Runnin' On E
Directed by Ken Whittingham
Written by Doug Ellin & Ally Musika
Eric watches the late-night box office returns for 'Gatsby' and Ari calls to revel in Vince's success ? and to report that Vince's next film is being pushed several months. As soon as he hangs up, Ari and Mrs. Ari get another call on the home line from Marlo Klein, looking for Andrew. Ari covers for Andrew but later at work he warns him things better be over with junior agent Lizzie Grant. Andrew assures him they are and he's all about the work, but when David Schwimmer shows up for a meeting, it's Lizzie who piques the actor's interest and Andrew's jealousy rears its head. Vince debates what to do now that he has a hiatus and is disappointed that all of the guys are too busy with their own lives to travel with him. He consoles himself with a waitress, and Facebook. As they kill time, Eric complains to Ashley about how bored he is with Vince being his only successful client and she challenges him about what he really wants.
When Ari learns that Lloyd's gone to Adam Davies, he goes ballistic, and Drama benefits from the tug of war between Lloyd and Ari. Ari gets Drama off 'Five Towns,' but Lloyd makes an impassioned plea to remain his agent. Drama grills Ari about whether he believes in his talent - and Ari lets him go. Eric goes to Ashley's and learns she's suspicious about the identity of "Rupert Pupkin" (the name she saw on his cell phone). She insists she's not normally jealous and suggests she be able to read his emails to re-establish trust. Eric agrees, but has second thoughts and ends up breaking up with Ashley. Meanwhile, Jamie-Lynn gets a new series...shooting in New Zealand.