Return
Succession Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 15
Critics Consensus

With its sharp writing and strong performances across the board, "Return" keenly shows how Logan Roy and Lady Caroline manipulated and warped their adult children for personal gain.

Episode Info

Kendall and Roman are sent to the U.K. to negotiate with their mother, Caroline, but an uninvited Shiv shows up to get answers from her father, who has been dodging her. Rhea's continued presence raises eyebrows amongst the Roy kids, as Logan seeks her counsel. Later, Kendall is forced to confront what happened last time he was in the U.K. Back in New York, Tom encounters unexpected pressure during an internal investigation, and Greg goes to great lengths to protect himself.

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Critic Reviews for Return

This week's episode of Succession is somewhat of a letdown in comparison to the previous three... This episode, titled "Return", is more of a showcase for the series's unique character dynamics than for its dramatic storytelling.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Even though the Pierce deal fell apart and the company is still facing an ostensibly serious takeover bid, the Roys still like to throw a party.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Doesn't this get tiresome for people other than me?

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

No one does unravelling better than Jeremy Strong, perfectly playing a character who can never quite say what he's feeling or entirely hide his fear and shame. It's an internal, roiling performance that absolutely has to hurt.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

One great thing about Succession this season is how successfully it's lived in the shadow of everything that happened in the season one finale.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a testament not only to the incredible writing of Jonathan Glatzer and Jesse Armstrong but also the performances from each actor who dealt with tension so fierce it made viewers bristle.

Sep 23, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5.0 | Full Review…

As amazing as [Jeremy] Strong's performance is throughout these moments, however, "Return" is about far more than his increasingly fraught relationship with Logan. It's also about the need for Logan and company to meet with Caroline

Sep 23, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Jeremy Strong has been unbelievable this season on Succession, but this episode in particular is exemplary. Standing out on this titan cast, and doing so while mostly catatonic and locked in the subtleties of brokenness.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Holly Hunter is exceptional...

Sep 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Even though this week's episode is called "Returns", most of the time is spent exploring new ideas, situations, and even successors. And for all that drama, we have one person to thank: Rhea Jarrell.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

Succession is very good at humanizing its characters just enough that we start to empathize with them while continuing to remind us how horrible they are as humans.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…

There aren't many displays of wealth more callous than negotiating a settlement worth billions in future earnings with your children as bargaining chips.

Sep 23, 2019 | Full Review…