Cue the Succession theme song: the fourth and final season is almost here.
The hit HBO show returns to screens on March 27 here in Australia, and with season four confirmed to be the end of the series, we cannot wait to see how our favourite dysfunctional billionaire family ends up.
The season four trailer gives us a hint of what’s to come with the official logline as follows: “The sale of media conglomerate Waystar Royco to tech visionary Lukas Matsson moves ever closer. The prospect of this seismic sale provokes existential angst and familial division among the Roys as they anticipate what their lives will look like once the deal is completed. A power struggle ensues as the family weighs up a future where their cultural and political weight is severely curtailed.”
Ahead of the Succession season four premiere, here’s a reminder of every major storyline from season three so you can pick up exactly where you left off.
The Failed Coup Attempt by the Roy Siblings
The Succession season three finale finally saw Kendall, Shiv and Roman team up in an attempt to oust their father from his media empire by blocking a change in company ownership. But once again Logan was three steps ahead of his children, thanks to Tom Wambgans’ betrayal, and he instead sells the company to charismatic tech bro Luke Matsson.
Now the Roy siblings are not only on their own but on the outs with their father. Will they continue to stay strong together in their ‘Rebel Alliance’? Or as the season four trailer seems to indicate, does the trio break up as quickly as they came together with Roman seemingly crawling back to Logan’s side to do his dirty work?
The Matsson Deal to Takeover Waystar Royco
For much of the season we, like the Roy siblings, thought Waystar Royco was going to buy GoJo, but turns out it was the other way around. In the shocking finale, it was revealed Logan decided to sell his media conglomerate to Matsson rather than choosing any of his children to take over. It was a move that ultimately united his children against him for the first time.
Shiv and Tom’s Imploding Marriage
Shiv and Tom’s marriage somehow managed to plunge to new lows in season three. After going back and forth about when to have a baby, and Shiv point blank telling Tom she does not love him, season three ended with Tom’s betrayal of Shiv. He informs Logan of the Roy trio’s schemes, which earns him a nod of approval from Logan – something which does not go unnoticed by Shiv. It hits her like a train: it’s the crushing look of someone who’s been betrayed by the one person she thought she’d always be able to control.
Logan May Be Getting a New Heir
God knows if this will pan out because must we remind you that Logan Roy is 83 years old, but season three did see the Roy siblings frequently discussing an alleged affair between Logan and his much younger assistant, Kerry. Then came the smoothies Kerry was bringing to Logan, chock full of special ingredients that make men more virile, as Connor was quick to explain.
Kendall Roy Is Not Okay
Look, Kendall has never been okay and might never be okay, but the penultimate episode of the third season ended on a cliffhanger – had Kendall Roy drowned in the pool? It is ambiguous as to whether he passed out floating on the pool or if it was deliberate.
In the finale, Kendall also admitted to Shiv and Roman his role in the death of the waiter at Shiv’s wedding in season one. Now the circle of people who knows about the death and coverup has widened.
Cousin Grey Officially Joins the Dark Side
“What am I going to do with a soul anyway,” Greg says to Tom as they seal their fate by betraying the Roy siblings and informing Logan of their planned coup.
In season three, Greg switched his allegiance multiple times, showing a real taste for the scheming and backstabbing that’s par for the course for the Roy family. It looks like our favourite duo Greg and Tom will finally be walking in the upper echelons of power at Waystar Royco.