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  • Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    This was a brilliant finale. I guess this was what everything was destined to be for Selina: losing every advisor (well, she gave up her most trusted one to the FBI) she had and eventually being alone in the White House by herself.

    I really don’t know how JLD loses at this point. I know that many people (myself included) are sick of how many times she’s won in Comedy Lead Actress, but you can’t deny that she doesn’t deserve it this year based on this episode alone.

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    Eden
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    We didn’t get a great season, but we got a great finale. JLD is indeed winning. Everything’s been said already, so I’ll just mention Chlumsky and Hale. They tried to give sort of a redemption to Amy, but she became beyond annoying in the last few episodes. Hale did nothing in the past six episodes, but his final two scenes in the finale were overwhelming. I’m glad we didn’t learn how long Gary spent in prison.

    There’s this one scene which gave me goosebumps. Hugh Laurie with makeup showed how great he could’ve been in The Crown!

    Selina Meyer Presidential Library
    “Someone needs to do something about this” – Selina Meyer

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    thatnerdgreg
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    I didn’t mention this in my earlier post, but that final joke may be one of the greatest call backs I’ve ever seen

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    Atypical
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    I was generally with the series finale until the epilogue. All of that rubbed me the wrong way, and nothing was funny about it. Before that though, there were vivid moments of Selina at her vile best and almost Iannucci-level. I particularly liked what Selina did to smug Tom (Hugh Laurie was so good throughout the show’s run), and of course that epic takedown of Rhea Seehorn’s character. Seeing Gary take the fall for the trust fund scandal was tough to watch. I did get a kick out of seeing Andrew. I knew he faked his death! Makes Gary’s “sacrifice” all the more depressing and futile. This is JLD’s tape for sure, and I’m guessing Mandel’s major submissions. Comedy Series I’d still have it nowhere near as most of the final season was mediocre, rushed, and muddled. Sally Phillips for guest actress, plz! Minna at Selina’s funeral would have been priceless.

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    David Buchanan
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    Brilliant finale. I was really worried that they wouldn’t deliver, but this exceeded my expectations. The episode is hysterically funny and, like many of the show’s best episodes, heart-wrenching, too. Letting Selina win at such a high price is quite a perfect ending, since we’ve seen her lose the presidency before. I also love the two callbacks to the pilot episode (“The level of incompetence in this office…,” and Tom Hanks’ death). Great way to come full circle without making Selina Veep again. And the reappearance by Sufe Bradshaw damn near made the whole episode for me. I’m so glad she could come back to do it!

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus is brilliant in this one and there are almost too many standout moments to list (almost, but nevertheless: the hospital scene with Ben, her dressing down of Michelle, her ultimate take-down of Tom James, her facing off against Kent and Amy, her and Uncle Jeff eviscerating Jonah, her final moments with Gary, and, of course, her last scene as Selina). This might be her best episode submission over the whole seven seasons, and she earns the Emmy with this performance, no doubt. This wonderful New York Magazine piece also gives some insight into just how much she shapes the scripts, and it’s clear that her creative input elevates the series.

    The whole ensemble really delivered here, too, especially Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Anna Chlumsky, and Tony Hale. If industry goodwill is strong enough for this series finale (early reports are glowing) then I could actually see Chlumsky and Hale winning, even though the volume of their material in this episode isn’t large. I’d love to see Kevin Dunn score a Supporting Actor nomination. In the Mandel years, Ben has really become one of the few genuine souls of the series and I love when they pair him and Dreyfus for brutally honest conversations (like in the Season 6 premiere, for example). I’d nominate Dunn over all of the rest of the supporting cast, honestly. Ideally, Hugh Laurie would be in the conversation for Supporting Actor, too.

    They really pulled it off.

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    TVFan365
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    That was one of the greatest series finales of all time.

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    Julian14
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    What an absolutely hilarious ending to a great series. They Truly stuck the landing. JLD is a legend. This is one of the best ensemble cast on TV ever. Gonna mis these characters

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    Pulp
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    I really hope they only submit the finale in writing, it would be such a shame if this show never wins for writing, especially since the only thing that’s stopped it so far is it being nominated too many times and splitting votes with itself

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    David Buchanan
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    I really hope they only submit the finale in writing, it would be such a shame if this show never wins for writing, especially since the only thing that’s stopped it so far is it being nominated too many times and splitting votes with itself

    Veep did win Writing in Season 4 for the finale “Election Night.” I agree with the sentiment and the strategy, though. Mandel needs to pick up a Writing trophy, especially for the spectacular series finale.

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    zackfins
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    I was generally with the series finale until the epilogue. All of that rubbed me the wrong way, and nothing was funny about it. Before that though, there were vivid moments of Selina at her vile best and almost Iannucci-level. I particularly liked what Selina did to smug Tom (Hugh Laurie was so good throughout the show’s run), and of course that epic takedown of Rhea Seehorn’s character. Seeing Gary take the fall for the trust fund scandal was tough to watch. I did get a kick out of seeing Andrew. I knew he faked his death! Makes Gary’s “sacrifice” all the more depressing and futile. This is JLD’s tape for sure, and I’m guessing Mandel’s major submissions. Comedy Series I’d still have it nowhere near as most of the final season was mediocre, rushed, and muddled. Sally Phillips for guest actress, plz! Minna at Selina’s funeral would have been priceless.

    You’re so right, it would have been absolutely hilarious to see Minna at the funeral!

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    forwardswill
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    What a fucking finale. What an incredible rescue mission for a season that looked to be losing its way.

    First off: Julia Louis-Dreyfus. This might just be the best she has ever been. Absolutely outstanding. The moment she went to tell Gary about what she’d done was breathtaking.

    As for the show itself: this could easily win Writing and Directing. So hilarious but more importantly so faithful to everything the show has been. Particularly, Selina selling out Gary which was so shocking yet so believable all in one. Also, all the storylines converged at last to make the season well and truly necessary.

    I wholeheartedly agree with the comment above that describes this as one of the best TV finales ever.

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    Kay
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    What a brilliant finale, what a brilliant show! A satisfying ending to one of the best shows of all time; undoubtedly my favorite comedy ever. It’s been a delight watching Julia Louis Dreyfus and the entire cast for seven glorious seasons. I will miss it terribly.

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    The show is rarely funny for me and the finale was no exception, but this was definitely sharper than the last several episodes and is exactly what the show needed to reaffirm itself as competitive and the safe bet for the series Emmy. The stocks of all of the acting contenders rise too, as does the episode in writing, directing and editing.

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    Aline Duarte
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    Daniwah!!!!!

    Perfect Series Finale. I could comment the entire episode, but I will say that what happened to Selina and Gary was a brilliant and brave idea of Mandel who did not fear the most sentimental fans. The series was acid and cruel to the end.

    I cried when saw Sue on the screen. I think Sufe got pretty sick after the 5th season, and I was really glad she’s okay.

    After Selina, Ben has always been my favorite, Kevin deserves an nomination for years.

    I’m really a fan and I was very satisfied  with the ending.

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    M: The Original
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    The show is rarely funny for me and the finale was no exception, but this was definitely sharper than the last several episodes and is exactly what the show needed to reaffirm itself as competitive and the safe bet for the series Emmy. The stocks of all of the acting contenders rise too, as does the episode in writing, directing and editing.

    Is it the style of comedy or the thematic material that left you cold about the show?

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