Veep Season Finale Preview: Episode 8 - Tears

By Jesse Carp 2012-06-08 10:10:13 discussion comments
HBO's Veep is heading towards its first season finale and Vice President Selina Meyer's approval ratings have never been lower. The show itself is doing just fine, having developed a steady following of Sunday night viewers and earning a second season, but after "Full Disclosure," Julia Louis Dreyfus' character could certainly use a break. Last week, the VP avoided a pregnancy and the ensuing scandal thanks to miscarriage (yikes) then also had to dump her boyfriend - well, have Gary dump him - to avoid being the dumpee.

And that was just her personal life, though nothing is truly private when you're that high up in public office, because work found Selina flirt with firing a key member of her staff to appease the hounding press. It was also nice to see a little sentiment seep into the notoriously sarcastic and pessimistic series when Selina refused to accept Gary's resignation. It was a nice moment even if she kind of squashed it by immediately asking for a cup of tea. So what's in store for the Vice President and her advisors come this weekend's finale?



Well. Going by that preview, not to mention the fact that the eighth episode is titled "Tears," I don't think things are getting much better for the already struggling Selina. Her approval ratings have crashed so hard that the Governor she was going to endorse would rather she say nothing, which makes her visit to his rally especially awkward. But not to worry, just as Mike says, "it's always darkest before the storm... I mean, the dawn." And something tells me she might make quite the impression at the podium. Some kind of triumphant speech to win back her base. Who am I kidding, with Veep's caustic tone, she's likely to have a melt-down. And I can't wait to see it!

The first season finale of Veep airs Sunday, June 10 at 10 p.m. ET on HBO. It stars Julia Louis Dreyfus, Matt Walsh, Tony Hale, Anna Chlumsky, Sufe Bradshaw, Tim Simons and Reid Scott. It was created by Armando Iannucci.
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