The battle for Waystar Royco has begun and the dividing lines have never been clearer. You’re either Team Logan or Team Kendall, and both are currently recruiting to get the most valuable players on board for the all-important shareholder meeting. But it seems no one is happy to be on either team.
Logan’s position is weak, but Kendall’s leadership is weaker. While everyone is arguing about the least bad option, the succession Season 3 Episode 3 promo asks a critical question: Has anyone considered punching people in the face and see if that solves the problem?
After the premiere episode saw Logan hand the open Waystar CEO title to Gerri, passing both Roman and Shiv, both kids jockeying for the position, decided to go check out the view from Team Kendall’s vantage point. Kendall had already approached Shiv once, hoping to lure her to him.
Logan technically sent Roman to persuade Kendall to give up the fight, but he arrived ready to weigh his options. Even the hapless Connor came in, also invited by Kendall, who made his siblings a proposition: join me, and the four of us, as a united front, can take out Daddy.
On the one hand, Kendall was not wrong. Everyone agreed that all four of Roy’s siblings would be the end of Team Logan. But no one was willing to join Kendall as their fearless leader. Besides, as Gerri pointed out to Roman when he asked for advice, going together wouldn’t protect them. If Logan goes down, probably the whole Roy family will follow.
So the deal fell through. But now it looks like Shiv has decided to see if the remaining three will spin the other way and converge on Team Logan to take out Kendall.
The title of episode 3 is “The Disruption”. The synopsis is as follows:“With the DOJ on the doorstep, Logan calls up his arsenal, while Tom makes a potentially life-changing offer. Kendall becomes obsessed with his own demise.”
Shiv may be on to something, but Roman and Connor seem just as ambivalent about taking down their brother as their father. It might be easier for her to convince them to punch Kendall in the face physically and not just metaphorically. Think of it as the moral equivalent of turning the damn thing off and on again and see if Waystar Royco miraculously has a right to his own ship.
Fans are pretty sure the chances of it working are pretty slim – almost as slim as the entire Roy family finally getting on the same team.
Succession Season 3 continues with new episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET on HBO and streamed right after on HBO Max.