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

A lot has already occurred in Season 4 of Succession alone that the present’s first season now looks like a distant reminiscence.

However episode 7 got here with one blast from the previous within the type of political strategist and Shiv’s (Sarah Snook’s) former love curiosity Nate Sofrelli (Ashley Zukerman), who she had an affair with in Season 1 once they have been working collectively alongside presidential candidate Gil Eavis (Eric Bogosian).

Three seasons later, Nate’s invited to Shiv’s pre-election occasion on the request of Kendall (Jeremy Robust) and Roman (Kieran Culkin), and invite him she does — however she’s clearly reluctant after the way in which issues ended between Nate and her husband, Tom (Matthew Macfadyen).

So what precisely occurs when Tom and Nate meet once more in episode 7, and the way does it tie again to their final assembly?


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What occurs between Tom and Nate in episode 7?

When Nate arrives on the occasion, wanting just a little awkward, Tom is there to (over)enthusiastically greet him with a glass of pink wine.

Nate accepts the supply, however appears deeply uncomfortable.

“Will not be lengthy,” he says after their preliminary greeting. “Lot occurring. Will not drink an excessive amount of of your wine.”

Tom, on a barely manic attraction offensive, reassures him that there is loads to go round. However you could possibly lower the stress between them with a knife, and all of it hyperlinks again to their final assembly at Tom and Shiv’s wedding ceremony — the place wine additionally performed a component.

A man and a woman in a wedding dress walk down the aisle.

Tom and Nate’s final assembly was on Shiv and Tom’s wedding ceremony day.
Credit score: Colin Hutton/HBO

What occurred between Tom and Nate again in Season 1?

There is a motive their reunion is so uncomfortable. In Season 1, episode 10, Tom kicks Nate out of his wedding ceremony after studying that he is been having an affair with Shiv. The trade is memorable as a result of it goes from over-friendly to passive-aggressive to outright aggressive in a fashion of seconds.

“I am so sorry, however there appears to be just a little mix-up together with your lodging,” Tom begins. “I am sorry however there’s nowhere so that you can keep.”

“Put my fucking wine again.”

– – Tom Wambsgans

After Nate says he’ll determine one thing out, Tom advises him to go away, at which level Nate makes the horrible mistake of telling him to relax. “We’re grown ups,” he says. “Shiv’s a grown up.” This clearly awakens Wambsgans’ interior monster.

“I believe you have to go and fuck your self, and if I ever see you in the identical room as Shiv once more, I’ll pay males to interrupt your legs,” says Tom. “And if I obtained to jail — which I will not — so be it.”

Moments later, Nate makes his second massive mistake: Telling Tom he’ll depart simply as quickly as he finishes his drink.

“My mother and pop made a contribution to the wine, so I would actually moderately you did not drink any extra,” responds Tom, earlier than grabbing a bottle from a close-by waiter and thrusting it into Nate’s hand. “Put it again. Nate. Put it again, Nate. Put my fucking wine again. Now. Put it the fuck again. There you go. Do not make a fucking mess.”

Clearly, judging by Nate’s nervous half-joke about not consuming an excessive amount of of Tom’s wine, that individual encounter continues to be recent in his reminiscence.

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