As Tom’s political viewpoints start to come to the fore, Mike becomes the latest member of Meyer’s administration to start cracking under the pressure in another entertaining episode.
Meyer’s attempts at brokering a peace deal are undercut by Gary going mad with power and a conflict over a White House painting, leading to a hilarious and strong episode that gives nearly all the castmembers a chance to shine.
Dan gets back into form as he manages to manipulate Jonah, while Amy gets a glimpse of her value should she ever decide to leave Meyer’s staff in another superbly funny outing of what’s shaping up to be a fine season.
As Meyer and her group make the first moves in her presidential campaign, the staff scrambles to establish Selina’s position on a major issue, in an insightful yet funny episode.
Veep, Ep 2.08: “First Response” forces Selina to face the media, and take drastic actions to try to pull attention away from her numerous scandals
With Selina’s growing political issues in the second season of Veep, from the CIA operative hostage situation, to the scandals involving her ex-husband, a rough meeting between the Vice president and the press seemed inevitable. While Meyer was able to avoid the press in Finland, despite Dan’s bumbling efforts, such reprieve could not go on for long. This episode sees Meyer face the press, in an episode that illustrates how Meyer’s recent political actions are being viewed by those in the public eye, while still managing to be comedically top-notch.