Episode PremiereJune 03, 2007
Show Period2004 - 2011
Production CompanyHBO, Leverage
With only a few boxes separating Vince from his new home at the Mondrian Hotel, his buddies hound him for declining Prince Yair's indecent proposal to fund "Medellin" - maybe because the rest of the crew's new digs don't look so luxurious. E moves in with Sloan despite his friends' warnings against "planting a flag," while Turtle and Drama kick off their apartment hunt with a studio slum. A call from Shauna forbidding Drama to taint his brother's image by living like a "transient crack whore" sends the pair to a $1.4 million condo that, through the sly art of negotiation, Drama buys for $1.5 million.
As Johnny sets himself up for a fiscal disaster, Vince and E solve one when Nick Rubenstein decides to finance the flick with his freshly released trust fund. Too bad he's offering less than half of what the studios estimated the budget would be. In a stroke of genius, E taps Walsh - who's been trying to "bring the class back" to porno - to direct 'Medellin' on a shoestring budget. As the crew pours champagne to celebrate E's first production, Walsh calls to drop the inevitable bomb: He plans to shoot the entire film in Spanish. Raising his glass, Vince shrugs it off, positing, "It could work."