Power doesn’t have to be loud and obvious; it can be stealthy, too. That’s what Roman gets wrong in “Living+” and why he’s fallen further in our rankings. Sometimes there’s power in letting someone else think they have it over you. Shiv understands that. As for Kendall, he’s living his dream of having his father look down on him proudly, but that’s another kind of illusion.
For the first time this season, there weren’t enough characters worthy of a power ranking to fill 10 slots. Connor, who’s usually somewhere in the mix, didn’t appear at all in this episode. Neither did Marcia, Kerry, Ebba, or any of the others who’ve previously secured a slot due to their temporary impact in a particular episode. Here’s where everyone else stands as we head into the back half of the season.