Vincent Chase is a young actor whose career is on the rise. Joining him on his journey to stardom are his childhood buddies Eric, Turtle, his brother Johnny Drama and his hot-tempered agent Ari Gold. Together, they'll navigate the highs and lows of Hollywood's fast lane, where the stakes are higher -- and the money and temptations greater -- than ever before.
As the dismal reviews for Medellin continue to roll in, Vince hides out in a Mexican paradise with Turtle. Meanwhile, producer Carl Ertz wants a meeting with Vince about a role in a guaranteed hit, and Eric and Ari go all out to persuade him to come back to LA. Drama turns prima donna during a Five Towns photo shoot, and begins a "virtual" romance with Jacqueline, his Cannes girlfriend.
Vince is feeling insecure about more than just his career when former flame Justine Chapin pawns him off on her friend at a party. Eric offers to represent LB and Nick, two writers of an indie film script, but can't get them Vince, or any help from Ari. Drama maintains constant contact with Jacqueline.
To avoid bankruptcy, Vince takes Shauna's and his accountant's advice by agreeing to make an appearance at a not-so-sweet-sixteen bash. After a fast and furious drag race in his new Ferrari, Ari ups the ante with Adam Davies. Still devastated by his breakup, Drama befriends a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue.
Ari shows interest in Eric's indie script, imagining it as a big studio production with Vince as the lead, but believing they now have a bidding war on their hands, the writers up their price. Determined to postpone his post-breakup depression, Drama gets pumped for his guest appearance on "The View."
Making the right call on a crucial career move calls for Vince and the guys to search for clarity and guidance in the arid expanse of Joshua Tree National Park. Meanwhile, Lloyd assists Ari in his time of need.
Ari wagers on a role for Vince in a game of golf with Alan Gray. After causing a televised car chase, Dom asks Vince to bail him out, but only Eric can afford it. Desperate for a job, Turtle agrees to be Drama's personal assistant.
Vince gets a taste of the fashion world when he agrees to do a Dolce & Gabbana photo shoot with a gorgeous supermodel. Ari pays his respects at a funeral while he tries to work a deal for Vince.
After scoring a first class seat next to Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Turtle makes a mile-high claim the guys just don't buy. While Ari is distracted, Josh Weinstein courts Vince.
On the set of "Smokejumpers," Vince contends with first-day jitters and intimidating co-star Jason Patric. Ari has lunch with Andrew Klein, an old friend and mentor who needs his help.
E's new client Charlie gets his pilot script picked up, but the studio wants to cast E's arch-nemesis, Seth Green. Vince confronts Verner, the director of "Smokejumpers," who tells Vince to work on his bad habits. To help impress Babs, Ari and Lloyd give Andrew a Hollywood makeover.
During shooting of a pivotal scene for "Smokejumpers," Vince gets contradictory direction from Verner, and Ari and Dana Gordon try to put out the flames. After receiving an unexpected call, Turtle has a clandestine meeting.
Despite a not-so-triumphant return, the guys party it up in NYC. After getting a tip from Vince's mom, E stalks Gus Van Sant to convince him to cast Vince in a role. Meanwhile, Vince reconnects with his high school sweetheart and Drama considers an investment opportunity.
The director of Vince's latest action film talks his star into doing his own driving stunt, agitating both Eric and Ari. Turtle's attraction to an underperforming employee named Alex threatens to damage his fledgling carservice business. Ari looks to add to his resume as "the biggest agent in the world" by eying an alliance with the NFL. Worried that his holding deal is about to expire, Drama pressures Lloyd, now his agent, to land him a project.
Ari must face a public relations crisis over Vince's movie while meeting with top NFL executives; Eric agrees to help Drama find the perfect script; Turtle accuses Alex of maxing out his corporate credit card.
Eric and Phil try to convince Drama that he has talent on the sitcom front; Ari resists Barbara's urgings to have Lizzie promoted; Turtle is intrigued by a business proposal from Alex; Scott Lavin continues to ingratiate himself with Vince.
Turtle has a hard time trusting Alex; Drama gets off on the wrong foot with potential co-star John Stamos; Ari learns that Lizzie may be siphoning off some of his clients; Eric and Scott settle their differences.
Vince is impressed by porn star Sasha Grey and her literary knowledge, and ends up bringing her along to a meeting with Stan Lee. Suspecting that Lizzie is trying to steal his clients, Ari woos Jessica Simpson, Aaron Sorkin and Mike Tyson, but not before taking out his ire on Mrs. Ari. Turtle pitches Eric about Vince becoming the face of his new venture. Drama is anxious about his new series with John Stamos, especially after learning Bob Saget is eyeing his role.
Facing a possible lawsuit, Ari readies himself to do battle with Lizzie and her new boss, old foe Amanda Daniels. Vince puts his next big-budget movie in jeopardy with his antics, including a risqué online video. Turtle’s romancing of Alex does not go as well as he’d envisioned. A cleaned-up Billy Walsh returns to ask Eric about directing jobs – and comes up with new show idea for Drama, who’s been wallowing in self-pity.
Seeking assurance that Vince’s life is under control, director Randall Wallace calls a meeting, but Vince parties a bit too hard the night before. Ari agrees to help Lizzie find a new job in exchange for some potentially damaging audiotapes. Turtle winds up in damage control after promising an L.A. retailer more product than he can deliver. Billy Walsh’s latest pitch leaves Drama indignant and Eric intrigued.
Eric is informed by Phil Yagoda (William Fichtner) that the network is interested in Drama’s show, though the star is not enthused about its content. In the wake of recent bad press, Ari attempts to fashion a kinder, gentler persona at work and home. When demand for Turtle’s tequila line outpaces production, he sets out to find new sources of funding. Vince tries to convince Sasha to turn down a high-paying offer to do another porn movie.
To keep her out of a porn film, Vince tries to land Sasha a part on his new movie. During a chance run-in with Queen Latifah, Ari finds out that Amanda Daniels may have landed a deal he’d coveted. Eric tries to get Drama on board for Billy Walsh’s series, and Eric’s assistant Jennie (Janet Montgomery) pitches in to help persuade him. Turtle’s efforts to find financial backing from Mark Cuban gets him in hot water with his Mexican boss.
Vince is back in the fast lane, preparing for his driving test and an appearance with Jay Leno to promote the premiere of his new movie “Gatsby,” directed by Martin Scorsese. Meanwhile, with a nudge from Sloan, Eric considers moving into his own house, but worries about the impact on Vince and the gang. Looking for career advancement, Lloyd confronts Ari with an ultimatum, which Ari counters with a proposition of his own.
Eric invites Sloan to Vince’s premiere, but just “as friends.” Ari arranges a friend date between Mrs. Gold and Andrew’s wife, but his new partner’s actions threaten to foil Ari’s plans. Meanwhile, Lloyd goes on a crash diet per Ari’s demand. And Turtle makes his red-carpet debut with Jamie-Lynn on his arm.
Turtle contemplates his future career path, and seeks out Ari for advice. Meanwhile, Eric gets nervous about Charlie’s pilot after getting some unsolicited feedback from his new fling.
With production on his next film delayed, Vince searches for ways to amuse himself. Andrew tells Ari he's ended his affair with Lizzie, but Ari has Lloyd keep an eye on him anyway. Drama auditions actresses to play his new love interest on "Five Towns"; Jamie-Lynn takes Turtle shopping for back-to-school clothes; and a bored E contemplates his next move.
At a charity golf tournament, Vince and Drama up the stakes with teammates Mark Wahlberg and Tom Brady. Eric is surprised by a job opportunity, and even more surprised when he finds out why he was considered in the first place. After refusing to break the "guy code," Ari finds himself in the doghouse with Mrs. Ari and Jeffrey Tambor.
Eric considers the management-company offer while trying to patch things up with Ashley after a Freudian slip. Ari finally gets Mrs. Gold to forgive him at home, but an appearance by Marlo Klein tests his resolve at work. Drama tries to protect Jamie-Lynn from a disreputable network executive.
Vince and Turtle decide to arm themselves after a break-in. Drama goes to desperate measures to repair his tarnished relationship with a network exec. On his first day at his new job, Eric butts heads with one of the managers over who can close Bob Saget as a client.
Eric agrees to meet with Sloan, but rethinks their whole relationship after Ashley calls him. Andrew's meltdown puts a big deal in jeopardy. Fearing for their safety, Vince and the boys decide to call in the pros.
Drama follows up on a tip about Vince's suspected stalker, while Turtle gets some surprising news about the break-in. Ari steals teen heartthrob Zac Efron from Adam Davies, so Davies offers Lloyd a job as an agent, which brings him into conflict with Ari. Ashley grows increasingly suspicious of Eric.
Drama eyes a part on Melrose 2009 and asks Lloyd if he can get him out of his current gig on Five Towns. Still irate over Lloyd's job offer, Ari goes to war against Lloyd to get Drama out of his contract. Citing their trust issues, Ashley asks Eric if she can read his e-mails. Turtle feels guilty about his love triangle, of sorts, with Jamie-Lynn and a UCLA co-ed.
Eric visits the doctor's office after getting some unsavory news from Drama about his latest fling. Ari investigates Terrance after he unexpectedly offers to sell Ari his share of his agency. Meanwhile, Turtle prepares for Jamie-Lynn's departure and Drama's emotions get the best of him during his audition for Melrose 2009.
The guys go to extremes to keep Vince away from temptation after he gets out of rehab, but they're also worried about triggering a relapse when he's excited about a lame idea for a movie. Meanwhile, Ari pleads with his wife to end their separation, and Eric and Scott court new clients for their fledgling management company.
After writing a 20-page outline for his movie idea, Vince asks Billy to give it a once over. Ari finds out that Mrs. Gold may be lowering her standards after a tip from Lloyd. Drama's "Johnny's Bananas" costar Andrew Dice Clay needs representation, and leaves Drama reeling after getting an idea. Turtle consistently fails to get Alex on the phone. A miscommunication between Eric and Sloan turns into an encounter that Eric will not forget, yet will want to.
A benevolent Vince defies his friends' advice and gives an old nemesis, producer Carl Ertz, a second chance when he claims to be interested in the miner movie. Meanwhile, Andrew Dice Clay takes a stand on his "Johnny's Bananas" contract despite Drama's disapproval. Lloyd convinces Ari to go on a date, and Turtle has a meeting with his boss about his future with Avion.
Shauna goes into damage-control mode when Vince must pass a drug test after being caught in a compromising position. Ari escorts an old flame to Bobby Flay's restaurant to get back at his wife following a rancorous session of couples therapy.
Dissatisfied with his new "Johnny's Bananas" costar, Drama hatches a plan to bring Andrew Dice Clay back to the show. Meanwhile, Vince tries to do his own damage control with a Vanity Fair interview, Eric bonds with Sloan's ex-stepmother over their romantic woes, and Ari's recent tryst makes for an awkward business meeting with Dana Gordon.
Ari gets unsettling news from his lawyer about his divorce. Eric is floored by a gift from Melinda Clarke, but unnerved by a revelation from Johnny Galecki. Vince deals with the fallout from his interview and Turtle meets his new business partners.
Turtle turns to his investors for more money when his new business partners eye an expensive property. Meanwhile, Eric and Melinda crash Sloan's date, the miner movie gets personal for Ari, and Vince woos Sophia.
Billy submits Medellin to the Cannes film festival, leading Eric - who thinks the film needs work - to worry that it will get rejected. Drama rekindles an old flame, and brings Turtle in as his wingman. Vince gets in over his head in Malibu.
Ari mistakenly mishandles a top-secret script, a mistake that lands him in jail. Drama fetes the mayor of Beverly Hills, with help from Vince. Eric has to go back on his word with Harvey Weingard, a Hollywood heavyweight, when Medellín is accepted into the Cannes Film Festival.
The Medellin trailer is leaked on YouTube and Billy blames Eric. Drama joins an exclusive medical marijuana club. And Ari and Lloyd engage in sabotage so that Vince can get his next project.
Billy makes amends with Eric over the online leak of Medellin. Lloyd takes a leave of absence from the Miller Gold Agency for personal problems. In the meantime Turtle makes an investment.
Vince and Johnny "Drama" bet with each other on whether Turtle and Eric can have unattached sex by the end of the day. After being rejected from their daughter's exclusive private school, Ari and his wife are upset over their son having to attend a public school.
When Eric gets his own office, Vince eyes a piece of antique furniture that also has a rich history, but someone has already gotten his hands on it. Ari preps for a meeting with R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, but has to contend with twin-sibling rivalry in his own office.
Eric gets into a fender-bender with Anna Faris, leading to what he believes to be "a little moment," but in the end, his career is about to change. Ari's wife acts on a soap opera, leading him to try and dissuade her from doing so. Turtle gets prepped for a party by picking up some provisions, and girls, only to encounter the law on the way home.
Vince, Ari, and Dana Gordon receive the script for Vince's next project, but Billy's interpretation is vastly different than what he was supposed to write. Vince loves the script anyway leading Ari to try and keep the studio interested. Eric is occupied with a new client and her boyfriend.
A security threat at LAX strains everyone's hopes of getting to Cannes in time for the Medellin premiere. Mrs. Ari and Lloyd both wish to take the trip with Ari to Cannes. Walsh writes Eric's new client into his script. Help in the end comes from a very unexpected source.
After arriving at the Cannes Film Festival, the guys attempt to sell Medellin for a good price, before the movie is even screened. In the end, the film is bought from an unlikely source, at a much lower price than anyone wanted. In the meantime, Drama enjoys his celebrity status, since Viking Quest is very popular in France.