Succession Series Finale Recap: The Dotted Line

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2023-05-29 03:22:07  • 4 mins

Who won? Who lost? Who was left staring off into the sea?

Season 4, Episode 10: With Open Eyes

Five years ago on June 3, 2018 HBO aired the first episode of Succession, introducing the world to the 80-year-old Logan Roy: the cranky billionaire founder and chief executive of Waystar Royco, a media conglomerate controlling a movie studio, a cruise line, a theme park chain, multiple newspapers and magazines, and the influential right-wing cable news channel ATN. We also met Logans adult children: the troubled heir apparent Kendall, the lefty gadfly Shiv, the bratty Roman and the sweet but inconsequential eldest half brother Connor.

At the end of the series premiere, Logan suffered a debilitating stroke, setting in motion the plot that would go on to drive four Succession seasons. Heading into the series finale, most of the big questions raised by that first episode remained unsettled. Who if anyone will take over for Logan as C.E.O.? Do any of the scheming, self-absorbed Roy children really deserve the job?

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