'Succession' season 2 episode 3 will see Logan Roy desperate for a win, but Tom might have just messed it all up
'Succession' season 2 episode 3's promo features Logan Roy who is all ready for a big acquisition even as his family and advisors are strongly against it
'Succession' season 2 episode 3's promo video has Logan Roy (Brian Cox) go all out for a victory and it seems like he expects this to change the direction that Waystar Royco is headed in, which is obscurity in the face of new technology.
Logan wants to go for a big acquisition that his counsel Gerri Kellman (J. Smith-Cameron) is on the fence about. It is not just her, but Logan's family, especially Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook) who also seems to be against this idea, considering the fact that she has quit her job with presidential candidate Gil Eavis in episode 2, and has to make sure that things go her way.
She wants to stop her father and we see her speak all this out with her husband Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) and later in the promo, just for a second, we see Tom get on his knees at a family gathering.
Did Tom do this to take Shiv's words to heart and do something without consulting her or did they act together to mess up the acquisition? It is not clear in the promo, but we cannot wait to see how the Roys will navigate this new conflict.
Other than Shiv, Roman also seems to be on edge about something. This could possibly be because of how his father pushed him out even as Logan reconciled with his elder son Kendall Roy. Roman might have finally caught wind of the fact that his father may never hand over the reins of Waystar to him.
Is the reaction that we see him portray a result of that or was it him who screwed up his father's plans? In the video, we see Logan ask which of the boys did it and the camera shifts between Roman, Kendall and oddly enough, Greg Hirsh (Nicholas Braun) as well.
What we find most interesting is the fact that Logan is dead set on this particular acquisition. While we are not aware of what Logan wants in the acquisition, we are speaking of the same man who asked his son Ken to gut one such company in episode 2. So is this acquisition another test through which Logan has planned to see who is trustworthy, or is he serious about buying out another company? This is surely not advisable considering the financial state that Waystar is in currently.
What is Logan really thinking? This is something that we have been asking ourselves since the beginning of the show as somehow things always turn out exactly the way Logan wants and look like this might continue this season as well.
'Succession' season 2 episode 3 will air on Sunday on HBO at 9 pm ET.