Friday, June 23, 2023

Succession - Season Four - Spoiler Alert

Friday night, Sharon and I watched the final episode of season four of Succession. It is part of our effort over the next couple of days to catch up on the finales of Survivor 44, Succession Season 4 and Ted Lasso Season 3. We finished season one of Succession in June 2020, season two in early July 2020 and season three in December of 2021.

Season three aired from March 26 to May 28, 2023 with ten episodes. This is Succession's final season.

The show centers on the Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of Waystar Royco, a global media and hospitality empire. In episode three of season four, Logan Roy [Brian Cox] dies. The final seven episodes revolve around a presidential election, his funeral and the fight for control of the company. In the end Shiv Roy [Sarah Snook] abandons her brothers and supports selling the company.

I have been lukewarm on the show over the first three seasons. The show goes in circles with the Roy sibliings abusing each other. Nevertheless, even through the endless sibling abuse continues, the arc of season four feels right. The death of Logan Roy, Shiv last minute decision and the sale of the company provide a satisfying conclusion to the series. Overall, I give season four a solid "B".

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