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Emmy episode analysis: Anna Chlumsky (‘Veep’) exercises her right to choose in ‘Pledge’

Emmy episode analysis: Anna Chlumsky (‘Veep’) exercises her right to choose in ‘Pledge’

Anna Chlumsky is on her sixth Best Comedy Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for playing Amy Brookheimer, the longtime loyal aide to Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus), on HBO’s “Veep.” She’s been nominated for every season since the show’s sophomore run in 2013, but has yet to win. Can she finally cross the line with her episode submission, “Pledge”?

In the beginning of the episode, Amy is seen in the background as Selina addresses a rally and deals with debate prep. Several colleagues make comments about her pregnancy showing but are also unaware of the fact that she’s scheduled to have an abortion. Her sister is supposed to be her ride, but Amy’s hungover after sleeping with Dan (Reid Scott), so he ends up taking her to the clinic. As she’s about to enter the clinic, she’s confronted by several protesters pleading for her to consider her child’s life.

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