Unlike with Ari's previous assistants, he is able to endure his boss' frequent barbs at his sexual orientation and ethnicity. When Ari is fired in the episode "Exodus," Lloyd is the only one who joins him on the way out and works for Ari's new agency in the third season. Over the course of the season, he continues to prove himself on the job, booking Drama's role in the new NBC series Five Towns.
Ari eventually earns Lloyd's gratitude when he rescues Lloyd from a gay TV writer who wanted to take advantage of him and reunites him with his boyfriend after a breakup in the fourth season. Having spent years as Ari's assistant by the time of the sixth season, Lloyd tries to talk to him about a promotion. Ari makes him endure a series of challenges over days, which proves so hard for Lloyd, that he leaves Ari to take up Adam Davies' offer to work at TMA.
Ari responds in the episode "Berried Alive" by ensuring that nobody in Hollywood will work with Lloyd again, starting with his attempt to sign Drama as a client after he is taken off Five Towns. Lloyd continues to work under him into the seventh season. In the final season, Ari makes Lloyd the interim chief of TMA's TV division upon the condition that he will task the Mad Men production staff to derail the audition of a waiter Ari mistakes as dating his wife.
As Ari steps down from TMA in the series finale, Lloyd is surprised and confronts Ari for not letting him know early on, telling Ari that he was his inspiration. In the movie, Ari agrees to give away Lloyd at his wedding. Ari", is Ari's long-suffering wife and the mother of his children. She is strong enough to stand up to Ari's intimidating personality, and is in charge of the homestead. It is revealed in season 3 that the two first met at Harvard years before the events of the series and that she came from a rich Jewish family who left her a sizable trust fund which Ari dips into to finance his new agency.
In season 4, she receives a call from the producers of the soap opera The Young and the Restless to reprise her old role of Kendall Scott for a one-day comeback but turns down a full-time role to concentrate on raising her children. In season five, it is revealed that Melissa once featured in an erotic film that Ari tried to hide, but Adam Davies posted a picture from the film on the web.
Mrs Ari has been shown to fully support her husband in his decisions through thick and thin, although in season 6, she is disgusted with Ari lying to her about Andrew Klein cheating on his wife Marlo whom she had become close friends with. In the season 6 finale "Give A Little Bit," Mrs Ari refuses to give Ari additional money to buy out the Terrance McQuewick Agency because of his admission of wanting to avenge his firing years before, but she is convinced to lend him the money for business reasons.
The marital problems that built up in season 7 prompts Mrs Ari to separate from Ari and files for divorce while seeing Bobby Flay for most of the eighth season. However, Mrs Ari breaks up with Flay and reconciles with Ari in the series finale. Ari is a recurring guest star in the first three seasons and a credited star in the intro of Season 4. He added in many interviews and on various DVD commentaries that Mrs.
Ari will never get a first name in the show. In the eighth season, however, it is finally revealed that her first name is Melissa. Ellin based Mrs Ari's name on his wife, Melissa Hecht. Reeves was brought into the cast while she was shooting Mr and Mrs Smith. She is a recurring guest star over the course of the show.
While working in Vince's camp, she is seen to have raised two children. In the fifth season, Shauna steps in to help Vince's income stream by encouraging him to appear at a sweet sixteen party for USD, In the final season, she assists Vince with the damage control in light of an article Vanity Fair reporter Sophia Lear wrote about him.
Although they hit it off well in seasons 2 and 3, Sloan is disappointed when E moves in with her by the end of the season 3 finale but does not fully unpack his belongings. They broke up in the period between seasons 3 and 4 when E returns from the Medellin shoot and suddenly goes with the gang to Italy.
Sloan reappears in the fifth season as E seeks her help in convincing Seth Green - who taunts E about his supposed past with her - to accept a role in a new show. Despite helping E lease one of her friends' houses to him in the sixth season and also land him a new job with her godfather, Sloan admits that she cannot get back with him unless they can really determine what they want from each other.
A long fight on the road in the season 6 finale results in Sloan accepting E's marriage proposal. The couple plan their wedding for most of the seventh season, but they break up again during the interim of Seasons 7 and 8 because of Terrance's prenup demand as well as the takeover at Murray Berenson. In the final season, it is revealed that Sloan and E did not part amicably and spend one romantic moment together before E discovers Sloan will move to New York.
When she is found to be carrying Eric's baby, Turtle, Drama, and Vince ask her to give E - whom she still loves - another chance and gets on a plane with him to an undisclosed location when Vince goes to Paris to get married.
Played by Emmanuelle Chriqui. He partially rewrites the script to include a scene in which Vince's character has a homosexual encounter. The boys worry over the scene, but Walsh persuades Vince of its viability as a test of his commitment to the project - by admitting that the scene will not be made at all. The team shoots the movie in New York during the interlude between Seasons 1 and 2. In season 2, Walsh aims for a second Sundance trophy by successfully submitting Queens Boulevard for exhibition, but defiantly insists that James Cameron - whom Vince wants to meet to firmly land the title role in Aquaman - watch it at the festival instead of sending him a print.
The movie is eventually well received. In the third season, the studio prepares to release QB for a wider audience, but Walsh seeks an injunction because the general-release version would be colorized ; it is implied that he was denied the injunction. Late in the season, the gang brings back Walsh - who is working as a porn film director - to direct the shooting of Medellin after he reads the script, knowing his ability to make quality films with small budgets.
He agrees on the condition that he will have final cut. He later decides it will be shot in Spanish. In the fourth season, the gang goes down to Colombia to shoot Medellin. However, Walsh falls apart on the set over the course of the shoot, with some of his antics include banning cellphones during production meetings, violently firing a director of photography for poorly shooting a scene, conducting witch hunts to see who may have seduced a local woman Sofia Vergara hired for the shoot, and tapping Stephen Gaghan to help him rewrite the ending when he already revised it.
Billy finishes filming the final scene of the movie, a military assault scene that he is pleased with. Walsh's conflicts in Colombia with E, whom he derisively calls "suit," continue in Los Angeles for most of the season. Per his final cut authority, he avoids Vince and E from showing them the first cut and also refuses to consider editing it further after they see it. The Cannes Film Festival committee also accepts Medellin for screening, but not before Walsh gets angry at E for supposedly leaking the copy of a trailer it is revealed that an editor's girlfriend did.
Knowing E's pledge to never work with Walsh again, Vince tries to get Walsh off the movie. Walsh fires Ari over a threat about being sued for breach of contract because he disposed the Lost in the Clouds script to make an entirely new script for a sci-fi film called Silo.
Upon learning that Anna Faris is being managed by E, Walsh tries to get her aboard for the film, but she does not understand the script. He joins the gang in flying to Cannes for the Medellin premiere in the season finale "The Cannes Kids" but as with Cameron in Queens Boulevard, he refuses to let Yair Marx see the film. E's warnings about a failure to edit the film come back to haunt him as the audience jeers away at Medellin after the world premiere.
It is implied that this failure has resulted in the cancellation of the Silo project and it effectively ends Walsh's movie career. Billy returns in the season 7 episode "Hair" looking to find work again to feed his family.
He explains that he had spent the past two years reforming his ways - including being an ordained minister - and specifically approaches E for help. Over the rest of the season, Billy works with Drama to create a new animated series called Johnny's Bananas. In the final season, Walsh is temporarily rankled that Drama and Andrew Dice Clay 's labor strike could cost him his job.
He also steps in to fix Vince's miner movie script and to direct it as well. The final fate of the project is left unknown with the ending of the series. In the first half of season 3, Babs alerts Ari about the growing opposition to his creation of a new agency and comes to his aid after Terrence McQuewick denies him the money.
They periodically get at odds with each other over various company issues during the next two seasons. In the fifth season, after she discovers Ari being offered the presidency of Warner Brothers, Babs tells Ari she will pay him ten cents per every dollar he invested in the agency. She eventually relents and agrees to the buyout as long as Ari will take care of Klein's wages.
In season 6, Barbara wants to fire Klein after she sees him walking around the agency in his robe and threatens to do so unless he can sign Aaron Sorkin by the end of the day. Although Klein does land the job, Barbara begins to think less of him. In the series finale, Ari lets her take over TMA as he resigns to spend time with his family. The working relationship comes to a short end by the conclusion of season 3's first half when Ari's admission to Bob Ryan about Dana's information on the final fate of his Ramones film script gets her fired.
Dana is accepted as an executive in another studio in the fourth season, where she clashes with Billy Walsh and Ari regarding the treatment of a script Walsh rewrote into an entirely new movie. She also avoids buying Medellin for distribution after the film's failure at the Cannes Film Festival. In the fifth season, Dana lands the presidency of Warner Brothers with Ari's help. The success of the maneuver results in Dana securing Vince for the film Smoke Jumpers, but issues with director Verner Vollstedt eventually lead to the project's cancellation despite Dana's attempts to get him in line.
Over the course of the series, various exchanges between Ari and Dana hint at a romantic and sexual relationship in the early s. Ari also joked to Dana in the seventh season about she becoming the woman he would like to fool around with if he decides to cheat on Mrs. In the final season, it is revealed that the two were once lovers until September At the time, Dana wanted to get married to Ari, who broke up with her so he can marry who eventually became Mrs.
The repercussions from Ari and Mrs. Ari's separation at the start of the eighth season prompts him to seek solace once again in Dana's arms. Both regretted walking away from each other years before and try to make their renewed relationship work, even as Mrs. Ari files for divorce. Ari and Dana finally part ways in the penultimate episode "Second to Last" when Ari states that despite them being good together and making Dana happy once again, he still loved his wife. A heartbroken Dana, who wanted to have a child with Ari as she was close to 40 years old, encourages him to go back to Mrs Ari.
Played by Constance Zimmer. However, he clashes with E on his first day at the company over signing Bob Saget, as Scott had been trying to do for the past month. Being familiar with E as former neighbors in season 2 and fed up with Scott's repeated calls, Saget himself brushes off Scott and prefers to talk to E about signing on.
Scott later mocks Eric over a sexual encounter late in the season. In the seventh season, their rivalry escalates as Scott takes advantage of E's concerns with his wedding by luring Vince away from Eric with Air-Walker, a potential superhero franchise film.
Despite agreeing to work together, the partnership sours as Scott is further marked as the catalyst of Vince's erratic behavior, although the partnership seems to have mended over time. As E learns of Murray's reporting to Terrance McQuewick about his work performance, Scott finally recruits him to aid in a takeover of the company, which is implied to have the support of the rank-and-file.
It is also implied that while Scott likes Murray to his face, he secretly resents and despises the man because he's often absent from work. In the final season, Scott and E are busy handling operations at the new Murphy Lavin management agency. As a result, Scott tags along with the rest of the gang. When E decides to go and take care of Sloan in the finale, Scott gets mixed signals from him about actually resigning from Murphy Lavin; E promises to talk about the matter with him when he returns in the future.