Here's How Succession Ended After 4 Seasons

Succession aired its final episode on HBO May 28, with the Roy siblings Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) battling for the top spot at Waystar Royco.

By Jess Cohen May 29, 2023 2:59 AMTags
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After four seasons of twists and turns, the game of Succession has come to an end.

During the May 28 series finale—titled "With Open Eyes"—Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Siobhan (Sarah Snook) and Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) made their final moves to secure the top spot of their late father Logan's (Brian Cox) company, Waystar Royco. So, who ultimately won in the end?

Well, after GoJo's Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgård) cut Shiv out of his deal to buy WayStar—opting to go with her estranged husband Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) instead—she rejoined Kendall and Roman to fight for control of the company. Together, the trio decided that their best bet to win the company was to pitch Kendall as the CEO over Roman and Shiv.

However, during the pivotal meeting with company's board members to stop the GoJo deal, Shiv decided to back out of the agreement with her brothers, leading to a heated sibling argument. (One that involved Kendall shoving Roman against the wall and Shiv bringing up Kendall's involvement in the death of the waiter from her and Tom's wedding.)

Then, after Shiv allowed the GoJo sale to go through, she reunited with Tom—who's now CEO of the company—and begrudgingly held his hand as they left the office, hinting at their future together.

As for Kendall, after the company was swept out from under him, he is seen sitting down in front of the water before the credits rolled.

Love Lives of Succession Stars

The conclusion of the beloved series comes three months after creator Jesse Armstrong officially revealed the show's fate.

"I went into the writing room for season four sort of saying, 'I think this is what we're doing, but let's also keep it open,'" he told The New Yorker in an interview published Feb. 23. "I like operating the writing room by coming in with a sort of proposition, and then being genuinely open to alternative ways of going."

"The decision to end solidified through the writing and even when we started filming," the Emmy winner continued. "I said to the cast, 'I'm not a hundred percent sure, but I think this is it.' Because I didn't want to bulls--t them, either."

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Following in the footsteps of its first three seasons, Succession's final episodes were nothing short of shocking.

In fact, it was just three episodes into the fourth season when Succession said goodbye to Logan, Waystar Royco's CEO and father to Kendall, Shiv, Roman and Connor (Alan Ruck).

While the episode's title, "Connor's Wedding," hinted at a celebration, things quickly took a turn once Logan's kids found out that he'd died while onboard his private jet.

Logan's death ignited an internal power struggle between the Waystar team and his kids, who all wanted to be crowned CEO. 

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