Entourage was phenomenal this week. Jeremy Piven delivered a performance which exceeded even his own high standards. Those last five minutes were golden. They, like many of the show's memorable moments, were driven and beautifully supported by the music selection: in this case Radiohead's classic single "Fake Plastic Trees".
Radiohead - Fake Plastic Trees
The song, taken from Radiohead's 1995 album "The Bends", was featured at #376 in Rolling Stone Magazine's "500 Greatest Songs Of All Time".
It's placement in the final few minutes of this week's Entourage was inspired, setting the tone perfectly for a scene laced with disappointment, hope, new possibilities and driven by Ari's desperate desire for Vince's non-forthcoming approval. A great scene and a great song from one of the few genuinely great shows still on television. Heroes this is not.