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.
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.