Episode Title: 'Full Disclosure'
Writers: Roger Drew and Armando Iannucci
Director: Christopher Morris
By now we know that the Veep's office is terrible at keeping secrets. Thus, Amy (Anna Chlumsky) comes up with what sounds like a brilliant solution, implementing a full disclosure policy. With nasty viral videos, pregnancy rumors, the controversial firing of a Secret Service agent and an endless parade of politically incorrect guffaws following the Veep around, how much worse can it get? Or rather, how much funnier?
Of course, it's not really Vice President Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) whose career is in danger but her top three staffers, Amy, Mike and Dan. After last week's pregnancy reveal, learning that Selina had a miscarriage was an easy and inevitable out to that crisis.
But the press still wants to know why Gary (Tony Hale) was buying the Veep pregnancy tests. That's right, it was the the drug store employee who leaked the story according to Sue (Sufe Bradshaw). With that, Gary goes from thinking himself infallible to a hasty resignation, as Selina debates which of the three blind mice to let go. Luckily, the Veep already knew about Gary's screw-up and it's nothing that a cup of tea and a Fig Newton can't fix.
As for the other three, someone's gotta go. A panicked Dan (Reid Scott) gets Amy to agree to a suicide pact but Mike (Matt Walsh), who has only compounded the problem by calling the Secret Service agent an "ape," gets in on the deal when he threatens Dan with an incriminating email to a certain Senator's Chief of Staff.
With Selina's dirty laundry hanging out for the press to make even dirtier, bloggers start linking her affair with Ted to the pregnancy rumors. Selina has Ted meet him at Gary's place. Tempers flare when Ted curses out a reporter on the phone and he steps outside for a breather. Fearing she'll be dumped, Selina makes a quick exit and tasks Gary with dumping Ted for her. Unfortunately, a Fig Newton can't fix this one.
Back at the office, Selina still isn't sure who she's firing but she does know who's cleaning up the mess: Amy. After spitballing a bunch of potential damage control maneuvers, Amy suggests taking the fall for the pregnancy-miscarriage-secret-service debacle by telling a women's magazine she was the pregnant one and fired the agent in a hormonal rage. And to her shock (but not ours), Selina approves.
Having laid herself on the sword for the Veep, we know Amy's not going anywhere. But how much more incompetence can the Vice President's office handle? With the season finale just a week away, hopefully an awful lot.