Veep: Inauguration
June 27, 2016 5:48 AM - Season 5, Episode 10 - Subscribe

The vote for the vice presidency goes to the Senate, where Tom James' plan is upended.
posted by Etrigan (9 comments total)
 
I have discussed this with both my husband and brother, and we all saw this finale differently. My husband thought Catherine's missing tape was important, but he couldn't figure out how it got Selina back in office, while I thought it was just to show that Selina was never going to allow Catherine to make that film and she obviously stole it and lied about it. My brother thought that there were hints that Laura Montez was actually ineligible to be president, and that Martin Mull's character mentioning that Selina had actually won Nevada at the end was a credible claim, while I thought it was just last-day awkwardness and Martin Mull's character being extra out of touch with the present day. And I saw that one pan to a woman in the crowd at the inauguration and wondered if she was going to be important next season, because...why would they do that otherwise?.

Does everyone else think these were just misdirection? Or were they setting up something for season 6? Because I have no idea what season 6 could possibly look like after this finale.
posted by joan cusack the second at 8:21 AM on June 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Does everyone else think these were just misdirection? Or were they setting up something for season 6?

Oh, they were definitely setting something up. But I have a feeling it will end up with VP Meyer again -- I don't think they ever mentioned who Montez was going to pick for that, while they did put Doyle in State and Baird in Treasury.
posted by Etrigan at 8:28 AM on June 27, 2016


My brother thought that there were hints that Laura Montez was actually ineligible to be president

I thought the same thing, but some people have said that Montez's poor Spanish is more of a reflection that she's actually a white person that uses her husband's Mexican surname to appeal to Hispanics.
posted by FJT at 9:36 AM on June 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


Watched this straight after the Game of Thrones season finale and for a few moments leading up to the inauguration I legitimately thought Montez would be assassinated before swearing her pledge or whatever.
posted by turbid dahlia at 4:25 PM on June 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


My brother thought that there were hints that Laura Montez was actually ineligible to be president

I thought the same thing, but some people have said that Montez's poor Spanish is more of a reflection that she's actually a white person that uses her husband's Mexican surname to appeal to Hispanics.


I'm pretty certain the joke was Montez using her husband's ethnicity (and name) to play Hispanic for political reasons despite being your basic Midwestern white woman. (Which is why Selina Meyer called her out on being from Ohio.)
posted by sallybrown at 4:45 PM on June 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


"Let me give you some advice before you're yanked out of here like a cheerleader's unwanted fetus." The last few episodes with Furlong have really made me appreciate Dan Bakkedahl's delivery of these kinds of lines and his tremendous abuse of the lovely and amiable Will, and both are even better in the service of taking down Jonah.

I have no idea where they're going with this; I even googled when it was over to see if it was the series finale.
posted by gladly at 8:02 PM on June 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


I thought this season was going to be the last! I'm glad it isn't.

Gary's freakout scene was amazing. Love Tony Hale.
posted by something something at 8:32 AM on June 29, 2016


I'm pretty certain the joke was Montez using her husband's ethnicity (and name) to play Hispanic for political reasons despite being your basic Midwestern white woman. (Which is why Selina Meyer called her out on being from Ohio.)

Yeah, you're probably right, but oof, that was a bad way to do it. There are more Latinos in Ohio than in Albuquerque. I thought the joke was just "You're not as steeped in the Latinx culture as you claim to be, suburban dweller."
posted by Etrigan at 8:46 AM on June 29, 2016


Taking freeing Tibet away from Selina was just the final nail! So cruel and I normally don’t feel bad for her. This really felt like a series finale so I’m excited to see what direction they take this in next.
posted by liquorice at 2:56 AM on January 18


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