The BEST Episodes of Succession

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 10, 2022

Network: HBO

A drama about a dysfunctional media family dynasty in the 21st century. The Roy family – Logan Roy and his four children – controls one of the biggest media and entertainment conglomerates in the world. "Succession" tracks their lives as they contemplate what the future will hold for them once their ageing father begins to step back from the company.

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This Is Not for Tears

#1 - This Is Not for Tears

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 13, 2019

Logan weighs whether a member of the family—or a top lieutenant—will need to be sacrificed to salvage the company's tarnished reputation. Roman shares his hesitations about a new source of financing, as Kendall suggests a familiar alternative.

star 8.74
1,262 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong
All the Bells Say

#2 - All the Bells Say

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 12, 2021

Matsson’s vision for the GoJo-Waystar relationship leads Shiv and Roman to manage the fallout, while Logan weighs his options.

star 8.67
766 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong

#3 - DC

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 6, 2019

With the shareholders meeting imminent and Waystar Royco in a precarious position after a whistleblower makes headlines, Logan, Kendall, Gerri and Tom testify before Congress and face tough questions from a determined Gil Eavis. Shiv speaks candidly to Kira, a victim who is set to be a key witness. In Turkey, Roman’s business pitch takes a chilling turn.

star 8.15
1,128 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong
Tern Haven

#4 - Tern Haven

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Sep 8, 2019

Logan attempts to solidify his buyout of PGM at a weekend retreat at the Pierce family home, where Shiv, Roman and Connor veer from their carefully orchestrated roles. As the Pierces question whether an alliance with Waystar Royco will tarnish their legacy, Kendall makes his case to Naomi Pierce during a drug-filled night.

star 8.14
1,158 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Will Tracy

#5 - Chiantishire

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 5, 2021

At a luxe family wedding in Italy, Roman airs suspicions, Gerri draws a line, and the Waystar team grows concerned about rogue tweets.

star 8.12
722 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong
Nobody Is Ever Missing

#6 - Nobody Is Ever Missing

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 5, 2018

Logan finds himself in crisis mode as news of a hostile takeover breaks; Kendall's siblings are not happy when they find out about the takeover. Kendall turns to drugs to help him escape, with tragic consequences.

star 8.12
1,341 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong
The Disruption

#7 - The Disruption

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 31, 2021

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

star 8.08
817 votes
Directors: Cathy Yan
Writers: Georgia Pritchett, Jesse Armstrong, Ted Cohen

#8 - Secession

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 17, 2021

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

star 8.08
903 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong
Safe Room

#9 - Safe Room

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 1, 2019

Roman begins a six-week management training program in the Parks division and is irritated about spending so much time with “normals.” Logan brings Shiv in for a day at Waystar, raising suspicions with Kendall and Gerri. Connor and Willa attend the funeral of a family friend with a complicated past. Logan and Kendall arrange a covert meeting with PGM CEO Rhea Jarrell, as a controversy surrounding a star anchor leads to a day of chaos at ATN headquarters.

star 8.00
1,165 votes
Writers: Georgia Pritchett
Retired Janitors of Idaho

#10 - Retired Janitors of Idaho

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 14, 2021

Kendall and the Waystar team find themselves working together at the annual shareholders' meeting, where Logan's health takes a turn.

star 7.98
757 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Susan Soon He Stanton, Tony Roche
Too Much Birthday

#11 - Too Much Birthday

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 28, 2021

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

star 7.95
720 votes
Directors: Lorene Scafaria
Writers: Georgia Pritchett, Tony Roche
Which Side Are You On?

#12 - Which Side Are You On?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 8, 2018

With the vote of no confidence against Logan approaching, Roman attempts to sway a neutral board member, while Kendall frantically shores up his "yea" votes. Logan arrives in Washington to meet with the president, but worries he's been snubbed following a last-minute cancellation. After successfully thwarting a potential scandal, Tom introduces Greg to fine dining. Shiv explores her options in D.C.

star 7.95
1,424 votes
Directors: Andrij Parekh
Writers: Susan Soon He Stanton

#13 - Argestes

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 15, 2019

As Logan looks to finalize a deal to buy the Pierce family's papers and TV stations at a media & banking retreat, a threat to the deal arises from an unexpected quarter. Tom worries about ATN's new slogan after learning some distressing news from Greg. Kendall, Shiv and Roman fail to see eye to eye on how to handle damage control ahead of a panel featuring the Roys.

star 7.95
1,080 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Susan Soon He Stanton

#14 - Dundee

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Sep 29, 2019

Shiv seeks backup in her battle against Rhea as the family gathers in Logan's hometown in Scotland to celebrate his 50 years of business.

star 7.93
1,078 votes
Directors: Kevin Bray
Writers: Mary Laws

#15 - Hunting

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 25, 2019

Logan informs his skeptical management team of his plan to make another attempt to acquire Pierce, a rival media company and one of the most respected names in news, and brings back Frank to work on the deal. Convinced the acquisition is a terrible idea, Shiv asks Tom to deliver the message to Logan at a corporate retreat in Hungary. Greg worries his pre-meeting with a Logan biographer puts his standing with the family at risk. Connor’s presidential announcement irritates Logan.

star 7.91
1,162 votes
Directors: Andrij Parekh
Writers: Tony Roche
Mass in Time of War

#16 - Mass in Time of War

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 24, 2021

Kendall tries to get his siblings, as well as Stewy and Sandi on his side. Fearing his legal situation, Greg asks Ewan for help.

star 7.88
853 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong

#17 - Vaulter

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 18, 2019

Roman and Kendall do a “routine health check” of a new media brand to help Vaulter to determine the future of the company. Tom tasks Greg with sniffing out waste at ATN, as Greg wonders if the divisive media outlet is the right fit for him. Connor and Willa host a soiree to mark their return to New York. Shiv brings Tom in the loop about her future at Waystar and with Gil’s campaign.

star 7.82
1,169 votes
Directors: Andrij Parekh
Writers: Jon Brown
Lion in the Meadow

#18 - Lion in the Meadow

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 7, 2021

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

star 7.81
772 votes
Writers: Jon Brown

#19 - Pre-Nuptial

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 29, 2018

The Roys assemble at Eastnor Castle in England 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.

star 7.79
1,312 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong
The Summer Palace

#20 - The Summer Palace

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 11, 2019

Still addled from the events in England, Kendall tries to make amends with his dad for his takeover attempt betrayal. Logan receives some unvarnished advice from his financial 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.

star 7.78
1,224 votes
Directors: Mark Mylod
Writers: Jesse Armstrong

#21 - Return

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 22, 2019

A trip to the UK finds the Roy kids negotiating with their mother. Logan turns to Rhea for advice. Greg and Tom get spooked by an internal investigation.

star 7.77
1,087 votes
Directors: Becky Martin
Writers: Jonathan Glatzer
What It Takes

#22 - What It Takes

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 21, 2021

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

star 7.74
727 votes
Directors: Andrij Parekh
Writers: Will Tracy

#23 - Austerlitz

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 15, 2018

In an effort to fix his public image, Logan agrees to a family therapy session at Connor's New Mexico ranch, intending it to double as a publicity stunt. Lying low, Kendall spends time with the locals and finds his sobriety tested. Shiv considers putting herself in a precarious situation when Nate pushes her to join the team of Gil Eavis, a potential presidential candidate who goes against everything her father stands for. As Willa spends more time with his family, Connor makes a hard-to-refuse proposal.

star 7.71
1,394 votes
Directors: Miguel Arteta
Writers: Lucy Prebble

#24 - Prague

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 22, 2018

Tom has a bachelor 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 with acting as Kendall’s babysitter during Tom’s party. Shiv and Gil get ambushed during a TV interview on a Waystar network.

star 7.64
1,352 votes
Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Writers: Jon Brown
I Went to Market

#25 - I Went to Market

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jul 1, 2018

After hearing Logan's plan to expand to local TV, Kendall begins to plot a vote of no confidence against his father. Greg drives his ornery grandfather 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. The family is surprised by Connor's choice of date at Thanksgiving dinner.

star 7.63
1,434 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Georgia Pritchett