TVOM: "This week’s Veep opens with Mike having lunch with his wife, Wendy, in honor of her birthday, an event that basically slips his mind due to his workload, which renders him unable to get a gift or make his time with her special. Mike’s constant state of being spread thin prompts him to go on a rant as to how exhausted he feels while the stakes keep getting higher both for Selina’s interim term and her ongoing presidential campaign. The press secretary appears to be about to have a nervous breakdown, which both makes complete sense and begins “Mommy Meyer” on a hilarious note. That said, it wouldn’t be far-fetched to imagine another staffer biting the dust. What is most important about Mike’s sudden collapse is that he is addressing how incapable he is of doing his job, one that he also seems to be increasingly dreading."