Veep (HBO) “Nicknames” Episode 5

Veep (HBO) Nicknames Episode 5
Veep “Nicknames” Episode 5 airs Sunday, May 20 at 10 pm on HBO.

Episode Synopsis: Selina becomes obsessed with the many unflattering nicknames given to her by bloggers, and after being snubbed from a Senate briefing by the POTUS, assigns Dan to get White House intel from Jonah (Timothy C. Simons). Later, Dan’s political maneuvering puts the fate of the Clean Jobs Bill on the line.

Former senator Selina Meyer was a rising star in her party, a charismatic leader who seemed to have unlimited potential. Some pundits thought she might even occupy the White House some day. Then she became vice president. Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Emmyr winner for “Seinfeld” and “The New Adventures of Old Christine”) stars as Selina Meyer in VEEP, the story of a woman who becomes vice president, only to discover the job is nothing like she expected, but everything she was warned about.

Created by Armando Iannucci (Oscar nominee for co-writing “In the Loop”), the new comedy series kicks off its eight-episode season SUNDAY, APRIL 22(10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. VEEP follows the whirlwind day-to-day existence of Vice President Meyer as she puts out political fires, juggles a busy public schedule and demanding private life, and defends the president’s interests, even as she tries to improve her dysfunctional relationship with the chief executive.

The ensemble cast of the show also includes Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”) as Gary, her right-hand man; Anna Chlumsky (“In the Loop”) as Amy, her chief of staff; Matt Walsh (HBO’s “Hung”) as Mike, Vice President Meyer’s weathered spokesperson; Reid Scott (“My Boys”) as Dan, an ambitious political aide; Timothy C. Simons (“Days Together”) as Jonah, a young and somewhat clueless White House liaison; and Sufe Bradshaw (“Overnight”) as Sue, Vice President Meyer’s executive assistant.