Succession season 3 episode 5: How could Gerri use Roman?

Succession season 3There are so many wonderful characters in Succession season 3, but Gerri Kellman needs to be at least near the top of the list. She’s the acting CEO of Waystar Royco, and that is of course just one reminder of her overall skill set, intelligence, and ability to figure out difficult situations and how to advance through them.

Oh, and did we mention her ability to navigate Roman? The relationship between the two of them is incredibly weird, but at the same time totally compelling. While Roman is the sort of character who could make a lot of people run away screaming, that’s not Gerri. We can’t speak to whether or not she really loves his romantic infatuations, but she at least recognizes that there’s a way to use it as leverage.

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Speaking as a part of a wonderful new profile in Marie Claire, actress J. Smith-Cameron details how Gerri perceives Kieran Culkin’s character, and also her initial perception of the “romantic” story arc that we’ve seen the past couple of seasons:

“When we first started doing it, I was like, this is nuts, [but I came to understand it] … She’s like, how can I use this to advance my personal position? And I think he gets under her skin a little bit… He’s a jerk, he’s so funny, and he’s so other than she is… I think she has a weird affection for him that isn’t necessarily sexual or romantic or anything, but just a sort of tenderness.”

As we inch further into the season, this relationship could be more important than ever. Roman could be a valuable ally for Gerri as she and the Roy family try to keep Waystar under their control. Basically, he’ll do almost anything she wants him to. There aren’t many other members of this family who are so impressionable.

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