Nearly a year and a half after the explosive Season 3 finale, Succession is finally back for its fourth and final season.
HBO confirmed earlier this month that the show’s fourth season would be its last, and this season will likely reveal the fate of the Waystar Royco conglomerate that Logan Roy (Brian Cox) built with his family.
Logan’s sons: Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Connor (Alan Ruck) tried to veto the sale of the company to Lukas Mattson (Alexander Skarsgard)… but their plans failed. at the last minute, when Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) alerted Logan to his plans… essentially throwing his own wife under the bus.
While all of the children had the power to veto an impending sale, with Tom’s notice, Logan was able to remove his veto power with a last-minute deal with his ex Caroline Collingwood (Harriet Walter).
This season will focus on the completion of the Waystar Royco sale and how it “causes existential angst and family division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will be like once the deal is complete.”
Finale: HBO confirmed earlier this month that the show’s fourth season would be its last, and this season will likely reveal the fate of the Waystar Royco conglomerate that Logan Roy (Brian Cox) built with his family.
Lukas: Logan’s sons – Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), Roman (Kieran Culkin) and Connor (Alan Ruck) tried to veto the sale of the company to Lukas Mattson (Alexander Skarsgard)… but their plans they were thwarted at the last minute, when Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) alerted Logan to his plans… essentially throwing his own wife under the bus.
The season 4 premiere opens with Logan at his birthday party, greeting various guests.
Meanwhile, Kendall visits Roman, who is on a business video call about his new company, ‘The Hundred’, which Kendall describes as, ‘Substack meets Masterclass, meets The Economist, meets The New Yorker’ .
Shiv arrives as Roman asks where he’s been, adding, “We heard you’ve been talking to Jimenez’s transition team.”
She confirms: ‘Well, I’ve talked to them, but it’s because I’m helping them, as you know. Okay, so you… are you talking?
Shiv adds: ‘No. I returned a call. They want to, you know, talk talk. They haven’t won the election, and they may not, and Dad may not sell, and you two could post bail.
Kendall adds that Logan is “two days away from the sale,” but Shiv isn’t sure if Logan will sell.
They all revealed that they have already drafted their letters of resignation from Waystar, although Shiv wants to retain some options.
Back at the birthday party, Greg (Nicholas Braun) arrives with a date, Bridget, though Kerry (Zoe Winters) has a hard time.
“You know, I’m not…I’m not sure this is appropriate,” says Greg, though Kerry says, “We’re not in a fucking Shake Shack, Greg.” This is not a pre-f**k party. It’s a birthday party.
Greg insists, ‘And… I’m a cousin. I get a plus one. I’m like an honorary child,” though Kerry adds: “You know what… we’re in the middle of a very close election, your uncle is about to make a very important sale and he’s looking at a very important result. sensible acquisition?
So are you sure he’s not going to leak details right before the board meeting? Do you know that she is not a hostile corporate asset? Kerry asks.
Meanwhile, Tom calls Shiv and tells her that he just had drinks with Naomi Pierce (Annabelle Dexter-Jones).
“Yeah, I was just calling, just to let you know and just to say hi, and, um, just to tell you, just to tell you that I had a drink with Naomi Pierce last night,” she said. she says her, though Shiv is confused.
Shiv asks: ‘Are you asking me or are you informing me?’ And Tom says, ‘Shiv, it’s nothing. It is not a thing.
Shiv adds: ‘You know what? Alright. Alright. You’re dating my brother’s ex. Alright.’
Tom insists: ‘It’s social. It’s not a sexual thing. Know? So there’s nothing I need to tell you.
Shiv shuts down and says, ‘You know what? Alright. He goes to nail her in the wardrobe. I don’t mind. The boy from St. Paul has really pulled it off.
Tom adds: “I just thought that under the terms of what we agreed to, this was something worth discussing.
Shiv asks where he was with her and hangs up the phone, telling her brothers that Tom is with Naomi, which confuses Kendall.
Roman wonders if it could be, ‘brain shit’. Daddy twisting our turnips, playing the fucking old trombone.
Connor and Willa (Justine Lupe) are talking to Greg at Logan’s party, as the couple are concerned that their one percent may ‘go down’.
‘One’s? Because that’s the lowest possible number. Uh no. There are, you know, decimals,’ says Greg.
“You know, they’re saying that I might need to be aggressive in certain media markets because both sides are trying to squeeze my percentage,” he said.
Connor adds that he would receive 100 million dollars, but that would not be enough to win the election.
“The hope is that it would keep…keep my percentage,” Connor says.
Tom goes to talk to Logan and asks if they would still be “good” if he and Shiv got divorced in the middle of this “trial separation”.
‘We’ll always be good, right?’ Tom asks and Logan replies, “If we’re good, we’re good.”
‘Well. Well that’s encouraging. That’s… that’s encouraging. I am encouraged by that. That’s great,’ says Tom, as Logan asks Kerry, ‘where’s the food, huh? Tom is going crazy in here.
The kids are talking about The Hundred and whether they can launch another company as well.
‘Yeah. Let’s launch a high-visibility, execution-dependent brand of disruptive news, and at the same time perform cpr on a fucking corpse of a legacy media conglomerate,” she says.
Tom walks up to Greg and says, “So, I heard you made a big faux pas and everyone’s laughing up your sleeve, about your date.”
When Greg asks why, Tom says, “Because he brought a ridiculously roomy bag.” What’s even there? Hey? Flat shoes for the subway? His lunchbox? I mean, Greg, it’s monstrous. It’s gigantic. You could take it camping. You could slide it across the floor after a bank job.
Greg adds, ‘Well, whatever. She is another mark on the chart. The disgusting brothers! though Tom says, ‘Don’t call us that.
Greg’s date arrives and says he thinks they should go, adding, ‘Nothing. I just asked Logan for a selfie.
‘ Yeah, I said, “Congratulations on the great deal.” And I was like, “Ka-ching. Am I right?” He was being… he was being funny.
The children say that Nan believes she is “honor bound to another buyer” and they are close to agreeing to the outlines of a deal.
Kerry calls Roman and asks if they would consider calling Dad since they asked if Dad actually asked.
Kerry says she can request a text for a call, but Roman says, “I’m afraid we’re going to need to hear that voice, Kerry, okay?”
Connor turns to Willa and asks if she thinks their upcoming wedding is “special” enough, but she thinks he sounds “unhinged.”
Connor tells Willa that he is afraid and that if he falls below 1% he will become a “laughing stock”.
Deal: This season will focus on the completion of the Waystar Royco sale and how it “causes existential angst and family division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will be like once the deal is complete.”
While, for most of the series, the Roy kids have been at odds with each other, the last few episodes of season 3 found them finally joining forces to stop their father Logan from selling off 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 gave Logan a heads up about what they were up to, giving him enough to disempower them to block the impending sale.
The final shots of season 3 seemed to indicate Shiv realizing her husband betrayed her, though it’s unclear how that will play out in season 4.
Succession creator Jesse Armstrong first confirmed Season 4 will be the show’s finale in a wide-ranging interview with the new yorkerwhere he was asked why he decided to confirm the final season before it debuted.
“One, we could have said it as soon as I decided, almost when we were writing it, which I think would be weird and wicked,” Armstrong began.
We could have said it at the end of the season. I quite like that idea, creatively, because then the audience can enjoy everything as it comes, without trying to figure things out or perceive things a certain way once they know it’s the last season,” he added.
“But, also, the countervailing thought is that we don’t hide the ball a lot on the show. I feel a responsibility to the audience, and I personally wouldn’t like the feeling of, “Oh, that’s it, guys. That was the end.” I wouldn’t want that in a show. I think I would like to know that it is coming to an end,’ he clarified.
He added, “And, also, there’s a lot of mundane stuff, like it might be weird for me and the cast while we’re doing interviews.” It’s definitely the end game, so it can be awkward having to slack off like a politician for a long time about it. Hopefully the show is against bullshit, and I wouldn’t want to upset anyone when I was talking about it.
Children: While, for most of the series, the Roy children have been at odds with each other, the last few episodes of Season 3 found them finally joining forces to stop their father Logan from selling off the family’s media conglomerate.