Kendall Roy
Kendall Roy
Biographical Information
Real Name: Kendall Roy
Title: Co-Chief Operating Officer at Waystar Royco
Current Location: United States
Wife: Rava Roy (Estranged Wife)
Parents: Logan Roy (Father)

Caroline Collingwood (Mother)

Siblings: Roman Roy (Brother)

Shiv Roy (Sister)
Connor Roy (Half-Brother)

Family: Ewan Roy (Uncle)

Greg Hirsch (Cousin Once Removed)

Children: Iverson Roy (Son)

Sophie Roy (Daughter)

Affiliations: Waystar Royco

The Roy Family

Physical Description
Gender: Male
Height: 5'10 ½
Status: Alive (Separated)
Character Information
First appearance: Celebration
Portrayed by: Jeremy Strong

"It doesn't matter what you offer; he'll never recommend this to the board. You're gonna bleed cash. He's gonna bleed cash. It will never end. And maybe, you'll kill him, but if you don't, he aims to kill you. He will go bankrupt or go to jail before he lets you beat him. He will kill you on the business and if that doesn't work, he will send people around. He will send men to kill your pets and fuck your wives, and it will never be over, so that's the message." Kendall Roy

Kendall Roy is Logan’s second-oldest son and a prime to lead Waystar when Logan retires. However, he has yet to gain the full trust of his father.

Early Life Edit

Kendall and Stewy Hosseini went to Buckley School and Harvard University, and used to party and do cocaine together. Ken also used to have a heavy cocaine problem and even had to attend rehab. In the first season episode titled, "Sad Sack Wasp Trap," Kendall implies that he wrote for the Harvard Lampoon which means he went there for undergraduate.

Season 1Edit

Kendall Roy arrived at work to make his final proposal to Lawrence Yee. Frank Vernon walks in with him to the board meeting, to ensure the deal goes smoothly. There is a disagreement between the man and the deal quickly falls apart. Lawrence Yee walks out and Ken is left with nothing. One of his employees asks him if he wants to call his father. Ken snaps at him and demands they all get back to work. Ken informs his father to let him know he's going to have to up the price. But asks if they're still good to announce him as his successor. Logan confirms everything is on track before hanging up. [1]

Roman Roy stops the network to visit his brother Ken. He's in a meeting with Frank and the rest of his staff, trying to salvage the deal. Ken doesn't want to disclose too much to Roman. While at work still trying to figure out the Lawrence deal, Logan arrives to have Ken sign some papers. He confirms their simple housekeeping, and that they are still on track to announce him as the successor at night at his birthday dinner.

Ken greets his father, along with the rest of his family for his 80th birthday. He ducks away to talk with Rava Roy about the kids. He is continuously trying to reconcile, while she politely declines.

Logan calls for a meeting with all his children, inside a room, Logan presents his children with papers to sign, that would leave his wife Marcia Roy as Successor to the company, and have his vote when he dies. He also announces he will not be stepping down. Everyone is shocked, and Logan adds Ken has already signed the papers, while everyone else says you'll get their lawyers to look over the papers. Ken is upset at what his father has done, and a fight breaks out between the siblings. Ken confronts his father, but who ultimately stands his ground.

Marcia enters to calls them all for dinner. Everyone enjoys dinner until they decide to have their traditional game of baseball. They all get in their cars and drive to the helicopters. The family arrives at a baseball field where employees are ready for them to play. They are divided into teams, and at one point Roman offers a kid $1 million if he can hit him a home run. Ken is negotiating with Roamn and Shiv, neither of who are involved in the company beyond being board members. They both reject his proposal to make him successor with them as COO. The game ends and everyone disperses. Logan insists his four children ride in the helicopter with him back to New York City. Ken is already back in NYC to work on a deal with Lawrence. Before the rest of the Roys leave Colin has the boy's and his family all sign a disclosure agreement. And give them, the expensive watch from Tom Wamsgans. [1]

Ken has to leave early, and hours later, he and Lawrence spend the rest of the evening going back and forth on different topics. Their negotiations are cut short when Lawrence informs Ken, his father is in the hospital. [1]

Kendall arrives at the hospital to see his father in a panic, having had received the news from Lawrence earlier. His entire family is there, and Logan has been moved to a more private recovery room. All the children greet each other and explained the situation. The doctor comes in and informs them Logan had a hemorrhage stroke and is currently unconscious, and unresponsive. [2]

The debate breaks out on whether or not they should move Logan to a more private and secure hospital. Meanwhile, all the Roy children are deciding what to do. Connor thinks it would be a good idea if they sign the papers for their dad is a nice surprise when he wakes up. Shiv and Kendall disagree, and their father passes, that would give Maria am majority control of Waystar Royco [2]

The brothers are all trying to run damage control specifically Ken. They are looking over a possible obituary for their father if he passes that the media wants to know they can air. Gerri Killman and Karolina Novotney comes in to help run damage control and asks who is in charge. They haven't decided on what kind of story to go with, and they need to pick a temporary CEO to tell the media before the stock markets open. Then decides to go with the statement that nothing happened, and both Colin and Gerri are on board. But they need to make sure the rest of the family will agree to it as well. They also need to run damage control as Logan also fired Frank hours earlier.

Ken tries to get Shiv on board, but she refuses to make any decisions until more results from their father's test are revealed. Ken tries to make both Gerri and Frank the CEO however, both declined. Eventually, Kendall is offered CEO and Roman becomes COO. They finally get a confirmed as all the siblings agree. Ken celebration is cut short quickly, as Gerri takes him outside to the roof to inform him that Logan is $3 billion in debt. In another room, Logan wakes up. [2]

With Waystar Royco’s stock plunging to dangerous lows, Ken is in crisis mode as the new CEO. After talking with Gerri Killman he finds out that the bank can take over the company if the stocks fall below 120. Ken immediately calls the bank to see if they can work out an agreement however his foul mouth gets the best of him and the bank manager declines to make any special offers for him before hanging up. [3]

Kendall is racking his brain on what to do, while simultaneously trying to save his marriage, and once again, insists on not getting a divorce. He even spends the night with his ex-wife, Rava but in the mornings confirms she's already hired a lawyer. Roman is spending his working hours with his new personal trainer. A man who he later sends into a panic when he insists he's going to sue him after he complains of a sore back.

While still desperate to try and save the company in dealing with his father's major debt crisis, Ken worked with his old pal, Stewy Hosseini, who doesn't generally take a minority stake in a public company, but agreed to sell it, but wanted voting stock. The Roy Family would maintain control, effective control, and Stewy would also need a board seat, in return, he would keep the debt out of the news.

Unfortunately even after all of Kendall's efforts the company still fall below 130 points. However, at least now with his new deal, Waystar Royco isn't in as hard of a freefall. Kendall goes to his father that night to inform him of what's happened, and Logan is not at all impressed and insults his son before he leaves. [3]

Kendall Roy arrive back in New York City by plane, only for Rava to decline to go with him to annual foundation gala. He is then informed by Jess Jordan that his father is in his office waiting to talk. His dad confronts him about selling part of Waystar Royco, but Kendall stands his ground. Saying they were only in a freefall because he put them in so much debt. [4]

That night Ken is accompanied by the woman he has a crush on, that Gerri set up for him to attend the gala with. He supposed to make a grand speech, only for Connor to discovered that the teleprompter has been changed. Connor immediately tells his father who gets in front of the situation. Before Kendall can make his speech, Logan makes his. He announces very proudly to the audience hours later, that he is back to run his company. He then threatens Kendall if he ever tries to do anything like that again. Ken is dumbfounded at what has happened. He is also informed by his ladyfriend that she has zero intention on making any advances on him, though she was strongly pressured into doing so earlier. Kendall is once again dumb-founded and insists that was never his intention. [4]

After hearing Logan's plan to expand to local TV, Ken begins to plot a Vote Of No Confidence against his father. [5]

With the Vote Of No Confidence against Logan approaching, and Ken and Roman must get all their ducks in a row to ensure they have the majority vote. Roman attempts to sway neutral board member, Lawrence, taking him out to dinner with his boyfriend to confirm they have his vote. He eventually agrees yes. [6]

The night before the big vote, Ken has dinner with his dad upon the request of Marcia. They eat burgers together in front of the TV. The next morning Ken flies out to Long Island to get a yes vote from Ilona Shinoy. He secures her vote but is unable to return back to the city. There is a lockdown and they are in a no-fly zone. Ken tries to make it back to the city but ends up stuck under the bridge, with no cell service. He eventually gets out of the car and begins running towards Waystar Royco's office building as it is already noon and the voting will begin soon.

Logan's ambush with the vote, but refuses to leave the room. Strong-arming more people to vote with him, instead of his son Ken. Frank and a bunch of other people vote against Logan, but everyone else of votes for him. Including his son Roman. Logan stays and immediately fires everyone who voted against him, including his son. [6]

In an effort to fix his public image, Logan agrees to a weekend-long family therapy session at his son, Connor's New Mexico ranch, Austerlitz. Unbeknown to most of The Roy Family, he's arranged to have it double as a publicity stunt. Kendall has cut off communication with everyone and issuing his father and possibly his brother after being fired from Waystar Royco. He is invited to the weekend therapy long session but refuses to attend. Ken finds himself on the phone with his ex-wife Rava who reminds him of his parenting duties. She asked if he's been using drugs again as there were rumors in the tabloids of his behavior. He insists they are nothing more than rumors, and that he is sober. Ken eventually changes his mind but not before arriving after dabbling in drugs and alcohol with some locals in New Mexico. He is eventually picked up by his brother Roman. [7]

By the end the first day everyone is at Connor's Ranch and mad at each other. Ken arrives intoxicated and picking a few fights. Ken and Logan almost get into a physical altercation, after Logan admits he planted the stories about his son's drug use. [7]

With everyone getting ready for Tom's epic bachelor party, Logan calls Greg Hirsch into his office. Logan Greg keeps an eye on his son Ken during the big bachelor weekend. [8]

Ken and Frank meet with two young artists, but manly, Angela, who have an idea for a new app that would find and promote small artist get there art showing to people with bigger pockets. Though they are in it for their love of art and helping people, Ken is clearly in it to make money. Implying that they would all get rich.

The party is put together by Roman. Who originally wanted it to be in Prague, but appears to have dropped the ball. The whole gang meets in the middle of nowhere along with Connor who flew in and two of Tom's friends. Ken shows up late and possibly on drugs. Roman insist the party is inside an old railway bridge building. Once they are inside they must leave their phones and enter an underground party with many room. It appears everything goes, and, within reason, you can do whatever you want.

Back inside Tom's bachelor party, Ken is informed by Frank that Angela has decided to go with someone else. This immediately annoys Ken, who asks her why. She is also at this underground party. The two exchange words and she eventually tells him to fuck off.

Greg, who has been keeping an eye on Ken the whole night, finds him about to snort four lines of cocaine. Ken says he is already done four, and another four would probably make him over-dose. Now wanting him to die, Greg is pressured into doing the last two lines. Never having done cocaine before, he is genuinely worried he might now overdose. Tom does nothing to make him feel better and says he might die.

Ken and his old buddy Stewy began making some arrangements. Stewy even brings up that his boss Sandy Furness is willing to buy Ken out of his portion of Waystar Royco for half $1 billion. Ken is very much considering this but immediately asked to meet Sandy himself.

The night ends with everyone rounding up, and Tom informing Greg he just got a blow job from a girl. Who, after she kissed him, put his own cum back inside his mouth for him to swallow. It doesn't take long for everyone to hear about this news, and to make fun of Tho while they all wait for their car together.

The next morning Ken calls Fred, to spread rumors about the two young artists, including Angela, that dropped him. To spread rumors that they shoot up and are sluts. He is also made an agreement with Sandy and steely to undermine his father's company for a takeover. [8]

The Roy Family assembles at Eastnor Castle in England to prepare for Shiv and Tom’s wedding. Ken meets with Stewy inside an old English pub to finalize their discussions about the takeover. Luckily, with the exception of her father, everyone from Waystar Royco is attending Shiv and Tom's wedding. [9]

The children reunite with their mother, Caroline Collingwood, who is every bit as acerbic as Logan. She has a rather dark sense of humor and is not afraid of stepping on anyone's toes. Even alluding to the fact that Greg Hirsch's father is gay.

Before the big party starts Ken has a walk with Frank to discuss what the Canadians think of him. Frank says it isn't very flattering.

During the big party before the wedding, Shiv has a couple of conversations with Gil Eavis. at one point even her brothers Ken and Roman come over. Roman tries to start some drama, but no one is taking the bait.

Ken runs into his ex-wife Rava. She politely offers an ear if he ever needs one, but also encourages him to nudge his lawyers along. This sets Ken off who is just finished a line of coke in the bathroom, but before he can berate her anymore, Rava leaves.

At one point Ken sees Frank and Gerri Killman talking and comes over with an attitude asking what they're talking about. Sensing the hostility, Gerri calmly informs him that they were just discussing the first time they came to this castle over 30 years ago. Realizing he was being paranoid, Ken quickly excused himself.

Before the night is over Shiv, Ken and Ronan all meet down at the docks like they used to. They realized they forgot to invite Connor. They all get a little high and just talk.

Ken is informed by Stewy and Sandy that the hostile takeover will be moved up to this weekend. And is going to take place tomorrow, on Shiv’s wedding. As it is the perfect time with Logan out of the country. Ken begs them to reconsider, as he says there isn't enough time to get everything together. Though un-said, he most likely doesn't want to ruin his sister's wedding. [9]

The day of Shiv and Tom's wedding has finally arrived. Both of their entire families have gathered around to take photos. There is a small squabble when Shiv and Tom ask for Willa Ferreyra to not be in the sibling/partner photo, however, Connor says he is prepared to make a scene, so they allow it. [10]

While photos are still going on, Ken has finished up his part in the photo-shoot and has quarantined himself away with Stewy and Jess. They have fast tracked everything for it to be ready today, with the final documents being printed. Unfortunately, Jess isn't sure where they were sent, and everyone quickly starts looking for them. During this time, Stewy ad Ken decides to do more cocaine, and Stewy says Ken has to tell his father of the takeover. He reluctantly agrees.

Ken meets with Logan in his private rooms to inform him of the takeover of Waystar Royco. His father asks if this is a bear hug, and Ken confirms it is. Furious Logan kicks him out.

Logan comes down to join everyone while trying to keep his composure. A waiter asks if he would like more champagne, to which he absentmindedly agrees, but gets champagne poured on his hand and arm. He immediately overreacts and fires the young lad, demanding he be kicked out immediately. Colin is ready and waiting with a pen and paper for him to sign along with a severance package.

The reception finally starts, and everyone except Ken is at the front of the room with the bride and groom. All of The Roys give a nice speech to them, including their mother and father.

Before long, Logan very subtly had all his children gathered in one room and informed of Ken's decision for the takeover of their family company. All four siblings are very mad at their brother, and after a couple of minutes, Logan walks in. He confirms everything is true, then informs them of his battle plan.

After being berated by his siblings Ken goes back to his room with Stewy. He asked for more cocaine but his friend tells them they have to be on the ball as they are going to be giving updates every two hours. Ken asks again for more cocaine but Stewy he simply says he's all out. They both know he's lying.

Greg and Ken run into each other on the balcony while both are having a smoke. Greg says he is proud of Ken and wishes him good luck. Ken asks him if he has anything like cocaine on him, but he only has smokes.

Ken is looking for cocaine still and runs into Andrew Dodds, the kid his father fired earlier. They both smoke and it doesn't take Ken long to ask him for cocaine. After Andrew does a line of something else he says he can't drive, so Ken does. On the drive, Ken talks about how rich his family is, and the kid jokes if he should kidnap him. Before crossing a bridge, a deer is in the road and Andrew sworves them off into the water. The car immediately sinks but Ken is able to make it out. He makes a feeble attempt to find a young kid before giving up. He begins the long walk home.

Once back to his room, Ken realizes he forgot his key, so breaks in. He showers off and changes only to return to the party as if nothing's happened. He makes sure to make appearances with everyone.

The next morning at breakfast, Ken is called into his father's library. Logan makes a mock display of asking if anything was stolen as his key card was found on the fired employee. Logan has everyone leave the room and he informed his son he knows what happened with Andrew. He promises to cover up everything for him, but he has to tell Sandy and Stewy he's out. Ken cries in his father's arms but obliges. [10]

Season 2Edit

Kendall is at the rehab facility dealing with the events of the last couple of days. He is called away to meet with his father's men, to be flown back to New York early in order to make a news channel appearance for the world to watch. He is met with Karolina who prepare him. With his go-to line being “I saw their plan that his father's was better.” [11]

Back in New York City, Ken has another sitdown with his father, Logan and Karl. They discuss what there'll rivle team knows and does not know. Ken tells Logan the basics before he discloses that he told Stewy Hosseini and Sandy Furness, his father's medications as well as a couple more personal incidences, like when his father pissed on the floor. Later, Ken asks where Jess Jordan is, as she is normally the one to get him his cocaine. [11]

Ken and Greg have a quick meal together at Ken’s temporary home. They talk about their previous conversation back in England, while Ken does some cocaine.

Ken arrives early at the family's cottage in the Hamptons, only to be greeted by a horrible stench. While there, Colin takes him to the laundry room to inform him of what happened with Andrew Dodds. Currently, Scotland Yard believes the kid was traveling solo and undo the influence, he was also found with his seatbelt off but was unable to get out of the car. So far his death will be ruled as misadventure.

The Rory children all meet up, and Shiv and Roman demand to know why Ken changed his mind and is now back on their family side. They don't know about the incident, and Ken does not tell them.

Food is served, but before anyone eats a squabble breaks out. The Roy children demand to know why Ken is allowed so easily back into the family fold of things & in the business. Roman is also upset to find out he now has to share his position with his older brother as well. Logan that genuinely asks his family what you should do with his company, buy, or sell it. Connor wants his father to keep the company, as it will look better for him when he runs for president.. A few others voice their opinions, but Logan returns to his office to have his children brought in one by one, to inform them of their opinion. [11]

The family is back together for dinner, But Logan cuts out early and brings Ken with him by helicopter from the Hamptons back to New York City, and are going to be having a private meeting with Stewy and Sandy. Logan tells Ken to go on ahead, and tell the other men he's taking a call and will be in shortly. Once inside, Logan calls to tell him he's not coming in and will have to conduct the meeting himself. Ken asks if there's any way out for the two sides to come together, and when they decline, Ken gives a very powerful speech about how his father well bury them. [11]

Everyone is at Waystar Royco celebrating Ken's daughter's birthday. Shiv, Roman and Kendall is all called away for a quick impromptu meeting with Logan. The Roys gather around to listen to Stewy’s TV interview, using the previous talking points Ken knew they would hit. Claiming that Logan is too old, and out of the loop to run his business. Logan agrees to go with Shiv's proposal of immediately firing back at their opponents that day. [12]

The next day Ken announces to Lawrence Yee that his father and Waystar Royco will be doing a routine check of his new company. He'll be conducting it personally along with his brother Roman. The brothers look into the company to see what can change. Roman feels out of his element and even briefly calls Gerri to come help him before hanging up on her. Ken spends the next 36 hours buried in paperwork thanks to Lawrence, who is trying to bury him and it. Unbeknownst to him Roman has taken out a couple staff members and gotten them drunk, in order to find out any details or gossip.

Ken and Roman have a meeting with their father to tell him what they found about company. Ken suggests they keep it as they have a lot going for it, but Roman brings up how they want to unionize, and most of the employees do nothing. Logan goes with Ron suggestion, and get rid of the company.

Greg is looking for new apartments, only to be called to a very luxurious apartment by Ken. Ken informs him the apartment is his, temporarily while it waits to be rented out. Only asking in return to host a party there that night. Unbeknown to Greg, the party turns into a ragger, with Ken intoxicated and Greg unable to sleep.

That night Ken goes into the company to secretly install Wi-Fi blockers. That morning he arrives at their company to inform everyone they have been terminated and have 15 minutes to get out of the company. Lawrence demands to know why, and Ken only answers “because my dad told me to"

After Ken is finished dealing with cleaning up the company, he makes a quick stop at a variety store. On his way out he steals a packet of batteries, only to toss them in the garbage. [12]

Logan demanding to know why no one has found a problem to his solution with Sandy. He then informs everyone, their company will be taking over media-giant PGM. He asks if anyone has issues with getting involved with Naomi Pierce, even deciding to bring Frank back on the team for how close he is with Naomi. The few board members that make negative comments about the deal are immediately shut down. Kendall agrees with his father on the issue, while Roman makes fun of him for. [13]

Greg and Ken meet, and Greg appears to give his boss cocaine. Later, everyone is packing their guns for Hungary, ready for the big sporting event. While on the plane, Karolina Novotney informs Logan finds out that Michelle Pantsil has a source from inside his private camp. He demands Sam find out who, after accusing his son Ken, who quickly denies it.

Once in Hungary, Frank arrived at the million-dollar house to greet the rest of the company. Ken, Logan, and Frank have a quick meeting to discuss how taking over PGM would work. They are interrupted by Roman and then informed they are about to go hunting, after a quick safety meeting about guns. While on a trail, Ken and Roman also talk about the book-agreement. And Ken confides he got a call and was thinking about talking. Meanwhile Roman’s takes a private call, rather suspiciously.

Everyone gathers around to shoot pigs that are released before them as they stand up on high towers with their rifles. One of them eventually shoots a pig and they all gather around for a photo before having dinner, with boar as the main course.

Not long into dinner, Logan confronts all his staff members, demanding to know who informed Naomi Pierce. He also wants to know who has been talking to the woman trying to sell a book about him. He first insults Frank, demanding to know why he took his job back. Then asks if Karl’s wife knows about all his visits to the whorehouse. Logan makes Karl stand in the corner, followed by Tom and then Greg. Though he spares Gerri. He then berates them and embarrasses them, and has everyone else join in, before making them fight over sausage, the loser would be considered the mole. They are fighting it out physically, Ken discovers it would his brother Roman who was going to take a sit-down with Naomi Pierce. Logan is furious and calls him a moron. Ken informs his father, no one backs him on the PGM deal. Logan plans to go ahead with it anyways.

The next morning at breakfast, everyone is still surprised and taken back by the nights before. Logan finds out Mo was the one who talked to Michelle Pantsil and passed away the night before. [13]

Ken arrives early to Waystar Royco, where part of the building is under construction, where he makes his first contact with Rea. He calls her on her personal number, he received from their mutual family-friend Frank. [14]

Shiv and Tom are riding together to work on Shiv ’s first day at Waystar Royco. They are talking about the controversial employee, Mark Ravenhead. Tom says he's a young talented guy, and her father likes him, he is also one of the most popular anchors. Shiv’s worried he's a fascist after a video that was released about him from a long time ago. However, they are met by protesters, demanding Ravenhead stay at the news network after the media picked up the old video footage. Shiv exclaims how excited she'll be once she can start cleaning things up around Waystar. [14]

Roman starts his six-week training program, and is dressed in more casual wear. The program starts with a video featuring his father and Ken. However, his speaking role is cut out. He quickly excuses himself to call Gerri Killman and find out why. She promises to look into it before Roman takes it back and hangs up on her.

Connor and Willa Ferreyra are getting ready for Moe’s funeral. Connor is surprisingly very excited, as this will give him an opportunity to talk with investors, and make a few deals with big investors with big pockets.

Logan celebrates his daughter finally coming to work with him at the company, as they share a glass of champagne. They are interrupted by Ken, who casually asks why she is in the building. They both play it off like it's no big deal before Logan leaves the room. Ken senses something is up. Shiv tells him there's nothing to worry about.

As part of his management training, Roman has to dress up like one of the characters from the parks. He finds himself dressed as a large turkey, and gives some unsolicited and rather rude comments to a couple that asks for their photo with him. Afterwards in that dressing room, he meets Brian and gives himself a fake name. All while continuing to text Girri throughout his first day of training.

Greg Hirsch finds himself caught in conversation with Cyd Peach. He finds himself explaining his new job position of executive assistant to Tom. He jokes that he gets Tom's his lattes all the time, only for Tom to overhear him and demand Greg go get him a latte before he enters the board room meeting.

Shiv overlooks her first board meeting, telling everyone she is not there. Once Logan arrives they start discussing Pierce News merger. They also talk about Mark Ravenhead, and what they should do about his situation. As he recently got married at Eagle Nest, Hitler's retreat in Bolivia. Wanting to make sure they don't have a Nazi supporter on their hands, Tom finds himself having to personally talk with Mark to confirm such things.

Connor and Willa finally arrived at Moe's funeral. Only four Willa to call him Moe to his wife and children. Connor forgot his real name was Lester. He was given the nickname Moe, short for molester. Subjects thought to be true, their father never let them in the pool with him. Connor also brings up he's been asked by Maria to give a eulogy at his funeral. [14]

Shiv is having a work-related conversation with Gerri they are interrupted by Jess who whisper something in Gerri's year. Shiv puts the clues together when she hears that Karolina Novotney and Colin are also involved. Gerri then admits Ken has been shoplifting, and they are running damage control. Kendall enters the room, and Shiv asks differently around her brother. Trying to ignore her, Ken makes his way down to the parking lot with Jess where they meet Rhea Jarrell in private. She comments on the protesters out front, before they make their way upstairs to have a private meeting with just the two of them and Logan. She informs them that the Pierce Family is not interested in selling their company to him.

Roman is in class sitting beside Brian, who suspects something is suspicious with Roman. They are assigned to make up a ride for the company that would interest customers. Roman gets snarky with his high-life attitude, that ends up working with Brian on an idea together. [14]

Tom has a sitdown meeting with Mark, about whether or not he is a possible Nazi supporter. He confirms he did name his dog Blondie after Hitler’s, but it's spelled differently. Tom, still trying to give him the benefit of the doubt, ask more details about his opinions on World Waar II. However, he sympathizes with the Germans, the Russians, in the Polish. All with a rather specific count of how many died. However they are interrupted by a gunshot, and everyone scatters in different directions. Greg and Tom immediately meet up and stick together. They are directed towards a panic room by security.

Upon hearing gunshot sounds, Logan is immediately whisked away to a very private and secure safe room and immediately asks where Ken it. Shiv and Tom both get on the phone together, and she informs Tom she's entering the safe room now, only to find out he's not inside. Soon Rhea is ushered into the safe room with Logan and Shiv. [14]

Connor informs Willa no one else will be coming to the funeral as they are currently in the middle of a lockdown. She informs overheard some odd stories about Moe from some of Logan's old buddies. Connor plays at off as they are all from an older generation, but Willa reminds him that Michelle Pantsil has joined the funeral, and convinces Connor to change his eulogy so as to not be mixed in with Moe later during his Presidential run. Before going up to the front, Willa re-write a very basic and generic speech to give. Nothing too personal, for the author to use against Con later.

Tom and Greg are frantic, they are in the wrong safe room. Greg even has a little bit of a panic attack. Tom insist they go to the better safe room, but security declines, informing them it's dangerous. As things appear to have calmed down as time has gone on, Greg brings up to Tom that he wants to have what he calls “a business open relationship” as he no longer wants to work in ATN. This very much upsets Tom, and he begins throwing water bottles at the younger Roy.

Meanwhile, Roman is asked if he would like to leave the room, as there is been a shooting at his father's company. Roman uses the excuse to skip class while Brian presents. Later Brian finds him to let them know they won. Roman insists it was just the family name.

After wondering the building and property, Ken is eventually ushered into the private safe room with his father and Shiv. Rhea exclaimed she is finding it harder and harder to explain why she has to keep canceling appointments and meetings that she has been MIA for hours. Ken, Ray, and Logan all get into the real reason why PMG won't sell their company. Ken begins to sweeten the deal with more money before an unofficial deal is made and confirmed.

Tom and Greg kind of makeup, before, Greg leverages information he has on Tom, from when Tom made him shred a bunch of documents during Thanksgiving. Tom is ultimately proud of him and agrees to let him go work in a different department. [14]

Logan's sees Rhea off to her car after being informed that the shooter was actually a suicide victim. Leaving a note behind that there was bullying at ATN. Logan seems less than interested. [14]

Later that night Roman calls Tabatha to talk to her about his first day. They make a small attempt at Phone sex but Roman, in frustration hangs up the phone. He calls Gerri to ask if they can make his winning ride into a real ride for the theme parks. Gerri scolds him, for making such a dumb suggestion. Roman beginnings touching himself to her voice. [14]

The next morning Ken again finds himself standing on the balcony, as he had during the shooting. Only this time there is glass, 10 feet high, stopping any potential employees from jumping. [14]

Kendall arrives early to Waystar Royco, where part of the building is under construction, where he makes his first contact with HRea. He calls her on her personal number, he received from their mutual family-friend Frank. [14]

Logan and Shiv are interrupted by Ken, who casually asks why she is in the building. They both play it off like it's no big deal before Logan leaves the room. Ken senses something is up. Shiv tells him there's nothing to worry about.

Shiv overlooks her first board meeting, telling everyone she is not there. Once Logan arrives they start discussing Pierce News merger. They also talk about Mark Ravenhead, and what they should do about his situation. As he recently got married at Eagle Nest, Hitler's retreat in Bolivia. Wanting to make sure they don't have a Nazi supporter on their hands.

Kendall enters Shiv's office, and Shiv asks differently around her brother. Trying to ignore her, Ken makes his way down to the parking lot with Jess where they meet Rhea in private. She comments on the protesters out front, before they make their way upstairs to have a private meeting with just the two of them and Logan. She informs them that the Pierce Family is not interested in selling their company to him.

After wondering the building and property, Ken is eventually ushered into the private safe room with his father and Shiv. Rhea exclaimed she is finding it harder and harder to explain why she has to keep canceling appointments and meetings that she has been MIA for hours. Ken, Ray, and Logan all get into the real reason why PMG won't sell their company. Ken begins to sweeten the deal with more money before an unofficial deal is made and confirmed.

The next morning Ken again finds himself standing on the balcony, as he had during the shooting. Only this time there is glass, 10 feet high, stopping any potential employees from jumping. [14]

Logan gathers everyone at his place to announce they will be buying Pierce Media. But before the family will agree to anything, they are going to be spending the weekend with them. He demands a sharp and crisp image from everyone. The family fly company helicopters to meet the Pierce family. The entire family is waiting for them. [15]

Once inside, the Pierce family mansion the two families start to mingle more. Logan gives a speech after Nan Pierce encourages him to. While, Kendall and Naomi briefly-touch on their drug problems. Not long after, Logan heard his entire family into a small room for a quick meeting. He tells everyone to do better, scolds Shiv for her rude joke, and tells Connor to stop talking politics. He reminds Ron to be more polite before he ushers everyone back out.

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Dinner conversations

That night at dinner everyone is having rather cordial conversations. Ken and Naomi are sat close to each other and are mildly flirting. The question of who will succeed Logan comes up, but he declines to answer. He is continuously pressured until Shiv announces she will be taking over the company. Her brothers are all rather surprised, and her father in a spout of anger quickly shuts-down the conversation. An awkward silence ensues, so the head of the household Nan suggests everyone go for a walk as Mark points out the constellations.

Once outside everyone is stargazing, but Ken and Naomi sneak off to do some illegal drugs and get inside one of the family helicopters. Ken is playing with some buttons and accidentally starts the helicopter, but he quickly turned off. After a bit more discussion, the two makeout.

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Ken waking up alone

The next morning Ken wakes up naked and alone in his room and appears to have defecated in the bed. Rhea announces a private meeting between Nan and Naomi and they want Logan, Shiv, and Ken to meet them after breakfast. They all are gathered in a small room, they agree to let The Roy Family buy their company, but have a list of conditions. Logan doesn't like some of them but agrees anyway. Until they demand that Shiv be announced as his successor the same day they announced his merger. Logan disagrees and says the deal is off. The family leaves soon after by helicopters. However, once they land home, Logan gets a phone call, the Pierce family has changed their mind.

Back at the estate, Greg Hirsch arrives to celebrate the good news. The family gather around and all cheer champagne, but Logan never takes a sip and leaves the room. [15]

The company's jet is suspended in the air and has been circling for an hour. They, along with many other billionaires are all waiting to land at the same airport. The entire team is waiting to arrive at the world conference in Argestes. Logan demands more information about PGM|The Pierce Family settlement and what's taking so long. Kendall agrees to go in and talks down to the other side of the plane, demanding more, better and faster results. [16]

The Roy Family finally arrives at the conference, but are interrupted, as Colin ushers Logan, Gerri Killman, and Ken into another room. They are informed a magazine has been tipped off about the cruise-line scandal and is going to publish it within 36 to 48 hours. They get on a conference call with Shiv, and all begin discussing what to do. Ken says they go at them hard and fast and leads them into thinking they have nothing and threatening to sue. Shiv thinks they should go for a much less aggressive approach and cooperate with the magazine before they bury them. Logan decides to go with Ken’s idea, and the two agreed they need to get the Pierce family contracts all wrapped up sooner rather than later. [16]

Meanwhile, Kendall makes a quick visit with his old friends Stewy and tells him to distancing himself from Waystar Royco because something big is going to go down. Nan and Rhea finally arrives and have breakfast with Logan and Ken. They are trying to subtly rush the agreement and even inform the ladies they have papers to sign in the other room, but Nan declines to have breakfast first. Unfortunately, Ken finds out the story has broken, and the two quickly make their exits to do re-con. In a private room, everyone scans it on their phone. The magazine didn't like how they were being treated, claiming the Roy's were bullying them and have decided to move the story up. The magazine claims Moe asked dancers for sex in order to keep their contracts renewed for the following year. One girl declined and was fired, and blacklisted from other events. They ask Shiv to be on the panel, but she declines. They decide on Roman and Ken.

Everyone makes their way across the court, while Logan is informed how many people are canceling on him. Ken tells Jess to hang back when he sees Stewy approaching. He has some harsh words for Ken, but the two both continue walking.

Not long before presentation Shiv shows up to tell her family she wants in on the panel. Everyone argues and they try to knock Roman off. Logan eventually decides all three of them will go on the panel together. All three are on stage and Shiv and Kendall dominates the conversation. Romans says very few words through the entire thing, all while Logan and Marcia are watching in the audience. Shiv acknowledge that this is very serious while also repeating it happened a long time ago, while Kendall says these accusations are horrible and they will be dealing with them swiftly. Shiv makes a joke about her father being a dinosaur, as times are changing. After the conference, they all get into a fight, where Romain makes another smart-aleck comment only to be struck in the face by his dad. Knocking out a tooth. Ken immediately stands up for his brother, yelling at his father to never do that again. [16]

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Ken on the private plane

Kendall has snuck away from the lavish party his father is throwing and is on the phone in the bathroom talking with Naomi Pierce. She convinces him to send her a dick-pic, to which he awkwardly complies. Frank and Gerri call for a private meeting with Logan, Ken, and Roman all upstairs to discuss their strategies. They need to make sure they have all the shareholders on their side and decide to fly to London to talk with everyone including his first wife Caroline who has 3%. Logan decides to send his kids to make arrangements with her. [17]

Logan and Roman arrive on the plane to find Ken and Rhea. Logan decided to invite her since she was already going to London to see theater. While making meetings with shareholders in London England, the paper comes out with an article about Andrew Dodds. it is clear propaganda created by Steely and Sandy. Alleging that Logan bullied the kid to death. Logan immediately sets up a meeting with the kid's family, and informs Ken he's coming along.

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Ken at Andrew Dodds's house

Logan and Ken arrived at The Dodds's family home. They are greeted by a single photographer, as well as Andrew Dodds’s uncle. His parents are waiting inside. Logan insists Ken come in the house with him but allows him to wait outside the room. Logan wraps up matters with the family, apologizing his political rivals have dragged their son's name through the mud. They confirmed he was always an addict drug user, and don't place any blame on Logan himself. The two men leave together in silence. Later that night, Ken returns to drop cash into the mailslot.

Ken arrives at his mother's place and confirms they were all be seeing her again for Christmas. Ken wants to open up and starts to bring up the topic with his mother, informing her it is a heavy topic weighing on him. She asks if they can discuss it in the morning over breakfast, and he agrees. The next morning Caroline had woken up even earlier than Ken, leaving a note, apologizing she had to leave to run errands. Both her sons are left alone in the house. [17]

Everyone is gathered in upper East New York to watch the opening night for Sand written by Willa. Connor and Willa are standing before their friends and family giving a small speech. Willa admits the play's dialogue is still 40% unfinished. Meanwhile, Kendall has his eye on the lead actress Jennifer. [18]

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Roman recording a message for his dad

The next day, Roman is doing a voice recording for his father's upcoming 50th anniversary in Scottland. In the waiting rooms with his siblings Shiv brings up her distrust of Rhea, but her brothers aren't overly interested. Kendall walks in and silently boasting about his one-night stand. [18]

Later that day the entire Roy family plus staff are on a private plane to Dundee, Scottland.Hours later, Kendall calls up Jen from the night before, sending a car and a private flight for her to Dundee.

The family is gathered for a small meeting over drinks, and Shiv tries to convince Tom to go flirt with Rhea. She is currently talking with Roman, telling him how she always thought he was the most intelligent, with so much potential, before Tom interrupts them, with his awkward flirting. While everyone is gathered around drinking champagne, Shiv motions for the waiter to poor up Rhea's drink, only to verbally stop him, saying out loud “no she doesn't drink” knowing this would stir up more drama, accompanied by her remark that she is also a liberal. Knowing both these things would upset her father. This along with her speech that bringing up his mother and their dead sister, something Kendall had advocated for her to do, further upset Logan.

Later everyone is standing outside an old brick building, commenting on despite what their father said growing up, was rather nice-looking now. The entire family is there except for Logan, Marcia, and Kendall. All of whom arrived last. Logan has the window rolled down, and upon looking at his family in front of his old house, deciding to leave.

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Ket admit to being a dick

While on a tour of Logan's print building, with all its state-of-the-art technology for newsprint. Rhea asks why Ken though her under the bus, and he confirms he's just along for the ride. She tells him she believes when things are over, Logan will give Kendall the company. Meanwhile, Kendall is in bed with Jennifer only to be interrupted by Conner at the door. He demands he sends her back, as Willa was very upset to be missing her lead actress. Kendall just laughs the entire thing off.

All four Roy siblings are gathered in a room and shiv brings up her distrust of Rhea. However, all their brothers think she is being emotional and blowing it out of proportion. None of them are worried, and all of them blow her off. Even admitting they rather like her.

Rhea gathers everyone to be quiet as Logan is arriving, they all shout surprise, and Logan immediately does a 180 outside. He is surprised to find around 200 people when he was only expecting 20 - 30. Marcia calms him, and they are escorted back inside by Colin, where everyone again shouts out 'Surprise'. Having gathered himself, Logan thanks everyone and begins shaking hands. Ken is showing off some artwork to Jennifer, who confronts him that he talks about his father a lot. Ken laughs it off and decides to introduce her to his father. Logan smiles at them throughout the introduction, before he makes his exit.

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Ken rapping for his father

Everyone is seated and gathered for speeches. Where Ken surprises everyone with a rap, showing off his jersey underneath his dress jacket, much to the surprise and enthusiasm of the crowd. During all his children's video speeches. Logan makes his way to the stage and announces Rhea as his new successor. Much to the shock and surprise of everyone.

Ken meets with Jennifer outside the party, and informs her she used the word ‘awesome’ a lot when talking to his father. He excuses himself back inside to grab her coat, only to have her send home immediately. [18]

Logan, and along with all his son and the rest of the men in his family, sit around the television watching to see whose’s names will be racked across coles in the cruise line sex scandal. Moe’s name is brought up, but so is Gerri’s and then Tom’s. Ken is rather relaxed throughout the entire thing, while Tom and Greg periodically look nervous. The tv interviewer asks about the secret logs for ‘No Real Person Involved’. Meaning, it's a sex worker or a migrant worker at a foreign port, not involving a guest or a permanent member of staff. Later, Rhea joins the party rather late, and after a quick appearance in a feeble attempt to rally the troops, departs again. [19]

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Getting ready to 'Kill Bill'

Logan and Ken are the first to arrive. They are working from a boardroom with in the government buildings before and during all the proceedings before Congress. Tom is the first one to be called to the stand and is understandably quite nervous. He is confronted by an aggressive Gil, who continuously questions him for all his actions, while Logan, Ken, and Shiv watch from the board room, as he is questioned about Lester’s nickname Moe.

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Logan reading a statement to Congress

Logan is being prepped to go before Congress, he sends the two women to go talk to the witness. Logan rather calmly reads his statement before Congress, but when he asked a tough question, debatably, pushes Ken in front of the bus to answer any tough questions. Surprisingly he pulls through very smoothly. Shiv is cheered a hero briefly, with her father giving her a kiss and a nod of acknowledgment for helping them win the case. [19]

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Outside Gregory arrives at the same time as Ken and his girlfriend, Naomi Pierce. Greg is surprised when he finds out that there are no shoes allowed on the yacht. He is embarrassed to reveal he has a foot fungus and is not prepared to take his shoes off. [20]

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Looking for a sacrifice

Everyone is again relaxing around the yacht, puts Logan tells him to enjoy themselves and be ready for dinner soon. Everyone is slightly on edge at his odd comment. Frank, Connor and Willa all begin to question what he means. Knowing there is a scapegoat, Roman begin stirring the pot. Telling Jerry he thinks Frank will be the one to go, within earshot of Frank. Logan is surprised when Ken insights Naomi's stay. He promises she understands the business going on, and won't be around for any avid. Logan confesses he didn't realize things were so serious between the two, and they both briefly talk of marriage between them. However not long after she leaves to go somewhere else asking Ken to come with her. He declines and watches her be alone. [20]

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The next day at breakfast Logan finally announces that someone needs to go and they need a blood sacrifice to give to the wolves. He doesn't say who, but asks for ideas on what to do, promising whoever did volunteer would be taken care of. Everyone tippy-toes about giving up another's name after theirs has been called. Someone suggests Jerry, the Logan confirms no one has ever been more enjoyable than her. Tom's name is brought up, and Shiv kind of agrees much to his surprise. Everyone begins to slowly talk more and more poorly about each other, and soon O'Connor sacrifices himself, volunteering to do prison time for his father. Logan thanks him, but confirms he isn't a big enough fish. Before a real argument starts, Logan breaks it up. Telling everyone it's enough conversation for now. [20]

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Metting in Greece

Ken tells his dad if they need help, Stewy's in Greece, but he declines. Later Logan final asks Ken to get in contact with Stewy Hosseini. They take a boat to meet him, but Stewy shuts them both down. On the drive back, Ken is steering the boat while Logan sleeps in the back. [20]

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Ken agrees

Logan finds Kan working out, and interrupts his cardio to have a conversation. It doesn't take long before he preaches the reason he's there and asks Ken to take the fall. Calmly as ever, asking his son to go to jail for the cruise line scandals. Ken ultimately agrees. before he goes he asked his father if he ever was going to make him CEO, and if he ever thought he was good enough to run the company. Logan admits he didn't have much faith in him. [20]

That night at dinner everyone's gathered around and Logan announces that can will be the one taking the fall and going to prison. everyone is shocked and surprised, but Ken tells everyone not to worry and that they should all do enjoy themselves for him. the rest of the dinners remains very quiet, Siobhan Tom and Gregory seems to be the most emotionally affected. [20]

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Ken changes his mind

The next morning Greg and Ken back to New York to announce that he will be falling on the sword. when she planned he is immediately met with Jess Jordan and Karolina Novotney. Ken looks over the crowd, he suddenly decides to change his mind, and immediately throws his dad under the bus. telling all the news reporters that his dad was in full compliance and knew exactly what was going on the entire time this. Ken then rips up his speech and leaves, followed up by Jess. [20]


  • Ken is made CEO of Waystar Royco. [2]
  • Ken took legal action agains his brother Roman, who, as a board member failed to fulfill his fiduciary duty and breached their employment contract in the Vote Of No Confidence. aginst their dad, Logan. [7]
  • Ken is offered half a billion dollars for his share in Waystar Royco. [8]
  • Ken and Nate Sofrelli used to work and travel together in Shanghai. [9]
  • Kendall went to Iceland for rehab. [11]
  • Kendall still rides around on the back on a bike with a driver. [12]
  • Kendall has started shoplifting [12]
  • Kendall shop lifting is an open scret to Gerri, Logan, Shiv, Jess, and Colin. [14]

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Celebration.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Shit Show at the Fuck Factory.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Lifeboats.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Sad Sack Wasp Trap
  5. I Went to Market.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Which Side Are You On?.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Austerlitz.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Prague.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Pre-Nuptial.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Nobody is Ever Missing.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 11.4 The Summer Palace.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 Vaulter.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Hunting.
  14. 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 14.11 Safe Room.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Tern Haven.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 Argestes.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Return.
  18. 18.0 18.1 18.2 Dundee.
  19. 19.0 19.1 DC.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 20.4 20.5 20.6 This Is Not For Tears.
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