The season two finale of HBO’s Succession aired on Sunday, and it did not disappoint. The episode has been described as a “tour de force of acting and writing,” with a culmination of everything the series has promised. The question that has been dogging fans of the show since its beginning was finally answered, a mere 33 episodes in. (Warning: Spoilers ahead.)
The episode, titled “This Is Not for Tears,” saw Logan Roy (Brian Cox) gather his children together to announce who would be succeeding him as CEO of Waystar Royco. After weeks of speculation and backstabbing, fans were finally given the answer they had been so eagerly anticipating. Despite all signs pointing to Kendall (Jeremy Strong) being the chosen one, Logan ultimately decided to retain his position as CEO, throwing his son under the bus during a congressional hearing in the process.
While the big reveal was undoubtedly the highlight of the episode, there were plenty of other memorable moments to enjoy. From Connor’s (Alan Ruck) horrific karaoke session to Greg (Nicholas Braun) finally standing up for himself, each character got their chance to shine. However, it was the moments between Logan and his children that really stood out. The usually cold and calculating patriarch showed a rare vulnerability, admitting to being scared and alone after his wife’s death.
Overall, the season two finale of Succession was a fitting conclusion to what has been a thrilling and unpredictable season. The show has been praised for its outstanding performances, sharp writing, and ability to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. With a third season already confirmed, fans are already speculating about what’s in store for the Roy family next. Whatever happens, it’s safe to say that Succession will continue to be one of the most compelling shows on television.