Succession final hits hard: ‘Satisfyingly devastating’
The critically acclaimed HBO drama series, “Succession,” aired its final episode on Sunday, October 17. It was a satisfyingly devastating conclusion that left fans reeling. The immensely popular show, which portrays the dysfunctional and cutthroat Roy family, ended with a bang, leaving many viewers in awe of the masterful storytelling and brilliant performances.
The final episode, titled “What Happens to You Happens to Me,” picks up where the previous episode left off, with the Roy family dealing with the aftermath of Kendall’s press conference in which he publicly accused his father, Logan Roy, of being responsible for several illegal activities. As the family tries to come to terms with what has just happened, Logan tries to maintain his grip on the company and his family, all while dodging questions about his involvement in criminal activities.
The episode is filled with shocking revelations, heart-wrenching moments, and unexpected twists. The character arcs are all brought to a satisfying conclusion, and the series is wrapped up in a way that feels both complete and open-ended.
The acting in the final episode is particularly impressive, with outstanding performances from Brian Cox, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook, among others. The script, written by show creator Jesse Armstrong, is smart, funny, and devastatingly emotional all at once.
Critics have praised the show’s depiction of wealth, power, and family dynamics, and the final episode cements its place as one of the greatest dramas of all time. The show’s blend of comedy and drama, along with its intricate plot and realistic characters, helped it stand out from the crowd of prestige TV shows.
The series has also been celebrated for its diverse cast and thoughtful handling of social issues such as misogyny, racism, and the corrupting influence of wealth. The finale further examines the question of privilege and power, highlighting how those at the top can act with impunity, and the disastrous effects this can have on those beneath them.
Overall, “Succession” delivers a knockout final episode that is both satisfying and emotionally devastating. It is a fitting conclusion to one of the finest television dramas of the past decade.