Shiv found out about her pregnancy the day after Logan’s death, as she receives the news that she is 20 weeks old just before she flies to Finland to meet up with Lukas Matsson and GoJo. Unlike previous seasons where time could move forward by months, the final season has taken its time, so he’s only kept it a secret for a while. However, there have still been many times when he could have talked to Tom about the fact that he is going to be a father. During her last argument, Tom had called her unfit to be a mother to her, so it’s possible that she was waiting for the right moment. Instead, however, she took a big swing during a tumultuous time and it blew up in his face.
During the height of Tom’s panic on election night, Shiv reveals that she’s pregnant and that it’s his, and instead of being mad at her for keeping it a secret or elated that he’s always wanted kids, he wonders if she is telling him the truth. . He asks her if this is just another move in her ever-increasing power play. It’s kind of hard to blame him, because she hasn’t been the most reliable wife and it’s not inconceivable that she would stoop to telling him she was pregnant to throw him off the biggest night of his career. Her response is quite cruel, however, and further upsets Shiv, driving an even greater wedge between the pair. Can your marriage survive this? What kind of parents will they possibly be? (Seriously, do we need to rescue this kid?)