The breakout second season of the most darkly making drama on TV brought a juicy combining of betrayal and revenge
If Succession wasn’t the breakout HBO hit in 2018, then it’s achieved make status in its second season, one of very best sophomore outings in recent TV memory. After nine chapters that brought us such landmark minutes 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 promised, as Logan said in the penultimate episode’s final vistum, 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) battle 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, fingernails out, bro.
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Succession has always been careful to keep its distance from its. 001% reputations; you’re not so much root for them in the world as springing for them to fuck over each other. The second season in particular has highlighted the great insularity wealth provides the Roys and their ilk. Several of the episodes ought to have contained to remote, impassable, luxuriant sites- a Hungarian hunting lodge, an Aspen-esque ideas carnival, private sprays, the meridian of WASPness that is Tern Haven, the boat- and intimated at the small army of aide, PR folk, and housekeepers who buffer their every interaction with the world. Case in time: the season finale’s jarring image of Logan Roy at a highway-side coffee stop somewhere in Europe, evading an inconvenient automatic door while Facetiming a major stockholder( apparently no quantity of billions can segregate you from the unflattering below-chin Facetime angle ).
The shareholder tentatively moves the mood of their legal representatives: that Logan take the hit for the cruise scandal and step 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 succession has only entrenched Logan deeper into his increasingly maniacal predominate. But the sail scandal was toxic enough- strange extinctions, sexual harassment,” no real being involved”- that even Logan’s strength control isn’t immune. He’s also not immune to” how was your ask receipt ?” pop-ups on his cell phone , noticeable in how astonishing it is to watch Logan have even a small brush with daily inconvenience.