Succession is a critically acclaimed HBO series that has captured audiences with its gripping portrayal of a wealthy and dysfunctional family vying for control over their media empire, Waystar Royco. The fourth season of Succession has taken a significant shift with the sudden and unexpected death of the patriarch, Logan Roy. This article explores the impact of Logan’s death on the show’s central characters, particularly the Roy family, and how it has altered the dynamics of the show.
The Demise of Logan Roy
Logan Roy’s health has been a significant concern since the show’s first episode, with everyone vying for control over Waystar Royco. While Logan’s possible death appeared to have taken a back seat, it was suddenly brought to the forefront and happened unexpectedly. Among all the potential scenarios for Logan Roy’s demise, very few would have been as fitting as his suffering a heart attack during his plane ride to seal the GoJo acquisition deal, which would have ultimately excluded Kendall, Roman, and Shiv from Waystar Royco.
The suddenness of Logan’s death has taken the Roy family and their advisors by surprise, leaving them scrambling to figure out the future of Waystar Royco. The third episode of the season, “Connor’s Wedding,” shows the family reacting to the news and attempting to navigate the fallout of Logan’s death.
Logan’s desire to follow through with the GoJo deal and effectively screw his children out of the glory, power, and validation they each so desperately wanted speaks to his willingness to maintain control over his empire even after his death. However, Logan’s death changes everything in ways that even he couldn’t fully account for or try to somehow play to his advantage from beyond the grave.
The Impact of Logan Roy’s Death on Waystar Royco
The GoJo deal, which was supposed to be Logan’s last big move before retirement, takes on a new level of significance in the wake of his death. It leaves the Roy family with a massive acquisition to handle and significant decisions to make about the future of Waystar Royco.
The fallout from Logan’s death has had a significant impact on the show’s central characters and the future of Waystar Royco. The sudden loss of their patriarch has left the Roy siblings emotionally unmoored and struggling to come to terms with their new reality.
The Impact of Logan Roy’s Death on the Roy Siblings
When watching Succession, it’s rare to get the impression that any of the Roys are particularly in touch with their emotions. But in this episode, we finally got the sense that, in different ways, each of the kids is unmoored by the suddenness of Logan’s passing. They are not necessarily just sad, but because the antagonistic presence they’ve all defined themselves in relation to is just gone.
As Logan’s advisors have been galvanized by his death and are now trying to assert their power and influence over the future of Waystar Royco. The Roy siblings are now united in their desire to push back against their father’s plans for Waystar Royco. They are all keen to assert their own influence over the future of the company, and Logan’s death has given them a newfound sense of purpose and determination.
Succession’s fourth season has brought a significant shift with the sudden and unexpected death of Logan Roy. The impact of his passing on the show’s central characters, particularly the Roy family, has been nothing short of seismic. The show has always been about power dynamics, family drama, and the struggle for control over Waystar Royco. With Logan’s death, these themes have been amplified and intensified, and the remaining characters are forced to confront their own mortality and legacy in a way that they never have before.
The fallout from Logan’s death will undoubtedly shape the remainder of the season, and it will be fascinating to see how the remaining characters navigate this new landscape. So far, Succession’s fourth season has been a triumph, and the show continues to be one of the most compelling and thought-provoking dramas on television today.