This Veep review contains spoilers.
Veep Season 7 Episode 3
Veep season 7 episode 3, "Pledge," aims for higher ground, but gets fatigued on the way and winds up digging deeper into the black hole we call politics. Leading into the first debates, the party goes progressive and the presidential campaign gets progressively worse. The title refers to an impromptu election promise not to go negative we're positive will only hobble a highly charged race.
The episode opens with Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) disparaging the "Kemistry" of her former protégé, and current rival, United States Senator from New York Kemi Talbot (Toks Olagundoye). Kent Davison (Gary Cole) begins explaining the sociopolitical significance of protest candidates, and she puts up a hand and says "off." For a moment, it looks like the long-time logarithmic political advisor actually shuts down.