Power Struggles and Family Drama – Inside the Compelling Second Season of Succession

In the second season of the hit HBO drama series “Succession,” the power struggle within the Roy family continues to intensify as they face challenges both within their company and personal lives. With their father Logan Roy at the helm of Waystar Royco, a global media and hospitality empire, each of his four children – Kendall, Shiv, Roman, and Connor – attempt to climb the corporate ladder and secure their own futures. Here is a breakdown of each episode of the season:

Episode 1: The Summer Palace

Kendall tries to mend fences with his father after orchestrating a failed coup to take over the company. Meanwhile, Logan consults with his banker on the company’s next steps, and Shiv wonders if her father is playing mind games with her about his succession plan. Tom looks for a new role within the company while questioning his prenup, and recruits Greg for a secret task.

Episode 2: Vaulter

Kendall and Roman conduct a health check of Vaulter, a new media brand, to determine its future. Tom assigns Greg the task of uncovering waste at ATN, a divisive media outlet that Greg is unsure is a good fit for him. Connor and Willa return to New York and host a party, while Shiv reveals her plans for her future with Waystar and her involvement with Gil’s campaign.

Episode 3: Hunting

Logan announces his plan to acquire Pierce, a respected media company, and enlists Frank’s help. Shiv disagrees with the plan and asks Tom to deliver the message to Logan during a corporate retreat in Hungary.

Episode 4: Safe Room

Roman begins a six-week management training program and is annoyed about being around “normals.” Logan invites Shiv to spend the day at Waystar, raising suspicions among Kendall and Gerri. Connor and Willa attend a friend’s funeral with a complicated history. Logan and Kendall meet with PGM CEO Rhea Jarrell.

Episode 5: Tern Haven

Logan and the Roy family attend a retreat at the Pierce family’s home, where Kendall tries to convince Naomi Pierce to join Waystar Royco. The Pierces question whether an alliance with Logan’s company will tarnish their legacy.

Episode 6: Argestes

While Logan is at a media and banking retreat finalizing the Pierce deal, a threat arises from an unexpected quarter. Tom is concerned about ATN’s new slogan after Greg delivers bad news, and Kendall, Shiv, and Roman disagree on how to handle damage control ahead of a panel featuring the Roys.

Episode 7: Return

Kendall and Roman travel to the UK to negotiate with their mother Caroline, but Shiv shows up uninvited seeking answers from Logan. Rhea’s presence raises eyebrows among the Roy children, and Kendall must face his past while in the UK.

Episode 8: Dundee

The entire Roy clan travels to Logan’s hometown in Scotland to celebrate his 50th anniversary in the business. Shiv looks to her family for support in taking down Rhea while Logan reflects on his past and the company’s future. Ewan gives Greg an ultimatum about working at Waystar.

Episode 9: DC

With the shareholder meeting approaching and Waystar Royco in trouble after a whistleblower comes forward, Logan, Kendall, Gerri, and Tom testify before Congress. They face tough questions from rival Gil Eavis while Shiv speaks candidly to Kira, a victim who will be a key witness. Roman’s business pitch in Turkey goes wrong.


The second season of “Succession” was full of intrigue, power plays, and personal drama, as each member of the Roy family vied for control over the company and their own lives. From Kendall’s attempted takeover to Shiv’s ambitions to Connor’s quixotic political dreams, each episode was full of surprising developments and unexpected twists. Fans of the show eagerly await the third season, which promises to be just as compelling as the first two.


1. When was the second season of “Succession” released?

The second season premiered on HBO in August 2019.

2. What is the premise of “Succession”?

The show follows the Roy family, who control a major media and hospitality empire.

3. Who are the main characters in the show?

The main characters are Logan Roy and his children: Kendall, Shiv, Roman, and Connor.

4. What is the critical reception of the show?

The show has received critical acclaim, particularly for its performances and writing.

5. When will the third season of “Succession” premiere?

The third season is set to premiere on HBO in the fall of 2021.