Tom and Greg’s most embarrassing moments on the “estate”


If you followed Succession until there, you know Tom Wambsgans is one half of one of the most scary and compelling relationships on the show – loaded with push-pull power dynamics, betrayal, and impossible tension. He is also married to Shiv Roy.

That’s right: it’s Tom and Greg’s bromance that may be Succession‘s the greatest love story, which has been brewing since young Hirsch first entered the twisted web of Roys. Although they come from different worlds, they clash in the best possible way – and find that they have more in common than not, thanks to their shared status of no-quite– family members. Tom and Greg’s hilarious mix of heartfelt moments and awkward, cranky conflict even earned Matthew Macfadyen and Nicholas Braun their respective first Emmy nominations, both as supporting actors – and there will definitely be moments. even more unforgettable in season 3.

The couple have recovered from the drama before (read: the vault collapse) – but now that Greg has finally used those hidden cruise documents, potentially incriminating Tom in the process, we’ll have to wait and see if their relationship may weather another storm. As we move towards Succession Season 3, here are some of the most delightfully awkward moments between Tom and Greg so far.

Tom’s Style Tips: Season 1, Episode 3

By the end of Season 2, Greg has improved his life, his style, and his business acumen. But when he started working at Waystar Royco, he was living in a hostel, packing food in dog poop bags (“It’s not like they’re cooking them,” he explains. he), and wore the wrong shoes to work, Tom’s Horror. “Forgive me,” said Tom, “but are we talking on the poop deck of a majestic schooner? Does the salty brine sting my weather-eaten face? No? So why are you wearing a pair of deck shoes, man? “

But Tom is not all about knocking down – he quickly orders a shoe break before asking his coworker, “where could we put the talented Mr. Greg,” kicking off Greg’s rapid climb up the ladder. business.

The Snafu Speaker: Season 1, Episode 5

As Greg drives his grandfather (Logan’s brother) from Canada for Thanksgiving, Tom calls him up and asks when he’ll be in the office – and isn’t too formal about it. “Oh, Greg, fuck your grandpa,” he said, before Greg revealed that he was actually on speakerphone. “Well, I shouldn’t be, Greg. It’s super awkward, but maybe also sweet in its own way? Through his snafu speaker, Tom showed he was comfortable enough to ruminate with Greg – a sort of hostile camaraderie he doesn’t have with the rest of the family.

“Have you ever visited the California Pizza Kitchen?”: Season 1, Episode 6

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Tom and Greg’s first night was a mess before it even started. First off, the (rightly) suspicious Greg just can’t believe the invitation – “I thought you were going to say, ‘Get out and fight outside’ or ‘come out and shoot a bullet through your fucking stupid brain, ‘or something, you know, funny. “Then, when Greg reveals that he was planning to buy California Pizza Kitchen with his first paycheck, Tom chuckles.” You probably have a pretty undereducated palate, “he tells his new colleague, before taking him to a much weirder (and much more expensive) restaurant for the evening Poor Greg deserved this CPK.

Tom’s In Denial: Season 1, Episode 9

The last time Macfayden went on a morning jaunt to the English countryside it was to profess his love for Keira Knightley in Pride and Prejudice. This time, the scene unfolds a little less dreamily. On the morning of Shiv and Tom’s wedding, Greg reunited with Tom to deliver the information that Shiv was cheating on him. Tom (surprise, surprise) doesn’t want to hear it. “No you’re wrong. Shut up, Greg,” he said, before putting his hand over Greg’s mouth, slapping him in the face and slapping him to the ground. Deny a lot?

“It doesn’t feel good, Greg!”: Season 2, Episode 4

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As Tom and Greg took refuge during the ATN shooting, their “safe room” quickly turned into a violent, close-knit situation – all because Greg suggested leaving the network while maintaining a “business relationship.” open ”with Tom, which of course. , reminded Tom of his situation with Shiv. Tom then bombs poor Greg with bottled water in a show of what he calls “an executive level business.”

After the drama subsides and ATN gets the nod, Greg reveals that he didn’t actually burn all of those dangerous documents (oops!) And comes up with the idea of ​​blackmailing Tom with them. It works – but instead of being horrified, Tom is in awe of his protege’s burgeoning cruelty. “You fucked up slimeball!” Atta boy, ”he said.

“We’re Here for You”: Season 2, Episode 6

As the rest of the family faced some pretty serious drama at the Argestes conference – the break in cruise history, the collapse of the Pierce deal – Greg and Tom faced their own. dilemma: to change ATN’s slogan in Tom’s speech from “We” Listen Back “to something a little softer. As Greg explains, the company’s technology devices are actually listening and collecting data. Watching potential fixes from the couple’s workshop (like “We hear you”) before arriving at the final misspelled slogan, “We’re here for you,” is squeaky goodness.

“You can’t make a tomlette without breaking some Greggs”: Season 2, Episode 9

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The Senate hearing into the Waystar Royco cruise scandal proved that Tom and Greg are better together – but then we already knew that! When they are apart, they laugh at themselves (like, more than usual). See: Tom testifying that he doesn’t know Greg before sending him emails with the subject line: “You can’t make a Tomlette without breaking some Greggs.” Followed by Greg’s pied-à-bouche at batting: “If it has to be said, so is it.”

Here are many more goofs from Tom and Greg in Season 3 of Succession, premiered on October 17th.


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