23. "The Bat Mitzvah"
Air Date: August 7, 2005
Anchored by the arrival of a little family called the McQuewicks—you know, Terrance and Sloan—this episode finds Vince and Eric (Kevin Connolly) at odds over Vince's worsening simp affair with Mandy Moore. Would Vince really bag Sloan to spite Eric? Sorry, Vinny, but this is one dime that isn't wowed by a SAG card.
On the Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven) front, he's starting to fear that boss Terrance is about to swoop in and take Vince from him, similar to the Bill & Ted premiere when he said "I'll take Ted...you take the other guy." Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) had us captivated from her very first appearance, but the episode's true scene-stealer is Melinda Clarke, namely due to her fearless diddy-bopping at Ari's daughter's bat mitzvah.