Succession goes to host a really awkward household reunion when it returns this Sunday for Season 3 (HBO, 9/8c).
In the Season 2 finale, firm scion Kendall Roy turned on his father Logan, accusing him of a myriad of crimes throughout a dramatic press convention. That act of insurrection drew a significant battle line in the center of the Roy household, with Kendall on one facet and Logan on the opposite. But who else finally ends up on which facet? And who will finally declare victory in the inevitable energy wrestle to return?
Kendall thinks he’s already gained: he considers that press convention “a deadly shot,” Jeremy Strong, who performs Kendall, informed TVLine. “I have slain the dragon that has reigned all my life and has been a debilitating and violent force, and I have broken loose.” The adrenaline rush of lastly standing as much as his father makes Kendall really feel otherworldly, including: “I think I see myself as kind of a savior… It’s kind of like an escape. And there’s something manic about that.” After Kendall’s press convention, “there is an expectation that that will lead to changes, and that people will follow me on my crusade.”
But not everybody is keen to join Kendall’s campaign. His brother Roman doesn’t rule out a collaboration, Kieran Culkin hints: “He’s no fool. You have to consider all options… We talk about the alternative.” But in the top, ‘All I ever knew is that daddy always wins, and he’s the person. And Kendall is certainly happening.” Kendall’s sister Shiv can also be cautious of his psychological state, in keeping with costar Sarah Snook: “She kinda senses that something has gone unhinged about Kendall… Is that someone you really care about? want to connect the car?”
As for Connor, Roy’s oldest brother performed by Alan Ruck, “he’s just looking for the best possible outcome” for himself, Ruck notes. “He is always looking for a financial advantage and to reap all the benefits without putting any effort into it.” While Connor would usually facet with Logan, “his relationship with his father has been broken more than usual” after that clearing up on the yacht in the Season 2 finale. But once more, “Kendall is clearly insane,” Ruck provides. . “He just turned the corner. So I’m not sure Connor knows which way to go.”
Gerri tried to staff up with Kendall to take management of the corporate as early as Season 1, “and she lost all faith in him,” J. Smith-Cameron reminds us. “He’s an unstable character. He’s a troubled soul. I think he seems a bit doomed to Gerri.” After that failed coup try and “the way Logan has bounced and continues to bounce back, I feel like she’s pretty committed to Logan.”
So Logan Roy ought to really feel fairly good about all of the folks he has in his nook, proper? Well, possibly not. “He doesn’t trust anyone,” notes Brian Cox, who performs the Roy household patriarch. “Logan has come as far as he is by not trusting people. He’s in that all the time.” The press convention could have appeared like a game-changer to Kendall, “but for Logan it’s another table tennis ball he throws away, and then another comes and another comes.”
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