Season 5, Episode 5
Ari strikes out when he tries to get Alan Gray to greenlight Vince as the second lead in Smokejumpers, so Ari urges Vince to seriously consider Steve Parles's Benji offer. Vince needs to do some soul-searching, so Drama suggests that they all head out to the place they go for real answers: Joshua Tree.
Dragging Ari along, they head over to Eric Roberts' (as himself) place to pick up some hallucinogenic mushrooms for the "trip." Roberts insists on coming along much to Ari's dismay -- so they head out in Roberts' Winnebago. Ari calls Lloyd (series co-star Rex Lee) and orders him to dog-sit since Mrs. Ari and the kids are at a family birthday party in Santa Barbara. But it's game night for Lloyd, and Tom insists they move the festivities to Ari's house rather than cancel.
When Ari is peer-pressured into taking "shrooms," he wanders off to take a call from Mrs. Ari, gets lost and starts to freak out. In a panic, he calls Lloyd, who has to talk him down. Meanwhile Vince and the guys list the signs they are seeing so Vince can make a decision about Benji. Vince decides he's meant to do the film, but then on the way home, passing a group of firefighters, he changes his mind: he's certain Smokejumpers is his fate.