The BEST episodes directed by Chris Addison

247 votes

#1 - Leakage

The Thick of It - Season 4 - Episode 5

With Nicola Murray and Peter Mannion on the back foot after the unravelling of the key worker housing sell-off policy, both government and opposition scramble for the moral high ground while the dirty floodwater of scandal laps around their toes. Several people are even calling for some sort of inquiry. Everyone wants to spin their own version of the story, by fair means or foul. But with more fingers being pointed, the scandal gets even bigger, threatening to implicate everybody. Meanwhile, in amongst it all, the department is trying to somehow launch the new Carers Pass.

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1333 votes

#2 - Crate

Veep - Season 3 - Episode 9

With Thornhill ahead in the polls, Selina and her staff discuss how to make her more "folksy." In need of a job, Jonah meets with Bill Ericsson. Selina has an interview with pretentious journalist Quincy Carter.

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Election Night
1153 votes

#3 - Election Night

Veep - Season 4 - Episode 10

On election night, Selina and her staff find their nerves growing frayed as each state result is called.

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New Hampshire
1320 votes

#4 - New Hampshire

Veep - Season 3 - Episode 10

Three days before the New Hampshire primary, Selina and her staff juggle her multiple official obligations and campaign appearances.

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The Eagle
1354 votes

#5 - The Eagle

Veep - Season 5 - Episode 3

Fallout from Selina's tweet gives Mike a major headache; Amy is unsettled by Bob's power grab; Gary finds himself the bee's knees at a museum gala.

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The Vic Allen Dinner
1417 votes

#6 - The Vic Allen Dinner

Veep - Season 2 - Episode 4

Selina is rankled when the White House releases an unflattering photo of her. Mike and Kent bond over sailing; Jonah gets an executive parking space; Sue has a job interview. Selina takes steps to keep her staff happy as they prepare for her appearance at the Vic Allen dinner.

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Morning After
1436 votes

#7 - Morning After

Veep - Season 5 - Episode 1

It's the day after the election, and Selina thinks she's found a path to victory. Meanwhile, Catherine starts making a behind-the-scenes documentary; Amy isn't sure if she's back on the team; Dan mulls a new career; and Mike and Wendy plan to adopt a baby from China.

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1376 votes

#8 - Nev-AD-a

Veep - Season 5 - Episode 2

Amy, Dan, Jonah and Richard go all out to win the election for Selina. Meanwhile, Tom is unceremoniously ousted from the new banking task force; a well-known D.C. fixture joins the team; Selina meets a Wall Street titan; Mike aims to improve his health before becoming a father; and Kent is curious about Sue's age.

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Some New Beginnings
1540 votes

#9 - Some New Beginnings

Veep - Season 3 - Episode 1

In Iowa, Selina courts possible caucus voters at a book signing for her new autobiography, while her team attends a staff wedding in D.C. As the day proceeds, she and her staff get word of a rumor that could affect the next election.

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1485 votes

#10 - Hostages

Veep - Season 2 - Episode 3

As a hostage crisis in Uzbekistan heats up, Selina and Secretary of Defense General Maddox have trouble getting on the same page at their joint appearance at the Marine Corps Base at Quantico. Sue testifies at a congressional hearing on governmental efficiencies; Dan and Gary jockey for the Veep's ear.

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1389 votes

#11 - Thanksgiving

Veep - Season 5 - Episode 5

Selina celebrates Thanksgiving in her own special way. Ben and Kent manage a Thanksgiving Day crisis, deploying Tom James and VP Doyle to make statements in Selina’s absence. Ben sends Dan to work for Tom James.

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Joint Session
1361 votes

#12 - Joint Session

Veep - Season 4 - Episode 1

Selina's staff frantically works on her first major speech as president. Gary questions his worth.

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1563 votes

#13 - Signals

Veep - Season 2 - Episode 2

Selina attends a pig roast in North Carolina as part of the president's "Listen to Rural America" initiative. Dan takes up Pilates to get face time.

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No Cure (2)
198 votes

#14 - No Cure (2)

Breeders - Season 1 - Episode 10

Luke’s condition worsens and he is admitted to a specialist pediatric unit. As Paul, Ally and their parents desperately wait for news, stress and fear cause cracks to form within the family.

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Time to Get Ill
929 votes

#15 - Time to Get Ill

Fresh Off the Boat - Season 3 - Episode 18

When Jessica tries to sleep off a bad flu, Louis and the boys splurge on a pricey pay-per-view wrestling match that she would never allow. As they watch the match in silence, taking every precaution to ensure Jessica's recovery is not disturbed, they are shocked to learn that she was secretly having some fun of her own.

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No Worries
93 votes

#16 - No Worries

Breeders - Season 3 - Episode 2

Ally fears she might lose her job and her mind, as the company collapses and her HRT meds become unavailable. Luke's panic attack ends Paul's leisurely life at Leah's, while an increasingly isolated Ava faces a huge change.

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Storms and Pancakes
1244 votes

#17 - Storms and Pancakes

Veep - Season 4 - Episode 6

On the campaign trail, Selina is annoyed by press reaction to her running mate’s effortless charm and decides to attend a pancake-brunch fundraiser without any of her team on hand to help. When news arrives that a major hurricane is about to hit North Carolina, it looks like it could be good news for her image. In D.C., Amy tries to adjust to her new post-White House life, and Jonah gets bizarrely ambushed at what he thinks is a job interview.

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No Comfort
98 votes

#18 - No Comfort

Breeders - Season 3 - Episode 3

A back injury leaves Paul high on Leah's supply, as he raids her collection of heavy-duty painkillers. As Luke and his dad get closer, Ally and Ava drift further apart, and Ally looks for someone to blame.

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No Cure (1)
199 votes

#19 - No Cure (1)

Breeders - Season 1 - Episode 9

Family life is thrown off kilter as Ally spends her weekdays in Berlin and weekends in London. Paul, Luke and Ava try to muddle through without her, but the children aren’t sleeping again and it takes its toll on Paul.

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No Direction Home
103 votes

#20 - No Direction Home

Breeders - Season 3 - Episode 1

With Luke refusing to live with his dad, Paul is staying at honeymooning Leah's house. Single-parent Ally begins to feel the strain, while a distressing event from the family's past has a surprising present-day echo.

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No Body
87 votes

#21 - No Body

Breeders - Season 3 - Episode 4

Ally and Paul each learns the truth about a thing that has been terrifying them - for Ally, her job and for Paul, his MRI result. Ava and Luke both feel frozen out by the people they care most about.

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No Exit
196 votes

#22 - No Exit

Breeders - Season 1 - Episode 7

It’s half term and Luke is responsible for taking Lenny the class bear on an adventure. Lenny has been to Italy, Peru and beyond, but Paul can’t even manage to get the family and the godforsaken bear out of the house to the local park.

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No Honeymoon
192 votes

#23 - No Honeymoon

Breeders - Season 1 - Episode 8

Paul attempts to focus on his upcoming wedding but is constantly thwarted by his family; Ally is distracted by work, Luke is misbehaving at school and Leah doesn’t understand why they are even bothering to get married.

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No Talking
219 votes

#24 - No Talking

Breeders - Season 1 - Episode 6

In the wake of Michael’s death, the family stay with Darren at his country house, but Paul’s attempt to give Ally space by taking on kid duties and Darren’s fixation on work doesn’t help Ally find a chance to say goodbye.

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No Can Do
91 votes

#25 - No Can Do

Breeders - Season 3 - Episode 5

An ambitious Ally sets out to save the company and throw a memorable birthday party for Ava, just as Paul, passed over for promotion yet again, wonders if he ever had any ambition to start with.

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