In every Succession season, there’s been an episode through which all of the meme-able phrases and salty appears to be like start to coalesce into one thing grander than the sum of its scrumptious components. That may nicely be this week’s episode, “Retired Janitors of Idaho.” Shiv (Sarah Snook), Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), and the remainder of the Roy entourage assemble round Logan (Brian Cox) for Waystar Royco’s shareholders’ assembly day. Without a deal in hand with Sandy and Stewy (Larry Pine and Arian Moayed), the household might lose management of their firm. Logan’s more and more crazy conduct, accelerating visits to the lavatory (accompanied by potty accomplice Tom), and refusal to compromise paralyzes his underlings, who’re hesitant to oppose the “demented piss-mad King of England,” as Roman (Kieran Culkin) dubs him.
Kendall (Jeremy Strong) babbles about being a change agent. “You should save that for Vanity Fair, bro,” chides Stewy. Meanwhile, Shiv takes the reins. But on prime of attempting to save the corporate, she can be coping with marital issues. Tom admits to monitoring her fertility, hoping to impregnate her earlier than he goes off to jail. “I don’t want to be your fucking incubator for when you’re in prison doing chin-ups and reading Knausgaard,” Shiv complains, neatly laying down the right pitch for a Tom Wambsgans jail spin-off. (“You’re making it sound horrible and…it’s supposed to be nice,” Tom whimpers.)