The A.V. Club says goodbye to

A.V. Club - 05-13


Veep ended its seven-year term on HBO last night with a series of backdoor deals, sublime obscenities, multiple time jumps, and one final indignity for once-and-future President Selina Meyer (the incomparable Julia Louis-Dreyfus). Like a certain other award-winning HBO series, Veep had numerous threads to tie up in its final moments. And like its network neighbor, the series occasionally placed plotting above characterization in its uneven final season. But by the end of “Veep,” there was no doubt that everything—from a botched drone strike to Jonah Ryan’s (Timothy Simons) descent into hate-fueled propagandist to a casual reference to Tom Hanks years ago—was leading up to this.