Succession | Season 2, Episode 6 Recap: “Argestes”
In “Argestes,” Logan Roy (Brian Cox) finds his impending deal with Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones) on the edge of implosion, thanks to scandalous skeletons spilling out of the Waystar cruise line’s closet. Logan’s three children all do their best to help the situation, but “help” is a loosely defined word when connected to Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Shiv (Sarah Snook). Sparks fly, and so do fists, as Logan’s already tenuous grasp slips to its weakest position in weeks.
Josh and Emily size up the fallout from “Argestes,” pick apart some recent interview quotes from Brian Cox, get into your feedback (which you can send along by writing in using our feedback form) and much more.
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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.