The BEST episodes of Succession season 1

Every episode of Succession season 1, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Succession season 1!

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 aging father begins to step back from the company.

Last Updated: 5/27/2023Network:HBO
Nobody Is Ever Missing
1849 votes

#1 - Nobody Is Ever Missing

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/5/2018

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.

Directors: Mark Mylod
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Which Side Are You On?
1951 votes

#2 - Which Side Are You On?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/8/2018

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.

Directors: Andrij Parekh
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
1797 votes

#3 - Pre-Nuptial

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/29/2018

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.

Directors: Mark Mylod
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
1922 votes

#4 - Austerlitz

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/15/2018

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.

Directors: Miguel Arteta
Writer: Lucy Prebble
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
1858 votes

#5 - Prague

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/22/2018

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.

Directors: S.J. Clarkson
Writer: Jon Brown
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I Went to Market
1967 votes

#6 - I Went to Market

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 7/1/2018

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.

Directors: Adam Arkin
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Sad Sack Wasp Trap
2010 votes

#7 - Sad Sack Wasp Trap

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/24/2018

With the company’s annual foundation gala fundraiser approaching, and his dad out of the picture, Kendall polishes up his speech while enlisting an on-air personality from the Waystar’s ATV Networks to accompany him. Shiv tries to minimize damage from a sordid photo that threatens a client’s political future. Tom inherits a “virus” from his predecessor in the parks and cruises division, and shares a disturbing file with Greg. Logan makes a mark on his return to the office. At the benefit, Connor shows why he’s better off avoiding stressful situations.

Directors: Adam Arkin
Writer: Anna Jordan
Watch Now:AmazoniTunes
2184 votes

#8 - Lifeboats

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/17/2018

With Waystar’s stock plunging to dangerous lows, Kendall is confronted with a major crisis involving a secret bank debt. Upset with Marcia for pulling rank in the Roy apartment, Shiv decides to enlist an old paramour to conduct a background check on Logan’s third wife. Kendall, Roman, Tom and Greg attend their first big meeting in their new roles. Kendall tries to convince Rava to give their marriage a second chance, and gets an unexpected reaction from his father to his handling of Waystar.

Directors: Mark Mylod
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Sh*t Show at the F**k Factory
2371 votes

#9 - Sh*t Show at the F**k Factory

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/10/2018

Logan’s incapacitation sets off a heated succession debate among his children, as the board rushes to inform the media about leadership contingencies before the stock market opens. Greg is tasked with retrieving important items from the Roy apartment. Kendall makes an impassioned final plea to keep Waystar Royco in the family, and receives sobering news from longtime general counsel Gerri Kellman that dampens a moment of vindication.

Directors: Mark Mylod
Writer: Tony Roche
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2867 votes

#10 - Celebration

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/3/2018

On his 80th birthday, media magnate Logan Roy – whose imminent retirement was thought to be a given – shocks his family by announcing he’s staying on indefinitely as CEO of Waystar Royco. The news shatters his son, Kendall, the heir apparent, who’s in the midst of negotiating the purchase of a digital-media venture founded by a slick operator. After an impromptu softball game, tempers flare as Logan’s other children – Roman, Shiv and Connor – raise objections over Logan’s intentions, including his desire to change the way his eventual successor will be chosen.

Directors: Adam McKay
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