10 Worst Episodes of Succession

The lives of the Roy family as they contemplate their future once their aging father begins to step back from the media and entertainment conglomerate they control.

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#1 - Celebration (Season 1 - Episode 1)

On his 80th birthday, media magnate Logan Roy, whose imminent retirement was thought to be a given, shocks his family by announcing he's staying on indefinitely as CEO of Waystar/Royco. The news shatters his son Kendall, the heir apparent who's in the midst of negotiating the purchase of a digital-media venture founded by a slick operator named Lawrence.

The episode was rated 7.38 from 2503 votes.

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#2 - Sh*t Show at the F**k Factory (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Logan's incapacitation sets off a heated succession debate among his children, as the Board rushes to inform the media about leadership contingencies before the stock market opens. Greg is tasked to retrieve some important items from the Roy apartment. Kendall makes an impassioned final plea to keep Waystar/Royco in the family, and receives some sobering news.

The episode was rated 7.41 from 2057 votes.

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#3 - Lifeboats (Season 1 - Episode 3)

With Waystar's stock plunging to dangerous lows, Kendall is confronted with a major crisis involving a secret bank debt. Upset with Marcia for pulling rank in the Roy apartment, Shiv decides to enlist an old paramour to conduct a background check on Logan's third wife. Kendall and Roman attend their first big meeting in their new roles, as do Tom and Greg.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 1909 votes.

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#4 - Sad Sack Wasp Trap (Season 1 - Episode 4)


With the company’s annual foundation gala fundraiser approaching, and his dad out of the picture, Kendall polishes up his speech while enlisting an on-air personality from the Waystar’s ATV Networks to accompany him. Shiv tries to minimize damage from a sordid photo that threatens a client's political future. Tom inherits a “virus” from his predecessor.

The episode was rated 7.56 from 1757 votes.

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#5 - I Went to Market (Season 1 - Episode 5)

After hearing Logan’s plan to expand in to local TV, Kendall begins to plot a vote of no confidence against his father. Greg drives his ornery grandfather Ewan from Canada to New York for a Thanksgiving reunion with Logan. Tom grows increasingly concerned about the terms of his prenuptial agreement with Shiv, and recruits Greg for a clandestine task.

The episode was rated 7.62 from 1710 votes.

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#6 - Prague (Season 1 - Episode 8)


Tom has a bachelor’s party to remember. Kendall eyes a new business opportunity with a pair of idealistic entrepreneurs. Roman looks to land a deal for local TV stations with his father’s longtime nemesis. Logan tasks Greg to act as Kendall’s babysitter during Tom’s party. Shiv and Gil get ambushed during a TV interview on a Waystar network.

The episode was rated 7.64 from 1632 votes.

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#7 - Austerlitz (Season 1 - Episode 7)

In an effort to fix his public image, Logan agrees to a family therapy session at Connor’s New Mexico ranch that Logan intends to double as a publicity stunt. While lying low, Kendall spends some time with the locals and finds his sobriety tested. Shiv considers putting herself in a precarious situation when Nate pushes her to join a potential presidential candidate’s team.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 1684 votes.

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#8 - What It Takes (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Logan and team head to Virginia for a conservative political conference, where Roman finds out surprising news about his mother.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 1162 votes.

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#9 - Return (Season 2 - Episode 7)

The Roys head to the UK, where Roman and Shiv try to strike a deal with their mother and Logan and Kendall face the consequences of their last visit.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 1383 votes.

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#10 - The Summer Palace (Season 2 - Episode 1)


Kendall tries to make amends with his dad for his takeover attempt betrayal. Logan receives some unvarnished advice from his banker about the next best move for Waystar Royco. As Tom maneuvers for a new position in the company, Shiv tries to determine whether Logan is playing mind games regarding his successor.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 1523 votes.

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