Veep, Season 5, Episode 6: “C**tgate”
Written by Georgia Pritchett & Will Smith
Directed by Chris Addison
Airs Sunday at 10:30pm on HBO
Jonah is running for congress now, something I never dared to hope for but which pleases me immensely. The stock market is also crashing and three large banks are in need of bailouts, only two of whom will actually get them. With these two crises on deck, Selina is back in her element, as is Veep.
The show has teased at this financial crisis in past episodes. Ben treated a flat market as if it had reached record highs in a previous episode. Now, Selina has to choose amongst three banks, one of whom is run by her boyfriend Charlie. Tom recommends bailing out his bank, as it’s the strongest of the three and most likely to survive. The downside is that her approval rating would be abysmal if she saved that bank.
Even more distressing to Selina, Politico has published a report that one of her aides was heard calling her a c**t. Selina appoints Amy as the inspector general in charge of finding the culprit. The problem is that Amy (and everyone else) has called Selina a c**t before. Mike even “shouted it into [his] phone on the Acela quiet car.” The only blameless person is Gary, who confesses to calling Selina the “C-word,” which he believes to be “crone.”
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