Shiv and Tom’s marriage has been on the sting of a cliff from the very starting, however their relationship plunged into darkish depths after Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) betrayed Shiv (Sarah Snook) and sided with Logan (Brian Cox) within the Succession season 3 finale. Within the season 4 premiere, Shiv and Tom are barely on talking phrases within the aftermath of the showdown in Italy.
They’re pressured to face one another when Shiv returns to their dwelling to seize a few of her issues. She confronts Tom about his escapades with Greg and allegedly courting fashions. Tom brings up that they agreed they may “check the waters” throughout this separation.
Tom has been considering that they’d finally have an trustworthy dialogue about what’s occurred and their future. Shiv, clearly upset, tells Tom that she doesn’t wish to “convey up loads of bullsh*t for no revenue.”
Tom continues to attempt to discuss to Shiv, however she’s not having it. “I dont suppose it’s good for me to listen to all that. I feel it is likely to be time for you and I to maneuver on,” Shiv admits, hinting that she desires a divorce. She doesn’t wish to get into the nitty-gritty of all the issues of their marriage as a result of it gained’t make a distinction.
Whereas Tom is greater than prepared to confront his emotions and all of the messiness of their drawback, that is the place Shiv is stunted. She thinks its time to “stroll away with our heads held excessive and say good luck.” Nevertheless, her eyes are betraying her. She’s tearing up however doesn’t wish to present Tom. She’s by no means been comfy exhibiting her feelings to Tom… or anybody.
Tom tells Shiv that he might see if he might make like to her, however she turns down the proposal. She asks if he’s staying or going. Tom awaits her response. Shiv says she’s drained and can keep the evening however tells Tom that he can keep as nicely.
“So that is it, huh?” Tom says. For all of their marriage’s faults, Tom is saddened that this appears to be the tip. They lie down on the mattress collectively however at completely different angles to allow them to’t seen what’s clearly written throughout their faces: heartbreak.
“We gave it a go,” a tearful Shiv says. Tom grabs her hand. “Yeah, we gave it a go,” he replies. Although she’s by no means taken Tom’s emotions critically and has persistently taken him as a right, Shiv can’t recover from Tom tipping off Logan about her plan with Kendall and Roman to cease their father from getting a supermajority and going via with the GoJo deal.
Shiv and Tom’s divorce (if it goes via) may have lasting implications. Earlier within the episode, Shiv was fast to inform Nan Pierce that she was divorcing Tom after Nan voiced concern about Tom being one in all Logan’s closest allies in the mean time.
Tom will completely be involved about how his divorce will impact his relationship with Logan. Tom tried to broach the topic with Logan at his celebration, however Logan by no means actually gave him a solution. On the finish of the day, Shiv continues to be Logan’s daughter. Logan could discover that he has no use for Tom anymore and will toss him apart. This may actually go away Tom with completely nothing. Besides Greg, in fact.