Tern Haven
Succession Season 2

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Critic Ratings: 16
Critics Consensus

Cultural and political differences collide when the elder Roy struggles to convince the Pierce family to hand over their crown jewels in the highly fascinating, intensely devastating, "Tern Haven."

Episode Info

Logan attempts to solidify his buyout of PGM at a weekend retreat at the Pierce family home, where Shiv, Roman and Connor veer from their carefully orchestrated roles. As the Pierces question whether an alliance with Waystar Royco will tarnish their legacy, Kendall makes his case to Naomi Pierce during a drug-filled night.

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Critic Reviews for Tern Haven

What Succession shows excellently is that the Pierces and the Roys, for all their surface differences, for Nan Pierce's grand speech about 'virtue,' are just the same.

Sep 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Sarah Snook's face! Her beautiful, twitching, confident, insecure, glassy-eyed face in that opening scene just murdered me. She was cocky and scared and sick and buzzing, all in waves, all at once. It was a feat.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The Roys' pursuit of Pierce is one of the major storytelling thrusts of this season, but each episode both reveals new information about Pierce and provides a new way for them to cast one of the Roy siblings into relief.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

There are a lot of places for Succession to go even without the purchase of Pierce.

Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: 4.25/5.0 | Full Review…

There's something comforting about the way the Roys wear their awfulness on their sleeves. The Pierce clan doesn't say anything damning, but they come across as hungry vultures eating up the Roy dysfunction.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

Succession Season 2 Episode 5, "Tern Haven," succeeds through taking gestating pieces and hatching a victory mired in personal damage.

Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

No one throws a dinner party quite like Succession.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The best and most brutal part of this episode, like most of the show's best and worst moments, involves the entire family sitting around a huge dinner table. But this time they're joined by the preppy and punctuated Pierce family.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

This episode does a fantastic job of showing how these families are two sides of the same coin. The Pierces are, yes, a little more "presentable" and a little less crude than the Roys, but at the end of they day they're both hugely influential empires.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The meeting of the Pierces and the Roys is also pretty striking as a visual representation of new vs. old money. The way they dress, the way they behave, everything serves as juxtaposition.

Sep 9, 2019 | Full Review…