The whole underlying sobriety business seems a bit overplayed though. Not only is Vince out of rehab, but one of the craziest characters in the show, director Billy Walsh (Rhys Coiro), is also now sober. I’m sorry, but didn’t that all play itself out in the late '80s with Aerosmith and Sam Kinison? And yes, it is current with Charlie Sheen and Lindsey Lohan, but still.
The guest stars Entourage has always been able to attract is kind of amazing. I mean they even got Bono of U2 to wish Johnny "Drama" (Kevin Dillon) happy birthday during a concert at the Staples Center a few seasons back. Gary Cole makes a cameo as Ari’s best friend, who despite Ari’s best efforts, fell victim to his own demons. And how can you deny Andrew Dice Clay? Especially in this role where he and Johnny become voice actors for a cartoon called Johnny's Banannas.
Besides recaps of all the seasons (each about 2:00), there is a fine piece titled "Hollywood Sunset: Farewell Tribute to Entourage" which runs just under a half-hour, and is a nice bonus.
There is a lot of fun to be had in this final season. And as Billy Walsh sums things up at one point, “We have all been humbled in this business.” Despite my misgivings about "The End, the season as a whole was a strong one, and a must for fans.
Entourage: The Complete Eighth and Final Season will be released June 12.