Veep 2.04 – The Vic Allen Dinner
Selina is rankled when the White House releases an unflattering photo of her from the hostage rescue. Mike and Kent bond over sailing, Jonah gets an executive parking space and Sue has a job interview. Selina takes steps to keep her staff happy as they prepare for her appearance at the Vic Allen dinner, that seems, at first, to go over well. To placate Gary, Selina has lunch with him and his girlfriend and gifts him a new Leviathan. Kent hires Mike to work on his Dream Metric Demographic program team.
The surprising and best bit was Julia singing a political version of Paul Simon’s ’50 ways to leave your lover’.
Jonah: [about Selina’s song 50 Ways to Win in Denver I had to pretend not to like it to Kent while pretending to like it like he was pretending to like it, but he didn’t actually like it, and I actually really liked it.
I‘m not Joseph Stalin.
No, that’s true, You’re not.
You don’t have a tenth of his charm.
You’ve got to get out of here, okay? Take all these meaningless syllables with you and just get out.
You are incredibly valued here and I was wondering if there’s anything we could do to make you want to stay with us.
– More money, ma’am.
– I’m on it.
You’re like an old VCR, but with a bigger mouth.
He should really be on suicide watch.
Yeah, make sure he goes through with it.