invites a fanatic fan of Vince's to be his date. Drama's pumped-up gal pal Tanya struts her stuff at a bowling alley.
Vince's fling with a "cruelty-free" vegan named Fiona – and her friendship with a laid-back L.A. "sherpa" (Val Kilmer) – brings unexpected karma to the entourage. Eric pushes a promising new script set in Queens.
"Busey and the Beach"
Doug Ellin & Larry Charles
22 de Agosto de 2004 (2004-08-22)
Ari's former assistant Josh Weinstein, now a competing agent, woos Vince and the boys at a wild Malibu beach party. Drama ponders an alternate career in the food-service industry; Eric puts Emily in a compromising position; and Turtle rankles Gary Busey at an art opening.
29 de Agosto de 2004 (2004-08-29)
Eric is concerned over the choice of director – an indie loose cannon named Billy Walsh (Rhys Coiro) for Vince's new film. Meanwhile, Drama lobbies for a supporting role, while Ari finds he can't mix business with pleasure.
Doug Ellin & Larry Charles
12 de Setembro de 2004 (2004-09-12)
Sick of being known as "Vince's guy," Eric wants a title commensurate with his responsibilities. With his latest shoot taking him to New York for three months, Vince prepares to say goodbye to L.A. as well as his many "special" friends.
Vince agrees to a starlet's pet project; Vince and Ari argue about Aquaman at a Lakers game; Turtle misrepresents his position to get a girl; Kristen cancels a date with Eric who is upset for the moment but suddenly improves during an after-hours beach party; Drama develops calf-envy.
The boys get ready for a pajama party at the Playboy Mansion, and discover that Drama has been "banned for life" by Hugh Hefner. Eric tries to persuade Vince to do the Aquaman film, especially when the actor goes house-hunting in an expensive neighborhood.
Financial troubles mount for Vince and his new mansion. To make matters worse, the Aquaman offer isn't yet official and Eric learns that Vince is no longer the frontrunner. Drama wants to have cosmetic surgery to augment his calves.
Vince discovers why his gorgeous neighbor Staci has been so friendly. Eric regrets the past when he has to get through yet another gate kept by Emily. Ari tries to blackmail Dana into getting a meeting with an important director. When Drama and Turtle curb their spending, Vince grows suspicious.
Ari encourages Vince to shoot a lucrative foreign commercial, and Drama wants to get in on the action. Eric struggles to convince Walsh to release an advance print of Queens Blvd. Turtle preps for an Xbox tournament.
"The Sundance Kids"
Rob Weiss & Stephen Levinson
17 de Julho de 2005 (2005-07-17)
Within moments of arriving at Sundance, Eric lands a lunch with studio big wig and gets an offer for Vince that might be too good to refuse. Ari advises him to play it safe, and Vince wants to roll the dice. Turtle and Drama don't want to share.
24 de Julho de 2005 (2005-07-24)
One of the names on the short list to play "Aquagirl" (Mandy Moore) exposes a secret from Vince's past that makes Eric feel slighted. Ari gets bumped from an important list. Drama is arrested for destroying a car with Eric's six-iron after the owner of the car insulted his career. Despite being arrested, Drama is very happy when he learns about a movie of the week he's been cast in.
"I Love You Too"
31 de Julho de 2005 (2005-07-31)
Vince makes a splash at Comic-Con with his new co-star, as does Drama who is doing a Viking Quest signing. When neither Eric nor Shauna can appease a bitter journalist, Turtle sends a trio of professionals to the rescue. Ari gives Drama a rockin' birthday gift, tickets to a U2 concert.
"The Bat Mitzvah"
Doug Ellin & Rob Weiss
7 de Agosto de 2005 (2005-08-07)
Vince gets up-front about his feelings for Aquagirl, sending everyone into a panic; Ari's partner Terrance resurfaces; Eric splurges on an "investment" suit; and Drama and Turtle have high hopes for Little Miss Ari's Bat mitzvah.
"Blue Balls Lagoon"
14 de Agosto de 2005 (2005-08-14)
Vince receives courting lessons from Terrance and a valuable gift from Ari, Shauna flips over a press leak, and Eric gets attention – and ammo – from Terrance's daughter Sloan. Meanwhile, Drama grows over-excited about a co-star, and Turtle plays ambassador for Vince.
"Good Morning, Saigon"
Stephen Levinson & Rob Weiss
21 de Agosto de 2005 (2005-08-21)
When Vince and his co-star act out of character, Ari and Eric must face a team of angry handlers – and each other. Meanwhile, Drama and Turtle make a musical discovery while retrieving a stolen car.
28 de Agosto de 2005 (2005-08-28)
Vince is blinded by love, and Drama and Turtle use their paparazzi skills on an important spy mission to protect Vince. Eric gets cozy with Sloan. Meanwhile, Ari gets shot down in the war room and fired after trying to steal agents and clients to start his own agency.
Doug Ellin & Rob Weiss
4 de Setembro de 2005 (2005-09-04)
In the Season 2 finale, Vince's despondent mood forces Eric to consider fending for himself. Meanwhile, Ari has meetings at a coffee shop and Drama and Turtle make a vow of silence.
Vince's steamy post-premiere plans for Aquaman leave Drama hot and bothered. A series of California blackouts threatens to undermine Aquaman's chances of eclipsing Spider-Man's opening-weekend numbers. Stuck in the San Fernando Valley, the guys purchase motorcycles and help two geeks get into a high-school party. Ari puts off sex with his wife on "game day", as he refers to the Aquaman opening day.
Vince and Ari must negotiate with both Warner Bros. and the director of Medellín in order to avoid scheduling conflicts with Aquaman 2. Turtle makes an appointment with Ari after rapper Saigon's single becomes a hit, much to the chagrin of Drama.
Vince agrees to be auctioned off at a charity benefit chaired by Sloan. Eric finds himself falling for Sloan's friend Tori after his threesome. At long last, Ari and Terrance come to an agreement.
Doug Ellin & Brian Burns
30 de Julho de 2006 (2006-07-30)
Vince and his entourage receive news that Queens Boulevard will be receiving a nationwide release. Ari must compromise with a rival to avoid threats from a group of aggressive agents. Drama is nervous about an important audition and begins to take his anger out on everyone.
"Vegas Baby, Vegas!"
6 de Agosto de 2006 (2006-08-06)
Vince and the entourage head to Las Vegas for a vacation and for Vince to make a special promotional appearance for $100,000. Seth Green repeatedly harasses Eric about Sloan. Drama misleads a masseur after showering him with compliments.
"I Wanna Be Sedated"
Doug Ellin & Lisa Alden
13 de Agosto de 2006 (2006-08-13)
On the day of a record signing for Saigon, Drama and Turtle make an attempt to find him when he fails to arrive. Ari dumps an old-school producer on Eric who may have Vince's next project. Meanwhile, Vince coincidentally runs into a woman at a bookstore and learns he was on her celebrity "list".
"What About Bob?"
20 de Agosto de 2006 (2006-08-20)
Eric, Ari, and Bob pitch the Ramones film project to the studios. which causes a power struggle between Ari and Bob. Turtle wants a pair of limited-edition shoes which Vince tries to buy for him. Drama begins filming his pilot.
Doug Ellin & Rob Weiss
27 de Agosto de 2006 (2006-08-27)
Vince and the guys evaluate new opportunities with the help of Drama's point system. Ari scrambles to save the Ramones project (and himself) from getting the axe.
"Less Than 30"
8 de Abril de 2007 (2007-04-08)
Vince's birthday seems to signal a promising new year as his hot new agent, Amanda, pushes him to do an Edith Whartonperiod film; Eric and Vince have lunch with Ari.
"Dog Day Afternoon"
Doug Ellin & Rob Weiss
15 de Abril de 2007 (2007-04-15)
Vince and Eric procrastinate over the period movie, rankling Amanda. Meanwhile, Eric plans a romantic weekend with Sloan, but can't seem to tell Vince that they want to go solo. Turtle and Drama find a pair of dream dates at the hottest singles spot in L.A. – the dog park – but their dog soon puts the kibosh on their romantic plans. Meanwhile, Ari orders Lloyd to "take one for the team" to help land a top TV writer.
Doug Ellin & Marc Abrams & Michael Benson
22 de Abril de 2007 (2007-04-22)
An angry Amanda makes Vince a new offer; Ari must overcome his new feelings of compassion if he is to do as Babs desires and fire an inept employee.
Drama finds out he will be the target on Pauly Shore's new Punk'd-like reality show, and thinks he's in on the joke. Eric attempts to smooth out tensions between Vince and Amanda, but they've already been relieved. Meanwhile, Ari's college fraternity brother comes for a visit, and Ari finds himself jealous of the former slacker's new-found riches, as well as his gorgeous fiancée .
"Return of the King"
6 de Maio de 2007 (2007-05-06)
Vince gets another chance to star in Medellin if only Ari and producer Nick Rubenstein (Adam Goldberg) can broker the deal between Amanda and the studio by day's end. To complicate matters the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur prevents Ari and Nick from using the phone until after sundown. Eric suspects that Vince and Amanda's relationship is sabotaging the deal. At the races, Drama saves a slow horse from the glue factory.
Eric and Vince are determined to get Medellin off the ground, but the rights to the script stand in their way. Feeling tense the day of the Five Towns television premiere, Drama seeks relief at a massage parlor, but can't avoid unflattering comments about him in the trade magazine Variety. At an auto-body shop, Turtle meets a girl who shares his love for limited-edition sneakers, but her overbearing father hampers his game. Johnny takes a late night drive to the Grand Canyon.
"The Prince's Bride"
20 de Maio de 2007 (2007-05-20)
Drama spends a day wrangling Brett Ratner for a part in Rush Hour 3. Ari finds a backer for Medellin in Yair Marx, but the source of his wealth, and his wife's intentions toward Vince, are shady. Turtle has a date with Kelly — under the watchful eye of her father.
3 de Junho de 2007 (2007-06-03)
With his producers in line and Medellin preparing to enter pre-production, Vince chooses Billy Walsh as his director for the film. Meanwhile, the boys have to move out of the mansion, which leads to Drama getting his own condo and Eric moving in with Sloan.
A behind-the-scenes documentary about the filming of Medellin in Bogota, Colombia. On the set, Eric and Billy clash over keeping the film on schedule and Billy develops an infatuation with a beautiful Colombian actress that becomes increasingly disruptive to the production. Meanwhile, Drama tries to angle for a part in the film, and Ari provides color commentary from his LA office.
"The First Cut Is the Deepest"
24 de Junho de 2007 (2007-06-24)
Drama plans a welcome-back party for Vince at his new condo, but his obsession with keeping the place pristine puts a damper on the festivities. Ari and Mrs. Ari learn that their son may not get in to their daughter's exclusive private school. Billy's insecurities prevent Eric and Vince from seeing the first cut of Medellin.
Billy submits Medellin to Cannes Film Festival but Eric thinks it still needs major editing. Vince gets in over his head while hanging at a Malibu beach house. Drama rekindles a romance with a '90s party girl, and brings Turtle along as his wingman.
8 de Julho de 2007 (2007-07-08)
Eric meets with Harvey Weingard to inform him that Medellin is off the table. Vince and Drama take the mayor of Beverly Hills out for a night on the town, only to have his night exposed on TMZ.com. Ari mishandles a script and spends a night in jail.
When the Medellin trailer is leaked to YouTube, an enraged Billy blames Eric thinking that he's trying to ruin the film. In an effort to appear younger, Drama gets a prescription for a medical-marijuana facility, so he can buy the club's stylish cap. Ari and Lloyd engage in sabotage so that Vince can get his next project.
"The Weho Ho"
22 de Julho de 2007 (2007-07-22)
Even after Billy apologizes to him, Eric refuses to work with him again. Lloyd takes a leave of absence when his boyfriend dumps him, so Ari jumps through hoops to get them back together. Turtle goes in on his cousin Ronnie's latest shady investment opportunity.
"The Day Fuckers"
29 de Julho de 2007 (2007-07-29)
Vince and Johnny "Drama" bet with each other on Turtle and Eric's romance prospects. After being rejected from their daughter's exclusive private school, Ari and his wife are upset over their son having to attend a public school and try to change the headmaster's mind for a second time.
Eric gets an office on a shoddy stretch of Hollywood Blvd., and in trying to announce himself as Vince's manager, finds himself hitting road blocks. Vince, Drama and Turtle scope out an antique desk with a rich Hollywood history, but learn it's already been sold to Gary Busey an actor with whom they have their own colorful past. Ari preps for his annual meeting with R&B super-diva Mary J. Blige, but twin-sibling rivalry in the office screws everything up..
"The Young and the Stoned"
12 de Agosto de 2007 (2007-08-12)
Eric gets in a car accident with Anna Faris and while he believes they shared "a little moment," he finds his career about to change. Turtle goes shopping for provisions (and girls) for a party, but has an encounter with the law. Mrs. Ari is asked to reprise her role on a The Young and the Restless anniversary special, leading Ari to try and dissuade her – and her young co-star – with no success.
Doug Ellin & Ally Musika
19 de Agosto de 2007 (2007-08-19)
Vince, Ari, and Dana receive Billy's script for Vince's next project. Even though Billy's interpretation is vastly different from the adaptation he was commissioned to write, Vince sees potential in the movie, so Ari attempts to keep the film alive, but he'll have to do so without Eric's help, since he's busy managing domestic issues between his new client, Anna Faris and her needy boyfriend.
A code red at LAX threatens the guys' chances of getting to Cannes in time for the Medellin premiere, so Ari attempts to get himself and the others to Cannes by other means, while at the same time trying to placate Mrs. Ari and Lloyd, who both make it clear in their own way that they want to accompany him on the trip. Billy finds room in his script for Eric's new client, Anna Faris, but Eric's dislike of the script will cause him to lose one of his clients. The boys end up hitching a ride to Cannes from Kanye West.
"The Cannes Kids"
2 de Setembro de 2007 (2007-09-02)
At Cannes, the guys party it up and attend to the business of selling Medellin, and find themselves with two offers on the table before it's even screened, and in the end, the film is bought from an unlikely source, at a price much lower than they were hoping for. Meanwhile, Drama benefits from the overseas popularity of Viking Quest.
With Medellin being slammed by critics Richard Roeper and Michael Phillips and having been reduced to a direct-to-DVD release, Vince hides out in a Mexican paradise with Turtle. Meanwhile, producer Carl Ertz is willing to give Vince his first movie in six months. Eric, Ari and Drama head out to Mexico to convince him to take the role, and as Vince sits down with Ertz, a phone call by Ari's old rival changes things drastically. Drama turns prima donna during a Five Towns photo shoot, and kindles his "virtual" romance with Jacqueline, his Cannes girlfriend.
"Unlike a Virgin"
14 de Setembro de 2008 (2008-09-14)
Eric offers to represent LB and Nick, two writers of an indie film script, but can't get them Vince or any help from Ari given their recent bad luck with indie films. An encounter with former flame Justine Chapin (Leighton Meester) leaves Vince even more insecure when she pawns him off at a party, and when Ari gives him the cold, hard truth, Vince finally decides to step it up. Drama's relationship with Jacqueline takes a bad turn.
To avoid bankruptcy, Vince takes Shauna's and his accountant's advice by agreeing to make an appearance at a not-so-sweet-sixteen bash. Ari and Adam Davies' feud restarts with an impromptu street race, but Davies takes it too far. Still devastated by his breakup, Drama gets drunk on a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue whisky.
Ari shows interest in Eric's indie script, imagining it as a big studio production with Vince as the lead, but the novice writers, believing they now have a bidding war on their hands, up their price. Determined to postpone his post-breakup depression, Drama gets pumped for his guest appearance on The View (with Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck playing themselves). Drama, set up by his Five Towns co-stars, who have supplied the show with photos of Jacqueline, embarrasses himself, much to the frustration of publicist Shauna.
Vince, debating over whether to take the big studio picture Benji, a children's film for $3 million, goes with the guys and Ari in search of clarity and guidance in the arid expanse of Joshua Tree National Park, with psilocybin mushrooms and their friend Eric Roberts. Lloyd agrees to watch Ari's house while Mrs. Ari and the kids are away, but Lloyd and his boyfriend use Ari's house to throw a gay party. Ari has a bad reaction to the mushrooms and gets lost at Joshua Tree. But eventually, on the way back, Vince uses his hallucinogenic experience to make another bad career choice.
12 de Outubro de 2008 (2008-10-12)
Ari squares off against Alan Gray in a golf game in an attempt to get a role for Vince, only to have Alan continue to be his usual angry and vindictive self. After causing a televised car chase, Dom asks Vince to bail him out, but only Eric — who still doesn't trust Dom — can afford it. Desperate for a job, Turtle agrees to be Drama's personal assistant.
"Gotta Look Up to Get Down"
Ally Musika & Rob Weiss
19 de Outubro de 2008 (2008-10-19)
Vince gets a taste of the fashion world when he agrees to do a Dolce & Gabbana photo shoot with a supermodel. Ari pays his respects at a funeral, and winds up getting offered the chance to head the movie studio Warner Bros.
After scoring a first class airplane seat next to actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Turtle later makes a claim about onboard sex that the guys don't buy. Ari learns that another Vince-hater will get the job as the studio head of Warner Bros. if he doesn't take it. Ari tries to prevent that while preserving his current job. Josh Weinstein uses Ari's distraction to court Vince with filmmaker Frank Darabont.
2 de Novembro de 2008 (2008-11-02)
On the set of Smokejumpers, Vince winds up getting his lines stolen by co-star Jason Patric, and not only does the director allow it, but Vince is too intimidated by Patric to do anything about it. Ari has lunch with Andrew Klein (Gary Cole), an old friend and mentor who needs his help.
"Seth Green Day"
9 de Novembro de 2008 (2008-11-09)
Charlie gets his pilot script picked up, but when the studio wants to cast Seth Green — Eric's nemesis — Eric must cast aside his personal feelings. Vince is upset that Verner, the director of Smokejumpers, continues to drag his character down, but Verner thinks Vince is the one with the problem. Ari and Lloyd give Ari's old friend and mentor Andrew Klein a Hollywood makeover so he can impress agency co-owner Babs (Beverly D'Angelo), but when she is disrespectful, Ari has had enough.
"Play'n with Fire"
Doug Ellin & Rob Weiss
16 de Novembro de 2008 (2008-11-16)
Despite Vince's best efforts to film a pivotal scene for Smokejumpers, Verner — who never wanted Vince in the first place — fires him from the movie, forcing Ari and Dana Gordon to try to bring the uncompromising director in line. After receiving an unexpected call from Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Turtle goes back to Los Angeles to spend the day with her. While he doesn't reveal his encounter to the guys, he does tell her his real name.
"Return to Queens Blvd."
Doug Ellin & Ally Musika
23 de Novembro de 2008 (2008-11-23)
Nearly broke, the guys return to Queens. But thanks to a tip from Vince and Drama's mom, Rita Chase (Mercedes Ruehl), Eric tries to get filmmaker Gus Van Sant to cast Vince in a role. Van Sant won't let Vince audition, leading to a confrontation between Vince and Eric; Vince fires him, and Eric returns to L.A. Later, Vince reconnects with his high-school sweetheart and Drama invests in a neighborhood bar. Turtle continues to try to maintain his relationship with Jamie-Lynn Sigler as a secret, despite the guys' curiosity. Eric's efforts turn out not to be in vain, as Van Sant forwarded Vince's reel to filmmaker Martin Scorsese, who calls Vince to say he wants Vince in the lead role of his remake of The Great Gatsby, which will film in New York City. Vince flies back to L.A. to reconcile with Eric in person.
After his post-Medellin difficulties, Vince is on the fast track once again, as he prepares for a driving test as well as an appearance with Jay Leno to promote his new movie Gatsby, directed by Martin Scorsese. Meanwhile, Sloan suggests that Eric get his own place but worries about how it will affect his friends. Lloyd threatens to quit if Ari does not promote him, so Ari counters with a proposal of his own.
As the Gatsby premiere nears, Eric asks Sloan to accompany him "as friends," only to realize that it's not what he wants. Ari arranges a friend date between Mrs. Ari and Andrew’s wife, and Ari is not pleased when he finds out a secret about Andrew. Meanwhile, Lloyd goes on a crash diet per Ari’s demand, Drama gets a date to the premiere, and Turtle makes his red-carpet debut with Jamie-Lynn Sigler on his arm.
"One Car, Two Car, Red Car, Blue Car"
26 de Julho de 2009 (2009-07-26)
A disparaging phone call from his mother and two very expensive gifts from Vince and Jamie-Lynn only sour Turtle's mood on his birthday, so he seeks help from Ari, who helps him realize how to get ahead. Meanwhile, Eric learns that Charlie (Bow Wow) did not test well on his pilot, and knowing that The CW is about to fire him, goes somewhere he's never been to stop it from happening.
With production on his next film delayed for 12 weeks, Vince looks for ways to amuse himself, and Eric is rather bored as well. Andrew claims to have ended his affair with Lizzie, but Ari is not too sure and urges him to think about his family. As Jamie-Lynn takes Turtle out for back-to-school clothes, he gets a request from Drama regarding Five Towns, one that doesn't please him too well.
9 de Agosto de 2009 (2009-08-09)
Vince and Drama team up with Mark Wahlberg and Tom Brady at a charity golf tournament, and Turtle – who's a Giants fan – is ready to tell Brady his negative opinion of him. Ari – who's also in the tournament – is in hot water with his wife and a client (Jeffrey Tambor) of his for refusing to talk about his partner's affair. Eric is surprised by a job opportunity, and even more surprised when he finds out why he got it in the first place.
As Turtle begins his first day at college, Eric manages to fix things with Ashley, who then finds out that he hasn't been forthcoming. Jamie-Lynn films her appearance on Five Towns with Drama, who suspects that his boss has other things in mind for her. Ari gets out of the doghouse at home, only to be surprised by an agency visit from Andrew's wife, and Ari is ready to get rid of the problem entirely.
"No More Drama"
23 de Agosto de 2009 (2009-08-23)
Eric starts a new job, and immediately clashes with a colleague over Bob Saget, who makes a very unusual request. Vince's home is broken into, and Ari and Turtle seem to be more concerned about it than Vince. Drama tries to make amends with his boss, who just can't leave well enough alone.
"The Sorkin Notes"
Doug Ellin & Ally Musika
30 de Agosto de 2009 (2009-08-30)
Vince takes his recent break-in seriously, and calls in Ari's security guy, who is rather pricey. Sloan asks Eric to meet her for drinks, but when he gets a phone call from Ashley, he decides once and for all who, and what, he really wants. Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin arrives to sign with the agency, even though Andrew's domestic issues threaten to derail the deal, but the outcome is very surprising.
13 de Setembro de 2009 (2009-09-13)
As Drama follows up on a tip about Vince's suspected stalker, Turtle gets some surprising news about the break-in. Ari steals teen heartthrob Zac Efron from Adam Davies, so Davies offers Lloyd a job as an agent, which brings him into conflict with Ari. Ashley grows increasingly suspicious of Eric.
Ari goes to war with Lloyd when Drama wants out of his contract on Five Towns to get a part on the new Melrose 2009 series, but regardless of the outcome, Drama will have to decide who will be his real agent. Ashley asks Eric to let her read his emails so they can have an open and honest relationship, but after talking with Brittany, his new assistant, it becomes clear to Eric that Ashley has major trust issues. Turtle is caught in a pseudo love triangle with Jamie-Lynn and a UCLA co-ed.
27 de Setembro de 2009 (2009-09-27)
Two unexpected arrivals have an unexpected effect on Drama during his audition for Melrose 2009. Ari smells a rat when Terrence unexpectedly offers Ari the chance to buy him out. Eric learns some unsavory news from Drama about his latest fling, which sends him to the doctor, and this spurs him to make a choice about his social life. As Jamie-Lynn prepares to leave for New Zealand, Turtle receives a farewell from her that he wasn't expecting.
"Give a Little Bit"
Doug Ellin & Ally Musika
4 de Outubro de 2009 (2009-10-04)
Just before Vince heads to Italy to film his next movie, Matt Damon – along with Bono and LeBron James – strong-arms him to get involved in his charity. Turtle has a hook-up with Brooke, but he cannot get over Jamie-Lynn, so he heads to Auckland, New Zealand to get her back. Drama chooses to give up acting, only to head back in for another Melrose audition. Ari faces two obstacles in buying Terrance's company: convincing his wife that it's not personal, and an addendum to the contract. After a successful marriage proposal, Eric stays behind with Sloan, while Drama and Vince head to Italy.
As Vince shoots an action movie directed by Nick Cassavetes, he is asked to perform a dangerous driving stunt. Eric and Ari intervene, but there may be no stopping it. Now running a fledgling car service business, Turtle is frustrated when an employee named Alex (Dania Ramirez) causes problems for him. Drama wants a job since his holding deal will expire in eight weeks, but Lloyd has not been forthcoming about his prospects, and Ari is the one who gives Drama a harsh reality check.
Vince's new attitude – and new look – after his near-death experience causes a public relations crisis for his career. In the midst of a big meeting over the NFL TV rights, Ari attempts to fix the problem. Luckily, agent Lizzie Grant (Autumn Reeser) is there to take some heat off of him, but indirectly lands him in more trouble. Drama continues to panic over finding a job, so Eric offers to go through scripts with him. Turtle learns that someone charged $10,000 on his corporate credit card and Alex is the main suspect.
Drama scoffs at the idea of being in a sitcom, but a partial script and some convincing from Eric and Phil start to change his mind. Barbara demands that Ari promote Lizzie, but they are not the only women causing trouble for him. Turtle is nearly out of options when his employees quit on him, but some unexpected help may save him yet. Scott Lavin continues to ingratiate himself with Vince following a wine-auction road trip, rankling Eric in the process.
Turtle goes to Mexico with Alex, uncertain of her intentions, but goes along with it since he needs the money. After inviting John Stamos to Vince's house to convince him to be his co-star, Drama makes a first impression which leaves something to be desired. Ari attempts to part ways with Lizzie on good terms, with no success, but a meeting with some of Hollywood's elite to bring the NFL back to LA looks promising. Eric gets even more upset with Scott, only for their conflict to take a turn.
During a night out, Vince hooks up with porn star Sasha Grey and takes her to a meeting with Stan Lee. Ari tries to woo Jessica Simpson, Aaron Sorkin and Mike Tyson in an attempt to stop Lizzie from stealing his clients, as well as to find out who she's working for. While he has some success, he is shocked to learn who Lizzie's new boss is. Turtle pitches Eric about Vince becoming the face of his new venture. Drama gets angry when he learns that Bob Saget wants his role alongside John Stamos, but Drama is focusing his anger on the wrong person.
Much to Eric and Ari's dismay, Vince jeopardizes his career with a risqué online video, a post on his Twitter page, and the news that he's dating a porn star. Turtle gets freaked out during a night with Alex. A changed Billy Walsh asks Eric for help in restarting his career, and while Eric is uncertain about working with Billy, he presents an intriguing idea for Drama, who's been in a funk. Ari finds his NFL deal in jeopardy when he realizes that Lizzie – with Amanda's help – could sue him for wrongful termination, among other things.
Despite having partied very hard the night before, Vince heads into a meeting with director Randall Wallace, who sees what Vince has indulged in recently. When Ari admits the truth to Lizzie concerning his refusal to promote her, the two of them decide to make amends and help each other out, which doesn't go as expected. Turtle winds up in damage control after promising an LA retailer more product than he can deliver. Eric is intrigued at Billy's show idea for Drama, who is – as expected – upset.
Eric learns that the network wants to use Billy's show idea, but Drama still refuses to consider it. Turtle and Alex set out to find sources of funding since their tequila line is in high demand. Sasha gets a high-paying offer for a porn movie, and as Vince tries to talk her out of it, he's asked by Randall Wallace to do a drug test, so Vince, Eric, and Ari all talk with Dana to resolve the issue. Eric learns that Scott helped cause the problem. After an ill-fated attempt to change his image at TMA, Ari's personal life suffers as well.
Now that a new director has been attached to his movie, Vince tries to get Sasha a part in it, which leads to a confrontation. Ari learns from Queen Latifah that Amanda may have landed an NFL deal. Eric’s assistant Jennie works on Drama to get him onboard for Billy's new series. Turtle’s attempt to get funding from Mark Cuban causes problems with his Mexican boss. Unfortunately, while they are all at Vince's home, Drama, Turtle, Lloyd, Billy, and Alex discover how far Vince's drug habits have gone.
Eric gets an offer from Scott, as well as a request from Terrance McQuewick, either of which could have a major impact on his future. Turtle fires on all cylinders to save the tequila business. Despite having Christina Aguilera appear at his wife's surprise party, Ari may be unable to save his marriage. Although they've got their own problems, Eric, Ari, and Turtle join Drama, Scott, and Billy in staging an intervention for Vince, who has damaged his relationship with Sasha. Sadly, when it seems that things could not get worse, Vince goes too far at Eminem's private party.
The guys go to extremes to keep Vince away from temptation after he gets out of rehab in the eighth-season premiere, but they're also worried about triggering a relapse when he's excited about a lame idea for a movie. Meanwhile, Ari pleads with his wife to end their separation; and Eric and Scott court new clients for their fledgling management company.