Warning: this article will contain major spoilers for the final season of HBO’s Succession
While the fourth and final season of Succession is getting rave reviews from all corners of the pop culture world, there is at least one person who isn’t entirely thrilled with how things have played out, and that’s series star Brian Cox.
During a recent interview with the BBC, Cox — somewhat jokingly — said that he felt “a bit rejected” by his character’s fate and that it stung to put in all this dramatic work on-screen only to die off-screen.
“I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected. You know, I felt a little bit, oh, all the work I’ve done and finally I’m going to, you know, end up as an ear on a carpet of a plane,” Cox said.
While Cox admitted that Logan’s death was handled “in a pretty brilliant way,” he looked on it “wrongly, as a form of rejection.” [via Variety]
As fans of the series now know, Cox’s titanic Logan Roy died in the third episode of the fourth season in a harrowing sequence that largely happened off-screen and instead played out through a series of phone calls.
Due to te death of Logan Roy, the fate of his entire empire now lies in the erratic hands of his three bumbling children, who almost assuredly look like they’re going to destroy their father’s legacy.
Heading into the finale, there’s a chance that Greg — who does not bear the Roy name and was disinherited by his uncle Ewan Roy — ultimately “wins” the series and becomes Waystar RoyCo CEO, as we know that Lukas Matsson both A) is looking for an American CEO, B) has grown to like Greg, and C) he knows he can control him far more than he could Shiv.
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The series finale of Succession — which is titled “With Open Eyes” and boasts a runtime of 90 minutes — will premiere on HBO and the streaming service Max on Sunday, May 28 at 9 p.m. EST.