Succession [S04E09] “Church and State” – Most Important Events

In a shocking twist, the third-to-last episode of Succession saw Roman make a game-changing move in the Presidential election. With his influence, the far-right conservative candidate, Jeryd Mencken (Justin Kirk), was able to gain an advantage and pledge to halt the GoJo deal if he wins. This turn of events left viewers reeling. Kendall’s initial discomfort with backing the fascist is soon overshadowed by his discovery of Shiv’s collaboration with Matsson Alexander Skarsgrd). In a strategic move, ATN declares Mencken the winner of the election.

Succession’s latest episode, season 4, episode 9, is a must-see for fans of the show. Set at Logan Roy’s funeral, the episode is packed with twists and reveals that leave viewers on the edge of their seats. These developments promise to have a major impact on the rest of the series leading up to the finale. This episode provided a comprehensive summary of the most important events.

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Kendall’s Custody Battle: Kendall (Jeremy Strong) declares his goal to get full custody of his kids, drawing comparisons to his father Logan who abandoned his kids after separating them from their mother.

Roman’s Speech: Roman (Kieran Culkin), who was assigned to give the eulogy at the funeral, collapses on stage, possibly harming his reputation at Waystar Royco. His credibility and strength are further questioned in the eyes of Waystar staff and President Mencken due to a leaked video of his moving address.

Tom’s Breakdown: Tom had an emotional breakdown that might either result in a reconciliation with Shiv or put his life in even greater danger and implicate him in Shiv’s conspiracy with GoJo and Lukas Matsson.

Ewan Roy’s Eulogy: In a shocking eulogy, Logan’s older brother reveals his avarice and lack of philanthropic contributions. Logan is criticized by Ewan for giving up on trying to be a nice person, which has led to suffering and gloom. Logan’s regret over his sister’s (Rose) passing is highlighted in Ewan’s speech, bringing dimension to the complicated family dynamics.

Kendall and Shiv’s Eulogy: The funeral speeches given by Kendall and Shiv (Sarah Snook) are both about their father, but they lack much sincerity and are mostly motivated by their own interests and Waystar Royco’s PR requirements. Money comes before their contempt for Logan.

Connor’s Tomb Revelation: Logan possessed a $5 million tomb, which he kept from the other siblings, according to Connor’s Tomb Revelation. This information suggests that Logan and Connor may be getting closer.

Relationship between Marcia and Kerry: Following Logan’s passing, Marcia, who was married to Logan, and Kerry, who was romantically involved with Logan, at first disagreed. They eventually come together, though, after learning that Logan had mistreated them both and had used them.

Mencken’s Support for Shiv: Mencken is in favor of Shiv’s plan to succeed Lukas Matsson as the head of GoJo’s American operations. Mencken’s support for this strategy is informed by his presidential agenda, which wants to support American companies and capitalize on xenophobic sentiment.

Political Unrest in New York City and the Final Sequence: Roman Roy interacts with protesters in the episode’s climactic sequence. The mounting instability and the possibility of the Roys making irrational decisions at this scene imply that much worse occurrences are imminent.

Shiv vs. Kendall and Roman: The episode sets up a fight between Shiv, who seems to have kept the GoJo deal continuing, and Kendall and Roman, who are against it. By confronting the board, Kendall and Roman intend to take action against Shiv, setting up an anticipated showdown in the finale. The character dynamics are explored in the funeral episode, including Shiv’s pregnancy announcement and her troubled relationship with her mother, Marcia. These plot twists and revelations prepare the audience for the conclusion of Succession by creating suspense and interest in how the power struggle within the Roy family will be resolved.

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