‘Succession’ Exhumes the Roy Siblings’ Rotten Relationships in an Exacting Episode 2 — Spoilers

‘Succession’ Exhumes the Roy Siblings’ Rotten Relationships in an Exacting Episode 2 — Spoilers
[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Succession” Season 3, Episode 2, “Mass in Time of War.”]

“He’s not infallible, Rome.”

“Yeah, sure, I just don’t think he ever fails or ever will.”

This is it. This is the deciding factor of the Roy-al Rumble — or this week’s round, at least. Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman’s (Kieran Culkin) contradictory back-and-forth about their father’s unconquerable nature so perfectly outlines the internal incongruity raging throughout “Mass in Time of War” that it’s amazing how far the Roy siblings are willing to go before, ultimately, shooting down Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and his passionate plea for a generational coup.

On paper, the strategy of the so-called “attention whore” should work. Logan (Brian Cox) has been labeled complicit in the company scandal by his own son. There are documents to prove it, and able (if not entirely willing) individuals to testify to their validity. Shareholders are spooked, and
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