Succession Season 4 Episode 7 “Tailgate Party” Recap and Ending Explained – The fourth season of the HBO series Succession is eagerly awaited, as power struggles between Logan Roy and his sons Kendall and Roman intensify as Logan’s health declines and his unexpected death leaves a void at Waystar RoyCo. However, with their father around to help guide them, they can avoid many difficulties and difficulties as they try to run it independently.
Shiv allies herself with Lukas Matsson in this turmoil, and both factions battle for control of Waystar. Tension escalates in episode seven when Shiv and Tom host a tailgate party while Kendall and Roman devise a Plan B to try to remove Matsson from their proposed Waystar sale agreement. Meanwhile, Connor’s political aspirations are scrutinized, and Shiv’s relationship with Tom hits new low points.
If you missed last week’s episode of ‘Succession‘ season 4, don’t fret: here is a recap with all the details from its season 4 finale!
Succession Season 4 Episode 7 “Tailgate Party” Recap
Succession’s previous episodes illustrated mounting tensions amongst the Roy family as they vied for control of Waystar Royco. Kendall’s accusations against Logan backfired publicly, while Shiv was torn between being loyal to her family and political aspirations. In episode 3, new obstacles and betrayals await them as they navigate their media empire together.
Episode seven, ‘Tailgate Party,’ sees Shiv and Tom attempt to patch things up following their dispute in season three. Assigned the task of hosting Logan’s iconic tailgate party the night before the Presidential elections, they set about keeping Logan’s tradition alive despite any awkwardness between them. Kendall later finds out about the harassment against their daughter publicly, which leads them into an argument with Kendall’s ex-wife about who is to blame.
Roman takes charge and forms a coalition of regulatory officers to monitor Waystar’s sale to GoJo. Meanwhile, his siblings gather to plan Logan’s funeral and face one important task remaining: giving a moving speech in his honor. However, Shiv reluctantly agrees to invite Nate Sofrelli for this important job but also informs Lukas Matsson about Kendall and Roman’s plan to gather regulatory officers.
Tom hires Greg to lay off nearly 200 employees of ATN while Shiv and Tom host a tailgate party, leading many employees to fear losing their jobs rather than celebrating Matsson’s acquisition of Waystar. Roman is tasked with convincing Connor to withdraw from his election race by Jeryd Mencken (an ATN Presidential candidate). At the same time, Kendall advises Nate to discuss their strategy of seizing control over Waystar.
Succession’s latest episode promises plenty of surprises and turns, leaving viewers eager to see how the Roy family navigates its own set of hurdles and betrayals ahead.
Succession Season 4 Episode 7 Ending Explained
In episode 7 of Season, 4 of ‘Succession,’ power tensions between the Roy family and Lukas Matsson intensify further. Kendall, Roman, Shiv, and Connor face new obstacles as they attempt to navigate their media empire safely.
After their disagreement in season three, Shiv and Tom seek to repair their relationship. They take up Logan’s legendary tailgate party on election night as an effort to continue his tradition, but the tension between them arises due to his awkward presence; while Kendall argues with his former partner after discovering their daughter was subject to harassment in public spaces.
As the party begins, Kendall takes to the stage to deliver his speech, but his plans are derailed when Matsson arrives with his entourage to challenge Kendall and Roman’s plan to sabotage Waystar with Shiv’s help. Matsson gains access to all key players needed for his plan; consequently, Kendall proposes a deal to Nate: enhanced coverage for Gil Eavis and Daniel Jimenez in exchange for him helping thwart Matsson’s bid; however, Nate remains firm against joining with Kendall; instead opting to stand firm against aligning himself with Kendall.
Roman presents Conor with an attractive offer: an ambassadorial position in Somalia. However, one caveat must be met – Conor must withdraw from running for office in Somalia in the upcoming elections. Tune in to find out whether he accepts it or continues running! However, Connor stubbornly refuses and insists on being appointed an ambassador in Europe instead; Roman then suggests sending him to Oman, which Connor agrees to consider further.
Willa rejects Roman’s offer, prompting Roman to become angry and insult him. Meanwhile, Roman attempts reconciliation with Gerri, but she issues him a legal injunction prohibiting any further efforts at terminating her employment. Later on in this episode, Roman and Kendall witness Matsson abusing Ebba, his communications head while discovering through private discussions with Ebba that their subscriber count in India is vastly overstated due to an error in metrics.
As Tom learns more and more about his imminent termination, his patience wears thin, leading to an argument with Shiv. Their relationship is irreparably damaged as Tom questions Shiv’s parenting ability – leaving Shiv heartbroken.
Succession Season 4 Episode 7 leaves viewers curious as Kendall prepares his plan to remove Matsson from the Waystar acquisition deal. At its conclusion, Kendall sets into action his strategy. RoyCo’s protagonist Shiv reaches new heights as he unearths discrepancies in GoJo’s subscriber count for its Indian market, particularly concerning Shiv’s subscription count.
Shiv confronts Matsson demanding answers about this miscalculation of subscriber numbers. Matsson takes responsibility for the inaccurate numbers by explaining that a miscalculation in his matrix caused it. He attempts to clarify and convince Shiv that any mistake is minor. Shiv exerts immense pressure on Matsson to reveal that GoJo’s numbers for India are nearly double what they should be. Due to these discrepancies, their cash plus stock deal to acquire Waystar seems imminently doomed – leading Shiv to fear its collapse.
Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) is unhappy with recent events and decides to make an impulsive move that will secure his role as a capable leader. In a confidential conversation with Frank, Kendall discloses GoJo’s dire subscriber numbers situation and that the deal may collapse imminently. To his amazement, Frank then proposes a radical plan – buying GoJo from Swedish tech giant Ericsson to turn things against Matsson.
Kendall Roy’s plan involves:
- Exposing GoJo’s flawed subscriber count.
- Rapidly decreasing its stock value.
- Allowing Waystar to acquire GoJo quickly.
Kendall believes acquiring Waystar will assist him in becoming CEO – something Kendall is keen on becoming.
As this episode ends, viewers are left questioning the fate of Roy’s family and Waystar. Kendall’s plan to acquire GoJo appears risky, but he seems confident it will work out.
Shiv’s relationship with Tom has crumbled into disarray, and it remains uncertain if they can ever reconcile. Roman’s attempts at reconciliation with Gerri have also come up short, making it hard for either person to repair their relationship.
Episode 16 concludes on a high note, as Kendall appears to be formulating a plan to free his siblings from their father’s business empire. Though his ultimate goals and plan remain unclear, one thing is clear – Kendall will continue his fight to maintain his family’s dominance of their media empire as the season progresses. Viewers can expect even more twists and turn as Kendall plots against their rivals to maintain control of his media empire.