Yesterday, episode number 8 of Succession premiered, and many of us had a tough time in front of the television. Not because the episode was bad, far from it, but because the series is coming to an end and our nerves are getting the best of us.
Episode 8 revolves around the highly anticipated North American elections. A Democratic candidate who won’t oppose GoJo’s acquisition of Waystar Royco. And a Republican candidate who is pure evil… but will favor the Roy siblings by blocking the deal with Mattson.
The country hangs in the balance between these two candidates, while the good-hearted Connor Roy hopes to garner some votes in liberal states. He knows he doesn’t stand a chance, but he enjoys playing the game.
Two episodes left for everything to come to an end in Succession
As you well know if you watched the episode (if not, you may want to stop reading as spoilers are coming), the Roy family’s television network, ATN, leaned towards giving victory to the conservative candidate… in exchange for a prior agreement.
And if that weren’t enough, Kendall and Roman have caught Shiv playing both sides. Now both Kendall and Roman know that their sister is scheming with Mattson to secure the purchase of Waystar Royco, giving her a key role in the future of the company.
This caused Kendall’s doubts about supporting the Republican candidate (because of him being the personification of evil) to dissipate: if they wanted to retain ownership of Waystar Royco and sabotage the purchase by GoJo, they had no alternative.
The war has begun, there are two episodes left, and no one knows what might happen. It could range from the siblings keeping the company, despite the major challenges they face, to GoJo acquiring the company and revealing that the stock prices are based on false data from India.
One more episode and the final movie
One more regular episode is left, and as we found out last week, it will revolve around Logan Roy’s state funeral, where all the siblings will have to put on a good face and deal with politicians and powerful individuals.
Will Mattson make an appearance? Will there be a complete breakdown between Kendall, Shiv, and Roman? Will the secret agreements with the Republican candidate be revealed? What lies ahead is going to be monumental and will set the stage for the final episode.
The movie, as some are already calling the upcoming conclusion, will run for 90 minutes and will have the challenging task of wrapping up one of the greatest series in television history. We will miss you, Roy family, no matter how crazy you all are.
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