Like most shows, Succession is defined by its relationships. Viewers hold their breaths at the blissfully uncomfortable sexual tension between slime-puppy Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) and mole-woman Gerri (J. Cameron Smith) that ignites the screen whenever the two appear in a room together. The mere notion that there will be a scene between Waystar TV chief Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and rookie Greg (Nicholas Braun) at some point in an episode has become enough to inspire bouts of pre-emptive laughter. Similarly, any scene between Tom and his wife, Shiv (Sarah Snook), is guaranteed to arouse a substantial level of discomfort and anxiety.
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