The Worst Episodes of Succession: When the Roy Family Hits Rock Bottom

If you’re a fan of the cutthroat world of media and entertainment, chances are you’ve heard of Succession. With its gripping storyline and compelling characters, this show has captured the hearts of many viewers. But let’s be real, not every episode can be a winner. In fact, some of them are downright cringe-worthy. So buckle up, because we’re about to take a deep dive into the worst episodes of Succession. From cringe-worthy family feuds to awkward business deals, these episodes are sure to leave you shaking your head in disappointment. But hey, at least you’ll know which ones to skip on your next re-watch.
Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Season 4 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2023-04-02

After Shiv discovers that Tom is following Logan’s playbook, she, Kendall, and Roman consider backing Sandi and Stewy’s aggressive play on the Matsson deal. Meanwhile, Logan gives an impromptu pep talk to the ATN newsroom… and outsources a tricky conversation with Kerry. Later, Connor tries to make the most of his rehearsal dinner when Willa goes AWOL.

The Munsters

The Munsters

Season 4 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2023-03-26

As Kendall, Shiv, and Roman hone their pitch for potential investors in LA, a call from Tom shifts the siblings’ focus towards one of their dad’s long-coveted companies. Back in NY, Greg’s uninvited plus-one raises questions at Logan’s birthday party, Connor considers throwing a gargantuan sum at his campaign, and Tom seeks assurances from Logan.

Sh*t Show at the F**k Factory

Sh*t Show at the F**k Factory

Season 1 – Episode 2

Air Date: 2018-06-10

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.

Lifeboats

Lifeboats

Season 1 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2018-06-17

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.

Honeymoon States

Honeymoon States

Season 4 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2023-04-16

As Roman, Kendall and Shiv navigate a misstep with Matsson, the Waystar team discusses a pivotal recommendation to the board ahead of the GoJo sale. Angling for position, Kendall seeks support from Stewy and Hugo.

Sad Sack Wasp Trap

Sad Sack Wasp Trap

Season 1 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2018-06-24

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.

I Went to Market

I Went to Market

Season 1 – Episode 5

Air Date: 2018-07-01

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.

What It Takes

What It Takes

Season 3 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2021-11-21

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

Living+

Living+

Season 4 – Episode 6

Air Date: 2023-04-30

Ahead of a crucial new product launch on Investor Day, Shiv weighs a business proposal from Matsson, while Kendall and Roman call an impromptu meeting to flip the script on their latest interaction with the tech billionaire. Later, the brothers each try to match Logan’s tempestuous style, with varying results.

Celebration

Celebration

Season 1 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2018-06-03

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.

Hunting

Hunting

Season 2 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2019-08-25

Logan informs his management team of his plan to make another attempt to acquire a rival media company. Greg worries his meeting with a Logan biographer puts his standing with the family at risk. Connor’s presidential announcement irritates Logan.

Austerlitz

Austerlitz

Season 1 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2018-07-15

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.

Pre-Nuptial

Pre-Nuptial

Season 1 – Episode 9

Air Date: 2018-07-29

The Roys assemble at an English castle to prepare for Shiv and Tom’s wedding. The children reunite with their mother Caroline, who is every bit as acerbic as Logan. As guests mingle and clash, Kendall learns from Stewy and Sandy that their plot for a hostile takeover of Waystar has been fast-tracked in order to catch Logan off guard.

Prague

Prague

Season 1 – Episode 8

Air Date: 2018-07-22

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.

Secession

Secession

Season 3 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2021-10-17

Following his bombshell presser, a righteous Kendall scrambles to find a base of operations, while Logan’s team searches for safe harbor.

The Disruption

The Disruption

Season 3 – Episode 3

Air Date: 2021-10-31

With the DOJ at the door, Logan summons his arsenal, while Tom makes a potentially life changing offer. Kendall becomes obsessed with his own takedown.

Lion in the Meadow

Lion in the Meadow

Season 3 – Episode 4

Air Date: 2021-11-07

Logan and Kendall have their first meeting together with Josh, a major investor worried about their family feud.

Too Much Birthday

Too Much Birthday

Season 3 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2021-11-28

At Kendall’s lavish birthday bash, Shiv and Roman try to arrange a meeting with Lukas Matsson, a tech mogul who recently snubbed Logan.

Return

Return

Season 2 – Episode 7

Air Date: 2019-09-22

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 Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

Season 2 – Episode 1

Air Date: 2019-08-11

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.