This article contains major spoilers for the ‘Succession’ finale.
After a power struggle between the Roy siblings after the death of their father Logan, the finale ended with Shiv Roy (Sarah Snook) backtracking on her pact with brothers Kendall (Jeremy Strong) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) to betray them and cast the deciding vote to sell Waystar Royco to Lukas Matsson’s (Alexander Skarsgård) GoJo company.
This meant that Shiv’s husband and ATN boss Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) became boss of the company in a major twist after Matsson betrayed Shiv, who was initially in line for the CEO job.
Reacting to the final episode and dramatic twist, fans have been reacting to the show’s ending online.
Jesse Armstrong and co. have perfected giving audiences a sense of false hope with #Succession that I don’t think we’ll see again,” one wrote on Twitter.
“You give us what’s possibly the last moments of the siblings in good terms, only to tear them apart and leave them in the mud. What a series finale!”
Jesse Armstrong and co. have perfected giving audiences a sense of false hope with #Succession that I don’t think we’ll see again. You give us what’s possibly the last moments of the siblings in good terms, only to tear them apart and leave them in the mud. What a series finale! pic.twitter.com/6NEMQKGmBE
— Edgar Ortega (@edgorteg) May 29, 2023
Others called back to previous scenes in the show’s history and related them to how the finale played out, including one immortal Logan quote to his children from earlier in season four: “I love you, but you are not serious people.”
— Austin (@AustinPlanet) May 29, 2023
See a range of reactions to the ending of Succession below.
— nicole (@romulusroy69) May 29, 2023
My final take on #Succession
Tom always knew Kendall couldn’t pull it off. pic.twitter.com/nl0nq7dRyv
— Dr. Randy J. Marsh (@WealthyCFO) May 29, 2023
— loose juice (@greenlife497) May 29, 2023
— Will Rainbolt (@willajrainbolt) May 29, 2023
i love this shot of roman. to me, he’s happy. relieved. he didn’t want it. he couldn’t handle it. he knows that now. and he’s accepting that maybe it’s okay, that it doesn’t make him weak, and maybe there’s a fulfilling life for him outside the cage. pic.twitter.com/UEWF3kTV0U
— kaitdall roy (@junkyardc0wboy) May 29, 2023
Roman’s first scene of the show saying he wants to be out of there and the position is bullshit. To his final scene to Kendall saying “we’re bullshit”
— percy miracles (@soulqrn) May 29, 2023
And for all the pedantic hemming and hawing about his acting method, the finale confirmed that Jeremy Strong is a genius. Kendall Roy is one of the most fascinating TV characters we've seen in years, and a lot of that is because of Strong. #Succession pic.twitter.com/SnEB4EzGnV
— Brandon Lewis (@blewis1103) May 29, 2023
Succession was truly special. Hid the ending in plain sight. pic.twitter.com/RVK3g3U5QC
— Cameron Tabatabaie (@CTabatabaie) May 29, 2023
tom actually has no real reason to keep greg. hes quite literally just an overpaid assistant who he cant even puppet master anymore. but he still keeps him around for reasons no other succession character will ever understand, and that's why they're the truest succession dynamic pic.twitter.com/7NnnvFGdtL
— n succ spoilers!! (@ninekissses) May 29, 2023
— Oyinda Odewale (@OyindaOdewale) May 29, 2023
Ahead of the finale, Succession fans believed a key part of the show’s finale lies within a scene from the penultimate episode.
Elsewhere, Logan Roy actor Brian Cox suggested that Succession‘s major season four twist happened “too early”. The actor was referring to the third episode of the fourth and final season of the hit series, in which Cox’s character Logan unexpectedly collapsed and died while flying to meet Matsson in Sweden.
Elsewhere, Fisher Stevens recently revealed that he wrote a spin-off story for his Succession character Hugo Baker.
The post ‘Succession’ fans react to show’s dramatic finale: “Hid the ending in plain sight” appeared first on NME.