“Succession” recap: Season 4, episode 2 – “Rehearsal”, karaoke scene

The Waystar sale and Pierce deal put Logan on an uneasy footing with his kids this week on Succession. But did he manage to bring anyone back into the fold?

Logan decides to pay a surprise visit to the ATN studios, and Greg reports to Tom that Logan is walking the halls, intimidatingly threatening over the shoulders of the ATN staff members, “It’s like Jawsif everyone in Jaws worked for Jaws. Once the sale to GoJo is done, Tom warns, Logan will be there every day – and he doesn’t like what he sees. Also, Kerry made an anchor audition tape (yikes), but Logan claims it’s their decision whether it should air or not. (Yeah, right.) Meanwhile, Kendall, Roman, and Shiv have a bit of buyer’s remorse once they see how boring Pierce’s current lineup is. (When Kendall delivers hard-hitting daily updates on Africa, Shiv jokes, “It feels like Homework: the show. Shiv is also trying to find a divorce lawyer, but all of the best have already been at odds after meeting Tom – a move that Shiv acknowledges is straight out of Logan’s playbook.

Succession Season 4 Episode 2 KerryKendall and Roman happily mock Kerry’s audition tape, which seems to be doing the rounds for all the wrong reasons. Shiv, however, is busy striking a side deal with Waystar shareholder Sandi Furness. Maybe they’re joining forces and delaying the GoJo deal to squeeze a few more bucks out of Matsson? At ATN, Logan wants to give a speech to inspire the troops, and when Tom congratulates them on a 15% increase in grades, Logan points out that costs have gone up 40%. He specifies that he will spend more time there and urges them not to show any mercy to their competitors: “You are fucking pirates!” He also overhears Hugo and Gerri laughing at Kerry’s audition tape and reminds them, “I’m still here, you know. I did not go.

Shiv, Roman and Kendall try to fly the Waystar helicopter into town for Connor’s wedding rehearsal, but are told they don’t have the approval – a middle finger from dear old Pop, apparently – he. They go to town anyway and talk to Sandi and Stewy, who think there’s more money to be made if they vote no on the GoJo deal. Kendall and Roman wave them away…but Shiv listens. And just as they enter rehearsal, Willa walks out. (As Roman says, “There’s the bride.”) They find a drunken, crestfallen Connor inside, who tells them that Willa said, “I can’t do this,” then bailed out with his friends, and now he can no longer take hold of her. But he also wants to go out and party. Like in a karaoke bar!

Succession Season 4 Episode 2 Tom GregAs Logan complains about all the uneaten pizza in ATN’s break room, he again corners Tom on Kerry’s potential as an anchor, and Tom admits she might need a little help. little more seasoning. He enlists Greg to break the bad news to Kerry, and Greg stammers, blaming a nonexistent chat group: “The arms don’t fit. They are a bit anti-TV. Kerry is furious and swears to destroy Greg if she finds out there is no group chat – but hey, he did! Connor drags his siblings to a dive bar and makes contact with the common man by ordering “a weiss Belgian beer, not Hoegaarden”. He’s also tracking Willa’s phone, and Kendall offers, “We can watch her point together.” Kendall also receives a disturbing call from Matsson, who has already heard of the possible board shenanigans and the costly sale of Pierce. “Don’t push me,” he warns, threatening to let the whole thing fall apart.

Kendall gets some new numbers from Stewy, however, and begins to agree with Shiv that they could actually make more money out of this deal. Roman is still reluctant – and he gets texts from Logan too. He claims he only texted his dad on his birthday, but Kendall and Shiv feel betrayed. they all agreed not to talk to Logan until he apologizes. Roman has also been in touch with Matsson and thinks he might actually work out if they try to renegotiate, but Shiv admits they’ve gotten “overcommitted on Pierce” and need every dollar they can. get: “That’s what dad would do in his prime.” Speaking of dad, Logan hears his kids are considering blowing the board vote and has to admit, “They’ve got juice here.” So when Connor drags them to a private karaoke room so he can sing a cutesy ballad, he also tells them he told Logan what they were plotting…and soon Logan himself walks into the room. their karaoke room, with Kerry in tow.

Succession Season 4 Episode 2 RomanLogan starts by saying he wanted them to be at his birthday party (Kendall: “Damn, dad just said a sentiment?”) and he knows they outbid Pierce just to pay him back. But he advises them to vote yes to the GoJo sale so they can all get a fresh start. Kerry tries to chime in, but Shiv cuts her off, bringing up his anchor audition, “Did he fuck you on that?… Congratulations on losing your icing on the cake.” Logan offers a half-hearted “Sorry,” but that’s not enough; Kendall demands a long list of apologies on behalf of everyone in the room. Logan tells Shiv that he only offered Tom divorce advice that he would have offered if she had asked, adding that if they ask Matsson for more money, he will walk: “I know That.” Shiv doesn’t believe him (“You’re a human f-king gaslight!”), and Kendall tells him he just wants to “make his own stack”, throwing Logan’s own words back at him. Logan eventually gives up, “You guys are so fucking dope… I love you guys, but you’re not serious people.” He quickly leaves, complaining to Kerry about all the rats in town on the way home.

Shiv and Kendall bask in the afterglow of “f-king Dad,” but Roman’s feelings are still mixed. Connor announces that he’s been neglected all his life, so he doesn’t need love like them (“You’re Needy Love Sponges”), but when he gets home, Willa is in bed at home. wait, and he huddled next to him. her. Meanwhile, Roman sneaks alone for a meeting with Logan, who tells him he’s pushing back against the board vote and wants Roman to come see Matsson with him. (He should miss Connor’s wedding, but he says sure.) “There’s a night of the long knives coming,” Logan says, and he needs a “ruthless f—k” to help him out. reinvent ATN from the ground up. Pierce wouldn’t suit Roman, he notes: “Smart people know what they are.” He finally tells Roman, “I need you.” And that’s what Logan’s kids expected of him all along.

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