Veep

Season 2 Episode 7

Shutdown

7
Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jun 02, 2013 on HBO
6.0
out of 10
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With a budget deal with Congress unable to be agreed, the Federal government is shutdown, leading to Selina having to furlough some of her staff. Meanwhile, Danny Chung takes advantage of the situation, Selina’s ex-husband is the victim of a damaging leak and Jonah and Gary must perform an emergency trash retrieval.

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  • "Shutdown" will always be associated with the Red Wedding.

    8.5
    Since this episode came on directly after the red wedding, I will always have the two episodes associated. The people this episode are real jerks. (For once, Selina and her crew weren't one of them!"). My favorite line was: "You're paying, correct?" "Yes, "Okay, I will take the most expensive bottle of wine you have, and two
  • Shutdown

    6.5
    Another bit of a letdown here from Veep. Jonah and Gary had most of the few funny lines in this one, but there was just not enough going on. Selina was a bit too level-headed in this one as well, and that's not a good formula for this program.
Nelson Franklin

Nelson Franklin

Will

Guest Star

Peter Grosz

Peter Grosz

Sidney Purcell

Guest Star

Randall Park

Randall Park

Danny Chung

Guest Star

Gary Cole

Gary Cole

Kent Davidson

Recurring Role

Kevin Dunn

Kevin Dunn

Ben Caffrey

Recurring Role

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  • QUOTES (4)

    • Gary: It looks like it's between you and me. Without me, this office would implode.
      Sue: Gary, the Secret Service is calling you 'Girly Shirley Temple', so you need to just cut it.

    • Gary: Are you going to the G8 conference in London?
      Jonah: Yes, I am, Gary. Thank you for asking. Yes, I am. It is a city where women are literally drunk all day.

    • Selena: You know, Jim, you're a lot older than me. If you die within the next six years, I will be attending your funeral and giving a eulogy when POTUS sends me there in his stead. And it is going to be full of subtext, chock-full of subtext.
      Jim Marwood: Well, I look forward to that. Oh, wait, I'll be dead.

    • Sue: It looks like the NASA guys had to reschedule.
      Gary: Oh, crap, I wanted to meet the NASA guys.
      Mike: Gary, they don't even walk on the moon any more. They're basically a bunch of nerds who work in in a hangar.

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