Succession Season 2 Episode 10: "This Is Not for Tears" Quotes
I have been asked to explain my own role in the managing of illegality at the firm and associated coverups. And it has been suggested I would be a suitable figure to absorb the anger and concern. But. The truth is that my father is a malignant presence, a bully, and a liar, and he was fully personally aware of these events for many years and made efforts to hide and cover up. He had a twisted sense of loyalty to bad actors like Lester McClintock and disregard for the safety of migrant workers, non-union, and union workers and for vulnerable performers and guests. My father keeps a watchful eye over every inch of his whole empire, and the notion that he would have allowed millions of dollars in compensation and settlements to be paid without his explicit approval is utterly fanciful. I have with me today copies of records that show his personal sign off. How much those of us who executed his wishes is for another day, but I think this is the day his reign ends.Kendall
Logan: It's OK, Shiv. It's OK. It had to be done.
Shiv: Yeah. Poor bastard.
Roman: You OK?
Kendall: Yeah, I'm good.
Karl: And is it just, I don't want to be rude, just him?
Greg: Uh, yeah, are there any additionals...
Gerri: First, second-born son. With your responsibilities, it will be a very simple sell.
Logan: Roman, you're taking over as full chief operating officer.
Roman: Oh yeah? What with captain cautious back in the next room?
Logan: No, Frank's going to be responsible for the cruises cleanup. You're on your own. Solo. Can ya handle it?
Roman: Well, yeah. Yeah, dad. That's really exciting.
Kendall: No, Roman, it's great. OK guys, eat up. This one's on me.
Logan: I've decided.
Roman: Ken? Come on, really? Dad, no. There's, what about the, one of the shitfuckers?
Kendall: Hey, it's OK. Guys, you're off the hook.
Kendall: Hey, dad, just out of interest, um, did you ever think I could do it?
Logan: Do what? The top job? Oh, I don't know. Maybe.
Kendall: You can say.
Logan: I, well, you know, I just. You're smart, you're good, but I just don't know.
Kendall: What? Come on.
Logan: You're not a killer. You have to be a killer. But, nowadays, maybe you don't. I don't know. OK? Are we good? Are you good?
Kendall: Yeah. I deserve it. Maybe I deserve it.
Logan: Oh, no son.
Kendall: Yeah. For every
Logan: Oh, no. No, no. God no.
Kendall: It's good to pay. The boy.
Logan: Nah, nah, nah, nah. Not that. On RPI, you're the best. Don't beat yourself up. No real person involved. You know it's, it's nothing.
Kendall: Right. [he kisses his father's cheek]
Logan: The hearings. You did so well. And now, you're the face. You're a cross to clean up. The optics make sense, and what's more, I trust you. I trust you in case it turns and gets
Kendall: I get it.
Logan: So, we'll set up a press conference, and you'll admit that you knew everything and that you directed the coverup, and it went no higher.
Logan: Greg, Tom, it doesn't work. It won't add up.
Kendall: Right. No, I see that.
Logan: And they won't accept me.
Logan: What the fuck was that?
Shiv: Uh, I don't know. I think it's getting to people? The tension?
Logan: He ate my fuckin' chicken.
Shiv: Um hmm.
Logan: So, what's next? Stick his cock into my potato salad?
Tom: You told me. You told me you wanted an opening relationship on our fucking wedding night.
Shiv: This. Oh. So you've been stewing on that?
Tom: Why yes, I have been stewing on it. I'm not a hippy, Shiv. I don't want to stuff a dildo up my, I don't want to do threesomes!
Tom: On our WEDDING NIGHT? Bang! Shanghaied into an open-borders free-fuck trade deal.
Shiv: It was just an idea.
Tom: Well, that's, that's a biggie just to throw in at the altar. You know? I do, I do, but I do maybe also demand to gobble the odd side dick.
Shiv: Gobble the odd side dick.
Tom: I don't think it was cool what you did. I just, you know, I think a lot of the time, if I think about it, I think a lot of the time, I'm really pretty unhappy.
Shiv: What are you saying?
Tom: I don't know. I love you, I do. I just, uh, I wonder if, I wonder if the sad I'd be without you would be less than the sad I get from being with you.
Greg: What, exactly, are Greg sprinkles?
Roman: Greg sprinkles are a fantastic garnish to absolutely anyone seated at this table.
Greg: Oh, OK.
Roman: Like a Tom sundae with a perfect little Greg cherry on top.
Seriously, Gerri? To pay for Cruises we take out a senior woman? Haven't we, you know, kidding here, killed enough women already? I mean, I think the obvious choice is, and I hate to say it because he's such a swell guy, is Tom.Roman
Logan: So, I think. I think the obvious choice is me. So that's what I'd like to announce.
Shiv: No. No, you can't!
Logan: Well, you know, I may not be responsible, but the buck has to stop somewhere.
[A chorus of nos and nevers erupts]
Shiv: Not in the middle of a proxy fight.
Kendall: I don't think so, dad. I don't think so. No. I mean, maybe a time table, but actually go doesn't work. When people find Rhea isn't comin' in, we need stability.
Logan: Yeah, yeah, you may be right. I need one, meaningful skull to wave. If the shareholders' meeting were tomorrow, we lose. I need to persuade a couple of big figures. So, anyone like to say anything? I'll take care of whoever it is. No one will be forgotten.