The final episode took fans inside the 2020 Democratic Convention, where Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) tried once and for all to secure herself the role of President of the United States. Following one character's heart attack, another's betrayal, and a third's unexpected rise to the top, viewers were greeted by two flash forwards, which managed to keep the laughs going until the very last frame.
Louis-Dreyfus took to Instagram to share her thanks with all her co-stars and those who worked hard behind the scenes to make the show a wildly critical success.
"Nothing but gratitude and love for these fine @veephbo folks - pictured here and also not," she captioned a couple of snapshots from a few past Emmy Awards when the cast and creators took the stage to accept the coveted trophy for Best Comedy Series.
"This has been the ride of a lifetime," she added. "Thank you @hbo for the support and support and support."
For 8 years, I’ve had the gift of working with these wonderful folks. Not only am I so grateful for this job but even more grateful to have worked with people who are kind and giving. Cuz that’s the stuff that matters. Thank u all who watched and allowed us to keep doing it! pic.twitter.com/lG7vwfD2yu
Emily Pendergast, who played Beth Ryan -- the wife and former step-sister to Simon's Jonah Ryan -- took time to specifically thank Simons for his work as her scene partner, and for generally being a great guy.
I’m at a loss for words other than @timothycsimons is phenomenally fucking funny. I am wildly honored to have had the opportunity to work with someone so selflessly and effortlessly brilliant and giving. He included me and made me laugh harder than imaginable. #VEEPpic.twitter.com/l5f7YAVmo0
While the stars and creators of the show seemed to appreciate the time they spent working on the series, no one appeared to appreciate it more than the fans.
Veep's devoted followers took to Twitter en masse to praise it for being one of the only shows in TV history to properly pull off a great series finale and to share their stories of how the finale brought them to tears.
I will miss VEEP so much. I need more shows where I feel like every character talks about me behind my back.
So #Veep ended it's 7 Season rum tonight. And while some shows flounder and can't stick the landing. #Veep was always funny and it ends with such grace. Throughout Seven Seasons @OfficialJLD proved why she is the funniest damn person on this planet...
However, Veep fans were quick to point out that the gritty nihilism of GoTcan't even touch the deep, existential darkness that lurks inside every pointed political joke and comically grim moment in Veep's seven seasons.
Daenyrus would still only be like the fourth worst person on Veep.