‘Succession’ Recap: Season 3 Premiere, Episode 1 — ‘Secession’

It’s Roy versus Roy as Succession returns for Season 3 — however who’s obtained the early higher hand: father or son?

Sunday’s premiere picks up proper after Kendall’s bombshell press convention: He appears shaken by the magnitude of what he simply did and takes refuge in an empty bathtub, whereas Logan flies right into a rage and calls for to know, “What’s the play?” Kendall lastly emerges and declares: “Motion stations! Let’s f–king go. Let’s get into this.” He dodges reporters on his manner out, and within the automobile, when Karolina appears iffy on his campaign, he kicks her out: “I can’t have weevils within the f–king flour sack.” In the meantime, Shiv tells Roman they should again their dad… however she’s actually questioning, “Is he toast?”

Succession Season 3 PremiereWhereas Kendall seems for a lawyer and directs Greg to “take my cultural temperature” (yeah, Greg doesn’t know what which means, both), he will get a name from Logan, which Jess solutions for him. Logan presents his son a deal if he’ll retract his assertion, and Kendall flatly declines, which units Logan off: “I’m gonna grind up his f–king bones to make my bread.” (Kendall replies that he’ll “run up off your f–king beanstalk.”) Logan hangs up and calls his personal “motion stations” — like father, like son, huh? — and Gerri suggests they make a plan to cooperate with the federal government investigation. Roman says nah: He’d relatively deny all the pieces and look forward to Kendall to mess issues up like he all the time does. “You destroy Kendall, it falls aside.” When Tom dares to ask for meals, Logan shoots him down: “We’re on saliva and adrenaline right here.”

Greg is happy that Kendall is trending on Twitter (“forward of Tater Tots”!), however Kendall is busy attempting to construct his alliance. His name to Gerri goes straight to voice mail, and Shiv hangs up on him. He and Logan are additionally going after the identical lawyer: Lisa Arthur (Sanaa Lathan), an outdated pal of Shiv’s. “She loves profitable, and he or she loves cash,” Shiv experiences. Logan retreats to Sarajevo with Tom, Frank and Karl — simply in case they attempt to extradite him — whereas Shiv, Roman and Gerri return to New York. Oh, and Logan asks Connor to “maintain down the fort,” no matter which means. When Shiv and Tom say goodbye, she says “I really like you” and he simply says “thanks” (ouch), and when Kendall drops in on his ex-wife Rava and their youngsters, he gushes that this entire factor “was sort of for you guys.” However when he asks her if he can win this, she’s simply unsure. (Double ouch.)

Succession Season 3 Premiere LoganOn the aircraft to Sarajevo, Logan says he’ll step again as CEO only for appearances, however he’ll proceed to drag the strings from backstage. Who ought to take over, although? Logan narrows down the sphere to Shiv, Roman and Gerri, and Tom runs to the lavatory to name Shiv. She provides him the inexperienced gentle to push her identify to Logan, and Roman sees her speaking and will get the trace. He calls Logan and volunteers himself for the highest job. He wobbles a bit throughout the pitch, although, and awkwardly suggests he may serve beneath Gerri for a pair years; after a cordial goodbye, Logan declares: “Roman’s out.” In the meantime, Kendall is lining up a brand new PR group, frantically speaking over their pitch and providing to put in writing an op-ed or do a fast TEDx discuss. Oh, and he desires to rent “the BoJack guys” to start out writing his tweets (???). Yeah, Kendall Roy is perhaps going off the deep finish.

Shiv meets with Lisa Arthur, and when Lisa says she will be able to’t work with Logan, Shiv would relatively discuss “her personal place.” She desires to deliver Lisa onboard as her private authorized “consigliere,” however when Lisa cautions her to not reveal any confidential data, Shiv can learn the tea leaves: Lisa is working with Kendall. “Watch out who you hitch your wagon to, honey,” Shiv warns her. “As a result of quite a lot of wagons are going within the ditch.” Her incapacity to land Lisa seals the deal: Logan calls Gerri and tells her she’s Waystar’s new CEO. Roman congratulates her, insults her and takes credit score for all of it on the identical time. He additionally calls Shiv to brag, after all. No, he didn’t get the job… however neither did she.


Kendall has his first assembly with Lisa and her authorized group, and he throws down the gauntlet: “My dad’s the satan. He runs against the law ring.” He desires to take down Logan… however with out implicating himself or destroying the corporate, which Lisa factors out is a tricky needle to string. However simply getting Lisa Arthur on his facet is a giant victory. Because the “Gerri is CEO” news leaks to the press, Kendall calls Logan to taunt him about profitable the Lisa race. Logan is livid that he has to accept his second selection of lawyer: “Let’s beast ’em! We’ll go full f–king beast!” However when he wanders outdoors into the Sarajevo evening, he seems a bit misplaced, doesn’t he?

Give the Succession premiere a grade in our ballot under, and keep tuned to TVLine for in-depth protection all season lengthy.

https://tvline.com/2021/10/17/succession-recap-season-3-premiere-secession-hbo-kendall-logan/ | ‘Succession’ Recap: Season 3 Premiere, Episode 1 — ‘Secession’

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