'Succession' Season 2 finale promo sees the pressure get to Roys as they scramble to save Waystar from governmental scrutiny
The finale of one of the most intense shows of the year - 'Succession' - is here and we cannot wait to see how things turn out for the Roy family. Logan (Brian Cox) and his offspring Connor (Alan Ruck), Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) are out on a cruise, away from prying eyes as they discuss strategy for the upcoming shareholder's meeting.
From the promo released of the upcoming episode, it is clear Waystar and the Roys are not out of the woods yet, but just managed to postpone the casualties. On the cruise, we see Logan's top advisors including Gerri trying hard to find out ways to come out of the latest scandal without damaging Waystar in the process.
The pressure is getting to each of them including Logan and it is visible in the short video. The Roys have to come up with a sure-shot way of making their company private. If not, the media conglomerate will have the SEC and Department of Justice among other government agencies trying to take them down.
Logan says "it's terminal." It is unclear what he is referring to at this point as it could either be Waystar Cruiselines, or he could be referring to the incessant attacks from all sides. Sarah tells Tom, "The tension, it's getting to people," and we see this reflected in Logan when he speaks to his son Connor and tells him everyone thinks of him as a joke because he decided to run for the presidency with no background in politics or knowledge about running a country.
Roman states, "If we fail, we die". This has to be figurative, of course, but coming from Roman it also begs the question -- what about the investment he had chased in Turkey? Did that not pan out or is Logan in two minds about taking money from Central Asia when the company is already embroiled in one scandal after another?
Even as we wait for answers to all these questions and more in the finale, the most surprising turnaround would be if Logan finds a way to sail through this storm with political support. After all, the promo ended with Logan taking a call from someone who tells Logan he wants to vote his ticket for the fundamentals.
Will Logan manage to slip through another setback and stay in one piece or will Kendall and Shiv have to step in for their father? We will find out in the finale of 'Succession' to be aired on HBO Sunday at 9 p.m. ET.