The minute somebody says they’ve gained in “Succession,” you understand they’re in hassle. Shiv bought cocky and began counting her chickens. She was doing victory laps round her brothers at first of the episode, starring in a political cartoon as Mattsson’s puppeteer, and by the top she had nothing. In a traditional Shiv transfer, she jumped the shark as soon as once more.
Using her ultimate piece of leverage to tug the rug out from underneath Kendall has earned her a better spot on the checklist than Roman. It was her solely energy transfer, but it surely additionally killed any probability of her and her household having sway over the corporate. But, hey, Shiv’s nonetheless pulling Tom’s strings, proper? She needed Tom again at first of the episode and she or he bought him, proper?
Well, not precisely. The energy dynamic between Tom and Shiv was completely upended the minute he betrayed her on the finish of season 3. Shiv was capable of acquire a bonus over him once more after Logan died and he was despatched into free-fall, however as soon as he bought a style for energy — and she or he a style of betrayal — issues had been by no means going to be the identical between them.
Even nonetheless, Shiv ended up the spouse of a robust man, the one remaining hyperlink to her household’s firm. That would not look like such a foul shake for many, however for Shiv, it is her good thought of hell. She’s cursed to turn out to be her worst worry: her mom — married to the CEO of a media empire, caught caring for kids she by no means actually needed.