Season finale is suitably (perhaps just a hair unsuitably) chaotic. For a twenty-five minute show, the plot twists come thick and fast as Selina’s future in politics gets juggled in every possible direction. Jessica St. Clair returns for a fantastic scene with Tony Hale’s Gary; the moment when Gary, a calm center of soothing peace for the entire series, finally loses his cool and begins screaming is a jaw-dropping moment. Dan Bakkedahl returns as Senator Furlong; his scene here is just marvelous. The final half of the episode or show just runs like a well-oiled machine and when, for the first time in the series, the President himself stops by the Veep’s office (we’ve never seen the man or heard his voice to this point), the series manages to pull off a perfect hat trick that makes the moment feel both mythical and perfectly in keeping with the show’s tone. As this season wraps, we find Selina poised for bigger things; she probably won’t be any better at them than she’s been at her current job, but they’ll definitely be bigger. Season three now has an irresistible hook – even as I’m taking a break from Veep now to watch some other stuff, I’m definitely looking forward to getting back to it later. Highly recommended. 4 stars.
tl;dr – fittingly spastic and chaotic episode ends the season with fantastic energy and a great hook that has me salivating for season three. 4 stars.