Season 4 of “Succession” brought a big death
[WARNING: this post contains spoilers for Succession]
When HBO released the poster for the final season of successorHer fans searched for every clue they could find. Why was Tom standing next to Kendall? Why was Logan’s watch so visible? And above all, what is the plane all about? We don’t have an answer to the first question yet, but we know the other two: The plane means Logan’s time is up. Finally, on Sunday’s episode “Connor’s Wedding,” the billionaire patriarch of the Roy family died after fainting in the bathroom of a private jet. A shitty death for a shitty man.
Logan’s death is like that successor Viewers knew it would happen one day, but it’s shocking that it happened so early this season. Even Brian Cox, who plays (played) Logan, was surprised.
“[Creator Jesse Armstrong] called me and he said, ‘Logan is going to die.’ And I was like, ‘Oh, that’s fine.’ I thought he was going to die around episode seven or eight, but by episode three I was like, ‘Well, that’s a bit early.’ Not that it bothered me,” he said New York Times. (Cox is glad he no longer has to deal with Jeremy Strong’s “damn annoying” acting method.)
Another surprise: that death was implied in the season four poster.
Sarah Snook (Shiv) teased the hint during a recent appearance The Tonight Show. “I mean a little, yes. There is!” She told host Jimmy Fallon when asked if there were Easter eggs on the poster. “But I have a feeling you won’t know until you do. There’s one thing that once the season aired can be traced back to that moment.
Turns out the clue was hiding in PLANE’s vision (I deserve a “f*ck off” for that).
(About the New York Times)