Get ready to dive back into the tumultuous world of family business politics, as Succession’s highly anticipated third season has finally arrived! In season opener, we’re given a taste of the power struggles and scheming that will undoubtedly define the upcoming battles for control over Waystar Royco. So grab your popcorn and settle in – because things are about to get even more cutthroat than before.
season opener of “Succession” was packed with family drama, setting the stage for battles to come. The episode began with Logan (Brian Cox) and his family gathered at their estate in Scotland for his birthday. While the family seemed to be getting along at first, it quickly became clear that all was not well.
Logan’s son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) was clearly uncomfortable being around his father and siblings, and it was revealed that he is in debt and has been secretly meeting with a potential buyer for the family’s business, Waystar Royco. Meanwhile, Logan’s daughter Siobhan (Sarah Snook) announced that she is pregnant, much to her father’s disappointment.
All of this led to a heated argument between Logan and Kendall, during which Kendall accused Logan of favoritism and Siobhan of being a gold digger. This set the stage for the rest of the season, which is sure to be full of more drama and conflict between the members of this dysfunctional family.
The season opener of Succession
The season opener of Succession was an explosive start to the new season. The opening scene set the tone for the entire episode, with the family gathered around the table for a meal. The conversation was electric, with everyone jockeying for position and trying to one-up each other.
The episode continued to ratchet up the tension, as various members of the family fought and schemed against each other. The highlight of the episode was when Kendall ( Jeremy Strong) finally confronted his father, Logan ( Brian Cox), about his role in the company. Kendall has been simmering with anger all season, and this confrontation was a long time coming.
The episode ended with a shocking twist that sets up the rest of the season. It is clear that the battle for control of Waystar Royco is going to be brutal, and no one is safe.
The different storylines in the season opener
The first episode of “Succession” season two starts with the Roy family preparing for Logan’s (Brian Cox) birthday.
Kendall (Jeremy Strong) is trying to convince his father to sell the company, while Logan’s other children – Shiv (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin), and Connor (Alan Ruck) – are all jockeying for positions in the event he does.
The episode then follows three different storylines In the first, Kendall tries to make a deal with Stewy Hosseini (Arian Moayed), a media mogul who could help him take over Waystar Royco. Stewy is initially interested but eventually backs out when he realizes that Kendall is more interested in power than actually running the company.
In the second storyline, Roman and Connor go on a camping trip with their father in an attempt to bond with him. The trip does not go well and only serves to highlight the differences between the brothers. Connor is content to drink and do nothing, while Roman tries unsuccessfully to impress his father.
Finally, Shiv is dealing with her own issues at home. Her husband Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) has been cheating on her, and she is trying to figure out how to deal with it.
All three storylines come together in the end when Logan suffers a stroke and is rushed to the hospital. His children must now decide what to do about their father