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Everything Logan Roy worked for goes up in smoke when a damaging story about his company breaks in the immensely absorbing, decidedly shocking, "Argestes."
Argestes, which the show describes as a "media and banking retreat," stands in for Davos here, and many of the details sync up with stories that come out of that annual event.
Yes, the immediate disaster is the dissolution of the PGM merger, but it feels like there's something much more personal buried beneath the floorboards.
I'm always impressed that Succession sees the toxicity at the heart of Logan Roy as clearly as it does.
The timing of an event like the one at Argestes in the middle of the bid on Pierce was iffy enough. Adding the potential disastrous expose on Cruises set everyone on edge, and darkness prevailed.
If there is a secret sauce to Succession's sustained brilliance, it might be how the show constantly finds new ways to bring a bunch of its characters together under one roof and let them bounce off one another.
"Argestes" is like a coming-down-to-earth moment for the Roys... For that, the episode finds a strange atmosphere about it, this impending doom settling into its bones as though the end of their empire may be near.
Only in the world of Succession could something like the Aspen Ideas Festival become more pretentious than it already is. It's pulled off, though, in this episode.
The winds of change are blowing. Hopefully they blow in someone else's, not Logan's, favor this time around.
Do you remember those melodramatic promos for The Slap on NBC? That titular slap was somehow less dramatic than the backhand Logan lays on Roman in the latest episode of Succession, "Argestes."
Throughout the first season of Succession, Siobhan acted as something of a "floater" in the dynastic struggle going on between her siblings. But in this week's episode, she brings her brothers closer together, uniting them in their hatred of her.