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Succession Season 3 Episode 5: Roys brace for fireworks at annual shareholders’ meeting

The fourth episode of HBO’s smash-hit Succession, titled Retired Janitors of Idaho, aired Sunday on HBO with a key episode in which Waystar Royco’s annual shareholders’ meeting was held. 

In the opening scene, Logan Roy (Brian Cox) was seen headed to the annual shareholders’ meeting while Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) spoke with his kids over the phone.

Kendall watched a news report about the upcoming meeting while taking a call from exec Frank Vernon (Peter Friedman) looking to get on the same page amid the changing circumstances ahead of the meeting.

Kendall has sought to end his father's career at the helm of the company in the show's third season

The latest: Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and son Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) continue their battle for control of Waystar Royco on Sunday’s episode of Succession with the company’s annual shareholder meeting 

Logan is seen heading into the meeting while taking possession of a bottle of his medication from an assistant Carrie ahead of the meeting.

The company execs converge and reveal to Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin), Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook) and husband Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) that Stewy Hosseini (Arian Moayed), Sandy Furness (Larry Pine) and Sandi Furness (Hope Davis) have not been amenable to any settlements amid negotiations.

Connor Roy (Alan Ruck) arrives to the meeting hoping to speak with Logan and demands to speak with him, lest he spill the dirt on the family.

Logan arrives and is debriefed by execs about the uncertainty of the forthcoming vote, with Logan suggesting to continue to put pressure on the U.S. president to ease on the federal probe of the company.

Logan is seen heading into the meeting while taking possession of a bottle of his medication from an assistant Carrie ahead of the meeting

Logan is seen heading into the meeting while taking possession of a bottle of his medication from an assistant Carrie ahead of the meeting

Kendall watched a news report about the upcoming meeting with his team in place

Kendall watched a news report about the upcoming meeting with his team in place 

Waystar Royco's annual shareholder's meeting comes at a time of crisis for the company amid a number of scandals and an attempted hostile takeover

Waystar Royco’s annual shareholder’s meeting comes at a time of crisis for the company amid a number of scandals and an attempted hostile takeover 

Kendall meets with Stewy and looks to negotiate an arrangement that will be amenable to both sides, warning him that Logan will stubbornly demand a vote rather than make concessions to their side.

Stewy contacts Waystar Royco brass and asks for a meeting in which they would come to a settlement, but Logan is skeptical, thinking that their side has less leverage than earlier.

Logan won’t attend personally but sends his surrogates Shiv, Roman (Kieran Culkin), Gerri Kellman (J. Smith-Cameron) and Karl Muller (David Rasche) to negotiate.

Kendall calls Shiv to advise her, but she coldly brushes him off.

Financier Stewy Hosseini (Arian Moayed) contacts Waystar Royco brass and asks for a meeting in which they would come to a settlement, but Logan is skeptical, thinking that their side has less leverage than earlier

Financier Stewy Hosseini (Arian Moayed) contacts Waystar Royco brass and asks for a meeting in which they would come to a settlement, but Logan is skeptical, thinking that their side has less leverage than earlier

Stewy contacts Waystar Royco brass and asks for a meeting in which they would come to a settlement, but Logan is skeptical, thinking that their side has less leverage than earlier; Logan won't attend personally but sends his surrogates Shiv, Roman (Kieran Culkin), Gerri Kellman (J. Smith-Cameron) and Karl Muller (David Rasche) to negotiate

Stewy contacts Waystar Royco brass and asks for a meeting in which they would come to a settlement, but Logan is skeptical, thinking that their side has less leverage than earlier; Logan won’t attend personally but sends his surrogates Shiv, Roman (Kieran Culkin), Gerri Kellman (J. Smith-Cameron) and Karl Muller (David Rasche) to negotiate

Stewy has been working with mogul Sandy Furness (Larry Pine) and his daughter Sandi Furness (Hope Davis) in efforts to gain control of the multimedia conglomerate

Stewy has been working with mogul Sandy Furness (Larry Pine) and his daughter Sandi Furness (Hope Davis) in efforts to gain control of the multimedia conglomerate 

Stewy and Sandi are seen chatting with Waystar executive Karl Muller in the episode

Stewy and Sandi are seen chatting with Waystar executive Karl Muller in the episode 

Sandi was introduced earlier this season amid her mogul father's apparent health problems

Sandi was introduced earlier this season amid her mogul father’s apparent health problems 

Stewy, Sandy and Sandi propose a deal in which their side will let Logan's side retain the CEO-chairman role, with board seats, costs covered - and veto rights on any other Roy family members ever taking over the CEO role

Stewy, Sandy and Sandi propose a deal in which their side will let Logan’s side retain the CEO-chairman role, with board seats, costs covered – and veto rights on any other Roy family members ever taking over the CEO role 

Stewy, Sandy and Sandi propose a deal in which their side will let Logan’s side retain the CEO-chairman role, with board seats, costs covered – and veto rights on any other Roy family members ever taking over the CEO role.

The Roy side agrees to all elements of the deal except the veto power.

Connor Roy (Alan Ruck) approaches Logan about held to burnish his reputation for his presidential campaign. Connor demeans his siblings in his request for more power in the company.

Shiv and Roman seem at odds with Gerri over the veto concession.

Greg Roy (Nicholas Braun) arrives to Kendall and apologizes for leaving Kendall’s side, to which Kendall tells him he might have to burn him as part of his corporate maneuvering, saying he will turn him over to the DOJ to placate them in their probe.

Greg Roy (Nicholas Braun) arrives to Kendall and apologizes for leaving Kendall's side, to which Kendall tells him he might have to burn him as part of his corporate maneuvering, saying he will turn him over to the DOJ to placate them in their probe

Greg Roy (Nicholas Braun) arrives to Kendall and apologizes for leaving Kendall’s side, to which Kendall tells him he might have to burn him as part of his corporate maneuvering, saying he will turn him over to the DOJ to placate them in their probe

Connor Roy (Alan Ruck) approaches Logan about held to burnish his reputation for his presidential campaign. Connor demeans his siblings in his request for more power in the company

Connor Roy (Alan Ruck) approaches Logan about held to burnish his reputation for his presidential campaign. Connor demeans his siblings in his request for more power in the company

Greg meets with his grandfather Ewan Roy (James Cromwell) and Roger Pugh (Peter Riegert), the lawyer Ewan has hired to represent him amid the company's scandal and federal probe

Greg meets with his grandfather Ewan Roy (James Cromwell) and Roger Pugh (Peter Riegert), the lawyer Ewan has hired to represent him amid the company’s scandal and federal probe

Greg is left in disarray after the meeting, and meets with grandfather Ewan Roy  and lawyer Roger Pugh, as Ewan is livid about Greg's defection to Logan's side

Greg is left in disarray after the meeting, and meets with grandfather Ewan Roy  and lawyer Roger Pugh, as Ewan is livid about Greg’s defection to Logan’s side

Pugh tells Greg that he's assisting Ewan to forward his entire inheritance to charities such as Greenpeace.

Pugh tells Greg that he’s assisting Ewan to forward his entire inheritance to charities such as Greenpeace.

Ewan chastises Greg about his involvement with the Roys and coldly walks away from him

Ewan chastises Greg about his involvement with the Roys and coldly walks away from him

Greg is left in disarray after the meeting, and meets with grandfather Ewan Roy (James Cromwell) and lawyer Roger Pugh (Peter Riegert), as Ewan is livid about Greg’s defection to Logan’s side.

Pugh tells Greg that he’s assisting Ewan to forward his entire inheritance to charities such as Greenpeace.

Ewan chastises Greg about his involvement with the Roys and coldly walks away from him.

Frank opens up the shareholders’ meeting as the Roys report optimistic news that their team will reach a settlement with Sandy’s side.

Logan wants to humiliate Sandy’s side and bar them from the building, but seems a bit discombobulated and calls guard Colin (Scott Nicholson) for his medication.

Kendall is told that the pet rabbit he advised a nanny to feed a bit of a bagel to is ailing.

Ewan, who holds a key voting position on the company's board, is seen attending the shareholders meeting a row ahead of investor-activist Josh Aaronson (Adrien Brody), who was introduced in last week's episode

Ewan, who holds a key voting position on the company’s board, is seen attending the shareholders meeting a row ahead of investor-activist Josh Aaronson (Adrien Brody), who was introduced in last week’s episode

Gerri leads the Waystar team for a sit-down meeting with their business rivals

Gerri leads the Waystar team for a sit-down meeting with their business rivals 

Exec Frank Vernon (Peter Friedman) opens up at the shareholders' meeting as the Roys report optimistic news that their team will reach a settlement with Sandy's side

Exec Frank Vernon (Peter Friedman) opens up at the shareholders’ meeting as the Roys report optimistic news that their team will reach a settlement with Sandy’s side

Logan wants to humiliate Sandy's side and bar them from the building, but seems a bit discombobulated

Logan wants to humiliate Sandy’s side and bar them from the building, but seems a bit discombobulated

Logan continues to seem confused as he asks Tom for help in escorting him to the restroom

Logan continues to seem confused as he asks Tom for help in escorting him to the restroom

The Waystar public relations team is huddled around putting out a statement when Sandi calls Gerri and tells her that their side also wants the family to relinquish their private jets based on optics of elitism.

Logan continues to seem confused as he asks Tom for help in escorting him to the restroom.

Karl is due to speak at the meeting, completely unaware of what to say amid the uncertain circumstances of the settlement.

He tells Frank about he needs to kill time amid the developments, as Frank looks to stall in his speech to shareholders.

Logan is ultimately unwilling to concede to the opposition’s demands, telling his inner circle, ‘F*** em!’ while again asking for his medication.

Shiv calls the Furness camp to tell them the deal is off, as the Roys will not concede their private jets and are willing to put things to a vote.

Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin), Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook) and Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) appear to be on edge amid the ongoing business machinations in play

Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin), Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook) and Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) appear to be on edge amid the ongoing business machinations in play

Connor, Gerri and Karl are joined by the company's top public relations people in Karolina Novotney (Dagmara Dominczyk) and Hugo Baker (Fisher Stevens) in this scene from the episode

Connor, Gerri and Karl are joined by the company’s top public relations people in Karolina Novotney (Dagmara Dominczyk) and Hugo Baker (Fisher Stevens) in this scene from the episode

Logan continues to look out of sorts throughout the episode

Logan continues to look out of sorts throughout the episode 

Kendall and Stewy continue backchannel communications to see the deal through

Kendall and Stewy continue backchannel communications to see the deal through

The unique relationship between Tom and Greg has been one of the show's most talked-about elements in its three seasons

The unique relationship between Tom and Greg has been one of the show’s most talked-about elements in its three seasons 

Shiv gives Greg a note to pass to Frank on the stage; he reads the note and crumples it up.

Logan continues to look out of sorts, commanding Tom again take him to the restroom.

When Greg asks them if they are going back to the bathroom, Logan snaps back, ‘What f***ing business is it of yours!’

Kendall and Stewy continue backchannel communications to see the deal through.

Logan appears in physical distress while in a bathroom stall while Tom attends to him. He tells him, ‘Thanks son,’ to which Tom replies, ‘Anytime … papa.’

Tom informs Shiv that Logan is ‘totally out of it,’ to which a confused Logan calls Shiv by his wife Marcia’s name.

Shiv calls Logan’s assistant Carrie about his medical problem, informing Shiv that he has a urinary tract infection.

As news spreads of the UTI ailment, the family and execs scramble to find out his position as he appears in a confused state.

Hugo and Karolina converge with the family and execs as to whether Logan should publicly speak at the meeting.

Kendall fierily walks in and yells at the family to work out the deal: ‘This is you throwing it away!’

As news spreads Logan's UTI ailment, the family and execs scramble to find out his position as he appears in a confused state

As news spreads Logan’s UTI ailment, the family and execs scramble to find out his position as he appears in a confused state 

Tom embraces Shiv and said he wanted to have sex with her while she was most fertile; the couple argues amid their dysfunction

Tom embraces Shiv and said he wanted to have sex with her while she was most fertile; the couple argues amid their dysfunction

Kendall fights with his siblings, and Logan has confused him for Frank.

Frank is passed another note while Gerri tells him to stretch things out, but he introduces her onstage instead. Gerri filibusters on the stage while not revealing any pertinent information.

Greg asks for advice on how to sue his grandfather ‘in an affectionate way.’

Shiv and Roman argue over how to proceed forward amid the long odds, and she goes to speak with the Furness side about a potential agreement.

The president calls up demanding to speak with Logan, as the family strategizes how to handle the stressful situation.

Roman winds up taking the call from the president, while Shiv tells Sandi that they have accepted the settlement, to which Sandi is noncommittal. Shiv tries to manipulate Sandi into sidestepping her father by offering her another board seat, and she will also have a board seat as well.

Kendall fights with his siblings, and Logan has confused him for Frank

Kendall fights with his siblings, and Logan has confused him for Frank 

The president calls up demanding to speak with Logan, as the family strategizes how to handle the stressful situation.

The president calls up demanding to speak with Logan, as the family strategizes how to handle the stressful situation. 

Gerri filibusters on the stage while not revealing any pertinent information

Gerri filibusters on the stage while not revealing any pertinent information 

Roman tries to smooth things over with the president, who tells him he is not running for office again, before hanging up.

Roman reveals the president has disavowed all of ATN, upsetting everyone except Connor amid his own Oval Office ambitions.

Gerri and Roman agree to the deal Shiv and Sandi worked out with amended board seats and concession of private jets.

Tom embraces Shiv and said he wanted to have sex with her while she was most fertile. The couple argues amid their dysfunction.

Kendall walks with his team, fuming at his lack of involvement in the meeting and unaware of the pending agreement Shiv has brokered.

Karl emerges onstage and tells the crowd that a settlement has been reached, when Kendall emerges onstage and takes over the podium in a hostile manner.

Roman winds up taking the call from the president, while Shiv tells Sandi that they have accepted the settlement, to which Sandi is noncommittal

Roman winds up taking the call from the president, while Shiv tells Sandi that they have accepted the settlement, to which Sandi is noncommittal

Roman tries to smooth things over with the president, who tells him he is not running for office again, before hanging up

Roman tries to smooth things over with the president, who tells him he is not running for office again, before hanging up 

Karl emerges onstage and tells the crowd that a settlement has been reached, when Kendall emerges onstage and takes over the podium in a hostile manner

Karl emerges onstage and tells the crowd that a settlement has been reached, when Kendall emerges onstage and takes over the podium in a hostile manner

Kendall informs the crowd that he wants them to join with them in a moment of silence for all of the victims of the company's crimes, naming names until his microphone is cut off

Kendall informs the crowd that he wants them to join with them in a moment of silence for all of the victims of the company’s crimes, naming names until his microphone is cut off

He continues to shout the names, and says he is launching a foundation for the people who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his family's company

He continues to shout the names, and says he is launching a foundation for the people who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his family’s company

Kendall informs the crowd that he wants them to join with them in a moment of silence for all of the victims of the company’s crimes, naming names until his microphone is cut off. He continues to shout the names, and says he is launching a foundation for the people who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of his family’s company.

The shareholders them clear the room, while Logan is then seen, appearing to be in better sorts, talking over the situation with Gerri.

Greg tells Tom that he plans on suing Greenpeace should his grandfather pass away and leave the organization his fortune.

Logan complains to Shiv about the deal she brokered, and says he would have figured out a better deal.

He snaps at Shiv, ‘Stop buzzing in my f***ing ear,’ as he reviews strategy with Gerri. He gives Roman an assuring pat on the back after his eruption at Shiv.

Kendall is summoned to a meeting with Logan when his assistant Jess (Juliana Canfield) tells him that Logan already has left.

Kendall calls Logan, who asks his assistant permanently block Kendall’s number from his phone, ending the frenetic episode. 

The Emmy-winning show from creator Jesse Armstrong has continued to be a hit with critics and fans, dominating the pop culture press and social media with its ensemble cast and scintillating storylines.

Succession continues with the fifth episode in the nine-episode season, titled What It Takes, on Sunday, November 21 at 9 PM ET on HBO. 

Kendall is summoned to a meeting with Logan when his assistant tells him that Logan already has left

Kendall is summoned to a meeting with Logan when his assistant tells him that Logan already has left 

Kendall's assistant Jess (Juliana Canfield) tells him that Logan has already left

Kendall’s assistant Jess (Juliana Canfield) tells him that Logan has already left 

Kendall calls Logan, who asks his assistant permanently block Kendall's number from his phone, ending the frenetic episode.

Kendall calls Logan, who asks his assistant permanently block Kendall’s number from his phone, ending the frenetic episode.

Shiv, recently anointed an executive with Waystar, appears in distress as she's flanked by veteran exec Frank Vernon (Peter Friedman) in the episode

Shiv, recently anointed an executive with Waystar, appears in distress as she’s flanked by veteran exec Frank Vernon (Peter Friedman) in the episode 

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