[Spoilers ahead for the finales of both Veep and Game Of Thrones. Obviously.]
Chaos isn't a pit. Chaos is a ladder.
-- Petyr Baelish, Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 6
Well then, why don't we send WARSHIPS into the South China Seas? I WANT! MY NOBEL! PEACE PRIZE!
-- President Selina Meyer, Veep, Season 5, Episode 10
Last night on HBO, two venal, scheming rulers saw their secret machinations come to ruinous ends — literally ruinous, for one of them.