Connor Roy (Alan Ruck) and fiancé Willa (Justine Lupe) tie the knot in the third episode of the fourth and final season of HBO’s Succession.
Willa seemed hesitant to tie the knot with the eccentric Connor, the eldest of Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) children.
The trailer revealed that Connor was “nervous” about whether or not his father Logan would show up at the wedding.
Meanwhile, Roman (Kieran Culkin) seems to have doubts about a new partnership with his father Logan.
Logan called Roman to his home at the end of last week’s episode and told his son that he needed him to finalize the deal with Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard).
Connor: Connor Roy (Alan Ruck) tied the knot with fiancé Willa (Justine Lupe) in the third episode of the fourth and final season of HBO’s Succession
Logan: Willa seemed to have second thoughts about tying the knot with the eccentric Connor, the eldest of Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) children
The episode opens with Roman being driven when he receives a call from Logan, who says he thinks Roman should come and see the suite.
Roman says it’s Connor’s wedding and Roman wonders if he’s going to the wedding, but Logan isn’t sure.
Logan tells Roman he is considering firing Gerri (J. Smith Cameron) and asks Roman to tell her.
“I mean, are you with me? You weren’t just screwing me over,” Logan asks, as Roman insists he is, and Roman tells him to tell Gerri today.
Greg receives a call from Tom, who tells him that Logan finds Greg, “visually aggravating,” as Tom says he has new “little Greg’s.”
Willa tells a woman that the wedding wasn’t quite as they expected, though she doesn’t specify.
Logan asks Tom what he has on Matsson, with Tom saying he’s playing hard, but he thinks the deal will still be done.
“I think today is the day I talk to Cyd and Gerri, to find out when he’s ready,” Logan tells Tom.
“Clear the stalls, aggressive refocus,” Logan says as he boards his private jet with Tom as the title sequence begins.
Shiv goes to talk to Roman, who says the wedding is a “sham” and the “death of romance.”
Tom calls Roman and asks if he has told Gerri yet but he says he has not and she is not there yet but she is here with her husband.
Roman tells Gerri to have a chat as soon as they set sail, revealing it to be a message from Logan.
Gerri realizes she is being let go and she is clearly upset, saying she danced them through a thunderstorm without getting wet before storming off.
Roman calls Logan and says it was “terrible” with Gerri, adding that he doesn’t quite agree that he’s using him this way.
Kendall (Jeremy Strong) arrives as they board the boat and finds Willa, who says Connor is ‘fixed’ on the cake, saying it’s a ‘looney cake’.
Kendall says, “When they told Connor’s mom, you know… was going into mental health, they gave him pie.”
“Dad and whoever, just to calm him down. You know, a little sugar, a piece of cake. So he ate Victoria sponge for a week,” Kendall added.
Greg goes to congratulate Kendall and Shiv, but they blow him off when they go to find Connor.
Connor says Logan will be coming down the wharf and he wants them to stay upstairs when he gets there.
Shiv tells them to tell Connor that Logan isn’t really coming as Roman gets a call from Tom, who says their dad is ‘really ill’, but the call keeps getting cut off.
Tom says it’s “really bad,” adding that he was “short of breath and went to the bathroom” and someone “broke in” to get him.
Tom says they are doing ‘chest compressions’ which panics Kendall and Roman as Frank says he is ‘not in great shape’.
Frank says he doesn’t think he’s breathing as Kendall and Roman panic even more.
Tom says that Roman can now talk into his ear while Roman takes the phone off speaker and tells him he’ll be fine, telling him he’s a “very good dad.”
Roman takes the phone and hands it to Kendall, who is also unsure of what to say, telling him to ‘hold on’.
‘We love you daddy. We love you. I love you dad, I do,” says Kendall, adding that he “can’t forgive you, but it’s okay and I love you,” says Kendall.
Tom asks if Shiv is there while Kendall goes to get Shiv and gives her an update on his condition as they walk back upstairs… as Roman says, “They think Dad died.”
Shiv breaks down in tears when Kendall asks Tom to put Shiv on as she talks to him, but no one knows if he’s dead.
Back on the plane they are still giving him chest compressions and Tom doesn’t know if he is alive or not as the chest compressions continue.
A tearful Shiv tells Logan she loves him and tells him not to go now, as we see Logan lying motionless and shirtless as the chest compressions continue.
Tom asks Shiv if she wants to stay, as she breaks down in tears again as Roman hugs her and Roman asks what ‘is happening right now’.
Tom adds that they still do chest compressions and says the plane people are nice and good people.
Kendall asks if Logan is okay, but Tom says he isn’t, saying his breathing has stopped for a while.
Tom says they turn around and go back as Kendall asks to talk to the cockpit.
The kids ask about their dad’s doctor and Kendall calls Jess and tells them to have a conference call together.
Kendall calls Frank and asks to speak to the pilot, but Frank says he cannot speak to the pilot because he is flying the plane.
‘Is he gone, Frank? I mean… is he gone?” Kendall asks Frank, but Frank says he doesn’t know.
“I don’t want to trick you, Ken. I think he went. I think he’s gone,” Frank says, as Kendall thanks Frank and hangs up.
Kendall goes back to Shiv and Roman and tells them that Frank thinks he’s gone, with Shiv asking why they didn’t get her sooner.
Roman asks if they know if Logan was on the phone when it happened, as Logan is unsure if he told his father he loved him.
The kids realize they haven’t told Connor yet, while Kendall and Shiv go to tell their oldest sibling, holding each other in tears.
Connor says he’s having a “cake nightmare” as Shiv says they think he died on the plane.
“Well, is he?” Connor says sober as Kendall says they don’t know and he gets chest compressions.
“I never got a chance to make him proud of me,” Connor says, before telling the kids he “can’t do this” before walking off.
They enter a private room as they continue to discuss their father’s condition, as Roman says they don’t know what really happened.
Roman doesn’t seem to accept that Logan has died, but insists they’re not sure he’s gone.
While the Roy kids were at odds throughout most of the series, the last few episodes of season 3 found them finally joining forces to stop their father Logan from selling the family’s media conglomerate.
Little did they know that the black sheep of the family Tom Wambsgans (Matthew McFadyen) betrayed his own wife Shiv and informed Logan of what they were doing, giving him enough to remove their power to block the impending sale .
The final shots of Season 3 seemed to indicate that Shiv realized her husband had betrayed her, though it’s unclear how that will play out in Season 4.
Successor Jesse Armstrong first confirmed that season 4 will be the end of the show in an extensive interview with The New Yorker, where he was asked why he decided to confirm the final season before it debuted.
“First, we could have said it as soon as I made up my mind, almost as we were writing it, which I think would be weird and perverted,” Armstrong began.
“We could have said it at the end of the season. I kind of like that idea, creatively speaking, because then the audience can just enjoy everything as it comes, without trying to figure things out or perceive things a certain way once they know it’s the final season, he added.
“But also the counterintuitive is that we don’t hide the ball very much on the show. I feel a responsibility to the viewing public, and I personally wouldn’t like to feel like, ‘Oh, that’s it, guys. That was the end.” I wouldn’t like that in a show. I think I’d like to know it’s coming to an end,” he clarified.
He added, “And there’s a lot of prosaic stuff too, like it might be weird for me and the cast when we do interviews.” It’s pretty definitively the end, so then it can just be awkward feigning about it like a politician for ages. Hopefully the show is against bullshit, and I wouldn’t like to make fun of anyone when I talk about it.”
Logan: While the Roy kids were at odds throughout most of the series, the last few episodes of season 3 found them finally joining forces to stop their father Logan from selling the family’s media conglomerate
Shiv: The final shots of Season 3 seemed to indicate that Shiv realized her husband had betrayed her, though it’s unclear how that will turn out in Season 4