'Succession' Season 4, episode 7: Gerri proves why she ought to have been CEO all alongside

One other Succession episode, one other clear piece of proof that Kendall (Jeremy Sturdy) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) aren’t one of the best individuals for the CEO job.

A few episodes again they have been simply outmanoeuvred by Shiv (Sarah Snook), and this week it is very a lot the flip of Gerri (J. Smith-Cameron), with one specific monologue mainly lowering Roman to a pile of semi-speechless mud.

Let’s recap episode 7 of Succession.


‘Succession’ Season 4, episode 7 has an amusing throwback to the Season 1 finale

What does Gerri say to Roman in episode 7?

Roman is clearly a bit apprehensive when he approaches Gerri on the pre-election celebration the Roys are throwing in episode 7. He has good cause to be. The final time they spoke in episode 6, Roman mainly fired Gerri within the warmth of the second after she gave him a dressing down about abruptly firing one other key worker — Waystar’s studio exec Pleasure (Annabeth Gish) — when she did not instantly agree with him.

And whereas Roman’s tone is conciliatory in episode 7, Gerri is having completely none of it.

“I am out,” she tells him after he begins to counsel he may want her recommendation on one thing. “I am accomplished.”

A smartly dressed woman faces a smartly dressed man.

Gerri and Roman’s relationship has been particularly rocky this season.
Credit score: Macall B. Polay/HBO

Whereas Roman tries in useless to make use of humour to defuse the stress, Gerri goes the opposite means: She locks eyes with him and calmly delivers the next speech, which proves in beneath a minute why she can be leagues forward of him within the CEO function.

“Look, I’ve some necessities you need to find out about, a number of of which have been formally communicated and a few that I believed I ought to, you already know, say in particular person.

“To begin with I need cash. Eye-watering sums. Tons of of tens of millions of {dollars}.

“I’ve retained private popularity administration. They are going to be on the road when Karolina does her background briefings off a set of my bullet factors. And if I ever get a whiff of something undermining my narrative, any time throughout the subsequent 5 years, I’ll sue, and I’ll go public with the numerous, many photos of your genitalia that I’ve in my possession. Have I made myself clear?”

Yikes. Gerri’s remaining, withering line as she leaves Roman speechless on the bar? “I might have gotten you there.”

Truthfully, if Shiv and Gerri have been behind the wheel Waystar Royco may nonetheless have an opportunity. However with Kendall and Roman within the driving seat issues appear destined to finish in catastrophe.

Season 4 of Succession is now streaming on HBO Max. (opens in a brand new tab)