"I think to me you look like a bitter person" – Deputy British Prime Minister
What is it about Europe that brings out the truly worst (best) in the Meyer team? The veep's merry ol' trip to London saw Dan's regime come crumbling down, in spectacular fashion. Daniwah!
For an episode that turned dark at the end (the First Lady attempted suicide), "Special Relationship" was a hilarious catastrophe, which saw two people get fired, and one of those end up in the hospital. The veep travelled to London to commemorate a World War I anniversary and not-so-secretly work out a deal with Germany on spying, but she wore some terrible hats ("it's like she stuck her head in a swan and it's exploded") and had a "fucking misery marathon" of a press conference along the way.
By the end of it, the Meyer crew were just thankful to get out of Britain – or as Ray calls it, the kingdom of the hats. Let's just get right to it and tally up the casualties:
1. Ray (Last week: N/A)
We kept him off the Index last week, but there's just no way we can deny Ray's incompetence in London. The veep's personal wellness advisor – and author of books like Get A Bod Like God – wasn't shy about sharing his personal views ("Money is just a concept"), or trying to normal-fy Selina's speeches, because this is a man who's written a lot of "treati," after all. Not even his word-a-day calendar ("I love words very ardently" ) could save Ray in the end, though, once it leaked that he thinks obese children are possessed by the devil (not a great hat choice, either, tbh). London was the end of the road for Ray, but oh what an end it was.