‘Succession’ Episode 5: Are Kendall and Roman Failing Upwards?

CE-Bros Kendall (Jeremy Robust) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) notched an enormous win for Waystar Royco on paper, however they definitely do not feel like celebrating. In “Kill Listing,” the fifth episode of the ultimate season of Succession, the entire Waystar Royco crew travels to Norway on the behest of GoJo CEO Lukas Mattson (Alexander Skaarsgard). After all, issues do not go as deliberate when Mattson reveals that he desires to purchase everything of Waystar Royco—together with ATN.

“My principle is that Matson’s firm is perhaps form of a home of playing cards,” posits Richard Lawson on this week’s episode of Nonetheless Watching. “I am questioning if one thing is about to break down at his firm and he wants one thing concrete to carry it up.” 

Whereas Mattson’s motivation for altering the phrases of the deal are considerably unclear, what is obvious is that Kendall and Roman now not need to the deal to undergo. In a power-hungry transfer, Kendall convinces Roman to hitch him in his try and tank the GoJo deal in order that the 2 of them can stay on the highest of the Waystar Royco foodchain. Nonetheless, the transfer blows up of their face when an emotional Roman tells off Mattson on the highest of a mountain, spilling the beans that the brothers have zero intention of promoting the corporate to him. Roman’s screed towards Mattson was trustworthy and honest, notes Nonetheless Watching co-host Chris Murphy, however he finally shot himself within the foot.

Elsewhere, the Waystar Royco workers are reeling after Mattson’s group sends a listing with names of Waystar workers who will possible not have a place if the deal goes by means of. Frank (Peter Friedman), Karl (David Rasche), and Hugo (Fisher Stevens) are all on the chopping block, however the ladies of Waystar Royco, particularly Karolina (Dagmara Dominczyk) and Gerri (J. Smith Cameron), dwell to battle one other day. J. Smith Cameron additionally drops by Nonetheless Watching to debate Gerri’s rollercoaster of a season at Waystar Royco, in addition to the hat that she wore to Connor’s marriage ceremony—which began out as an concept from the lighting division. “I feel a hat is type of subliminally a form of a statusy factor for a girl lately,” she stated. “I considered it a bit like, ‘I am gonna present up in my best and bluff this out.’”

Midway by means of the ultimate season of Succession, it is clear that it is best to count on the sudden in terms of the Roy household. Take heed to the most recent episode of Nonetheless Watching to listen to Lawson and Murphy focus on the fifth episode of Succession season 4. On your personal questions, feedback, and final-season theories, please e mail stillwatchingpod@gmail.com.

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