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Succession | Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: “Return”

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Succession | Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: “Return”

Josh Wigler (@roundhoward) and Emily Fox (@emelette) record themselves burning it all down as they talk about Succession season two, episode seven, “Return.”

In “Return,” Logan Roy (Brian Cox) takes his number one and two boys Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) on a trip abroad to free up some change in the endless quest to avoid their impending corporate doom. Another guest comes along for the ride: Rhea Jarrell (Holly Hunter), accompanying Logan in both professional and personal capacities. Logan leans on Rhea to help him solve his issues with Shiv (Sarah Snook), and also leans on Kendall in a way that very nearly breaks the already broken man. Back in the United States, Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Greg (Nicholas Braun) commit crimes.

Josh and Emily hop into all of that and much more in their latest Succession recap. Send feedback for their next podcast by reaching out on Twitter and also through our feedback form.

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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