‘Succession’ Season 4 Episode 6: What are the three Roy Musketeers upto?
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The latest installment of the revered HBO series ‘Succession’ was a gentle reminder to all that Logan Roy, despite his apparent shortcomings in humanity, was an impeccable authoritarian leader who controlled Kendall, Roman, Shiv, his colleagues, and employees. Karl, Gerri, and Hugo were all in awe and equally scared of the big man. However, they don’t scare easily in the same way with Kendall, Roman, and Shiv at the table. There was a constant reminder in the episode where Roman and Kendall were separately told that they were not Logan and did not have the gravitas that the former owner of Waystar Royco had.
Regardless of these uncomfortable confrontations, Roman made some shocking moves against the company’s Hollywood entertainment executive, Gerri, Kendall was fighting hard to push the stock price up by focusing on his ‘Living+’ presentation, and Shiv was canoodling her distraught husband, Tom, while being propositioned for sharing inside information by Lukas Matsson, the Swede trying to buy Waystar. The Roy siblings had their sweet little moments in the episode, but before we see the remaining four episodes of the final season about the fate of the Roy kids, let’s find out what the three Roy Musketeers are up to in the latest episode.
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Kendall is all about leveling up
Kendall Roy has a new rule, which he announced on the rehearsal stage before a few of his employees. The rule is simple: "No one can say NO." This signals that Kendall will not be persuaded into doing something that he doesn’t want to do. First, he wants to sabotage the Matsson deal to keep control of the company in his hands. Second, he’s willing to boost the share price by forcing the company’s real estate program, ‘Living+’ down the throats of the investors, and third, he’s conquering himself. At the beginning of the Investor Day presentation, Kendall was devastated when Roman backed out to go on stage with him. This would have ruined the old version of Kendall, but Kendall in this episode nailed his presentation and was touted as the new King of Waystar by Hugo, the communications president of the company.
Roman is jealous and on a firing spree
At the beginning of the episode, Roman is on board with Kendall to push Matsson’s deal out of the company. But when he’s left alone, Roman goes berserk. He fires the company’s entertainment executive, Joy Palmer, on the spot, and when Gerri confronts Roman for his carelessness, he fires her, too. Not completely, since he regrets the decision later and asks Kendall to unfire Gerri. Roman, who was supposed to give the talk on Investor Day alongside Kendall, backs out of it after being manipulated by Shiv into thinking that ‘Living+’ is a bad idea to sell to the investors. His naivety blows up in his face as Kendall comes out victorious on the presentation day and is hailed as a king. Roman’s jealousy knows no bounds.
Shiv has two more men besides her brothers
Shiv Roy, the only Roy to have been sidelined after Connor Roy, is fighting hard to make space for her. Matsson is all up in her business, forcing her to provide Waystar’s inside information to him while she schedules time to grieve for her father in private. Tom, her husband, is now slowly becoming an important member of her life again, as she wants to keep people close to her in case her brothers defraud her. Shiv has no cards to play as of now, but she’s being smart by keeping Matsson in the loop and Tom close to her. When the time arises, she can use them both.
“Succession” releases new episodes on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and HBO Max.