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Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook and Kieran Culkin in Succession. Photograph by Claudette Barius/HBO

The Jerry/Gerri of It All

J. Smith-Cameron and Kieran Culkin. Photograph by Macall B. Polay/HBO

Okay, maybe this is a stretch, but it jumped out at me. Just as Rupert Murdoch dumped his wife of six years, Jerry Hall, over an email giving very vague reasons, in Episode 3 of Season 4, Logan Roy unceremoniously fires one of his most trusted executives, Gerri Kellman (J. Smith-Cameron), without warning at Connor’s wedding.

Instead of telling her himself, he goads his younger son, Roman, into doing it for him. Is it a coincidence that both of these women have the same (phonetic) name and get unceremoniously dropped after a years-long relationship in which no obvious falling out took place?

Maybe. Maybe not.

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