[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for Succession, Season 4 Episode 6, “Living+.”]
They hopped off a aircraft close to LAX with a dream and their useless dad’s cardigan: Succession has introduced the motion again to the West Coast this week, the place this season’s adventures first started. Kendall, Roman, and Shiv are gearing up for a presentation to buyers, which incorporates the introduction of one of many closing initiatives their late father had a hand in, a retirement group often called Dwelling+ that feels pulled out of an episode of Black Mirror.
Talking of Logan, the episode opens with the closest we might in all probability get to a jump-scare in Succession; what easy fools we have been to cheer and tweet gleefully that we’d by no means see that man’s face once more. Archival footage of Logan discussing Dwelling+ towards a inexperienced display is such a jarring opening, and it’s not lengthy earlier than Previous Logan is tearing into his “fool children.” Similar to outdated instances!
Whereas Kendall and Roman find yourself energized a few potential “tech angle” for Dwelling+, primarily insinuating that the group might sometime assure nothing wanting everlasting life, Lukas Matsson is lower than thrilled. Irrespective of how shiny and IP-friendly they is perhaps, retirement communities are outdated; they’re boring. They’re not scalable. He doesn’t prefer it, and is bound to inform Shiv as a lot, crossing from his non-public jet to hers on the tarmac barefoot like absolutely the deranged particular person he’s. The “woman on the within” and “boy on the skin” are as anxiety-inducing as they’re scrumptious for viewers; possibly Alexander Skarsgård really can have chemistry with anybody, however seeing him verbally spar with Sarah Snook is a delight.
Elsewhere, Shiv and Tom, two tremendous regular individuals who definitely have useful, wholesome communication strategies, are having fun with themselves maybe greater than ever. The truth is that psychosexual video games are their love language, and this chapter is, oddly, the closest factor to Tom and Shiv’s model of affection we’ve seen on display: They appear extra into one another than they did main as much as their very own wedding ceremony.
Dancing round one another in a perverse sport of cat and mouse is their honeymoon stage; please, please hold forth in case you or anybody are aware of somebody who has ever challenged their accomplice to a sport of “bitey.” (There hasn’t ever actually been a boring season of Succession, however these writers have been firing on all cylinders recently.)