Tuesday, November 16, 2021

What I’m Watching: Succession

Succession: Season 3, Episode 4 “Lion in the Meadow” (B+)

It’s incredibly awkward to see Kendall and Logan forced to be in the same room as one another, and the forced hug they engaged in while Adrien Brody’s Josh was looking on was about as convincing as their repeated assurances that they could cooperatively work together. Kendall made a power play in response to Logan making him wait on the tarmac for him to arrive, but then Josh seemed to be much more on his dad’s side, eager for Kendall to retract everything and say he was wrong. Logan started with the cruelty when it was just him and Kendall walking, and Kendall tried to get him to admit that he needed to take a break rather than help him when he finally asked for it, demonstrating to Josh that Logan was indeed an old man who couldn’t necessarily keep up with his pace of life – or business. Roman’s phone call to his brother at the end of the episode started off with his normal petty insults but then involved into something far more ferocious, indicative of the Roy viciousness that all of Logan’s children have inherited. Connor demonstrated that when Shiv balked at his plan and he made it clear that he didn’t want to deal with her. Though Logan was not kind to Shiv with his “nothing is a line” wisdom, she too showed her ability to be unfeeling and effective when she laid out that the conversation she was having had already ended. Tom was spiraling with his prison research, but he still had to time to freak Greg out by telling him that he would castrate him and marry him in a second. Greg having Logan serve him a rum and coke and then asking what he can get was the latest instance of him having absolutely no clue how serious the situation he currently finds himself in really is.

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