Veep “Convention” Season 4 Episode 5

Veep Convention Season 4 Episode 5

Veep season 4 Episode 5 “Convention” airs Sunday May 10 at 10:30 pm on HBO. In tonight’s episode, at the party convention, Selina and her staff scramble against the clock to avert a major internal crisis. Amy (Anna Chlumsky) grows increasingly infuriated with the president’s new advisor, Karen (Lennon Parham), who is coaching a nervous Catherine (Sarah Sutherland) on her First Daughter speech to the convention. Back in D.C., Dan recruits Jonah and Richard (Sam Richardson) to pose as influential Washington insiders.Richard (Thomas Middleditch) butts heads with Erlich (T.J. Miller) over a prospective hire, while Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) become suspicious that a new employee they recommended is commanding a higher salary. Big Head (Josh Brener) gets a surprising promotion at Hooli. At a board meeting, Monica (Amanda Crew) and Richard find themselves outvoted; Jared (Zach Woods) institutes a workplace harassment policy.

Former Senator Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) has accepted the call to serve as Vice President of the United States. The job is nothing like she imagined and everything she was warned about. ‘Veep’ follows Meyer and her staff as they attempt to make their mark and leave a lasting legacy, without getting tripped up in the day-to-day political games that define Washington.

Meyer’s inner circle includes: her chief of staff Amy (Anna Chlumsky), longtime press spokesperson Mike McClintock (Matt Walsh), right hand and body man Gary (Tony Hale) and secretary Sue (Sufe Bradshaw) all of whom often do battle with Dan Egan (Reid Scott) an ambitious interloper and smug White House liaison Jonah (Tim Simons).

Created by Armando Iannucci (The Thick of It, In the Loop), the comedy is scripted but shot in an improvisational style. ‘Veep’ is authentic without being specifically biographical about what it is like to hold the least effectual post in the most powerful office in the world.