“Church and State” with James Cromwell and Jeremy Strong | Succession Podcast S4 E9 | HBO
This week, it’s a full house to discuss the penultimate episode of Succession, “Church and State.” First, Host Kara Swisher unpacks Ewan’s surprise eulogy with actor James Cromwell. Then, she finds out how real-life funeral planner William Villanova helped the Succession team create a perfectly extravagant service for Logan Roy. And finally, Kara checks in with Jeremy Strong about Kendall’s blockbuster speech and where he stands as we head into the series finale.
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Don't you love how Mr. Cromwell merges with his character here? The casting on this show was top notch…along with the writing, directing and acting.
James Cromwell hasn't had much screen time in the series but casting him early on was a fantastic decision. His eulogy felt like it was years in the making and was easily a career best performance by Cromwell. Easily the best cast show ever put together.
The funeral-home guy was selling hard in this appearance. Always Be Casketing.
The entire cast is amazing but Cromwell (and Cox) bring the ultimate respect and credibility to the cast. All except Cox and Cromwell are newbies (well, they are all young so there's that), but the two old guys really bring the power.
Mr Cromwell I can listen to you everyday
Jeremy Jeremy Jeremyyyy
cromwell's character is the moral conscience of the series but so is roman in a way, that s why this scene is so interesting, the eulogy breaks roman, makes him unable/unwilling to lie about who logan really was.. such a well written show, Im going to miss this show so much
I can just see, when Rupert Murdoch's time comes, RWNJ's unironically quoting Kendall's eulogy.
I will mourn the ending of this show SO MUCH.
Kara swisher is exactly the kind of rube that Ewan and James are criticising for bit trying. Amazing it goes over her dumb head
Woof, woof, Love Hugo!
You're not a KLR. You have to be a KLR.
i miss logan!!
"We mustn't condemn the human when we condemn the man."
So well put by Cromwell.
James is great in this. My man said “Eat the Rich” for real and I’m here for it
The entire episode will do down as one of my absolute favourites – but I just want to take a second to commend the sheer messiness of Caroline Collingwood in introducing the wives to the mistresses, she absolutely trumped Marcia here, who I must say has retreated into herself. Cannot believe we have one episode left!
From the last 2 episodes it's pretty clear Logan was holding Kendall back, Kendall IS a killer.
I loved when logan said to his brother, "What would you know about the media mother would watch."
James Cromwell is great casting especially since it makes Ewan LITTERALLY look down on Logan.
L to the OG.
James Cromwell NEVER EVER misses. He is so dope as an actor. Love him❤
Cromwell is an absolute Hollywood legend
An interesting observation about Greg by Ewan! Is Greg destined to be Logan even though his outlook was so anti-Logan at the beginning? He’s perhaps the most changed character.
Kara Swisher is not engaging at all with James, feels like she truly doesn't care about what he is saying, it was really insulting.
I love how passionate he is about Ewan.
I don’t like audiobooks, but I’d live off of them if the reading was done by Jeremy strong.
Are you listening, HBO?23:30
6 figures for Logan Roy ? Has this person seen the show ?
I’ve loved him since the 1st season when he came in to vote for his brother against Kendall’s no confidence vote!
I love that it surprised even Logan!
James Cromwell is giving us a master class with this speech he deserves an emmy for this!
what a treat it was to watch these class actors kudos to the writers and producers