Safe Room
Succession Season 2

94%

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Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

Emotions run high as the Roy family hides from a suspected active shooter in the positively riveting, wickedly funny, and unfortunately relevant "Safe Room."

Episode Info

Roman begins a six-week management training program in the Parks division and is irritated about spending so much time with "normals." Logan brings Shiv in for a day at Waystar, raising suspicions with Kendall and Gerri. Connor and Willa attend the funeral of a family friend with a complicated past. Logan and Kendall arrange a covert meeting with PGM CEO Rhea Jarrell, as a controversy surrounding a star anchor leads to a day of chaos at ATN headquarters.

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Critic Reviews for Safe Room

This "bottle episode" framing actually proved quite useful, as it not only forced the ever-squabbling Roy siblings to confront one another over their various demons, but it also introduced viewers to Rhea Jarrell.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

It really does feel like Twitter: The Television Show, because in the end, Succession doesn't have anything interesting to say about any of these phenomena other than "Look, these phenomena exist."

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

"Safe Room" delivered laugh-out-loud comedy and then turned around and offered incredibly tense emotional moments.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

The active shooter scare is something unfortunately relevant in today's America, .... But it wouldn't be Succession if there's not a few jabs at premium safe rooms versus grunt safe rooms, elitism worming its way into protection just like anything else.

Sep 3, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

in "Safe Room," the entirety of Waystar Royco is confined to company headquarters for fear of an active shooter, sparks began flying quickly -- confirmation that the series does its best work in close quarters.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

I think [Jeremy] Strong is doing more without words than anyone else on this show.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Jeremy Strong is arguably playing the least showy character in the series, but his performance may just be the most impressive; I actually did cry watching his talk with Shiv, especially as he breaks into tears when asking her for a hug.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

Georgia Pritchett's script for this episode is as dense as Mad Men used to get and as rewarding; "Safe Room" won't let you forget anything Kendall or Shiv or Tom or Greg have done, but treats them all with a palpable amount of empathy.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

So far, this is the season's most eventful episode -- and often the funniest.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…

This episode takes place against the growing, militant polarisation of the US, between the shouty far-right and an the increasingly organised anti-fascist movement, and alarm at an increasingly trigger-happy culture. The Disunited States indeed.

Sep 3, 2019 | Full Review…