This post contains Spoilers for this week’s episode Inheritance“Kill List.”
“Kill List” begins with Kendall Roy driving to Waystar’s offices for his first official day as co-CEO. He lashes out at Jay-Z’s “takeover” because of course he is and he walks with undeniable confidence inside a once-forbidden building . Although he and Roman technically run the company together, it’s clear that Kendall considers himself his 1A on the org chart against his younger brother his 1B. He finally realized his dream. he runs a family business. He believes he is the master of all he investigates.
He is, as always, schmuck.
Most of ‘Kill List’ takes place at a GoJo corporate retreat in Norway
Here, Waystar’s top executives (and Greg’s cousin) meet for two purposes: His team knows Waystar people and can find out who they want to keep.
Last week’s “Honeymoon States” included some notable guest stars and a slew of extras, but was essentially a bottle episode (all on existing set to save money). was photographed). Multiple scenes set in a cable car, with the bus driving on a windy road past waterfalls.
The despair in the latter respect is palpable, and sometimes deliberately intolerable. I wanted to close my eyes and plug my ears like I was watching the scariest part of a horror movie. Cousin Greg continues to try to make himself part of the “quad” alongside the three main Roy brothers, but intends to include Connor, who is back in New York making arrangements for Willa’s funeral. If you don’t have one, don’t really think about it. It’s kind of a decision-making thing, and they’re not going to include Greg. Even before some of the characters (funny, not Carl and Frank) enter the sauna, the screen is sweating profusely. It seems that. That Lucas is such an enigma is partly by choice and partly because he never seemed to fully learn how to behave like a human being, making the situation more difficult for everyone involved. (Hugo, en route to Norway, is informed that there is a list of possible fires floating around: “We are the snakes on the plane!”)
Editor’s Pick But everyone but Kendall and Roman are already desperate to close the damn deal. Shiv, who sees through every move and lie Kendall tries to make here, wants to cash out, say goodbye to the toxicity of his father’s company, and start something new with Pierce. “Grays”, as dubbed here, wants to make sure he gets the golden parachute, whether Lucas intends to push him out of the plane or not. I would like to prove that the paper must have been underlined, not crossed out. Things get complicated shortly after everyone arrives at their luxurious Norse retreat. Lucas is ready to raise the offer, but with one condition. all Waystar, ATN included. Before he died, Logan had cut it out of the deal (just like Murdoch kept Fox News after selling most of his other media properties to Disney), and news manipulation was his pride. It was a pleasure and something to offer him in his later years. The brothers don’t need it to take their time, but Roman remains completely tanked for his father and his legacy, and doesn’t want to give up what Logan loved most in the world. and other children. Kendall will be more flexible on this matter.
Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy in Season 4 of Succession. Graham Hunter/HBO Of course, this is a silly plan, a transparent plan that Lucas can’t fool for a second. He has many flaws as a human being, and he shows it to Shiv by not only having an affair with the communications director, but also admitting that he repeatedly sent bags of his own blood to scare her. clarified.
But unlike Kendall, he wasn’t born at third base believing he hit a triple.The brothers think Lucas is in a box — Roman reveals in a monologue brilliantly performed by Kieran Culkin how much he hates Lucas and how he intends to make this deal. reveals what is—nevertheless, there is not a moment to think of it
He raises the offer significantly (from $187 to $192 per share) and tells Frank about it so Waystar’s board of directors will recognize and approve the deal. If the brothers tried to stop it now, the board would just send them in.
Lucas’ description of how blood went from joke to joke to joke again sounds a bit like Swedish tech buddy David Letterman. “You can’t navigate with your dad’s map,” Kendall previously claimed. “He’s not here.” They were playing checkers and Lucas was playing Corns of Dunshire. See how easily he called their bluff and take a picture of her brother.
Trendsive appears to avoid conflict with Lucas (she just keeps stirring the pills with a spoon of Coke), but we see her drinking alcohol at the end of the episode. , she is only worried about the health of her unborn child. Meanwhile, Tom tries to deal with his anxiety by taking Molly. This leads to a funny scene where he playfully slaps Shiv’s earlobe, describing it as “thick and chewy like barnacle meat”. Ironically, when Kendall tries to do what he believes is best for the company (holding himself accountable, regardless of the financial cost), he actually does what is best for the company. (increase selling price). Has he, by any chance, done a good job as CEO so far?