On Sunday evening’s Succession, “Mass in a Time of Battle,” the 4 Roy siblings come collectively—at Kendall’s (Jeremy Robust) ex-wife’s residence, naturally—to listen to out the second son’s scheme for taking down his dad. However whereas Shiv (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Kendall are nonetheless vying for his or her dad’s outdated job, Connor (Alan Ruck)—who regrettably needed to fly “scheduled” this episode—is the odd sibling out, a Roy with out an apparent agenda. This week on Nonetheless Watching, Ruck talked to V.F. about his distinctive place within the household, provided that there’s an roughly 15-year age distinction between him and the next-oldest Roy.
“He’s acquired this grand plan for top political workplace, however I don’t suppose he’d care to run Waystar Royco, I don’t suppose he’d be desirous about doing that in any respect,” Ruck says. “I do suppose it’s beginning to weigh on him that he has by no means had a job and has no place to go and no one wants him to indicate as much as do something—that’s beginning to eat at him a bit bit, so he’s beginning to pursue this political factor.”
“When push involves shove, he comes down on the facet of the outdated man,” Ruck provides. “[Connor] doesn’t actually wish to take orders from his youthful brother, regardless of how sensible he is likely to be.”
“The factor about Kendall at this level… he’s slipped a cog,” Ruck continues, describing Connor’s perspective when the 4 siblings meet. These doughnuts from Logan (Brian Cox) undoubtedly didn’t assist Kendall’s case. “He knew precisely the place we have been, precisely what we have been doing. Our father has eyes and ears in all places. You simply determine that he’s all the time going to be a pair steps forward of Kendall.”
However that doesn’t imply Connor isn’t right here for his siblings, even when Kendall is suggesting company patricide. “I believe [Connor] hopes and desires that his step siblings will love and worth him. Which, they don’t,” Ruck chuckles. “However I believe he nonetheless holds out hope.”
Hear extra of the interview with Ruck, and a full dialogue of “Mass in a Time of Battle,” on the most recent episode of Still Watching:
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