Return of the King
Directed by Brian Burns
Written by Dan Attias
It's Yom Kippur, and while Ari attempts to gain forgiveness for his sins, he runs into 'Medellin' co-producer Nick Rubenstein at his temple. Nick drops the bomb that the biopic is back in play and that they'd like Vince to step in. The only issue? The studio needs an answer from Vince before sundown - and coordinating a deal on the high holy day won't be easy. Ari contacts Amanda, and she agrees in principle to the deal, but Nick's offering half Vince's usual quote. Amanda hesitates to work with Ari on coming to terms, and the crew begins to suspect that she's trying to sabotage the deal for some unknown personal reason.
To take their minds off work, Vince and his crew lay down their troubles - and their wallets - at the track. Drama's "lock" of a horse finishes as an also-ran, and Vince's brother cringes at the thought of "King" being done away with due to his lack of speed. To save King, Drama purchases the horse, giving him a new home on Vince's front lawn. Unfortunately, Drama soon realizes that boarding a horse is wildly expensive, losing thousands of dollars to food and the required permits. After King takes a brief trip outside Vince's gates, Drama gets a few hefty fines and realizes he has to give up his horse. But, instead of sending him to the glue factory, Drama passes King off to Ed Burns as a "gift" for Ed's kids.
As the deadline for 'Medellin' approaches, Eric makes the call to track down Ari and finish the deal, bypassing Amanda entirely. Eric and Vince think they've locked things up, but after all the delays, the project is officially off the table for Vince. Believing Amanda mishandled the situation and cost him his dream project Vince confronts her over dinner. She explains that Nick Rubenstein was the one who actually killed the project by constantly hounding the EP on the holiest of days. Vince is embarrassed by the truth, but he's even more shocked when Amanda walks away, dropping him both as a client and as a boyfriend.