September 22nd, 2009
01:04 PM ET

'Entourage' fans go Ashley-free

"Entourage" fans... how does it feel? I feel great, and you should too. After all, we are officially "Ashley-free"! This blog should be a celebration!

Ashley

After a season full of lows and "lowers", I watched the latest episode of "Entourage" with a strange euphoria. This bowl of euphoria simmered, it boiled, and it runneth over into E breaking up with the girl we love to hate. That's right people, Ashley's "outta here"! Celebrate good times, come on!

I'm feeling so "Kool and the Gang" about this. I'm giddy to think the season's two remaining episodes should be (as my french friends from France would say) "sans Ashley". It was wonderful to watch Ashley's gradual spiral into panic once she realized she couldn't control Eric anymore, and then witness her ultimate melt-down as E said "buh-bye". I even wondered aloud, "I think this is happening. I think E's gonna do it!"

The breakup was pretty beautiful and pretty ugly. As I pumped my fist for E's beautiful moment of liberation, there was the not-so-pretty reality of exactly how short of a full deck Ashley is playing with. Fans, I can promise you this: she won't go quietly and she's got some crazy left up her sleeve.

My prediction? Pain and embarrassment. Ashley WILL pull a foolish act of biblical proportion. However, it will guarantee that Eric swears himself off this girl we've been dying to see get voted off the island. After this, he won't touch her with a laser pointer through tempered glass.

Footnote to the guys: If you're trying to figure out how to break up with that overbearing "chick du-jour", take a page from E's classic walk-away. His demeanor was textbook. He stated the facts, never sank to Ashley's level of "nutty" and made his exit with head held high. Then, he returns the hot assistant's call (with her hot friends) for drinks afterward. Cue the slow crawl of a tear down my cheek. Brilliant.

Elsewhere, the Ari versus Lloyd battle turned ugly also. In his quest to make Lloyd's new life a living hell, the situation turned into an all-out war for Drama. I thought Lloyd's ability to be endearing and true was the difference. Combine that with Ari's inability to do the same and that was pivotal for Drama. He made the right choice to stay with Lloyd.

Summing it all up, Lloyd's exclamation as he won the right to represent Drama speaks for all of us when it comes to Ashley's run coming to an end: "Yippee-ki-yay!"

Fans, we've got a bonus for you this week. Jordan Belfi (aka Adam Davies) talked with us about his thoughts on the show, his character and gives us some inside scoop. You can check out the Jordan Belfi interview here.

Loved, kinda liked or hated this week's episode? Let us know.

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  1. Mel

    Unfortunately, I'm sure Ashley won't totally go away, just like Sloan will never go away....groan..................

    September 23, 2009 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MJ

    You chicks are just jealous of Ashley. I loved her character, and think it added some needed spark to the show. Most male watchers think shes hot, and her "crazy" side (pretty mild actually as crazy lovers go) just added some pizzaz to the plot. At least E was getting laid on a consistent basis. I was more glad to see him blow off Sloan, who was really starting to grate on me.

    September 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Peter

    How was there no mention of Turtle in this article? He is turning into THE MAN right before our eyes. "Who are you?" "Turtle" (peace sign, walk away) come on now... beautiful

    September 23, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. susanth

    I never liked the Ashley character and she could provide one helluva cliff-hanger (Vandalism? Pregnancy, real or not? Attempts to damage E's work? Many, many possibilities).

    As for Ari v. Lloyd, another cliff-hanger but I'm reasonably sure that Lloyd will go back to MGA once he realizes that Adam Davies is only looking to score on Ari.

    September 23, 2009 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  5. Phillyboy

    probably one of the better eps this season, but the story lines are repeats from earlier eps. Surely (don't call my Shirley - Airplane! reference) the writers can do better. As stated, there are so many possibilities.

    This season, took a dramatic turn at Albuquerque by focusing on E's & Turtle's relationships and Drama's career and dropping the core storyline of the show from day 1...the day in a life of a movie star surrounded by his boyz from the 'hood.

    Funny, also from day 1, this show has been flooded with supermodel, scourging HOT women in almost every scene...then all the sudden they have the Ashley character who is an extremely skinny, average looking woman with mediocre acting skills. A better storyline would have been a hot looking chick that everyone knows is crazy but E who can't see any flaws because he is in puppy-dog love.

    September 23, 2009 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. Tasha

    Ashley was wrong for the show. Marky Mark should read these blogs and maybe he will get the hint that people are over this show. He wants a show that will work. Give a show all about Ari and Lloyd. They are the best thing about the show. He should listen to the people. Please make season 7 the last. The show has loss its steam. No matter who you give girlfriends who has a stalker who has the most sex. NO ONE CARES ANYMORE. It time to get out before they put you out.

    September 23, 2009 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  7. Corey

    I always had a feeling leading up to last nights episode that Ashley would me a big (and scary) splash on the show. She always seem aloof and mysterious. Then she turned into wierd and uneasy. Then she turned into psycho and unbalanced. I dont think she is done here. Ashley will resurface with a different climax to the season -ender....I just have a feeling.

    September 22, 2009 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Exene

    I agree with Dan– Lloyd won because Ari did the right thing- I LOVE ARI EVEN MORE BECAUSE OF THIS.

    September 22, 2009 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dan w.

    Lloyd won because ARI was endearing and true. Drama came at him with the truth and he chose to do the right thing when he could have kept Drama for the sake of winning.

    September 22, 2009 at 5:46 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Alycat

    Glad psycho Ashley is sort of gone...I think we're going to see some fatal attraction action from this one.

    September 22, 2009 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dick richards

    These aren't real people

    September 22, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Deeds

    Read your story on Jordan Belfi. Good story, but you have one error. When Belfi mentions that Drama is his favorite character, you say he's "Chase's friend." Actually, Drama is Chase's older brother. Just a little thing, but it's bugging me so I thought I'd mention it. Can't comment on the actual story or I would've put this there instead of here on your blog. Thanks and keep up the good work!

    September 22, 2009 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jo

    YAAAAAAY no more Ashley!!! glad to see my crazy vibe from the get go has come full circle.....now i just can't wait to see her "foolish act of biblical proportion"

    September 22, 2009 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Brooke

    Okay, I thought Sunday night's episode was hilarious!

    First, as always…Ari was hysterical! The fact that he and Lloyd were going head to head (over DRAMA no less) tickled me to death! And Lloyd won!

    And it’s bout time E left Ashley. His assistant telling him she was crazy was really a surprise? He really had to ASK her if Ashley was justified in asking to read his emails? Really? E kept falling for the okie doke – she had to tell him over and over again that she’s not really jealous or insecure (read: coo-coo), and he kept coming back to this nut. He finally got a clue- and she unleashed ALL her crazy on him…hopefully she’s really gone and not gonna turn Fatal Attraction on him.

    And why is Turtle so surprised and freaking out that Brooke finds him attractive? He’s adorable! I just hope he doesn’t mess up while Jamie Lyn is in New Zealand – man up Turtle!

    September 22, 2009 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |

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