Is Logan really dead after collapsing in Episode 3?
“Succession” pulled off something tremendously bold with this episode, dropping an event that most shows would place in their last or penultimate episode into the third part of a ten-episode season. That means we’re yet to witness seven more hours of dysfunction in the Roy family, even though the abusive, powerful presence that overshadowed the children is gone. However, as anyone who has lost a parent can tell you, sometimes the death of a loved one is just the beginning of a long battle between family members with competing interests.
Where does “Succession” go from here and how will it fill in its remaining time? The first step will certainly be naming his successor, an obstacle that has always been fraught but is now particularly complex given how much Logan’s relationship with his family has changed by the day of late. Depending on when Logan last updated his will (and power rankings), one of his children could be named his heir apparent. As Season 4 begins, it’s been a few months since the argument in Tuscany, and Logan isn’t speaking to any of the Roy siblings – but he’s a fan of Tom’s (Matthew Macfayden). However, Roman (Kieran Culkin) sends him a birthday message and soon ends up tentatively back in his favor.
Except, funnily enough, there’s a chance that Logan didn’t appreciate Roman very much in his final moments. The businessman’s team mentions that he died in the bathroom, phone in hand, which means he may have been listening to Roman’s rather critical voicemail. While that would be both darkly funny and terrifying for Roman, it doesn’t particularly affect his standing at the company since Logan didn’t get a chance to tell anyone if his youngest son was on the run.