'Succession': 13 WTF quotes that may hang-out my nightmares from episode 8

One other week, one other Succession episode packed stuffed with WTF moments.

Episode 8 of the ultimate season revolves across the U.S. presidential election and the battle between Democrat chief Daniel Jiménez (Elliot Villar) and Republican chief (and Trump-esque populist) Jeryd Mencken (Justin Kirk). On election night time, all of it performs out on the chaotic ground of the ATN newsroom.

As ATN’s chairman of world broadcast information, Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) wants good numbers, Roman (Kieran Culkin) desires his buddy Mencken to win so he can block the GoJo deal, Shiv (Sarah Snook) desires Jiménez to win in order that he will not block the GoJo deal, and Kendall (Jeremy Robust) is torn between wanting the deal to go away and never wanting a person like Mencken in cost.

In different phrases, the stage is ready for issues to get messy, and messy is precisely what it will get. From Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) describing a horrible night time out with GoJo CEO Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) to Roman casually placing his personal wants above these of the nation, listed here are a few of the most WTF strains of dialogue.


‘Succession’ Season 4, episode 8: The present’s election defined

1. “I danced with an outdated man. He did not need to dance, however they made us dance. He was so confused. I drank issues that are not usually drinks.” — Greg

Primarily based on his description of his night time out with Matsson, poor outdated Greg seems to be shifting from one poisonous office relationship to a different. Having bonded with the CEO at Shiv and Tom’s celebration, Greg later describes Matsson as having handled him “abominably”, however the disagreeable particulars are left to our creativeness.

2. “Data, Greg. It is like a bottle of effective wine. You retailer it, you horde it, you reserve it for a special day — and you then smash somebody’s fucking face in with it.” — Tom

If you happen to had been in any doubt as to the state of Tom and Shiv’s relationship after the horrendous argument they’d in episode 7, then Tom’s perspective in episode 8 makes it fairly clear. This line comes after Greg tells him about Shiv and Matsson’s secret alliance, and Tom’s response proves he has no drawback utilizing the data in opposition to his spouse.

3. “My crew’s taking part in your crew. It is solely spicy as a result of if my crew wins, they’re gonna shoot your crew.” — Roman

Roman spends the whole thing of episode 8 being massively flippant concerning the election, and the potential penalties of a far-right populist and white supremacist like Mencken successful the presidency. That is simply the primary of many jokes Roman makes which might be far too near the bone.

4. “If I lose I need it appropriately characterised as an enormous victory.” — Mencken

Talking of near the bone, Mencken’s remark about how he desires a possible election loss “characterised” is horribly paying homage to Trump’s baseless claims of election fraud after he misplaced in 2020.

Two smartly dressed men sit in front of a whiteboard in a meeting room.

Tom and Greg share loads of WTF moments in episode eight.
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5. “Greg, I’ve to be clear! I’ve to! If I get drowsy and I miscall Colorado, instability, proper? The U.S. loses credibility, China spots a possibility and invades Taiwan, tactical nukes, fucking shit goes kablooey and we’re again to amoeba. It is a great distance again from pond life since you did not get me a double shot.” — Tom

This one needed to be included purely for the sheer ranges of drama after Greg refuses to fetch Tom a espresso.

6. “Greg, it is medically good to your mind! It’s! What are you saying, all Aztec’s are silly? Do not be a racist little bitch about it.” — Tom

Tom bullying a reluctant Greg into snorting cocaine with him just about sums up their relationship in a single scene.

7. “You hated him, Siobhan[…] Effectively it was difficult however typically you definitely hated him. And also you additionally kind of killed him.” — Tom

If you happen to thought Tom and Shiv had used up all their ammunition on one another in episode 7, you had been fallacious. After Shiv pulls Tom apart to attempt to apologise for his or her argument solely to be met with silence, she tells her husband to chop her some slack as a result of her dad simply died. So, Tom responds by telling his spouse she was partly in charge for her Logan’s loss of life. Ouch.

8. “Like, is that even true? Or is that like, a brand new place or a tactic? Or what?” — Tom

That is Tom’s response moments after Shiv tells him she’s pregnant along with his youngster. The 2 of them are so used to taking part in thoughts video games, and residing in a world the place everybody continuously has an angle, that Tom cannot even consider his personal spouse when she tells him she’s pregnant.

Two smartly dressed men

Is there any coming again for these two?
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9. “Can we get fucking actual? Jiménez will not block the GoJo deal. So, fuck the man, proper?” — Roman

The longer the episode goes on, the an increasing number of blunt Roman turns into. Right here, he is mainly laying his playing cards on the desk, making it clear he desires to cease Jiménez from turning into president due to the way it’ll have an effect on the GoJo deal.

10: “Greg, don’t put anymore extra lemon water or wasabi in his eyes, OK?” — Tom

This needed to be included purely for a way splendidly ridiculous this entire scene is. By no means sit subsequent to Greg when he is consuming sushi.

11. “Nothing issues, Ken. Nothing fucking issues. Dad’s lifeless and the nation’s only a massive pussy ready to get fucked.” — Roman

Roman’s bluntness is painful by this level. The one factor he cares about is the GoJo deal, and it is arduous to select which a part of this change is extra disturbing: his remark about America or his repeated assertion that “nothing issues”.

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Roman is absolutely out for himself in episode 8.
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12. “Perhaps we should always get, like, a historical past man, you realize like an actual brainiac, to say why this kind of factor has occurred previously, and that it will all be effective.” — Tom

Tom makes an try to brush over the results of ATN crowning Mencken the following president on the finish of the episode, however it’s half-hearted at greatest.

13. “Do not we lengthy typically for one thing clear? As soon as, on this polluted land? That is what I hope to carry.” — Mencken

Minutes after he is been named president by ATN, Mencken is already on TV making a speech stuffed with racist overtones. Ken’s shellshocked expression as he watches what he is performed says all of it.

Succession is now streaming on HBO Max(opens in a brand new tab), with new episodes airing at 9 p.m. ET Sundays on HBO and HBO Max.