Manic Monday

Directed by Julian Farino
Written by Doug Ellin & Marc Abrams & Michael Benson

Amanda needs an answer on the period film, but Vince won't commit to any other project until the cameras are actually rolling on 'Medellin.' Amanda persists, so Vince has the crew read the script to get everybody's opinion. Unfortunately, the script is so dry that nobody can get through it, leading Vince to realize that the project isn't right for him after all.

Back at Miller Gold, Barbara demands that Ari fire an inept agent, but Ari can't bring himself to lower the ax - usually one of his favorite tasks. Ari's couples- therapist postulates that he's feeling emasculated by losing Vince as a client. Ari dismisses the theory and storms back to the agency to cut the dead weight off the Miller Gold payroll - but wimps out again. In a full-blown identity crisis, Ari tracks down his therapist on the golf course, and she helps him reconnect with his inner anger, allowing him to return to work, fire the agent and reclaim his Ari Gold swagger.

Amanda makes one last attempt to attach Vince to the period film, demanding that he and E join her for a dinner meeting. Infuriated to hear that Vince is officially passing, she asks if Ari is responsible for the change of heart. Vince denies it, and Amanda insists that going forward, they be completely honest with each other. The new honesty policy is immediately invoked when Amanda and Vince admit their mutual attraction and get together for a hookup.