Fans of HBO’s Veep have watched the daughter of POTUS, Catherine Meyer, filming a documentary about Selena (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) and the election all throughout Season 5. Her hard work was finally put on display during Sunday’s penultimate episode, which broke format and decided to screen the documentary, Kissing Your Sister: The Story of a Tie, in its entirety. There was a pretty major plot point that was revealed, too, but we won’t get into that. But in the aftermath, a website for the fake doc and adjoining YouTube channel popped up revealing bonus scenes and interviews with the characters.
Sunday’s episode featured behind-the-scenes moments from events that aired throughout the previous season. There are 16 total video moments featured on the website, including moments with Selena, Amy (Anna Chlumsky), Gary (Tony Hale), Jonah (Timothy Simons), Dan (Reid Scott), Mike (Matt Walsh), Kent (Gary Cole), Ben (Kevin Dunn), Richard (Sam Richardson), Catherine’s dad Andrew (David Pasquesi), and one where Catherine misses key moments to text with her girlfriend Marjorie Palmiotti (Clea DuVall). Though there’s more to discover on the website, including Catherine’s list of influencers (one is herself) and a statement to do “well” by doing “good.”
Speaking with THR about the surprise episode, Veep showrunner David Mandel:
“I wanted to try this idea where we didn’t promote it and didn’t tell anyone. A gazillion years ago, I did the backwards episode of Seinfeld [“The Betrayal”]. NBC promo’d the heck out of it and I always wondered: What if you turned the TV on and the show was just backwards — wouldn’t that have been more fun? So we tried to keep this as much a secret as we humanly could.”
Watch bonus clips from Kissing Your Sister: The Story of a Tie below.