'Succession' Season 3 Episode 6: Shiv's snub to Tom's worry, here's 3 talking points

'Succession' Season 3 Episode 6: Shiv's snub to Tom's worry, here's 3 talking points
Sarah Snook as Shiv in 'Succession' (HBO)

It was another humdinger of an episode on 'Succession' Season 3 as the Roy family was busy and got down to business. After Roman (Kieran Culkin) receives a call from the President about the damning coverage on ATN, there's a new POTUS that needs to be picked, and although Connor (Alan Ruck) offers his name up for grabs, the siblings choose different candidates. 

At the other end, Kendall (Jeremy Strong) was in dire straits after Lisa (Sanaa Lathan) no longer represented him. Greg (Nicholaus Braun) shared his view on who cannot be the POTUS. Shiv (Sarah Snook) has been burned again, while Tom (Matthew Macfayden) considers his options including food in prison. With the episode done, we take a look at three talking points while waiting for the next engrossing episode to drop.


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Shiv gets shut down. Again

It hasn't been a great last couple of episodes for Shiv. She may settled for a deal with Sandy and Stewy, and she tried to make peace with Logan Roy (Brian Cox) for it, and although it appears that everything is just hunky-dory, she soon learns it isn't. Her top pick for President, Salgado (Yul Vazquez) is technically a no-go. Logan so much as doesn't bat an eyelid. He likes Menken (Justin Kirk) who comes across as a fascist, but he's the man willing to compromise when needed. So he fits the bill and despite Shiv's earnest attempts to not be part of the picture with Menken, Logan scolds her way to getting into the frame.


Tom's life in doldrums

Tom in a still from 'Succession' Season 3 (HBO)


Things have been bad for Tom. He wants to impregnate Shiv, but that's not happening. He's attempting to come to terms with how bland prison food can be. He's egging himself to be ready when the time comes for the cuffs to be slapped on his wrist. In what comes off as one last attempt to escape doing time, he meets Kendall, who offers an olive branch of sorts, but gets shot down. My hunch is that you're going to get f****d," Tom tells Kendall, "because I've seen you get f****d a lot... and I've never seen Logan get f**** once."


Logan's wife is remarrying

A more personal shock hits the family as Roman, Kendall, and Shiv discover their mother, Lady Caroline Collingwood, is remarrying. She was notably seen at Shiv and Tom's wedding in season 1 and in London in season 2, and is getting ready to tie the knot with a care home CEO, Peter Munion (Pip Torrens).

These three talking points will surely have repercussions as the season draws to a close. Shiv and Tom have their own internal battles to take care of, while Logan's wife and her new husband just might pop up in the odd cameo to stick it to the Roys.


'Succession' Season 3 airs Sundays at 9 pm ET on HBO.

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