1. Succession is built on the foundation of Greek tragedy, in which people cannot escape their fates no matter what happens. I believe that Succession is deliberately drawing a parallel between Greek tragedies and the toxic abuse cycles that exist within the Roy family (which literally comes from the French word for 'king'… could that perhaps be a reference in itself to the story of Oedipus REX, which was king in Greek? That might be a reach) Because of this, I generally don't think they will truly escape the destruction of Logan, because he . We continually see the Roy siblings make horrific mistakes with- let's be honest- few consequences beyond the social.

    My theory of it BEING a Greek tragedy is almost confirmed through the constant references to Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, in which the named Oedipus is prophesised to marry his mother and kill his father- they try to avoid this by leaving him on the mountainside to die, but he is found and raised by shepherds. He does not know he is adopted, so when he finds out about the prophecy he leaves his home to keep his parents out of danger. Outside Thebes he bumps into an old man, which causes an argument that results in killing that man. Unbeknownst to Oedipus, that man is his biological father and the King (the Rex) of Thebes, meaning that Oedipus must by tradition marry the Queen.

    When the truth is found out, Queen Jocasta hangs herself and Oedipus blinds himself with knitting needles.

    I don't quite know what to make of the many instances of the show being closer to ROMAN mythology, but it is also worth mentioning that Tom's original degree was in Classical Studies.

    Most people who watched Greek tragedies knew what was going to happen. We know that the thing they fear the most will be what kills them. We know that Oedipus will marry his mother, we know that Pentheus will be ripped to shreds by his mother, we know that Troy will fall. But we watch anyway, in the hope that it will be different this time- Knowing all the while that it will not be. There is no

    I'm quite passionate about the Greek comparisons in this play so feel free to just ignore this message but- no, I don't think there is any way out of this. Just as Sisyphus can never stop rolling his boulder up the hill, just as Rome once fell, so will Roman Roy and the rest of his family. And we will watch.

  2. Phew relieved to see skaarsgaard here for that 1 millisec , he wasnt there in the teaser. Such an awesome charachter

  3. I just want to remind everyone that Connor Roy was interested in politics at a very young age.

  4. This show really roped me in! It's another one of those dramas in which you care about each character, usually NOT in a good way, but because they're such selfish, childish bullies! After the finale, I felt that all the kids were somewhat redeemed by Logan betraying them (and how about old Mum?!), but can they stick to their promise of equality?

  5. Is this series just gonna keep going forever? The end of every season is like some crazy revelation and then things immediately go back to the norm. Hopefully this time the siblings are going against logan and the status quo is actually even slightly different

  6. Spoiler event: Logan dies at the end. It's been leaked already. Kendall filmed a scene where he yelled at his ex for not allowing her kids to go to their grand fathers funeral.

    Sorry for the leak boys!

  7. "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe." –Anatole France

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