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Succession | Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: “DC”

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Succession | Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: “DC”

You can’t make a Tomelette without breaking a few Gregs, and you can’t have a podcast about the Succession season two penultimate episode without Emily Fox (@emelette). After a week off, Emily is back on the podcast with Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) to take on “DC.”

In “DC,” the Roys go to Washington, and it does not go well. Logan (Brian Cox) barely keeps it together during the hearing about the cruise scandal, and leaves Kendall (Jeremy Strong) with the unenviable job of speaking on his father’s behalf. Meanwhile, Shiv (Sarah Snook) is called into action to save the company, and Roman (Kieran Culkin) is far away from the political action — but sadly, way too close to some literal action.

This week’s podcast sees Josh and Emily answering listener feedback and taking a look ahead at the season two finale with some predictions. What’s going to happen to the Roys? Who is “the blood sacrifice,” and what on Earth are we going to do if its Greg (Nicholas Braun)? Josh and Emily address all of that and more. Get your questions in for the season finale recap by using our Feedback form, or by sending us your comments and reactions on Twitter.

About Succession

Created by Jesse Armstrong for HBO, Succession focuses on the Roy family, rich and powerful monsters with their hands on the wheel of an enormous media empire. Logan Roy (Brian Cox) is the patriarch who built the empire, brick by brick, but in his aging and ailing state, it’s time for him to consider the line of succession. He has four children to choose from, all of whom are problematic for their own litany of reasons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Logan’s drug-addicted “number one boy”; Roman (Kieran Culkin), a jester in a power suit; Shiv (Sarah Snook), a political animal who is on the fringes of the family business; and Connor (Alan Ruck), the eldest sibling with no apparent appetite for the job. Dark horses like Tom Wamsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) are jockeying for the job, while inside-outsiders like Cousin Greg (Nicholas Bran) want nothing more than to scrape on by as best as they can. But of all the candidates to rule Waystar Royco, there is only one leading candidate in Logan’s decaying mind: himself.

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