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Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

Memnaelar posted:

Blood sacrifice sounds ominous. But I can't think of who among the cast is most likely to get figuratively deep-sixed by Logan. Hopefully it's a screwing of someone meaningful and not, say, Fisher Stevens.

The way the scene is shot suggests Kendall. I think it’s gonna be him or Tom.

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Solkanar512
Dec 28, 2006



College Slice

CeeJee posted:

Poor Roman, no one even noticed he was held hostage or possibly even knew he had flown to Turkey. Any deal that comes out of this whole mess would probably not hold up in court as it was made under duress.

Remarkable that in a room full of pretty sharp people it was Logan who was the only one to get Greg out of the room seconds before he spread the Death Pit Knowledge virus to everyone.

Kind of odd how a bunch of rich folks working in news weren’t aware that a bunch of rich folks were being held hostage in Turkey. That sort of poo poo would have made headlines pretty drat quick.

Maybe only Pierce covers world news? Who knows.

pnumoman
Sep 26, 2008


When Rhea made that comment about how she doesn't know if Logan believes in anything at all, I thought of this SMBC strip.

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

Memnaelar posted:

Blood sacrifice sounds ominous. But I can't think of who among the cast is most likely to get figuratively deep-sixed by Logan. Hopefully it's a screwing of someone meaningful and not, say, Fisher Stevens.

I'm thinking Tom.

With Rhea out of the picture, Logan can give Shiv what he promised her: but with the price tag that she has to gently caress over her own husband. I'm thinking this is happening because Rhea is done, Shiv had a scene where she mentioned the promise that she never got, Shiv rescued the company from the whistle-blower, and Tom's testimony being so hilariously hosed. Also, after Tom's disastrous testimony Logan went over to Tom and Tom's first thought was to assure Logan that he was OK and Logan doesn't give a gently caress if Tom is OK or not: I think he was sizing him up as the fall guy. Also we got to see Bogosian and the affair guy which reinforces that Shiv is willing to play both sides if required. Now for the season finale we find out how far that goes.

Of course next Sunday I could be proven egregiously wrong in which case I guess I'll be the boar on the floor.

InfiniteZero fucked around with this message at 13:52 on Oct 7, 2019

CeeJee
Dec 4, 2001


Oven Wrangler

I just found out the real Hearts of Midlothian FC was run at some point by a Roman Romanov, son of the owner.

Gorn Myson
Aug 8, 2007








We absolutely need a gif of Connor fist pumping

No Wave
Sep 18, 2005

Yogg-Saron fan #1


This sounds weird but maybe Gerri is the sacrifice. Would make good drama. Then again so would Tom.

clown shoes
Jul 17, 2004

Nothing but clowns down here.

Blood Sacrifice definitely means it has to be somebody in the family. Kendall or Tom are the obvious choices.

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

clown shoes posted:

Blood Sacrifice definitely means it has to be somebody in the family. Kendall or Tom are the obvious choices.

It would be weird for Kendall's character arc, after all he went through this season, to just end up being singled out by his father as a sacrificial lamb. Especially immediately following his big save at the hearings when Logan started to stroke out (insert Connor fist-pump here). I'd actually be disappointed from a writing perspective if this turns out to be true.

Also: "Con-heads" is not getting enough love.

Xealot
Nov 25, 2002

Showdown in the Galaxy Era.



InfiniteZero posted:

It would be weird for Kendall's character arc, after all he went through this season, to just end up being singled out by his father as a sacrificial lamb.

I agree. It'd feel super arbitrary for Logan to go through all the work of humbling and domesticating Kendall if he was willing to jettison him over this bullshit. Also, I see Logan as being way too territorial and vain about his children to let that happen. Regardless of what he thinks about Kendall (or Shiv or Roman), I can't see him letting some randos take down any part of his dynasty over what he views as a minor controversy.

But Tom, though? I doubt Logan gives a poo poo. I'm sure he views Tom as some idiot hayseed who lucked into a seat at the table. He'd probably throw Tom to the wolves for way less.

Baudolino
Apr 1, 2010

THUNDERDOME LOSER

I find Rhea`s sudden scruples hard to beleive. Elements of the media may still retain some ethics but not at the executive level. I simply don`t buy that she`s never been part of a cover up of similar or worse crimes before. It`s a bit like if Martin Bormann had turned down the chanche to be Hitler`s secretary because he just could`nt stomach all the anti-semitism. Extremely out of character.

Weaponized Cum
Aug 31, 2004


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I don't think it's so much about the cover-up itself. It's about not having all the info and getting the facts after the scandal is out. Hard to steer a company if you're not in the driver's seat.

Kawasaki Nun
Jul 16, 2001

by Reene


Greg or Tom I think are hosed. Or perhaps both.

xbilkis
Apr 11, 2005

god qb
me
jay hova


Baudolino posted:

I find Rhea`s sudden scruples hard to beleive. Elements of the media may still retain some ethics but not at the executive level. I simply don`t buy that she`s never been part of a cover up of similar or worse crimes before. It`s a bit like if Martin Bormann had turned down the chanche to be Hitler`s secretary because he just could`nt stomach all the anti-semitism. Extremely out of character.

I think there's probably a difference between what could happen in a media company vs. a cruise company that regularly covered up sex crimes/an actual death

And as someone else alluded to, it's also about how Logan held information back from her and casually lied about how connected he was to the wrongdoing. I imagine she'd already be wary about being named CEO-in-waiting immediately before a scandal dropped that triggered congressional hearings; I completely buy that she'd walk away after realizing the company wasn't just standard-order-capitalism evil

CubanMissile
Apr 22, 2003

Of Hulks and Spider Men.


I think she cares more about the fact that she was pretty out of the loop on everything going on the whole episode until they needed a woman to talk to the victim.

InfiniteZero
Sep 11, 2004

PINK GUITAR FIRE ROBOT



College Slice

Kawasaki Nun posted:

Greg or Tom I think are hosed. Or perhaps both.

It won't be pretty if Greg gets hosed over because he has the documents he saved and likely the financial support of his grandfather for any ensuing legal battle.

Baudolino
Apr 1, 2010

THUNDERDOME LOSER

Ok i get it now. She`s not morally shocked she`s worried about being held legally liable for some ticking bomb that Logan has kept quiet about. If he kept what went on at cruises from her then god knows what other horrors could be waiting under the waters. That is a reasonable concern for her to have in ligth of last episode`s events.

Ignite Memories
Feb 27, 2005



Yeah, she says she 'cant see the bottom of the pool' iirc

Ego-bot
Jul 8, 2007


Succession - You can't make a Tomlette without breaking some Greggs

double negative
Jul 7, 2003




bill's a crafty motherfucker

Martman
Nov 20, 2006

SEXY... defines my posts and my ride


The family therapist also couldn't see the bottom of the pool! Hmm

pnumoman
Sep 26, 2008


Martman posted:

The family therapist also couldn't see the bottom of the pool! Hmm

Escobarbarian
Jun 18, 2004




Grimey Drawer

https://twitter.com/pusha_t/status/...0819693568?s=21

https://twitter.com/electrolemon/st...1084959744?s=21

ass cobra
May 28, 2004



Soiled Meat

https://twitter.com/gregolear/statu...608948005867520

Professor Shark
May 22, 2012




Bleak Gremlin

double negative posted:

bill's a crafty motherfucker

Yeah, talk about a cool background character. As soon as he made an appearance I assumed he was maneuvering and didn't buy his "Aw shucks I'm here to support my friends! " act, then the last scene confirmed it.

Also I think Tom is toast. The fact that his immediate reaction was to ask Shiv if she was loving him says a lot about their relationship, too.

sticksy
May 26, 2004
keeping austin weird





Nap Ghost

Predictions for tonight’s blood sacrifice...?

Kendall is too predictable...my bet is Tom

TheOmegaWalrus
Feb 3, 2007


Shiv gets my money.

Getting setup for the fall from old dad would just be perfect.

Kawasaki Nun
Jul 16, 2001

by Reene


I think Logan wants his kids fighting for his approval, all three of them, and so I assume all three of them are safe. That said I do think that Greg, Tom, Gerri, or Bill are all solid possibilities. Any of these characters getting thrown overboard would have cascading effects that seem to be part and parcel with how the narrative of this show operates. My money would be on Greg, since that would jeopardize a number of other character's positions and brings Logan into direct conflict with his Brother, using Greg as a bargaining chip to make the case disappear.

Kawasaki Nun fucked around with this message at 22:03 on Oct 13, 2019

ass cobra
May 28, 2004



Soiled Meat

I think Logan could sacrifice Logan, but not in a way that would keep him from being the big old ghost at the feast

sticksy
May 26, 2004
keeping austin weird





Nap Ghost

Yeah, I initially was going to say Connor but I think his POTUS run is too ripe for story in S3 and he hasn't been involved in Roystar anyway.

I'm taking the easy bet and going with Tom as:

  • he hilariously poo poo the bed in Congressional testimony
  • hasn't helped himself at ATN, outplayed by long-time trusted hand lady whose name I can't remember
  • Logan knows Tom is beneath Shiv, who could be heir apparent (which may change another the next week but c’est la Logan
  • He was ”responsible” for Cruises or at least destroying evidence of misdeeds
  • Selected previously for Boar on the Floor, indicating he's perceived to be disposable by Logan
  • Maximum comedy when he melts down after climbing his way up the class/professional ladder

Have a ”deadpool” with a couple of buddies who I introduced to the show - winner gets $10 from each of us via Venmo, but also has to eat a bird whole WITHOUT a napkin draped over their head.

ass cobra
May 28, 2004



Soiled Meat

Tom is such an obvious choice and I really want him to stay on for more pathetic Gregory blackmail in season 3

ass cobra
May 28, 2004



Soiled Meat

sticksy posted:

but also has to eat a bird whole WITHOUT a napkin draped over their head.

lol

El Jeffe
Dec 24, 2009



gently caress yeah, go get 'em Gregory


E: good start, good start

Scooter_McCabe
May 31, 2011
I would like to speak to the manager about the socialists, please


So Kendall?

Scooter_McCabe
May 31, 2011
I would like to speak to the manager about the socialists, please


Actually Kendall announcing his father steps down and he is taking over. Killer move.

Edit: Oh wow. And that smile from his father at the end.

Scooter_McCabe fucked around with this message at 02:10 on Oct 14, 2019

Solkanar512
Dec 28, 2006



College Slice

My wife totally caught the Judas kiss, drat.

resident
Dec 22, 2005

Make it easy


This one does indeed save the day.

abraham linksys
Sep 6, 2010





Solkanar512 posted:

My wife totally caught the Judas kiss, drat.

it was the "you're not a killer" response, with the kiss, that tipped me off

i do kind of hate not having any insight into the immediate next steps, though. honestly, what on earth would the next steps for logan as a leader of a publicly held firm be? just stick to what his son just announced, take ownership, step down? is there actually any other possibility?

if anything, the best storytelling this show did was break kendall down so hard, you actually can imagine him doing this, in a world of otherwise completely amoral characters based on a real world where something like this would never happen due to the greed of every human involved

abraham linksys fucked around with this message at 02:47 on Oct 14, 2019

Henchman of Santa
Aug 21, 2010


I definitely thought Kendall was going to admit to manslaughter. Also why else would Greg have been with him? It seemed weird that they were both sent off together but it's not like the family knew he would help turn on Logan. Did they include Greg sprinkles on the Kendall sundae?

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Doctor Jeep
Dec 30, 2008

harder better
faster stronger


tom's "I wonder if the sad I get from being without you would be less than the sad i get from being with you" is the best part of the episode

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