Veep, Ep. 5.03: “The Eagle” Lands Another Great Episode

Veep, Season 5, Episode 3: “The Eagle”
Written by Steve Koren
Directed by Chris Addison
Airs Sundays at 10:30pm on HBO

A key test of how fleshed out a show’s characters are is how well the story holds up when they’re pulled apart. Are their personalities interesting enough to sustain themselves in isolation? Or do the characters only work when everyone is together? “The Eagle” succeeds because Veep’s writers have crafted such well-drawn characters that half of them can be placed on the other side of the country without sacrificing any of the show’s wit or bite.

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