Succession season 2 FINALE: The 'blood sacrifice' is named... but there's a MAJOR twist in store for Logan Roy

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The second season of Succession came to a close on Sunday evening, tying up the mystery surrounding who would be the so-called 'blood sacrifice' offered to the Waystar Royco shareholders.

The episode - titled This Is Not For Tears - saw patriarch Logan choose son Kendall as the sacrifice.

Earlier in the episode, this does not seems to be the direction that the story is taking.

Finale: The second season of Succession came to a close on Sunday evening, tying up the mystery surrounding who would be the so-called 'blood sacrifice' offered to the Waystar Royco shareholders

Finale: The second season of Succession came to a close on Sunday evening, tying up the mystery surrounding who would be the so-called 'blood sacrifice' offered to the Waystar Royco shareholders

Logan appears to be trimming the fat via employees Gerry, Ray, Karl, Cyd and Frank.

But things get more dramatic when one of the shareholders recommends Logan, himself, leaves the company.

Logan takes his children to Venice on the family yacht - the aim of which is to decide who will be axed.

Roman is back having escaped an ordeal in Turkey, returning with a deal to try making the company private with the president’s daughter’s husband.

Family meeting: The Roys debate who should take the fall, deciding on Head of Cruises Tom. His wife Shiv even agrees with this choice

Family meeting: The Roys debate who should take the fall, deciding on Head of Cruises Tom. His wife Shiv even agrees with this choice

He is with Laird who gushed over the Turkey incident, only for Roman to play it down - leading to Laird storming off the boat, having presumed he would land a healthy commission from the deal. 

The Roys debate who should take the fall, deciding on Head of Cruises Tom. His wife Shiv even agrees with this choice.

Tom later tries to end his marriage to Shiv, claiming he has never been happy with them after she requested they have an open relationship.

Reacting to this, Shiv later pleads with Logan to keep Tom as part of the business.

Betrayal: The episode - titled This Is Not For Tears - saw patriarch Logan choose son Kendall as the sacrifice

Betrayal: The episode - titled This Is Not For Tears - saw patriarch Logan choose son Kendall as the sacrifice

Connor is instructed by Logan to give up his presidential bid.

'Everyone thinks you’re a joke and you’re f**king embarrassing me,' he says.

He agrees, but only if his father helps with the situation surrounding Willa's show.

Logan suggests he could step down - but the move is calculated, and it ends with him being declared the new Chief Operating Officer. Frank becomes the cruise overseer.

Return: Roman is back having escaped an ordeal in Turkey, returning with a deal to try making the company private with the president¿s daughter¿s husband

Return: Roman is back having escaped an ordeal in Turkey, returning with a deal to try making the company private with the president’s daughter’s husband

Logan and Kendall have a talk where Logan admits he trusts his son. He then reveals to Kendall that he is the sacrifice, comparing it to how the Incas would sacrifice a child to the sun in times of crisis.

'You’re the face – the optics make sense,' he tells him, to which Kendall accepts the decision.

But Kendall makes the decision from this chat to betray his father.

He steps out to speak at a press conference, in which he spills the details of the cruise scandal among other Waystar Royco secrets.

This means war: As Logan watches the announcement on TV, his reaction is one of calm malice - leading nicely into how matters could play out in the next third season.

This means war: As Logan watches the announcement on TV, his reaction is one of calm malice - leading nicely into how matters could play out in the next third season.

'The truth is that my father is a malignant presence, a bully and a liar,' he tells the media. 'He was fully personally aware of these events for many years and made efforts to lie and cover them up.'

'I think this is the day his reign ends.'

As Logan watches the announcement on TV, his reaction is one of calm malice - leading nicely into how matters could play out in the next third season.  

Succession season 2 FINALE: The 'blood sacrifice' is named... but there's a MAJOR twist

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