“Succession” made it clear that Logan Roy (Brian Cox) was misogynistic, however it’s not a truth many characters on the present have ever dared talk about. We’ve seen Logan wave away Shiv’s (Sarah Snook) ambitions, help politicians who undoubtedly need to roll again the clock on ladies’s rights, and canopy up Waystar Royco’s sexual assault scandals. It’s not till his funeral, although, that Shiv (Sarah Snook) lastly says the quiet half loud.
“It was hard to be his daughter, I can’t deny,” she says on the Catholic church the place mourners collect. She appears to be talking virtually solely off the highest of her head, and this acknowledgment of Logan’s biases bubbles up unbidden. “He was hard on women,” she continues. “He couldn’t fit a whole woman in his head.”
It’s a line that calls to thoughts the legendary start of Athena, who sprung totally fashioned from the pinnacle of one other man who was laborious on ladies — the violent, patriarchal god Zeus. There’s a heaviness to those strains, however Shiv sums up her emotions extra succinctly earlier within the hour, in a dialog with Matsson: “I can do anything, my dad just died!” It’s one other assertion that is paradoxical but true; the occasion that threw Shiv’s entire world out of orbit was additionally probably the most liberating factor that is ever occurred to her. The man whose backward views of girls knowledgeable her personal total worldview is gone, and there is a area in his stead that she will lastly step into, backbone straightening after a lot time spent bending to his will.