Just a heads up. I haven’t seen ANY scenes from next week’s “Entourage”. I don’t know any spoilers, I don’t really know anything. I woke up really early this morning, and while I was making breakfast and reading emails, I turned on this weekend’s episode of HBO’s “Entourage”. I’ve been sort of hot and cold on this series for the past couple of seasons. I don’t really care about the whole Ari Gold storyline. Turtle’s story isn’t really compelling, and Eric’s just a douche. I do, however, love Johnny Drama, and when Vincent decided to do that stunt a couple episodes back, and recently started taking Vicodin because of a back injury, my ears pricked up. I had a sense something deeper was going on here, and his subconscious path to self destruction (skydiving, dating porn stars, just generally edging his way to harder and harder living) started becoming… well… interesting.
Then the final scene of this week’s episode.
For a brief second I thought, “is he dead?” then almost immediately went, “nah, they’d never kill him off”.
Then I started to think about it a little more as I ate breakfast, and the more I thought about it, the more the idea of killing him off really got to me. Think about it, we’ve followed this career from almost nothing beginnings, to superstardom, then back down again, and now back up to this place where we’re currently watching the deal of his life being waved in front of him. $100 million dollars over the next 3 years (potentially). The biggest payday he’s ever seen. The chance of a lifetime. Wouldn’t it be tragic if this were how it all turned out?
See? Tragic. Compelling. This would be bold storytelling. Brave, unexpected television.
Exactly what’s NOT on TV anyplace right now that I’ve seen. It would be a sobering reminder of the period this lifestyle puts on the sentence these kids write. The Lindsay Lohans, the Kim Kardashians, the vapid, exploited way in which lives are used up then spit out of the machine that everyone craves to be a part of.
I think it’d be epic. Here’s hoping they can’t revive him.