The breakout second season of “the worlds largest” darkly compelling drama on Tv wreak a juicy compounding of betrayal and revenge
If Succession wasn’t the breakout HBO stumbled in 2018, then it’s achieved make status in its second season, one of the best sophomore jaunts in recent TV memory. After nine occurrences that brought us such landmark instants as the Con-heads, Cherry Jones at Tern Haven, literal bed-shitting, the Kendall rap, Greg v Tom’s water bottles, Shiv’s point of no return, and the Kermit the Frog dancing to the Succession theme meme , the finale predicted, as Logan said in the penultimate episode’s final background, a” blood sacrifice “.
The gang was all there for the extra-long episode, This Is Not For Tears, with Logan Roy presiding over his( ship) struggle area of loyalists – his children included- in the final countdown to the shareholder meeting that will determine Waystar Royco’s ownership. RIP to Shiv and Tom’s potential threesome, Greg’s not-favorite Rose and Connor’s iPad- “you need to be a killer,” Logan told Kendall before( potentially) separating their relationship for good, and this finale was always going to see a few casualties. In a high-water mark for an already impressive season, here are merely some of the more brain-breaking points. Sails out, tacks out, bro.
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Succession has always been careful to keep its distance from its. 001% reputations; you’re not so much rooting for them in the world as rooting for them to fuck over one another. The second season in particular has highlighted the great insularity wealth provides the Roys and their ilk. Various of the chapters ought to have contained to remote, impassable, luxuriant sites- a Hungarian hunting lodge, an Aspen-esque ideas celebration, private spurts, the pinnacle of WASPness that is Tern Haven, the yacht- and intimated at the small army of helper, PR folk, and housekeepers who buffer their every interaction with the world. Case in phase: the season finale’s jarring image of Logan Roy at a highway-side coffee stop somewhere in Europe, evading an inconvenient automatic opening while Facetiming a major stockholder( apparently no quantity of billions can isolate you from the unflattering below-chin Facetime angle ).
The shareholder tentatively swims the mood of his representatives: that Logan take the hit for the cruise gossip and steps down. The likelihood that this would ever happen, despite Logan seeming to consider it in public, was always close to zero; throughout the season, any move toward answering the question of his sequence had just been entrenched Logan deeper into his increasingly maniacal predominate. But the sail scandal was toxic enough- strange fatalities, sexual harassment,” no real being involved”- that even Logan’s superpower grip isn’t immune. He’s also not immune to” how was your bawl reception ?” pop-ups on his cell phone , noticeable in how striking it is to watch Logan have even a small brush with daily inconvenience.