Succession (2018) s03e03 Episode Script

The Disruption

- TANA: Wow, really?
- Oh, yeah.
Yeah, it's a shit show
over there, apparently.
- TANA: Yeah?
- Yeah.
- Like, advertisers bailing,
my dad is out of it
by all accounts.
You know,
Gerri Kellman in charge?
(SCOFFS) Sorry, I mean,
Gerri's great, I actually--
I actually love Gerri,
you know, but
Gerri is a time server
who's way out of her depth.
Meanwhile, on the upside,
the DOJ and I
are in contact about the terms
of my immunity deal.
So, yeah.
- Does not look good for them.
- TANA: (CHUCKLES) Wow, right.
All that's on background.
- TANA: Mm-hmm.
- Um You know, as we said,
a lot of moving parts.
But-- But-- Yeah, please,
let's-- let's dive in.
So, you're okay
if I record this, right?
KENDALL ROY: Yeah, hey,
am I okay? I am--
- I am great. Let's record.
- Great. Thank you.
- KENDALL: Open the kimono.
Uh-- Oh. Thank you.
So, will this be in the piece?
"Kendall Roy ordered
a shaved fennel salad
and picked at it,
uh, inquisitively?"
TANA: You're quite concerned
with how you're gonna
come across.
Not really, no.
Am I?
- Hell, look, I come from
a world of image.
That's the family business.
I mean, did-- did you see
the Sophie Iwobi monologue?
- Um
- Yeah, well, she--
she did a bit.
- It's funny, right?
- TANA: Mm-hmm.
But, you know,
it doesn't hurt now,
because, uh
because I am who I am.
And-- And-- And--
And I wanna plant a flag.
I wanna physically get in
and plant a flag,
you know, for that
inside my family's business.
And in terms
of your family business,
one question that people
do have is about your siblings.
- Mm.
- So, where are they in this?
Have you managed
to stay close with them?
You know, sure. Absolutely.
There-- There are issues,
but, uh
- essentially, yeah.
- TANA: Hmm.
I'm just really happy
in my headspace.
And I hope
they're happy in theirs.
Hey, El Presidente.
How's your headspace?
You happy in it?
Uh Yeah. You like the ending?
"Oh, I love my kids.
What are their names again?
Blur Face and Who Cares?"
- KARL MULLER: All right.
- Oh, and let's press go
on that sale, the Israeli
machine learning operation.
- What?
- What? Nothing. Good.
Let me get into that.
-(SIGHS) Look at me.
- KARL: No, I am. Hi. I see you.
ROMAN ROY: Action stations!
- Strategy meet. Time to go
tickle my dad's balls.
- Wow.
- ROMAN: Hi, Karolina.
I just hope our acting CEO
isn't getting too
fucking acting.
FRANK VERNON: I'll tell you
what's a scary story
we should maybe reboot.
A puppet that comes to life.
Oh, come on. Let's get started.
They can catch up.
- Hey, Dad, how's your headspace?
I hear Gerri is looking
at the Israeli outfit.
Pretty insignificant.
No, no, no, no, no.
No, I have a shape of things
in mind for that.
GoJo Go, I don't know,
No. Kill it, okay?
Just kill it.
- Um
- LOGAN: What?
What, are you checking
the chain of command?
No. Um
What does he mean
by "plant a flag," huh?
Please, don't fucking hover.
There's talk that, uh,
- Kendall's planning to come in.
- You're fucking kidding?
- TOM: Mm-mm.
- In here?
- Mm-hmm.
That rat sets one foot
inside this building,
I'll punch him
in the nose, okay?
Well, I think
that's the grown-up solution
that keeps everyone happy.
LOGAN: Find out
what this fuck is planning.
I don't need him in my teeth
right now.
Uh I can--
I can scope that out.
I can capture him tonight,
if we'd like,
at the journalism dinner.
But, you know,
what are we doing to counter?
Yes! Yes!
You should all be out there.
Call him out on this.
SHIV ROY: Uh Well,
we did discuss
the town hall event
Yeah, I-- I like it.
- It brings everyone together.
- SHIV: Yeah.
- Open, anonymous questions,
SHIV: Yeah, I'm happy to lead it
if it's about change.
ROMAN: Oh, you are?
Now who's planting a flag?
In terms of getting proactive,
Hugo had Frankton's put together
some full-page responses.
Yeah, there were, uh--
there were a couple we liked.
Full page with, uh,
a number of pledges.
We can figure out the verbiage.
And the tagline
"We get it."
I thought it was quite funky.
"We get it,"
a bit like those ladies
on the cruise ship got it?
- HUGO BAKER: Gerri liked it.
- Yeah, it's a little
"Yeah, yeah, we get it already,
stop moaning about the rapes."
KERRY: Logan, um
we have agents on the phone,
asking if Waystar is willing
to accept service
of a document subpoena?
- Tell 'em to fuck off.
- KERRY: Oh. Okay.
Kerry, uh (SIGHS)
hang on. He's kidding.
- SHIV: Dad!
I'm just wondering, uh,
when we might start
to play ball.
I mean, everybody cooperates.
Maybe I don't do that dance.
And how does that feel
in regards
to the shareholder meeting?
We don't accept service,
in an hour, there's gonna be
two agents here to serve you,
and while they're at it,
they could subpoena you
- to the grand jury.
- LOGAN: Fuck 'em.
- KERRY: Logan?
- Tell 'em to fuck off.
- TOM: FBI! Hands up!
- Hey, how's it going?
TOM: To be honest,
not great, Greg.
It's looking pretty bad
with the investigation,
and, um Logan says
we have to take these.
Cyanide pills, the whole team.
- It's a mint, you doofus.
TOM: Take one.
Your breath really does stink.
- Hey, can I show you something?
- TOM: Come on.
Gregory, my chief of staff,
leggy princeling of ATN,
you deserve a new
office. What do you think?
I mean it's, uh--
it's-- it's not very nice.
That's rude, rude boy.
It's your new place.
GREG: Okay, I see.
This is punishment, right?
This is because I'm not taking
the company lawyer?
Right? Am I-- Am I getting
demoted right now?
In the middle
of an investigation? No.
No, this is just part
of a totally standard
office rationalization. No!
No, no, no,
you do whatever you like.
You know, hang out with Kendall.
Take your own counsel.
I hear you have a really
great lawyer.
Is it true you can find him
any time, day or night?
- GREG: Yes.
-'Cause he has
one of those bowties
that lights up and spins around?
He's actually really good.
I'm very, very happy with him.
Listen. On the level, buddy
On the level,
there are a million knives
being sharpened right now.
The DOJ's gonna be like
a combine harvester
in a wheat field of dicks, okay?
So, I understand, I get it.
I see that this is tough.
I have gone Waystar.
I think that's safest, but
tonight, I'm actually
seeing a pal
to get an objective take
on my situation,
and if you want,
- if you want, I can fold you in.
- Tonight?
Yeah, I just thought,
you know, over a beer,
we could kick back
and recall what happened
and make sure
that we remember it
- exactly the same way.
- GREG: Mm-hmm.
- Um
- TOM: What?
- No, it's just Ken--
- Fuck Ken.
Yeah, no, fuck Ken,
100 percent,
- but-- but he's--
- TOM: But what?
It's stupid, he's giving me
a watch tonight to say thanks,
- um, for-- so I don't know, I--
- You sold your ass for a watch?
I'll buy you a watch, dickwad.
Just fucking come over.
Okay, I'll try to come.
I wanna come.
HUGO: You know,
your dad just wondered,
since the public discourse
about your father feels
- really one-sided
- Yes, we would love your help
- getting more dimensions.
- Mm-hmm?
It would be totally controlled,
business interview,
with some softballs at the end.
Yeah, so Shiv,
or someone like Shiv,
sharing some memories
and feelings about your dad.
Yeah, I see. I think
I think I'm best placed
neutralizing Kendall.
HUGO: Okay, well, you or
someone like you.
All right, yeah, fine, fuck you.
I'll go out and say I love Dad.
Why not?
- I do. So, you know, fuck you.
- SHIV: Aw. Look at you.
Cutest cheerleader
in high school.
Is it true
you let the track team
finger bang you for lunch money?
ROMAN: Stop projecting
your memories onto me.
- I like it. I like it,
it's a good weight.
Ken, real quick?
Can you-- Can you just
give me the green light on this?
- It's very expensive.
GREG: I-- I mean, I usually
just use my phone
- for all my time needs.
- Yeah, fuck it.
Fuck it, man. You deserve it.
REECE: Dude, your phone
is a widget. A button.
Every janitor in America
has one.
Your watch
is a Mona fucking Lisa.
KENDALL: Okay, hey.
Shut the fuck up, Reece.
Guys, it is game time.
And the game is
Good Tweet, Bad Tweet!
- Oh, shit!
KENDALL: Okay, you crazy fuckers
better have these ready
- when I call them out, okay?
- Start it already.
- And
- Ooh!
- Good tweet! (SHUSHES)
- Okay. "Allies, uh, don't always
come in the form we like,
but what Kendall Roy did
was important and brave."
- Boom! Boom, that's the shit.
Hey, that's good!
All right, all right, all right.
Bad tweet.
GREG: I got it, I got it!
I got it!
- Bad tweet. Bad tweet.
-"Kendall Roy
is not a hero, fam."
- Uh "He's bootleg Ross
with a daddy complex."
- Love it! Love it!
Okay, okay, okay.
Good tweet, good tweet!
Okay, keep 'em comin',
"Maybe it's just 'cause
he's murking his shitty dad,
but I kind of wanna fuck
Kendall Roy?"
- Booyah!
- Yeah, girl!
Bad tweet! Bad tweet!
Bad tweet!
Okay. "He clearly
has mental health issues"
- Right.
-"and crazy guilt,
coupled with addiction.
That's all this is,
and it's sad."
- Boo!
(CHANTING) That one sucked!
- GUEST: Hi.
- Happy crowd.
- REPORTER: Kendall Roy!
- Should I give 'em something?
- Yeah.
Fuck the patriarchy!
REECE: Whoo!
KENDALL: All right,
do we have like a safe word?
- KENDALL: To get out of here?
Good to see you.
Great to see you here.
I always come.
NATE SOFRELLI: The Committee
for the Protection
and Welfare of Journalists.
You're into that,
but you like to keep them
protected in hutches, correct?
With the little feeding bottles,
kind of like hamsters?
Oh, yeah. Yeah, adorable.
We do keep more newspapers
alive and-- and employ
more journalists worldwide
than any other company,
- so I guess we're doing our bit?
- Uh-huh.
The Soviet Union employed
a ton of journalists, too.
Oh, Nate,
we got to Stalin so fast?
Is Gil still turning up
on Russia Today
- by mistake?
- Hey.
- Hey, man.
- NATE: Hey, Ken.
- Wow.
- Good to see you.
- It's a family affair. (LAUGHS)
Yeah, I didn't think
you'd be here.
I thought the newly minted
of Waystar Royco
would just be too busy.
- I'm on the advisory.
- Oh, right.
You're the newest
attraction at the zoo,
half man, half Nobel prize?
Sure, Shiv. You got me.
- Well, well, well, Shiv.
- Really nice to see you.
(CLICKS TONGUE) So, how is he?
Is he all, like,
angry hog at the state fair?
Rolling in shit,
snapping at kids?
He's fine. He's
worried you might come in.
Let him worry.
SHIV: Okay, well,
that would just be dumb, Ken.
We all need for us
to win the shareholder vote,
you too, so just--
you know, just wait a week.
And maybe cool it
on the interviews
- while you're at it.
- Oh, uh-huh.
- That'd be smart all round.
- Well, yeah, maybe.
I'm not a suicide bomber, Shiv.
Hey, I wanted to say, um
just at Rava's?
I think I'm right--
I-- I am right.
But I maybe threw
a couple of ugly rocks.
I'm just trying to be
more thoughtful now, so
I think we have the same
aim here, is the truth.
You know, big picture.
fucking tired
of all this shit too.
And I'm pushing for change.
Like, is there a world
where you stop being gross
and throwing stones
and we can acknowledge
and rebuild, you know,
truth and reconciliation?
You know, and maybe--
maybe we can actually find a way
to fucking fix things
from the inside,
which is the only place
that anything gets done anyway.
They made you get
all dressed up for this?
(SCOFFS) Or do you not actually
give a fuck?
And it's all just ego?
Look at this.
It's you now.
Ladies and gentlemen,
to present our next award
I'm sorry for you, Siobhan.
a man who is used to
owning the news
rather than being in the news.
Kendall Roy.
So, thanks for making time
and, uh, when we do it,
the first section will just be
the South Asian streaming stuff.
- Mm-hmm, yeah.
- We'll have to ask
the shareholder
meeting question.
Very confident.
Massive optimism.
DAVIS: Great.
And then, uh, you know,
I think that you know
that there's this idea
that everyone
uh, everyone thought
that it'd be really kind of fun
if after everything,
we might, uh, open up the door
on some family stuff
for a little bit.
- No, I know, I know.
And we won't dwell on it, so,
uh, we'll just keep it loose
and, uh, it'll be fun
to freewheel it. Hmm?
Tell me precisely
every single word
they're gonna ask me.
Well, I couldn't disclose
specific questions
because of our policies
at ATN Business
and that would be ethically,
uh, you know
But it, uh, might be
something like
"Logan seems
like a business-oriented guy,
what's something special
that you and your dad
enjoy doing together?"
- No, next question.
- Okay, sure.
"What was a time
that your dad came to your aid
- when you really needed him?"
- Mm, no. I'm not doing that one.
DAVIS: Right.
"What is your most cherished
father-son memory?"
So far, these are bad.
Well, how about, uh--
how about you lead?
Is there some sort of childhood
story that you'd like to tell?
ROMAN: I got a memory
in the old bankiola. Uh
Some fly-fishing
in Montana, if
- DAVIS: Sure.
-that interests you.
DAVIS: Thank you, Mr. Roy!
Um Well,
I will pass that along.
- Hi.
- Hi.
And I don't want him
- How you're doing?
- Love and marriage.
I feel another million drain
with every cluck
from that hen house.
- LOGAN: Did you see him?
- I did.
- Is he coming in?
- Uh I don't know.
I don't think so.
- I think he gets it.
- Uh-huh.
Thank you.
You know, every time
I don't see you out there
saying something, I think,
"Does Shiv even like me?"
- Oh, come on, Roman is--
- My daughter.
My only daughter.
SHIV: What is it exactly
that you want me to do?
LOGAN: I don't know,
draw a circle around him, maybe.
Declare that your old man
isn't some dirty bastard.
Tell the truth, maybe.
- About him.
- Mm-hmm. Yeah.
The truth, but horrible.
and in public, right?
Do you trust me?
Yes, of course.
Uh On what?
- On all this hullabaloo.
- LOGAN: Uh-huh.
Uh Yeah.
I don't
- Can we-- I mean, can we talk?
- Yes, we can talk.
SHIV: Okay, well
- We're a big company, but
- Mm-hmm.
how bad is-- is
- What is the worst thing
that could be in those papers?
- Not all that bad.
I mean (CHUCKLES) Um
Health and safety, compliance.
A few bad apples.
- What?
-(SCOFFS) Well, I know
that isn't true.
Come on, Dad.
Tom worked in Cruises.
Bill told him everything.
And besides, I know
that there were black ops,
and I know that there was
targeted intimidation
of victims and whistleblowers.
The NRPI, for fuck's sake.
Maybe there were
some salty moves.
You can't just change
your story.
I wanna keep you clean.
I put Gerri in,
but I can't trust her.
She's optics. I need you.
I didn't know
about any of this shit.
Well, you're on emails.
Do you know how many emails
I get a day?
I don't read my emails.
- I get the action points.
- SHIV: I know.
LOGAN: Shiv, the world
is fucking rough.
We ran a cruise line
out of some tin-pot ports
- registered in bongo
fucking bongo hovels
- Oh--
and we poured millions in.
And sure,
did we play rough
with the odd fucking union boss
or some Moaning Minnie
repeat litigant? I don't know!
It was a quarter of
a century ago, a lot of it.
So, yes, I fought
for you and your brothers.
But you will not find
a piece of paper
that makes you
ashamed of me, okay?
the government
does have an unbelievable amount
of leverage
at its disposal, Dad.
- The law?
- Yeah, the law.
The law is people.
And people is politics.
And I can handle a people.
COMFRY: Oh, that is nice.
It's just beautiful,
I mean, it's just-- it's--
- It's heavy.
- Isn't it?
I've always been self-conscious
about my wrists,
- so it could address that.
- It's saffron.
You have normal wrists.
Thanks, that is very nice
of you to say.
- That is-- You--
You have some nice
wrists yourself.
Greg, do you think
we can figure this out?
You wanna transfer now?
- GREG: Um--
- It's 40k.
Oh, no, no, um, I think this is,
uh, like a gift situation.
Hey, Ken! Hey, Ken.
Are you buying this?
- What?
- REECE: Are you buying him this?
What? The-- The watch? No.
No, I just said
I'd hook you up, dude.
What is that look?
Don't get weird on me.
I'm not your fucking
sugar daddy.
No, that's-- that's all good.
I-- I-- I mean, it's 40
I'm not buying him
a fucking watch.
- What the fuck
is he talking about?
GREG: No, I can't.
I'm gonna need to give it back.
- It's not a good time.
- REECE: No, no, no, no.
- It has your patina now.
- No, I don't have patina.
- We agreed.
- No, I shower.
Shit, she-- she did me again
tonight. Hey, hey, Comfry!
Sophie Iwobi
did me again tonight.
GREG: I'm gonna do it.
I'm gonna do it. Yeah.
- COMFRY: What?
- KENDALL: She did a segment.
- Oh, shit.
- Should we do this tomorrow?
- Maybe I could--
-"Oedipussy 2."
- I can get you
some bullet points.
- It looks like she tore me one.
Come on, fuck that.
We gotta-- We gotta watch this.
Hey, guys.
Guys, I'm gonna
put on Sophie Iwobi.
Looks like she--
she tore me one.
Hey, hey, come on, we--
we should watch this,
it'll be fun, here it is.
So, let's turn for a moment
to Kendall Roy.
- KENDALL: Woo-hoo!
-My favorite white man.
-Snitchy Rich.
Or as you may know him,
"a jar of mayonnaise
-in a Prada suit."
- Ha! Okay.
SOPHIE IWOBI: Roy tweeted
earlier today (READS TWEET)
KENDALL: It's okay,
you can laugh.
- SOPHIE: The fuck is he
talking about?
- Amen.
SOPHIE: That's like your dog
saying, "Hey, guys, guys, guys,
we have to punish
whoever ate coffee grinds
out of the trash
and then shit on the sofa."
-Hashtag Sofa Justice.
-(CHUCKLES) That's great.
- SOPHIE: Actual progressives
have been embracing
this dude. Why?
This is the guy who
told Congress like a month ago
that the investigation
into his father
was a witch hunt.
-And he's also the fail-bro
who once posed in this photo
- KENDALL: Oh, shit.
-flashing gang signs
-outside of Jean-Georges.
- Okay, that is such a reach.
You were being tongue-in-cheek.
- Yeah.
She fucking loves me.
- She loves me.
-See, the problem is Kendall Roy
suffers from a severe case
- This is love, it's all love.
-of what doctors call
Caucasian Rich Brain.
SOPHIE: What happens
is genetically inherited wealth
and whiteness cause
neural pathways in the brain
to constrict and make
the patient believe he's woke,
when he's just
a total fucking jackass.
- I feel like I should go on.
- SOPHIE: Fuck Kendall Roy.
Thank you.
- What do you think? Can you
touch base? I should go on.
- I think we should talk to Berry
'cause there's a couple ways
to counter backlash,
- and it might not be the best--
- Backlash? This is, like
- GREG: This is not--
- This is being
in the conversation.
- GREG: Yeah.
- This is fucking great.
- This is great.
- GREG: Yeah.
- Hey.
- Shivy!
- SHIV: (GIGGLING) Oh, hi.
- Hey.
- How was your guy?
- Did you see him?
- TOM: Yup.
Yeah. When I got in
uh, Mondale had eaten
some of your pantyhose
and I had to pull 'em
out of his ass.
Oh, my God. I'm sorry.
You shouldn't leave them
lying around the floor, Siobhan.
Not once the help have gone.
Yeah, I-- You okay?
Mondale's not well.
Mondale's unsettled.
Is, uh, Kendall coming
into Waystar?
I don't think so. Uh
How-- How was your guy?
- How was my guy?
- SHIV: Mm-hmm.
Well, um
Yeah, we-- I outlined
what might have happened
to a theoretical John Doe,
- divisional head.
- Mm-hmm.
And, you know,
we talked about
if what comes out
does come out
in terms of the investigation,
and he said
"It's very difficult
to see a world
in which this John Doe
doesn't go to jail."
- So
- Right. Fuck.
- Tom, it'll be okay.
- TOM: Um
And what evidence
do you have for that?
I'm curious. (CHUCKLES)
SHIV: Tom, oh, honey?
TOM: I did have one dumb idea.
Yeah. I was thinking,
you know, maybe
maybe it would be good
to get out in front of it.
If prison is likely,
could I find any
benefit in that, you know?
- You mean cooperate?
- No, not with DOJ.
Your dad.
I go to your dad and I-- I
offer myself up
as the beating post.
Uh No, honey. You can't.
- Honey, you're drunk.
- TOM: Mm.
But it is smart.
Yeah, it's, uh, kind of a
a win from a no-win.
- TOM: You think?
- Yeah. I mean, it's punchy.
I mean
you know, it's very likely
that no one goes to prison.
- Uh-huh. Yeah.
- SHIV: And
either way,
you bank gold with my dad.
The offer is kinda genius.
All being well, you know,
with a fair wind, I could
- be done in less than a year.
- Mm-hmm.
(LAUGHING) But no.
You can't, Tom.
Jesus. Everyone is doing
fucking somersaults for him
right now.
SOPHIE: (ON PHONE) guy who
told Congress like a month ago
that the investigation
into his father
was a witch hunt.
And he's also the fail-bro
who once posed in this photo
flashing gang signs
outside of Jean-Georges.
Poor Kenny.
See, the problem is,
Kendall Roy suffers
from a severe case
of what doctors call
-Caucasian Rich Brain.
- KENDALL: Hey, Jess.
I'm going in.
- JESS: Uh-- Okay. To the office?
- Okay? Yeah.
- JESS: When?
- Now.
JESS: But you said
Yeah, I said--
That was a false thought.
Uh-- Just make sure
my office is ready.
I'll ping you before I arrive.
Good? Good? Great.
Yo. Hey, I'm going in.
Yeah, I might wanna roll deep,
so, uh
just keep it
on the down-low, okay?
I wanna see the shockwaves.
ANCHOR: November
just around the corner,
very important election
- Hi.
-with Michelle-Anne
- TOM: Shouldn't be too long now.
- LOGAN: Uh-huh.
Yeah, because I've--
I've been, uh-- I've been
I've been thinking, um,
about what it is that you
you might really need
right now
and, um-- and how I can help.
- Mm-hmm?
- Yeah.
Yeah, because, you know,
if, uh-- if things go
how they could go
maybe there's no repercussions,
but if not
there'll probably
be a cash number.
And there will probably
need to be a face or two
behind bars, right?
- What's your angle, Tom?
- No. None.
None, just-- just, uh
I'm probably in the firing line.
And I just wanted you to know
if you need to strategize
I can be that guy.
I'll-- I'll step up and go down.
That's it?
- You don't mind?
- Nope.
No, that's just there.
If you need it.
I won't wriggle.
Just clonk the trout on the head
and put it in your pouch.
It won't come to that.
thank you, Tom. Thank you.
Not a problem.
MICHELLE-ANNE: helping us
to get our message out
to Latino voters,
who've really come around
to the President's message
and, you know,
we saw Boyer on your program
a few nights ago.
MICHELLE-ANNE: Absolutely.
Very much with the president,
Bergman, Hendon, and Weiss.
Uh Hello. Uh Hi.
Uh I was given your number
by a friend of mine and I--
I was wanting to, um--
I would like to
schedule an appointment
with Rex Hendon.
This is for a consultation?
- Uh-huh. That's right.
Excuse me, can you hold
the line one second?
Greg, talk fast. What is it?
- GREG: Hey, so-- so
- I'm busy.
I have something
that you guys might wanna know.
- Hey! How you doin'?
- Great. Are you
- What are you doing down here?
- Mark, isn't he just
- the fucking greatest?
- Sure, yeah.
As ever.
Great to have you contribute.
Could we do five
on what we need to do here?
So, how are things?
Look at you, the tough guy.
You wouldn't even take service
of a subpoena, right?
Yeah, my son stands up,
waves his dick in the air,
and the rest of the world
is meant to rearrange itself
according to his liking?
I don't think so, right?
I see. But are you gonna
get more cooperative
- Oh! It's a witch hunt.
-now that you've
set the table?
LOGAN: The prosecutors
are gonna regret any time
or money they spend on it.
- What does the old man think?
- Not fucking much.
No, he's got--
he's got poll numbers
dancing in front of his eyes
morning, noon, and night.
So, someone shits in Wisconsin,
he's worried it'll float down
the Mississippi
and hurt his numbers in Iowa.
LOGAN: Relax.
We've got his back.
Yeah, well
That's great. I guess
you know, when this thing broke,
the whole thing was,
"Logan Roy is going down."
But then you got this thing,
some of our folks are like,
"There's no way
Roy is going down.
The President's gonna
protect him,
the system is broken."
People have no idea.
They have these
paranoid fantasies.
I don't want you to do anything.
- Right.
- What I want is-- is nothing.
Normal consideration,
not to become the focus
of some bullshit.
- Right.
- LOGAN: Not favors.
- Right.
- Right, right, right,
right, right
- What?
The fact is, I don't want
anything from anyone.
That's not the way I operate.
But I would like to know
that no one's gonna shit
their pants if I hang tough.
Facebook is full of photos
of you and the boss
at CPAC and Davos.
All the nice things
you've said about each other?
It hits a demographic
we have to worry about.
If that raisin
hangs me out to dry,
I'm quite willing
to do the same to him.
Well, if we're gonna be real
maybe the President
has not been feeling
like your coverage
has been very helpful
or truthful lately.
It could get a lot
fucking worse.
We have the same interest here.
Can you lower the temperature?
And I'll see what I can do.
- Sure. That's all I need.
LOGAN: Excuse me.
HUGO: So, we asked everyone
to submit concerns and questions
anonymously via the Intranet
which has some drawbacks,
as you know,
and we wanted you
to be aware, Shiv,
if you're gonna be up there.
So, we plan to put these
- on, um, a screen.
- What are they asking?
Well, uh, the general tenor is,
"What the hell's
happening here?" Uh
A lot of those. Uh Also,
"I'm embarrassed to say
to my mother I work at
Waystar. Any advice?"
- ROMAN: Yeah, fuck your mother.
-"Please tell us anything at all
about what is happening here."
Oh, my God, did they write
these questions in crayon?
I mean,
I have my speech all set.
Do we even really need
to have questions?
Well, we did say we wanted
to answer questions,
- so
- Yeah.
Okay, well,
Dad can't see this one,
or this one.
Oh, fuck, no.
- This'll make him shit
his Pop-Tarts.
- SHIV: No, no.
- I think there's, like,
three here we can use.
- HUGO: Three is all we need.
- This is just fucking rude.
I mean, it's not even
really a question.
I mean, I don't think people
should even be thinking this
- that work here.
- You're right.
Can we get different questions?
- Like, less questiony questions?
- Yeah. Mm-hmm.
ROMAN: 'Cause these are just
fucking horrible.
- HUGO: We can.
- KAROLINA: Okay, well,
Hugo and I
- did prepare a set
of questions
- Something else.
that are more
of the sort of things
that people would actually
wanna know.
- HUGO: Yeah. I mean
- Great.
these, we feel, are people's
real questions, okay?
We've got a problem.
Logan wants to see you
- in his office.
- SHIV: Now?
- Lisa.
Lisa! The Regal Legal Eagle.
LISA: Kendall, I hear
you're going in. What the fuck?
Yeah, I can't let him dominate
the battle space, Lisa.
My sister's making moves,
I can't just watch it happen.
What-- What-- What--
What's the story on my immunity?
LISA: I'm figuring out
a "Queen for a Day" situation,
-I have to have control here.
- Yeah, but we're losing
the momentum.
Can we get a raid?
What about a raid?
- Can we get a raid?
- LISA: We can't "get" anything.
No, sure, but really? I mean,
we hit the right buttons.
"Has the government
gone soft-cock on Big Corp?"
I'll call you in 40, Lisa.
You're the boss here. Bye.
And let's commit to Iwobi.
Yeah? Let's do it. Reach out.
Call Noah and get me some jokes.
Not jokes.
Like, funny as fuck shit,
but not in a stupid jokey way.
- Is it true? He's on his way?
- Fucking rat.
I'm gonna jam a Montblanc
down his fucking throat.
- He'll eat up any drama, Dad.
- Kerry!
Look, why don't we just let him
come on in and ignore him?
Get us Colin,
get us building services.
If he comes for me,
I want him fucking cuffed.
- Okay.
- LOGAN: He's fired!
HR is discussing him
stepping down from his duties.
But firing, you would be handing
DOJ a gas can.
- Yeah.
- GERRI: It would be
a PR disaster.
Want me to get outside counsel
on the line?
Front desk says he's pulling up.
LOGAN: I don't want people
seeing him.
- Keep him the fuck out!
- Okay.
KENDALL: How are you?
- Sir, I'm-- I'm sorry.
- Yeah.
Just-- Your key card
has expired.
Expired? That's weird.
HUGO: Hi, Kendall. Uh
Bit of a crazy morning here.
- Oh, is it?
- If you like, we could head over
to 43 North
and I can fill you in.
Might be a little bit
more comfortable there.
Yeah, not going
to the satellite office, thanks.
Uh My card doesn't work,
so I'm just gonna
hurdle the gates
and have Remi film it.
KAROLINA: What? No, who's--
How about we go up with you?
We go up together?
We'll swipe you in.
KENDALL: You guys wanna sync up?
'Cause they-- they--
- He can't go up.
- KAROLINA: No, he can go up.
They've told us he can't go up.
- KENDALL: Sorry, who's "they"?
- GUARD: We can't authorize that.
I can authorize that.
I am authorizing that.
We probably can't keep him
out of the town hall, correct?
LAWYER: You can discourage him
from attending
in light of his position.
Can we discourage him
with a taser shot
directly to his peni
or scrummage sacking?
KERRY: He's headed
for the freight.
Fine. Bring him up
in the dumbwaiter
like a fucking hamburger.
- KENDALL: All right,
what's up, bro?
- Doing the heavy lifting?
- Yeah.
- LOGAN: Is he there?
- I don't see him yet.
- With his stupid walk.
- Tom, get Sam and Ray and IT,
and make sure he doesn't get
fucking cute with IT.
KENDALL: Hey, man.
KENDALL: Good to see you, man.
Hey, man.
Hey! Hey, hey, hey. Hey.
- KENDALL: Kinda weird, right?
-(CHUCKLES) It's pretty weird.
- But, you know, yeah.
- KENDALL: How's it going?
Yeah, life goes on,
you know, yeah.
- Buddhists?
- TOM: Hmm.
Nice. Life does go on.
So-- So, what's going on
back there in my dad's office?
He got any back-channel
White House contacts in there
or what?
- I'm joking. You can't
tell me that.
- TOM: Right. Right, right.
And do you have an immunity deal
with DOJ?
-(LAUGHS) Do you?
(LAUGHS) It's good
we can kid around
- like this.
- Yeah.
But look, man. You're actually
in a difficult spot.
You know, it's-- it's no fun
being the last fucking eunuch
in the forbidden city.
I'm doing fine.
I like you.
And I have no beef
with you, Tom.
(WHISPERS) Another life
is possible, brother.
He's trying to kiss
or nibble Tom.
Let's just not turn this
into the Invasion of Normandy,
KENDALL: Okay. Okay.
Locked out?
Does it feel cold
to you in here?
- Right?
- It-- Is it?
You gotta be kidding me.
Yeah. Yeah, they've-- they've--
they've hacked my AC.
I think-- I think, this is, uh,
68? You like it?
Sixty-eight? This isn't 68.
No fucking way, this is like
sixty-five, sixty-two.
REMI: Definitely feels
a little cool.
- KENDALL: Okay, Remi.
- REMI: Yeah?
I'm airdropping you
a little shopping list.
- You gonna come back stat?
- I can do that.
What time does
the town hall start?
- Um Two o'clock. Yeah.
- Two o'clock? Okay.
Just checking in.
Okay? Yeah, I'm just
(WHISPERS) I know you.
- KAROLINA: So, if you're ready.
- Will my dad be there,
undermining my authority?
He'll be nearby,
emphasizing your authority.
The live feed will be streaming
through the whole building
and to all major offices
And anything you need,
I'll be here.
Congratulations, by the way.
I was always pushing for you
to be brought in,
in my own little way.
And now, please welcome
our new Domestic President,
Siobhan Roy.
SHIV: Thank you all.
Thank you. Thank you, Karolina.
Okay, so I will keep this
A senior executive at Waystar,
who also happens
to be a senior brother of mine,
I think I can legally say that,
has made some
very serious allegations.
And, as we take
those allegations seriously,
there is, you'll understand,
a fair amount
that we can't talk about,
However, this is still
a family operation in spirit,
and you are all a part
of that family.
So, as much as we can tell you,
you know, we want to tell you.
I'm Siobhan Roy,
Waystar's new President
of Domestic Operations.
And I'm paying particular
and specific attention
to corporate responsibility.
I know that some of you
have concerns.
And I'm here to tell you,
we get it.
If mistakes have been made
historically at Cruises,
we are going to identify them,
and implement--
What's more, uh,
personal accountability
is one of the four core
-Rape me ♪
-pillars of the (SCOFFS)
Waystar philosophy--
- Hugo?
- HUGO: Yeah. Yeah.
- SHIV: We got that.
- Yeah.
SHIV: Thank you. Uh
Some people might think
this issue is a joke,
but we assure you,
we take it very seriously.
Just--Thank you.
HUGO: Go and find out
what the fuck is going on.
So, we are going to ensure that
those who engaged in any actions
that went beyond
mere mistakes
-to more purpose--
purposeful-- uh--
-I'm not the only one ♪
- SHIV: Can we get that sorted?
I'm not the only one ♪
SHIV: I assure you, we take
this issue very seriously,
- even if someone here does not.
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
- SHIV: Uh--
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
-Rape me ♪
- Fucking
(INHALES DEEPLY) Sorry, Pinky.
Now do you see? Huh?
- COMFRY: Hey, Ken.
- Hey.
Are we close? What time is it?
Oh, what time is it?
Oh, it's, uh--
it's like the 18th century
or something,
- when watches didn't work.
- COMFRY: Doesn't work?
- No.
- COMFRY: Why did you get it?
Why did I get it?
You encouraged me.
You don't remember this?
You shrugged at me
- like it was reasonable.
- This one's good.
- COMFRY: Not if it doesn't work.
- GREG: It's-- It's fine,
it's okay. I--
I'm a humble custodian now.
A piece like this
will often have to go
to Switzerland for six months.
So, I have this funny bit
about how for the special
- committee of the board
- Hmm.
and the-- the white shoe firm
that will handle
the investigation,
how my dad's putting pressure
to hire a firm
that will help them cover up.
- GREG: Do you hear anything?
- Yeah.
- GREG: Really?
- Yeah.
- I don't think its broken.
-Cover Up--
- Cover Up "R" Us.
- NAOMI: Hmm.
KENDALL: Like Toys "R" Us.
-"Cover up our ass."
- Yeah.
- No?
- NAOMI: I don't know.
- No?
But I think that
the Love Boat vids are good.
KENDALL: Yeah, Love Boat
Hey, uh, because we pushed
taping for you,
we're still filling up
the audience,
but shouldn't be too long.
- Cool.
- Do you guys need anything?
- We're great, thank you.
- Are you okay?
- Yeah, I'm good. Yeah.
- He's just jerking off
his invisible friend.
- GREG: No.
- Hey, so, where are
the writers at?
Um Generally,
writers and guests--
Oh, no, generally, but I knew
a guy at the Lampoon
who knows Dylan.
Can I just find him to say hi?
I might pitch a couple of areas
for the gigglebots?
Oh, well, we don't really
have time.
- We gotta kind of get up there.
- It's cool, I'll find him.
Hey, Rome! How you doin'?
ROMAN: I've just been on TV,
waxing lyrical about me
and Dad out murdering trout
and singing sea shanties
around the old marshmallow hole.
- Have you read this thing?
- SHIV: Now, I talked Dad down.
He wanted us all to appear
on a talk show.
Get the fuck outta here.
Sitting on a couch together,
I thought would be very gauche.
So I drafted this to land
and to end debate.
- He wants us all to sign it.
- Man, this is quite a rich brew.
SHIV: Well, I think
a formal response
really draws a line under it.
I'm sure you're being asked,
so this is just us
very clearly saying
that we're not a part
- of Kendall's thing.
- ROMAN: Mm-hmm. Uh
What? You would
have to say it's accurate.
Yeah, accurate like Oswald
was accurate.
I want us all to sign it
for release to media tonight.
Ooh! Um
I mean, it's kind of
CONNOR ROY: It's kind of
a greeting card from hell.
SHIV: What?
It's a Times New Roman
firing squad.
Yeah, it's pretty horrible,
you know.
Well (SCOFFS) it's all,
basically verified, so--
Well, yeah, drug addict,
serial liar, absentee father.
History of his own problematic
relationships with women.
SHIV: Which of those isn't true?
ROMAN: No, it's accurate,
you know,
but this would be out there.
Like, forever.
CONNOR: You know, PGN pulls up
that photo of me with a ponytail
any time they wanna
make me look untrustworthy.
Okay, look,
Kendall is on a mission.
And he's not going to stop
unless we take his legs out.
And did Dad want
for all of us to do this?
It's more powerful if it comes
from all three of us.
- Oh, you're full of shit. Um--
- SHIV: What?
- I'm-- I'm not signing this.
- Roman! Why not?
Because I don't want to.
It makes me feel unwell.
He taught me how to aim
my pee-pee in the toilet.
The fuck?
That's not a reason, Roman.
Take me to reason court
and fucking sue me.
Roman, we all have to do things
we don't want to sometimes.
I-- I just don't-- This is not
in my best interests, so, no.
CONNOR: Well, I don't want
to be a bitch,
but my signature
is valuable real estate
and I'm not giving it away
for free.
Okay. What do you want?
CONNOR: I would like
some consideration.
I would like some suck-suck
on my dicky-dick.
- SHIV: Oh, my God.
- ROMAN: Same.
I'm feeling brutally
un-suck-sucked right now.
SHIV: You're babies!
Take my name off, please.
- ROMAN: Ooh.
- SHIV: Fine, I'll do it myself.
Thanks for all the fucking help
as always.
Um It's so good
to see so many of you
here to-- tonight, uh,
our amazing advertisers,
and, you know,
we'd be nothing without you,
and I just wanna say to you all,
whatever is happening
up in the clouds, where the gods
play a little rough
and tumble,
down here, it is very much,
uh, business as usual, so
Here's to you.
Here's to weathering the storm.
WRITER: Yeah, like, that's--
that's closer to the idea
KENDALL: Here they are!
- Oh.
- The geniuses at work!
Clickety-clack, clickety-clack.
- DYLAN: Okay. Hello.
- Dylan.
- Yeah?
- Yeah, hey, I-- I knew Pat
at the Lampoon.
- Oh, okay.
- He says you're, like,
- a super funny dude.
- Oh, well (CHUCKLES)
Yeah. No, you are. I mean, hey,
I-- I just wanted to drop by
and let you guys know
you do awesome work,
very smart, very satirical.
- DYLAN: Cool. Thanks, man.
- KENDALL: Yeah, yeah.
Hey, I just-- I just--
Listen, I want you guys
- to hit me.
- Yes.
Just Rickles the fuck
out of Oedipussy here.
- I can take it.
- Well, it's just the show, so.
- Yeah, yeah. It's the show.
- Hey.
- Hey.
- Ken, could I grab you
for a second?
- These are the writers.
- KENDALL: Dylan, my man.
- Oh.
- KENDALL: Hurt me!
- Fucking hurt me.
- COMFRY: Ken! Ken! Please.
Jesus Christ.
- I'm not sure how
- KENDALL: What's up?
wide this has gone,
I'm just seeing it now, but
- Okay.
-you should
Whoa! Uh Okay.
- COMFRY: Yeah.
- So
So, wha-- wha-- what do I--
what do we do with this?
Because this is actually
really sort of nothing.
- Well
- I think.
- Yeah?
- Uh
No, I wouldn't say it's nothing.
that's below the belt.
Is the world seeing this,
or-- or just basically us?
- Yeah, the whole world.
- Uh-huh?
Can we ask them
not to use it tonight?
- Will they mention it?
- I think they'll--
- they'll probably mention it.
- But they-- But it's private.
- I feel like--
- Yeah, but it's not private.
- No. Okay.
- No.
I mean, can I still go on?
I feel like I still go on,
- Yeah, no, I think it's--
- I think it's fine.
It's just the kind of thing
where we just maybe
steer away from it.
- PRODUCER: Uh-huh? Uh--
- You know, we--
Here. Um Right, so
- My concern is that it might--
- Yeah.
It might be weird
if we don't mention it.
Sure. Uh-huh. Absolutely.
PRODUCER: Okay, good. Look,
it is big of you to come here.
- We wanna be fair.
- Totally.
- And I'm game.
- Okay, that's great.
- Yeah, there's just, uh,
you know, a possibility,
with all the legal of it
that I might have to bow out,
but-- but we're good.
- We're good.
- PRODUCER: Right.
We tape in 15 minutes.
Sure, no, and I'd help
with that, obviously.
PRODUCER: Right, how--
how would you help with that?
Uh I know people.
You're gonna what, call Jay-Z?
- And-- And get him
to do the show in 15 minutes?
- Yeah.
- A name. I can do that.
- PRODUCER: No, no
I think
you're overthinking this.
It's a comedy show. (CHUCKLES)
We're gonna--
We're gonna have fun and--
Sophie is tough,
but she's fair. And-- And--
- You're-- You're a guest.
- No, I know. You're right.
So, we're-- we're good?
KENDALL: Okay, yeah,
no, for sure.
- Okay.
- Okay.
- What are you in for?
- ROMAN: Uh Me? Just
running some numbers
with Gerri on, you know,
the fucking
getting the distribution deals
for these--
Fuck it, it's murder.
-(CHUCKLES) Good kid.
- Yeah. Uh-huh. Um
But sorry about the letter
or whatever, I--
- Keeping your nose out, huh?
- Well, I don't know, I guess.
Smart cookie, huh?
Smart little fucking cookie, eh?
ROMAN: Well, you know.
LOGAN: I, uh,
saw your little interview.
Oh, right, yeah,
we don't have to--
"Ooh! I wuv my daddy."
I never figured you
for a faggot.
Oh, wow.
- LOGAN: I'm kidding,
I'm kidding.
- I know.
So, what's this, uh
fishing thing?
I don't remember.
Oh, yeah, that was, uh,
Connor, actually.
Connor took me on that.
But, you know
single, multi-use,
happy childhood memory,
so, yeah.
SOPHIE: Oh, my God.
Such sad news. Guess what?
We're down a guest.
-Oedipussy has ghosted my ass.
Yeah, and I'm like, heartbroken,
because I had so many names
I was going to call him.
Wokestar Royco.
- SOPHIE: Benedickhead Arnold.
-Paranoid Kendroid.
SOPHIE: But honestly,
nothing could be as brutal
as the open letter
his own sister released.
"I am deeply concerned
for the wellbeing
of my brother.
Our entire family
has supported him
through his many attempts
at rehabilitation
for his multiple addictions.
But the events of the last days
have made it clear
that our hopes for his recovery
were misplaced.
I've now been a direct witness
to his misogynistic rants
and comparisons to world
historical figures
that were suggestive
of grandiose
and disordered thinking.
And I would ask
that people give my brother
privacy and consideration
during this difficult time."
- SOPHIE: And that's from
his sister,
and she's the fucking nice one.
- The FBI is downstairs.
- What?
- Yeah.
- Tell them to fuck off.
GERRI: Yeah, these are the ones
who don't fuck off.
This is a search warrant.
KERRY: What do they do
at the front desk?
What are we doing?
They're at the gates.
Uh Can we call
southern district? Get Leo!
Get, get, get, get, get!
KERRY: Okay, okay, okay.
Can we stall 'em?
Shall I call Michelle-Anne?
No, I think that the Deputy
Attorney General
got spooked by you
talking to Michelle-Anne.
LOGAN: Well, what the fuck
did Michelle-Anne do?
She's got no fucking acumen!
Well, I guess the Government
isn't a fucking Pez dispenser.
You don't push a button
and something pops out
- the other end.
- Yes, I am well aware.
Apparently, there's about
20 of them down there.
Why don't we just ask them
if they can come back tomorrow?
Logan, they are coming up.
And if you don't open the door,
- they will kick it in.
And if you don't open
the filing cabinet,
they will pull out a crowbar.
This is a show of resolve.
And there are cameras outside,
and they do not need
to see the FBI
meeting any resistance.
What do we say?
- Cooperate.
- Oh.
LOGAN: Open up. Let them in.
Okay, I will call down
and I'll ask to talk
to the lead agent,
and we'll work something out.
LOGAN: Okay.
- GERRI: We're cooperating.
- We're cooperating.
Get the special committee.
Shift the legals.
We're cooperating.
TOM: People watch
our channel for so long,
we had to animate our logo,
because it was burning
into people's screens.
I mean, that is how loyal
- the viewers are.
And, you know, we will survive
this whole episode,
because of our strength,
because of our depth of talent,
and because of our values,
our true values. Yes?
The FBI is raiding
Um Guys,
just a little heads-up.
And this is not something
I want us to get
out of proportion
or spoil the evening,
but it would seem
that some agents
of Federal Law Enforcement
are raiding the premises
right now.
So, if you see them,
uh, that's what that is.
LOGAN: It's fine. It's fine.
Just fucking leave it.
REPORTER: As you can see,
the FBI is currently raiding
the Waystar headquarters
in lower Manhattan
in a further twist
in the ongoing Waystar Royco
Cruise scandal.
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