The Roy family re-convenes at Caroline Collingwood’s (Harriet Walter) wedding – as Logan (Brian Cox) and Kendall (Jeremy Strong) have a tense meeting on the penultimate episode of Succession Season 3.
The family is all present at the wedding in Italy, while they are trying to finalize their acquisition of Lukas Matsson’s (Alexander Skarsgard) company GoJo.
The acquisition isn’t going too smoothly, though, with GoJo’s price going up as Matsson sends a series of concerning tweets.
Kendall: Caroline: The Roy family re-convenes at Caroline Collingwood’s (Harriet Walter) wedding – as Logan (Brian Cox) and Kendall (Jeremy Strong) have a tense meeting on the penultimate episode of Succession Season 3
Caroline: The family convenes at Caroline’s (Harriet Walter) wedding in Italy
Price: The acquisition isn’t going too smoothly, though, with GoJo’s price going up as Matsson sends a series of concerning tweets
The episode begins with Sandi (Hope Davis) arriving to meet with Logan and the family, as Roman (Kieran Culkin) says they are acquiring GoJo.
Stewy and Sandi both think they’re being ‘ambushed’ but Logan says they are ‘bleeding out’ with ad money.
Sandi says it is bigger than anything they have ever contemplated and it will restructure the company.
Logan says that if they really don’t like it, they can kill it, but Stewy said they didn’t say that.
Tom (Matthew McFadyen) calls Shiv (Sarah Snook) and keeps her apprised but she wasn’t feeling good and she called in.
Shiv arrives on the plane and chats with Roman on the flight to Italy en route to their mother’s wedding.
Roman wants Shiv to talk to their mom about this new guy because he doesn’t trust him but Shiv doesn’t care.
Roman also hints that neither Tom nor Shiv will be a major part of the company when he takes over, but Shiv asks what’s wrong with him
Kendall arrives in Italy with a freshly-shaved head, as he’s welcomed by his mother, who jokes if he’s come back from the front.
Caroline asks Kendall about this itinerary, and she tells him Logan doesn’t want Kendall near him during the festivities.
Kendall meets Peter, and Kendall walks away saying he’ll check the schedule and see her next month, but she tells him not to be so dramatic.
Shiv and Tom arrive next, along with Connor (Alan Ruck) and Willa (Justine Lupe), with Connor revealing a reporter from Politico asking about Willa’s employment history.
Roman arrives and checks in on Gerri (J. Smith-Cameron), who sets a boundary with Roman, asking him to stop sending pictures of his dick, now that she’s with a new man.
She says he needs to find another outlet but Roman tells her not to open Pandora’s Box because, ‘there’s just more dicks in there.’
Roman goes outside to meet his mother and Peter, who says he’s ‘very excited about all this.’
Roman asks how his business is, saying he’s cleaning up a nursing home, but she says he is ‘tremendous.’
Roman asks if she’s sure, and asks if there’s a pre-nup, saying he’s concerned she’s rushing this, but it seems there is no pre-nup.
Kendall is walking with Comfry (Dasha Nekrasova), asking if they have any offers but she says ‘not really.’
She says there is a podcast that is doing a ‘deep dive’ on the whole family, but he telsl her to ‘keep tabs’ on that.
She asks if she can clock off and she goes and gives Greg (Nicholas Braun) a kiss, which Tom and Shiv notices.
Shiv says he is ‘punching above his weight’ but he wonders if she’ll be interested in the ‘real him.
The family gets nervous when Matsson sends a cryptic tweet about him ‘feeling lucky’ and heading to Macau.
Connor talks to Willa who says she can go underground again but that doesn’t work for him… and he has another idea… proposing to her.
Willa is thoroughly confused but she doesn’t answer right away… eventually saying yes, but then saying she needs to think.
Gerri notices that GoJo’s price is going up as Shiv thinks Matsson ‘f***ed” him as he sends another tweet with all emojis.
Still, Roman thinks they’re ‘good’ but then Logan arrives with Marcia (Hiam Abbass) as they meet with Peter.
Peter wants a word with Logan about his ‘contacts in UK governemtn’ and he wants to give back.
Logan tells Roman about what Peter says and wants Roman to fix it as Kendall arrives saying he wants to have dinner alone.
Logan says he’ll get back to him as Kendall leaves, as Logan asks Roman if he should do it, as he tells Kerry (Zoe Walters) to get some rooms because he wants to get Matsson on the phone.
That night, Shiv goes talking to her mother Caroline, as Shiv asks if she has a pre-nup.
Caroline and Shiv have it out, with Caroline saying she was a ‘s***ty daughter’ as Caroline says she let him have custody so they could keep their shares.
‘I don’t think I’ve ever won a single battle in my whole life,’ Caroline says, adding Shiv was ‘quite a piece of work.’
They both reflect on the past as Caroline says she shouldn’t have had children, saying Shiv made the right decision not to have kids.
Caroline says her father wouldn’t have dogs because he would kick anything to see if it would come back.
Gerri comes to Roman and says that Logan thinks Matsson is trying to humiliate him, but Logan wants Roman to fly out and see Matsson and save the deal.
Season 2 ended with the Roy family heading into a proxy battle after Logan failed to secure funding to take the company private.
Logan decided to announce a clean-up with Kendall taking the fall for the massive sexual abuse scandal that happened on the family’s cruise lines.
Kendall threw everyone a major curveball, though, revealing at the press conference that his father knew everything and orchestrated the millions of dollars in payouts to the victims to keep everything quiet.
Logan: Season 2 ended with the Roy family heading into a proxy battle after Logan failed to secure funding to take the company private
Clean-up: Logan decided to announce a clean-up with Kendall taking the fall for the massive sexual abuse scandal that happened on the family’s cruise lines
This new season will find Logan trying to secure familial and political allies in the aftermath of Kendall’s bombshell announcement.
The trailers have teased that the family has been divided with most abandoning Logan, as they near the pivotal shareholder’s meeting where the family could lose the company to Stewy (Arian Moayed) and Sandy Furness (Larry Pine).
Kendall reveals in one of the trailers that he wants to take down his father, but he also doesn’t want the family to lose control of the company.
Allies: This new season will find Logan trying to secure familial and political allies in the aftermath of Kendall’s bombshell announcement
Stewy: The trailers have teased that the family has been divided with most abandoning Logan, as they near the pivotal shareholder’s meeting where the family could lose the company to Stewy (Arian Moayed) and Sandy Furness (Larry Pine)
There will also be a few new characters thrown into the mix this season, played by Adrien Brody, Alexander Skarsgard and Hope Davis.
Brody will portray Josh Aaronson, described as, ‘a billionaire activist investor who becomes pivotal in the battle for the ownership of Waystar.’
Skarsgard plays Lukas Matsson, described as a, ‘successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO.’
Lukas: Skarsgard plays Lukas Matsson, described as a, ‘successful, confrontational tech founder and CEO’
Davis plays Sandi Furness, the daughter of Logan Roy’s longtime rival Sandy Furness.
Other new characters include Sanaa Lathan as Lisa Arthur, ‘a high profile well-connected New York lawyer,’ Linda Emond as Michelle-Anne Vanderhoven, ‘a senior White House aide,’ and Jihae Kim as Berry Schneider, ‘a leading Public Relations consultant,’ all in recurring roles.
The nine-episode Season 3 of Succession will air Sunday nights at 9 PM ET on HBO.
Sandi: Hope Davis (above) plays Sandi Furness, the daughter of Logan Roy’s longtime rival Sandy Furness
New season: The nine-episode Season 3 of Succession will air Sunday nights at 9 PM ET on HBO