RIP Vaulter.

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Logan Roy is the head of a massive media conglomerate called Waystar RoyCo that definitely isn’t a stand-in for Rupert Murdoch and News Corp, no sir. When Logan suffers a stroke, his four children — Kendall, Logan, Siobhan, and to a lesser extent Connor — all compete to see who has what it takes to sit in daddy’s business throne.

Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, Alan Ruck, Matthew Macfadyen, Nicholas Braun, and J. Smith-Cameron star in the critically acclaimed HBO series.

  1. Episode 10 Nobody Is Ever Missing
    Succession Season-Finale Recap: Bear Hug Kendall’s failure and retreat back into daddy’s arms was inevitable.
  2. Episode 9 Pre-Nuptial
    Succession Recap: Not Very Wedding-y Tom has resolved to marry a woman who’s not only having an affair, but who’s invited her lover to the ceremony.
  3. Episode 8 Prague
    Succession Recap: Closed-Loop System Tom’s bachelor party is not the kind of party where people are there for a good time.
  4. Episode 7 Austerlitz
    Succession Recap: This Way to the Therapy Having the entire Roy family under one roof makes for a wonderfully combustible therapy session and some scenes of genuine hurt.
  5. Episode 6 Which Side Are You On?
    Succession Recap: No Confidence Kendall and Roman’s efforts to move against Logan result in an expected comedy of errors that ends in (more) failure.
  6. Episode 5 I Went to Market
    Succession Recap: Nest of Vipers A Thanksgiving episode that would, in any semi-normal family, lead to multiple breakups, rewritten wills, and hundreds of hours of therapy.
  7. Episode 4 Sad Sack Wasp Trap
    Succession Recap: Protect Your Neck Pity poor Tom Wambsgans, the newly minted head of amusement parks and cruises.
  8. Episode 3 Lifeboats
    Succession Recap: King for a Day A hilarious, tragicomic hour shows what Waystar might be like if Logan’s children were inadvertently handed the keys to the kingdom.
  9. Episode 2 Sh*t Show at the F**k Factory
    Succession Recap: Complicated Airflow An unusual second episode uses the waiting rooms and suites of a hospital as a pressure cooker for family drama.
  10. Episode 1 Celebration
    Succession Series-Premiere Recap: Roys on Deck With this much money and power, anything is possible — at least, on matters where your soul isn’t at stake.
  1. Episode 10 This Is Not for Tears
    Succession Season Finale Recap: Silent Killer The finale pays off a long game that goes all the way back to the early episodes of the first season.
  2. Episode 9 DC
    Succession Recap: Capitol Assets In the fallout from the cruise scandal, the Roy children prove they’re at their best when called upon to do their worst.
  3. Episode 8 Dundee
    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.
  4. Episode 7 Return
    Succession Recap: Parent Trap Rhea gives Logan the handcrafted, artisanal betrayal he needs to nullify his promise to Shiv.
  5. Episode 6 Argestes
    Succession Recap: We Here for You Amid panels, nature hikes, and $75 Cobb salads, a new threat to the family’s survival emerges.
  6. Episode 5 Tern Haven
    Succession Recap: Jury of Pierce Logan’s toxic influence is all over the best episode of the season thus far.
  7. Episode 4 Safe Room
    Succession Recap: Good Boy In so many ways, the Roy siblings are still children: bratty and tempestuous and spoiled, yes, but also vulnerable and easily wounded.
  8. Episode 3 Hunting
    Succession Recap: Esprit de Boar A company retreat lays bare the doubts about Logan that have been hiding in plain sight from the beginning.
  9. Episode 2 Vaulter
    Succession Recap: The Lion’s Den Once again, Logan has all his children firmly under his thumb, each completely vulnerable to his capriciousness.
  10. Episode 1 The Summer Palace
    Succession Season Premiere Recap: Dad’s Plan Is Better Logan may be committed to running Waystar as a family business, but he’s clearly not confident about his Large Adult Sons and Daughter.
  1. Episode 9 All the Bells Say
    Succession Season-Finale Recap: Killer Instinct A masterfully orchestrated finale gives us Succession’s version of the Red Wedding.
  2. Episode 8 Chiantishire
    Succession Recap: Eat This The Roy children have truly hit rock bottom.
  3. Episode 7 Too Much Birthday
  4. Episode 6 What It Takes
    Succession Recap: Burning Books and Measuring Skulls The Roys pick the next president.
  5. Episode 5 Retired Janitors of Idaho
    Succession Recap: First They Came for the PJs and I Said Nothing Logan goes full mad King Lear and the Roy children create some mischief at the annual shareholders meeting.
  6. Episode 4 Lion in the Meadow
    Succession Recap: Sgt. Pepper of Broken Corporate America With the company’s fate up for grabs, every single Roy is looking feckless. It’s bringing out the worst in them.
  7. Episode 3 The Disruption
    Succession Recap: Sorry, Pinkie Hell hath no fury like a Roy scorned.
  8. Episode 2 Mass in Time of War
    Succession Recap: Relevant Donuts The Roy children consider taking “a pop at the champ.”
  9. Episode 1 Secession
    Succession Season-Premiere Recap: A Decent Move After nearly two years, Succession is back right where it left off: a high-stakes stare-down between Logan and Kendall.

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