Recap: Season 5, Episode 5 "The Truth Seekers" Hey, look at that. Vince still can’t get a job. But rather than addressing the cliffhanger set up at the end of last week’s episode, the gang takes off into the dessert to trip balls.
Without a job, the bank is starting to repossess stuff, including Turtle’s Aston Martin. He’s starting to get desperate, so he thinks about taking the $3 million payday for doing Benji Goes to the Arctic or whatever that stupid script is called.
Because he’s crazy, Johnny thinks the only way they’re going to find the answer is if they go get some shrooms from Eric Roberts and go out to Joshua Tree National Park. They end up bringing Eric along for the ride. He does an incredible job acting like an old, Hollywood weirdo.
I admire Ari’s ability to give in to peer pressure. It really is such an important element of being successful in Hollywood and I’m glad the show recognizes it. Plus, him having Lloyd baby-sit he dog, only to have his wife come home to a house full of naked gay men is one of the funniest things to happen on the show, ever.
I really thought we were going to get to see some fireworks in this episode on E’s end, but apparently we’ll have to wait until next week. Bummer.
At first, Vince decides that he’s going to end up doing the dog movie because of some signs he gets while he’s all shroomed up. Then, on the drive home, they go past some firefighters and Vince decides that he wants to be on Fire Jumpers again, leaving us pretty much in the exact same position we were in at the end of last week’s episode.
While it was funny to see the guys going out of their minds—especially Ari who was lost in the desert for a while—I would’ve liked the story to progress a little more. There are some genuinely interesting stories happening and we kind of took a vacation from all of them for this little field trip. Now, it also seems pretty much a no-brainer that Vince is going to end up on Fire Jumpers. They wouldn’t spend this much time setting it up if he wasn’t. Hopefully they end up changing the name of it, since that is one of the worst movie titles I have ever heard. Oh well, Hollywood never does what I want it to.