Television Fans Are Going Bonkers Over Unbelievable ‘Succession’ Twist (Spoilers Ahead)

The cast of HBO show Succession

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Every few years, a television show seemingly captures the attention of all of America’s fans of prestige television.

Shows like The Sopranos and Sex and the City kicked off the golden era of prestige television back at the turn of the 21st century. And, other huge hits like Lost, Breaking Bad and Mad Men followed. Game of Thrones marked the peak of prestige television’s cultural impact, with shows like Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul, Girls, and The Crown catching fire at the end of the 2010’s. But, right now, the undisputed top prestige television show is HBO’s Succession.

WARNING: This article will contain SPOILERS FOR SEASON 4, EPISODE 3 of Succession, “Connor’s Wedding”

Succession is based loosely on the Murdoch Family, the family that owns media giant News Corporation, home of Fox News, among other massive properties. It deals with the interfamily politics of family patriarch and founder of behemoth Waystar Royco, Logan Roy, and his children, Connor, Kendall, Siobhan, and Roman. As the title suggests, after Logan suffers a stroke in the pilot episode, the siblings — mainly Kendall, Siobhan, and Roman — jockey for the position of the future head of the company, usually foiled by shrewd actions by Logan Roy.

The third season ended with the best cliffhanger of all, as for the first time those three siblings teamed up against their father to to control Roystar WayCo, only for Logan to once again pull the rug out from under them by renegotiating the terms of his divorce settlement with his ex-wife and those children’s mothers to keep control of the company, and estrange Kendall, Siobhan and Roman.

The fourth and final season kicked off a few weeks ago, with the back-and-forth posturing between the two sides continuing. Logan was trying to sell off a significant part of the company, while the siblings looked to buy, and closed the purchase, of rival media brand, Pierce. At the end of last week’s episode, Roman, the youngest sibling and the one who has shown the most loyalty to Logan out of the three meaningful siblings, was seen considering rejoining his father’s side.

But, on Sunday evening, one of the great twists in television history happened. While the siblings waited for the beginning of Connor’s wedding to his much younger, incredibly vapid, fiancée Willa, news that Logan had collapsed on a plane heading for Sweden to sell part of the company reached the siblings. Logan eventually died, cause unknown at this time, setting off the most emotional episode of the series yet, and one that is receiving critical acclaim everywhere.

The episode has gripped American culture so much that the Los Angeles Times even put out an obituary for Logan Roy, written in the same style a real-life obituary would be written.

The episode set Twitter ablaze, as well.

And, it’s not lost on me that the episode was called “Connor’s Wedding”, in similar vein to the famous episodes of Game of Thrones: Red Wedding and Purple Wedding.

Succession airs on Sunday nights on HBO at 9PM, and streams on HBO Max.

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Garrett Carr is a recent graduate of Penn State University and a BroBible writer who focuses on NFL, College Football, MLB, and he currently resides in Pennsylvania.