This episode of “Succession,” the third-to-last of the sequence, feels ultimate in a manner that so many earlier than it did not. It slam-dunks any shreds of empathy we’d have had for these characters right into a trash can, zooms out on the context of their myopic melodrama extra absolutely than ever earlier than, and eventually will get the Roy household right into a scenario so sticky, they won’t survive it. Due to a coincidence of timing, although, the episode additionally appears like slicing commentary on a real-world scenario: Donald Trump’s latest CNN city corridor.
To be clear, I have never seen Trump’s city corridor, and do not plan to look at it. The former president — who has been indicted on 34 felony counts of falsifying enterprise data, accused of various ranges of sexual misconduct by 26 ladies, and brazenly inspired the habits that led to the January sixth rebellion — is nowhere to be discovered on my record of must-see TV, and I’m not alone.
When CNN determined to air a dwell occasion that includes the person, the community obtained large backlash for platforming somebody who appears to solely develop stronger with every new little bit of apparent misinformation he is given a pedestal to speak about. After all, the highway to Trump’s preliminary election was paved with moments wherein the candidate was clearly given airtime as a result of, as Roman Roy may put it, he makes “good TV.”