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    Succession Recap: Capitol AssetsIn the fallout from the cruise scandal, the Roy children prove they’re at their best when called upon to do their worst.
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    Succession Recap: Hit It, DJ Squiggle!The mortifying spectacle of an unwelcome tribute celebration reveals the phony mythology that props up the Logan Roy story.
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    Succession Recap: Parent TrapRhea gives Logan the handcrafted, artisanal betrayal he needs to nullify his promise to Shiv.
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    Succession Recap: We Here for YouAmid panels, nature hikes, and $75 Cobb salads, a new threat to the family’s survival emerges.
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    Succession Recap: Jury of PierceLogan’s toxic influence is all over the best episode of the season thus far.
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    Succession Recap: Good BoyIn so many ways, the Roy siblings are still children: bratty and tempestuous and spoiled, yes, but also vulnerable and easily wounded.
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    Succession Recap: Esprit de BoarA company retreat lays bare the doubts about Logan that have been hiding in plain sight from the beginning.
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    Mindhunter Season Finale Recap: Poetic JusticeThe BSU ends its time in Atlanta with a tough lesson in humility for Holden.
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    Mindhunter Recap: Risk ProfileHolden cares about the Atlanta case, but he cares more about having his instincts validated.
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    Mindhunter Recap: Bad LeadsThe BSU’s hoped-for status as conquering heroes continues to be met with resistance in Atlanta.
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    Mindhunter Recap: FBI to ATLHolden can’t help being the arrogant FBI guy who comes to town with all the answers, but BSU’s time in Atlanta isn’t without its bumps.
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    Mindhunter Recap: Family MattersAn outstanding midpoint episode pivots on the human moments when our heroes can’t help bringing themselves into their work.
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    Mindhunter Recap: Dr. Carr in the FieldWhile the Atlanta murders keep getting worse, Wendy spends a little time in Holden’s loafers.
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    Succession Recap: The Lion’s DenOnce again, Logan has all his children firmly under his thumb, each completely vulnerable to his capriciousness.
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    Mindhunter Recap: A City Too Busy to HateHolden’s trip to Atlanta establishes some crucial context for atrocities yet to come.
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    Mindhunter Recap: Open DoorsBill and Holden interview their first celebrity murderer of the season, building out a profile on BTK that’s mostly — but not entirely — accurate.
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    Mindhunter Season Premiere Recap: In Every Dream Home a HeartacheSeason two picks up at the absolute low point in the BSU’s existence, as it’s overcome by paranoia, distrust, and infighting.
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    Succession Season Premiere Recap: Dad’s Plan Is BetterLogan may be committed to running Waystar as a family business, but he’s clearly not confident about his Large Adult Sons and Daughter.
  19. behind the list
    What We Learned From Watching Every HBO Show EverWhere is HBO going and where has it been?
  20. vulture lists
    Every HBO Show, RankedTaking stock of the premium network’s formidable catalogue.
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    The Good Fight Season Finale Recap: No GuardrailsThe season ends by asking once more when this dreadfully uncertain moment in history is going to end, and finding no answers.
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    The Good Fight Recap: Hail, HailA bizarre mid-May storm underscores a grand reckoning that shakes the foundations of Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart.
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    The Good Fight Recap: The Overton WindowHaving Michael Sheen around as court jester gives an episode swarming with neo-Nazis the comic balance it needs.
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    The Good Fight Recap: No ToleranceThe combination of Maia’s drug arrest and Lucca getting harassed by a white woman forces the partners to address the firm’s racial disparities.
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    The Good Fight Recap: The Troll TollA complex and delectably feisty episode finds Diane and Maia learning the benefits and hidden costs of fighting fire with fire.
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    The Good Fight Recap: Disorder in the CourtHow much you enjoy this episode rests almost entirely on how much you’re into whatever the hell Michael Sheen is doing as Roland Blum.
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    The Good Fight Season-Premiere Recap: Damage ControlA fiendishly clever premiere ekes as much fun out of a serious subject as possible without veering into tastelessness.
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    Counterpart Season Finale Recap: Crossing OverA probable series finale wraps up all the loose ends, then leaves one thread dangling just in case.
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    Counterpart Recap: HomecomingHoward returns to his Alpha home with new knowledge that stands to make things exceedingly difficult for him going forward.
  30. vulture lists
    20 Essential Cold-Weather ThrillersMovies worth bundling up for.
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    Counterpart Recap: Past TenseThe show’s pivotal relationships are crystalized as characters seek to determine their futures by reexamining the past.
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    Counterpart Recap: A Fresh StartAn otherwise business-as-usual episode brings some clarity to Clare’s shifting loyalties.
  33. the crime scene
    Every David Fincher Movie, RankedKillers, cops, and founders.
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    Counterpart Recap: Point of DepartureCreator Justin Marks oversees an answer-filled origin story that ranks as the series’ best episode yet.
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    Counterpart Recap: The Butterfly Effect“Shadow Puppets” is the season’s strongest episode yet.
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    Counterpart Recap: Double TalkAn intriguing exploration of the series’ central conceit keeps getting lost in the wrong details.
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    Counterpart Recap: Do Unto OthersHowards faces the brain trust behind Echo in an episode that plays with doubles as compellingly as any to date.
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    Counterpart Recap: Prime TimeThe season kicks into gear with an Emily-centric episode that delivers a twist that hits Howard like a wrecking ball.
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    Counterpart Premiere Recap: Perfect StrangersSeason two picks up right where season one left off, with an episode that turns on the weird intimacy of strangers figuring out how to live together.
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    Homecoming Finale Recap: Please, Remember MeAs Heidi seeks closure, she’s forced to come to terms with her role in defining Walter’s past, present, and future.
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    Homecoming Recap: What Is Experience?In a downshift of a penultimate episode, characters’ interior lives and continued revelations about the past take precedence over resolution.
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    Homecoming Recap: BreakdownHeidi is broken by the awful truth about Homecoming, in a series-best episode that fuses the tension that’s been building up on both timelines.
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    Homecoming Recap: Blank SlateIn an episode that reveals the full nature, and endgame, of the Homecoming program, the nature of memory and its absence become the focus.
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    Homecoming Recap: Friend or Fool?A visit from Walter’s mother to retrieve her son puts Heidi on the defensive — and further complicates her motivations.
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    Homecoming Recap: CompromisedColin is both threatening and threatened as Heidi and Walter’s relationship undermines his vision for the Homecoming experiment.
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    Homecoming Recap: Memory BlankAs Walter and Heidi’s therapy sessions intensify, lines are crossed and questions mount.
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    Homecoming Recap: Road TripAn unauthorized off-campus excursion helps kick the intrigue into high gear on both timelines, and finds a clever rhyme between them in the process.
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    Joseph Kahn Doesn’t Care If He’s ‘Canceled’The director on “offense culture,” human beings as “predators,” Megyn Kelly, and his new movie, Bodied.
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    Homecoming Recap: What A Soldier BelievesWalter’s loyalties are pulled in opposite directions as the fastidious order of the Homecoming program is disrupted.
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    Homecoming Premiere Recap: Down the Rabbit HoleThe podcast makes the jump to TV with a new cast and director, but the same paranoid ambience and puzzle-box narrative.
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