Tom’s ‘Living+’ Speech Is Succession at Its Most Honest – Vulture
Tom Wambsgans, a character played by Matthew Macfadyen in the hit HBO series, Succession has been a fan favorite since season one. His character has grown from a simple, insecure guy with little ambition to a high-ranking executive at Waystar Royco. Throughout his journey, he’s had his fair share of trials and tribulations, but none come close to what he experienced in the season three finale.
The season three finale of Succession is hailed by many as one of the best finales in television history. One of the most memorable moments of the finale is Tom’s “Living+” speech, where he brazenly proclaims to his fellow executives that he’s figured out how to “live in a post-bullshit world.”
The message behind Tom’s “Living+” speech is that he’s realized that in a world full of deceit and corruption, honesty is the best policy. He goes on to say, “I’m afraid this company is full of ****. And when I say ‘full,’ I mean, it’s overflowing. I mean, it’s up to our eyeballs in it.”
The response to Tom’s “Living+” speech has been overwhelmingly positive. Fans of the show have praised the writers for crafting such a powerful and honest message delivered by one of the most unlikely characters. Many have also praised Macfadyen’s performance, saying that he gave one of the best monologues in television history.
Tom’s “Living+” speech has set the stage for what’s to come in season four of Succession. Fans are eagerly awaiting to see how the other characters will respond to Tom’s message and what will come of it. Only time will tell if Tom’s newfound honesty will lead to success or if it will backfire.