HBO’s Succession Season 3 Episode 4 Recap: Lion In The Meadow

Succession Season 3 Episode 4 gives us the anticipatory meet between Logon and Kendall that seems to belong overdue. After the raid fiasco and the company’s reputation at stake, both Roys need to pick up their dirty laundry and get the business going. Created by Jesse Armstrong, this Emmy winning satirical black-comedy drama has a runtime of one hour for each episode. The cast includes Brian Cox as CEO of Waystar RoyCo Logan Roy, Jeremy Strong as Kendall Roy, Kieran Culkin as Roman Roy, and Sarah Snook as Shiv (aka Siobhan Roy), Alan Ruck as Connor Roy, Matthew Macfadyen as Tom Wambsgans, Nicholas Braun as Greg Hirsch and Hiam Abbass as Marcia Roy.

– HBO’s Succession Season 3 Episode 4 recap contains mild spoilers –

Succession Season 3 Episode 4: The Meeting

Things start to look real for Logan when the FBI decides to pursue their full-fledged raid as Logan stands by and watches. This act of shame picks his brain to think of a new way to have more leverage than Kendall, which is what brings him to shake hands with Greg, who seems to be the only other Roy to see the incriminating papers. However, Kendall has never respected Greg, well, no one really ever has. So, when Logan calls Greg to meet him while he was right in front of Kendall, the ownership fight does not ensue over which side Greg might pick, making Greg feel less confident about his trust in Kendall.

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Meanwhile, Tom is a disaster. The man is clearly suffering from the “cancer of the career’ and irrespective of that, Shiv keeps pushing him harder to get jobs done. On the other hand, Shiv herself fails to get the duties of her new fake job right. The irony of this parasitic couple still surviving this season is just pure sad now.

However, the highlight of the episode comes near the end when we get to meet Josh, played by Adrien Brody who holds 4% of the share in the company. When Josh invites both Logan and Kendall to his isolated island to probably have a taste of their mind in an unguarded air, both Roys fail themselves completely. Starring from arriving in personal, private aircraft to sniping and bickering at each other throughout, Josh was not their ‘lock’ as Kendall would like him to be.

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But, as Logan’s health deteriorates as we reach the end of the episode, we are compelled to think of his kind and fatherly words about Kendall to Josh and well, maybe, this is the son that can succeed him. But as Roman pointed out in the ending phone call, will there even be a company left to succeed after the next shareholders’ meet?

Succession Season 3 Episode 4: Final Thoughts

Succession Season 3 continues to embed us in a dark and anxious plot making us angry and sympathetic, all at once. With the next episode, we might get a clearer understanding of where the company stands in terms of statistics.

You can watch HBO’s Succession Season 3 Episode 4 now on Disney+ Hotstar. Meanwhile, to catch the recap of the previous episodes of Succession Season 3 – click here.

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Succession Season 3 Episode 4 has some messy and kind parts for viewers to cherish.

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