TV Show: Veep
Episode Title: Judge
Original Air Date: June 11, 2017
Episode Number: 6×08
Selina takes a trip; Dan woos Jonah to get a coveted interview; Amy convinces Selina to put her in charge of a very disorganized Mike.
Can the writers please tone down Selina’s meanness this season? It’s gotten way too much and I just feel sorry for Gary because he’s usually the target of said cruelty. Selina is a mean person, but this season, there just doesn’t seem to be any hint of remorse, however slight, or any kind of awareness at how much her words and actions are hurting the people around her.
And it’s not just all on her. The people around her need to stand up and let her know that they’re humans and need to be treated decently. I’ve always been a fan of the show, but this unnecessary meanness is just not that funny anymore especially this season.
Selina stealing Gary’s anecdote and using it for her own purposes was the very definition of selfish. Her apology in the end was not even genuine. Hell, Gary was the one who ended up apologizing for some reason. This visit to Gary’s family home was interesting. We found out his dad is gay and both him and his mom are oblivious to it. Gary did let his father have it at the party so maybe this is one step closer to Gary letting loose on Selina eventually.
Mike losing the diary has got to be his and the rest of the staff’s nightmare (when they find out about it). The guy is so incompetent, it’s a wonder he even got to Gary’s house in the first place.
Jonah screwing Dan over was glorious. I didn’t think I’d enjoy that, but it was FUCKING AWESOME. And I loved that Jonah got screwed over by his Jeffersonians (now called the Libertonians) by agreeing to the deal with Montez without his knowledge. I love it. Ben laughing about this breaking news was perfect.
The Montez/Jonah meeting was gold and I wish we’d have more scenes with them. I was shaking my head the entire time during the rape discussion because it was akin to seeing someone dig their own grave. Montez yelling at Jonah to “Shut the fuck up!” was priceless as was her reaction when Jonah swore in front of her. This guy is something else, lol.