Throughout the series, Siobhan “Shiv” Roy (played by Sarah Snook) and Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen)‘ relationship has gone through various twists and turns. They tie the knot, experiment with an open marriage (courtesy of Shiv’s suggestion), and ultimately hit a rough patch. In a shocking turn of events, Tom reaches his breaking point and decides to betray Shiv in the Season 3 finale. Frustrated with the constant humiliation he has endured, he takes matters into his own hands and tips off Logan about the Roy siblings’ plan to join forces and put a stop to the GoJo deal.
The twisted dynamic between Tom and Shiv has taken center stage in the show’s ultimate season. As we join our characters, they find themselves in the midst of a tumultuous divorce. In a shocking turn of events, Logan met his demise. In the latest episode, Tom is seen breaking the news to Logan’s loved one in a tender moment, addressing her affectionately as “honey”. It is revealed that Tom was present with Logan on the plane when he collapsed. The season opener saw Shiv and Tom’s relationship in a state of tension, yet they remained physically connected. In the latest episode, viewers are left wondering if Shiv and Tom have rekindled their relationship. Are Shiv and Tom back together in the Succession finale? Let’s find out here (www.tvacute.com)
Shiv and Tom’s Relationship
In the same way that playing a kink game called “bitey” at a Hollywood house party may reignite a smoldering romance, so too can the sweetness of the moment. (With a touch of romance!) After a brief reconciliation, the couple indulged in passionate make-up sessions and even had a heart-to-heart about the previous season’s Great Betrayal. However, Shiv kept her pregnancy a secret. Tom, the king of passive-aggressive behavior, presented Shiv with a glass-encased scorpion as a gift, which was quite romantic of him.
As the election eve party was in full swing at their apartment, conflicts between the couple reached a boiling point and erupted into an intense dispute. Tom, publicly shamed once more by his wife, tells Shiv that she is “not a good person to have children” and is “incapable of love.” In a shocking turn of events, he insinuates that she bears the blame for Logan’s demise. Ouch. Shiv retorts by labeling him as subservient and insinuating that his interest in her was solely due to her genetic makeup. In a dramatic turn of events on election night, Shiv makes a heartfelt attempt to apologize to Tom and reveals a stunning revelation – she’s pregnant. As he ponders, he questions whether her words are genuine or just another strategic move. Despite their tumultuous history, a possible long-term reconciliation between the two is not entirely impossible. At Logan’s funeral, Shiv extends an invitation to a weary Tom to spend the night at their apartment. She offers a small glimmer of hope, a subtle indication that reconciliation may be possible.
Are Shiv and Tom back together in the Succession Finale?
In the epic finale, “With Open Eyes,” the dynamic duo’s relationship undergoes an entire role reversal. As Shiv heads towards the Caribbean in pursuit of Roman, just before the board vote on the GoJo deal, she reaches out to Tom and attempts to make a clumsy pitch to salvage their relationship. A sense of liberation comes when “you’ve said and done the worst things,” she says. Tom hesitates before responding, “I’m not sure.” Although Shiv and Tom share a common goal of preserving his position at ATN, their personal dynamic remains intricate.
Tom’s betrayal of his wife is far from over. As Mattson extends the offer for the chief executive position to him rather than Shiv, also known as “the baby lady,” he accepts the offer. In a dramatic turn of events, Shiv discovers the truth and confronts Tom, unleashing a fiery tirade in which she accuses him of being nothing more than an “empty f— suit.” Fuelled by her anger, Shiv takes action and puts an end to the deal.
Just as the tension reaches its peak, she has a sudden change of heart and decides to withdraw her support for Kendall. It’s unclear if she actually feels this way about the dead waiter or if it’s because she thinks that her remaining connection to Tom offers a better route to power. Tom strikes a victorious pose for the cameras with Mattson, before hopping into a company vehicle. However, his mood takes a turn when he finds Shiv already inside, looking disheartened. The scene concludes with the duo cruising away in a vehicle, as she weakly rests her hand with palms facing upwards on his. At the very least, for the time being, they are in this situation together. They have lost their connection and are no longer in sync. Despite their differences, they remain in close physical proximity.