__Spoilers for the collection finale of __Succession comply with.**
Succession was many issues, nevertheless it was not a very sentimental present. Any romantic relationship was additionally principally a enterprise transaction. Connor and Willa’s wedding ceremony, for instance, was bizarrely candy, however solely got here after she admitted that she was marrying him for the cash. Shiv and Tom’s marriage, by the tip, was so shatteringly poisonous that she might barely maintain his hand when he supplied it to her, her palm eerily hovering above his. Roman could have genuinely felt for Gerri, however he confirmed that by sending her dick pics and firing her when she challenged his authority. Kendall’s solely obsession was with himself. In fact, the Roy youngsters turned this manner by the hands of the king of depressing intimacy: Logan was an unrepentant philanderer, who both had his ex-wives dedicated to psychological establishments or paid them off so they may take a long time lengthy procuring sprees.
However the collection finale proved Succession had one pure love story: The [semi] platonic connection between Tom Wambsgans and Gregory Hirsch.
From their preliminary interactions at Logan’s celebration within the pilot, there was a delightfully fucked up spark between Tom and Greg, current someplace between bullying and sexual stress. (A flame the fanbase was blissful to stoke.) “Buddies, sure?” Tom says after brutally teasing Greg on their approach to the household softball sport. “Would you kiss me? Would you? If I requested you to? If I advised you to?” He then tells Greg he is joking, however was he actually? All through the whole collection it all the time appeared like these two have been on the verge of constructing out, whether or not they have been hurling water bottles at one another or being (very tall) attractive freaks in alliance.
And but, for a second, it regarded like creator Jesse Armstrong would lastly orchestrate a everlasting rift between the self-appointed “Disgusting Brothers.” After Greg finds out that Lukas Matsson is pushing Shiv out as CEO of the newly mixed Waystar and GoJo (however, crucially, not that Tom is his new decide), he ideas off Kendall, considering that aligning himself with the Roy kids is the higher play. Tom is livid, taking him into the lavatory at Logan’s condominium, and slapping him, a blow-up that someway felt extra violent than the time Tom destroyed Greg’s provide closet of an workplace.
Greg’s plan backfires for him when Shiv revolts leaving the trio of unserious folks out of a job and Tom no less than nominally on prime. (He primarily acquiesces to being a puppet for Matsson, however he was all the time going to be a puppet regardless.)
When Greg approaches Tom with a bashful “congrats” post-coronation, Tom performs for a second like he’ll take revenge for the betrayal with false coldness. “You’re a fucking piece of shit,” Tom says, taking an extended pause. “However I obtained you.” He takes one of many stickers that Connor handed out for members of the family to say objects in Logan’s condominium and locations it on Greg’s head.