The Roys descended on Tuscany for a marriage this week succession — however is anybody getting chilly ft over Waystar’s takeover of GoJo?
At a Waystar board assembly, Roman informs Sandi and Stewy in regards to the GoJo deal, and Sandi is greatly surprised by the information. Stewy doesn’t wish to again down, although. It’s a bit awkward, with Shiv and Kendall calling in (Shiv is at residence grumbling in mattress) and Logan pressured to stare at them by glass doorways whereas the investigation is mentioned. Roman actually feels his oats, although: On the jet to Italy for his mom Caroline’s marriage ceremony, he brags that Shiv and Tom aren’t actually concerned within the GoJo deal — and that when he’s in cost, he’ll both hearth Shiv or him his ‘sexy secretary’. (Dude…that’s your sister.) He’s additionally jealous that Gerri is taking a date to the marriage, and he or she bluntly tells him to cease sending her “the items,” aka dick images. (If he ever turns into CEO, they need to double the HR division.)
Kendall arrives with one other buzz reduce: “Just got back from the front?” Caroline wonders – and he will get mad when she asks him to skip some occasions that Logan shall be attending. Connor worries a couple of journalist digging into Willa’s unsavory previous, and Roman dismisses Caroline’s newfound magnificence as “another in the line of post-pa-chic English fakes,” urging her to suggest marriage. However, she waves all of it off as “un-romantic.” Greg appears snug with Comfry (sorry), however when Shiv and Tom push him to make use of her as “a date ladder,” he units his sights on an Italian princess. Oh, and Comfry tells Kendall that he’s been requested to do a podcast interview investigating “the curse of the Roys”…together with the thriller surrounding that caterer’s dying at Shiv’s marriage ceremony. oh oh.
However, all of them hit the panic button when Matsson tweets a cryptic message about ‘lucky’ after which a sequence of emojis of a recreation controller, an aubergine and crossed fingers. Is he making an attempt to get his inventory value forward of the deal? Roman assures everybody he can deal with it, however Shiv warns him that if this deal doesn’t undergo, they’ll turn out to be the “Pan American Waystar Blockbuster Video Dial-Up Corporation”. (Permanent identify.) Meanwhile, Connor decides to nip the Willa controversy within the bud by getting down on one knee: “Will you make me the luckiest man-slash-most bulletproof candidate in the world?” — and he or she says sure for now, however tells him she nonetheless has to “think about it”. In addition, Kendall marches as much as Logan and calls for a face-to-face assembly over dinner that evening. Logan’s quick reply, by way of Roman: “We’ll get back to him.”
While Shiv spends high quality time along with her mother on a girls outing (“I probably should never have had kids,” Caroline confesses – thanks, Mom) and Roman leaves to fulfill Matsson in particular person, Kendall and Logan sit down for a meal. Logan could be very suspicious, even having Kendall’s son take a chew of his meals first to verify it hasn’t been poisoned. “Do you think I want you dead?” asks Kendall. “I’ll be broken when you die.” He desires out and agrees to take the $2 billion payout: “You won, because you’re corrupt, and so does the world.” But Logan doesn’t wish to let him go so simply, and he defends himself: “I know damn things about the world, otherwise I wouldn’t be making any money. Not necessarily nice things.” Then he cruelly brings up that caterer, “How long did that kid live before he started sucking up water?” He reminds Kendall that “when you messed up, I cleaned up your shit,” he added one final “fk out” earlier than strolling away.
Shiv returns from her evening out and greets Tom with a passionate kiss: “Let’s have a baby.” She’s able to combat for that CEO place… and he or she’s excited, too. When Tom says she will do no matter she desires with him, she begins to belittle him as a prelude: “You’re not good enough for me… That’s why you love me, even though I don’t love you.” He’s on it within the second, however the subsequent morning he feels bizarre about it. She laughs it off as simply “dirty fun”, and he or she nonetheless desires to have a child with him: “I can’t Love you, but I do Love you.” (Ah okay, that clears it up.) In an exquisite lakeside villa, Roman meets Matsson as GoJo’s inventory value soars. Matsson shakes his issues about his tweets and he nonetheless desires to shut the deal, however now he’s rethinking the phrases as extra of an equal partnership: “I just want to give myself the best of everything.”
Roman should inform Logan the dangerous information: Matsson doesn’t desire a takeover; he desires ‘a fusion of equals’. Logan must share management and the household’s share can be drastically diluted. To Shiv’s shock, Logan appears open to it and Roman sells him the thought, “Let him have the logo. We take the wheel.” Logan is satisfied and Gerri texts Roman “well done” from throughout the desk. Roman after all replies with an image of a cock… however he by accident sends it to Logan! (Logan’s face, after which Roman’s, are simply priceless right here.) Logan storms out of the room and Shiv tells him that Roman has been “weird about Gerri” for some time. He sends her away – and calls out loudly for Roman.
He aggressively slides his telephone to Roman and asks him, “Are you sick?” Roman tries to inform him that everybody is doing this nowadays – communicate for your self, Rome! – however Logan smokes, calls Roman “a laughing stock” and wonders if he ought to hearth Gerri (!). Shiv pulls Gerri apart and Gerri insists “it’s okay…I can handle it.” However, Shiv wonders why she by no means reported this to HR, and suggests taking it straight to the board… and we are able to really feel Shiv is calculating find out how to play this to her benefit. Back within the sunny Italian countryside, Kendall is catatonic on a float within the pool, holding a beer whereas his youngsters wander away. He drops the empty beer bottle into the pool… and it seems like he’s the one drowning.
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