The Best Episodes of Veep

D.C.

#1 - D.C. 8.25

Season 2 - Episode 10

With the administration in full crisis mode, Selina and her staff try to cope.

Directors: Tim Kirkby
Crate

#2 - Crate 8.19

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.

Directors: Chris Addison
Kissing Your Sister

#3 - Kissing Your Sister 8.04

Season 5 - Episode 9

Catherine and Marjorie have a fight; Mike prepares for his babies; Selina is interviewed.

Directors: David Mandel
New Hampshire

#4 - New Hampshire 8.04

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

Directors: Chris Addison
Debate

#5 - Debate 8.04

Season 3 - Episode 8

Selina and the staff prep for her debate with George Maddox, Danny Chung, congressman Owen Pierce and Joe Thornhill, a major-league baseball manager who recently entered the race. Dan returns with a rosier outlook. Wendy, Mike's wife, arrives to do a style piece on Selina, but eyes a bigger story involving Ray.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
Election Night

#6 - Election Night 8.03

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

Directors: Chris Addison
Helsinki

#7 - Helsinki 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 5

Selina and her staff head to Helsinki to finalize a trade agreement, but are worried whether Selina will be received warmly in Europe. Dan call Mike for advice on charming the press and Mike leans on Jonah for help. Ken and Ben argue over how to deal with new intel.

Directors: Becky Martin
Running

#8 - Running 7.99

Season 2 - Episode 9

The Veep continues her plans. Dan attempts to play both sides of the Selina-Danny Chung rivalry.

Directors: Tim Kirkby
Congressional Ball

#9 - Congressional Ball 7.97

Season 5 - Episode 7

The White House Christmas party finds Selina canvassing for votes to break the election tie. The '50 Hottest D.C. Staffers' list is on everyone's lips in the West Wing. Mike mulls a career move. Dan helps Jonah hone his debate skills in New Hampshire.

Inauguration

#10 - Inauguration 7.95

Season 5 - Episode 10

Selina and her staff prepare for inauguration day; Mike suffers from exhaustion; Catherine gets a makeover.

Directors: Becky Martin
C**tgate

#11 - C**tgate 7.94

Season 5 - Episode 6

With the U.S. on the brink of a major financial meltdown, Selina must make an important decision. Jonah finds himself back in New Hampshire. Amy investigates the staff, and Catherine tries to get time with Selina to share major news.

Directors: Brad Hall
Mother

#12 - Mother 7.94

Season 5 - Episode 4

Selina rushes to the hospital while attempting to win the presidency. Amy and Dan discover the O’Brien camp has staged a fake protest, and task Jonah and Richard with organizing their own pro-POTUS demonstration. Mike and Wendy meet with a potential surrogate.

Directors: Dale Stern
Groundbreaking

#13 - Groundbreaking 7.93

Season 6 - Episode 10

Selina and her staff get ready for the long-awaited groundbreaking for her library. Amy seeks clarity on her role. Jonah asks Dan, Ben and Kent for help.

Special Relationship

#14 - Special Relationship 7.92

Season 3 - Episode 7

In the U.K. for the 100th anniversary of WWI, Selina’s staff worries about Ray’s growing influence on the Veep. Meanwhile, Dan’s nerves begin to fray as Ben gets news that sends him back to D.C. Later, Jonah arrives in London, U.K. to spy for Team Maddox, and Amy leaks a secret.

Directors: Becky Martin
Clovis

#15 - Clovis 7.92

Season 3 - Episode 4

On a fundraising trip in Silicon Valley, Selina is challenged by an anti-fracking mom and visits the campus of Clovis, a tech company with an ambitious young CEO. In D.C., Jonah makes a crude viral video of the Selina-mom encounter, and Dan, with Ben's help, gets an idea for a rumor he can spread against Chung.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
Hostages

#16 - Hostages 7.89

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.

Directors: Chris Addison
Alicia

#17 - Alicia 7.88

Season 3 - Episode 3

While Selina and her staff prepare for an Annapolis event where she will announce her candidacy, Dan gets word that "Saturday Night Live" has done a not-so-flattering sketch about her.

Directors: Christopher Morris
Detroit

#18 - Detroit 7.87

Season 3 - Episode 6

At an economic summit in Detroit, Selina’s staff and her family are peeved by the presence of her new personal trainer. Meanwhile, Jonah and Mike negotiate a photo-op with Selina and Maddox. Later, Catherine protects her mom from a protestor, and Selina attends a women’s gun show.

Directors: Tim Kirkby
Tears

#19 - Tears 7.87

Season 1 - Episode 8

In the Season 1 finale, an Ohio gubernatorial candidate balks at Selina's endorsement due to her current unpopularity, but Mike and Amy try to make the best of the vice president's emotions during their meeting. Meanwhile, Dan can't shake the clean-jobs bill debacle, especially when it could be the subject of a Congressional hearing.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
The Vic Allen Dinner

#20 - The Vic Allen Dinner 7.86

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.

Directors: Chris Addison
Fishing

#21 - Fishing 7.86

Season 3 - Episode 5

Selina has a secret lunch with a major strategist she may tap as her campaign manager, even as Amy and Dan are openly vying for the job. Meanwhile, Defense Secretary Maddox invites the vice president to his country estate; Gary gets bad news about his shoulder; and Mike's colleagues find out he's mixing business with pleasure.

Directors: Becky Martin
Testimony

#22 - Testimony 7.85

Season 4 - Episode 9

While Selina fields questions from the press, members of her staff testify before a congressional committee about whether the Families First vote was intentionally sabotaged – and who was really behind the data breach.

Directors: Armando Iannucci
Camp David

#23 - Camp David 7.85

Season 5 - Episode 8

A pre-Christmas celebration for Selina's family at Camp David camouflages her team's secret negotiations. Amy and Dan work on Jonah's human side after a terrible debate performance in New Hampshire.

Directors: Becky Martin
A Woman First

#24 - A Woman First 7.83

Season 6 - Episode 9

Selina's book finally arrives; Jonah has an important meeting; Dan, Ben and Kent go out for drinks.

Convention

#25 - Convention 7.83

Season 4 - Episode 5

At the party convention, Selina and her staff scramble against the clock to avert a major internal crisis. Amy grows increasingly infuriated with the president’s new advisor, Karen, who is coaching a nervous Catherine on her First Daughter speech to the convention. Back in D.C., Dan recruits Jonah and Richard to pose as influential Washington insiders.

Directors: Stephanie Laing