‘Succession’ Season 4 Power Rankings: Unserious People (2023)

Succession is all about power—who has the most, who can wield it the best, and who is disastrously blinded by it. So, as we did last season, every week during Succession’s fourth and final installment, The Ringer will check in on how the hierarchy at Waystar Royco shifts with each passing episode. Even after Logan made a deal with GoJo (and screwed over his kids), it’s still safe to say everything is in disarray—and to steal a line from another HBO series, chaos can be a ladder.

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1. Roman Roy

The second episode of Succession’s final season doesn’t lend itself to an easy ranking. Nearly every character is anxious or upset, futilely grabbing for leverage (or a karaoke mic) or making decisions they don’t want to. Like us viewers, the major players in “Rehearsal” are bracing themselves for what comes next, whether it’s a fateful meeting about GoJo or a presidential election or a wedding involving a would-be runaway bride.

So, it’s only appropriate that the person who sits atop these rankings after Sunday is the person who least wants to be there. The parting shots of “Rehearsal” show Roman Roy at his most anguished. He’s torn between the rebel alliance he’s formed with his siblings and gaining the one thing he’s wanted most: approval from his father. (Or, failing that, he’d at least like to get everyone to stop “cornholing” Logan.) Roman is typically twisted in knots during the best of times. You can only imagine the feeling in the pit of his stomach here:

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But despite this presumed inner turmoil, Roman’s suddenly the most important chess piece on the board. He holds a crucial vote in the looming (and currently delayed) decision on whether GoJo’s acquisition of Waystar goes through. And Logan, having conveniently forgotten about Season 3’s dick-pic mishap, is clear that he needs Roman to chart a path forward—with both Lukas Matsson and the new ATN. “Smart people know what they are,” he tells Roman in the closing seconds of “Rehearsal.” Is Roman the misunderstood misanthrope firing off warm birthday texts, or is he the ruthless fuck his dad is looking for? Whatever Roman finds when he looks within will go a long way toward deciding the end of Succession.

2. Tom Wambsgans

This is the first—and likely the last—time we’ll compare Twin Cities Tessie to HBO’s favorite mob boss, but Tom has taken the upper hand in his divorce by ripping a page from Tony Soprano’s playbook. Acting on advice from Logan, Tom has met with all of New York’s top divorce attorneys, creating conflicts of interest and making it impossible for Shiv to hire anyone. It’s the same thing Tony did to Carmela during their separation. But while Tony was doing it out of spite and control, Tom seems genuine in his pleas to settle things in an “amicable” way. “I see what your family can do in these situations,” he tells Shiv early in “Rehearsal.” Odds are, it’s worse than what Tony’s other family can do.

In their conversation, Shiv derides Tom as her dad’s “bitch boy.” But being Logan’s bitch boy is currently paying off. His chief ATN rival, Cyd, has seemingly been ousted. (More on that later.) And in offering Logan reasonably honest advice on Kerry’s audition tape—after taking the temperature and seeing that some honest advice was actually wanted—he’s become Logan’s favorite kind of yes-man, the kind who can voice no for him and clean up the mess. Tom may never be a Tony Soprano, but he’s proving to be a suitable capo. And as long as he’s by Logan’s side and the three kids aren’t, he’ll continue to get favored-son treatment.

3. Lukas Matsson

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Under normal circumstances, the 4chan Swede would not only sit atop this list, he’d also buy out every other person on it and force them to go on a darkness retreat. But these are not normal circumstances. On the eve of the board vote, he’s up late, eating junk food in a stained tank top and threatening Kendall that he’ll walk from the deal. He’s no longer negotiating via eggplant. He’s doing it through FaceTime ultimatums. That’s either negotiating 101 or 102, depending on whether he really means it. My sense is that we’ll see some graduate-level coursework out of him before all is said and done.

4. Kendall Roy

Is it time to talk about Kendall’s demeanor this season? Since admitting to the Season 1 waiter, um, irresponsibleness and forging a nepo-triumvirate with Shiv and Roman, Ken seems infinitely lighter in spirit. He’s Buddha in Tom Fords, ordering bitters and soda, quoting Bruce Lee, and pitching that the new PGM focus on hardcore international news. (“Homework, the show,” his siblings call it. Bless Kendall’s Erewhon-eating heart, but PGM will need to go full Clockwork Orange in prime time.) This newfound spiritual clarity has also led to better business acumen. After Matsson’s coded, aggressive FaceTime, Ken is ready to cast his lot with his sister, Stewy, and the Sandies to push for a better deal on the GoJo sale. And after grandstanding to Logan in the karaoke room, he beams with “Some People Just Want to Watch the World Burn” zeal.

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This is a different Kendall than the one we saw in Season 1, when he was making a move on Logan, or even early in Season 3, when he thought the cruise line papers would sink his father. He’s learned to keep one eye open, bro—as Kendall surely knows, sleep is the cousin of death. Hey, speaking of …

5. Cousin Greg

It’s hard to even be a cousin in this family. As Greg knows, it can get you taken apart like human string cheese. But as long as he remains in the inner sanctum—and Tom needs a lackey to do Logan’s bidding—Greg will continue to be assigned next-level tasks. This week, that involves delivering the news to Kerry that her audition tape didn’t score well with the focus group. (The group is essentially made up of Tom and an aggressively hands-off Logan, but that’s beside the point.) To paraphrase his performance review to Kerry, he’s doing good, but not too good. As long as he can keep that up, he’ll be able to overcome the sog factor that comes with hanging around the Roys for too long.

6. Logan Roy

Between all his terrifying moseying, Sunday’s episode marks a fascinating stretch for Logan. We see him at his pettiest, canceling his kids’ helicopter so that they can’t make his other kid’s wedding rehearsal. We see him worried about costs, fretting over air-conditioning bills and too much pizza. We see him roaring atop a makeshift platform of paper boxes, promising to cut the throats of the lily-livered opposition with something “so fucking spicy, and so fucking true.” And crucially, we see him gesturing at something that could pass for vulnerability, apologizing to his kids in a karaoke-room standoff. Logan is eager to get on with his post-Waystar life and build a faster, lighter, meaner, wilder ATN. But to do so, he needs to convince Kendall, Shiv, and Roman that they should vote for the GoJo deal as is and not push for an extra couple of hundred mil. He’s willing to say whatever’s necessary to make that happen—even if it includes the word sorry. And as he makes clear, he doesn’t do apologies.

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Unfortunately for Logan, as Kendall points out, sometimes your greatest tormentor can be your most perceptive teacher. After Logan bursts into the karaoke room and his guns turn to sausages, Shiv and Ken begin parroting their dad’s words back to him: They want to make their own pile, they have to trust their guts, etc. The kids may not be serious people, but they clearly have some juice, as Logan reluctantly admits. Will an 11th-hour meeting with Matsson or overtures to Roman change that? Or will Logan’s greatest tormentors become his most perceptive teachers?

7. Shiv Roy

Since her husband is doing his best Tony Soprano impression, I’m reminded of a quote from the big man’s uncle: Some people are so far behind in a race, they think they’re actually leading. After getting news of Tom’s attorney-client conspiracy, Shiv suddenly becomes adamant that the siblings join Stewy and the Sandies and push Matsson back to the bargaining table. Shiv is steadfast in her conviction that it will work out. But as seemingly everyone reminds her, it’s a massive risk that threatens to fuck the GoJo deal. And no GoJo would mean no Pierce.

Shiv Roy hasn’t made a shot in her entire life and always wants the ball. She’s Carlton Banks rolled in flour and cinnamon.

— myles brown (@mdotbrown) April 3, 2023

But while that last factor remains a consideration for everyone involved, only one person is conducting business in the midst of a divorce. Shiv, who’s long treated Tom as a puppy to kick to see whether he comes back, seems genuinely broken by the thought of losing him. (Yes, she initiated the split, but love knows no logic, especially when Shiv Roy is involved.) Shiv’s self-inflicted heartache leads to the episode’s most poignant juxtaposition: As she pensively looks at Tom’s contact on her iPhone, debating whether to reach out to the man she’s taken for granted for so long, the scene cuts to Connor sulking into his bedroom, broken himself, but grateful to find Willa in bed waiting for him.

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Logan once told Shiv that she was marrying a man fathoms beneath her to avoid the risk of being betrayed. Now that that plan has blown up and her one true source of safety has disintegrated, Shiv has been left utterly unmoored.

8. Connor Roy

Connor finding Willa waiting for him is just about the only thing that goes well for him this week. By the time his half-siblings finally arrive at the rehearsal dinner post–helicopter snafu, Connor is sullen—a superhero whose power is surviving without love. His fiancée has absconded, becoming nothing more than a dot to track on his Maps app. And with his wedding very much in doubt, he wants to do normal-people things. That includes going to a bar with “chicks and guys who work with their hands and grease, and sweat from their hands, and have blood in their hair” (totally normal) and also maybe singing “Desperado” at an overpriced karaoke haunt (supreme sicko shit). Of course, when Connor finally gets to the mic, he opts not for the Eagles, but for a Leonard Cohen classic:

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At the risk of reading too much into what’s possibly just a hilarious song choice for a pre-wedding karaoke party, “Famous Blue Raincoat” offers the potential for a lot of subtext. There’s the idea of the unfaithful lover who’s “nobody’s wife,” the bitter-cold New York streets the narrator works, granting forgiveness in the wake of ultimate betrayals. But one line in the song’s closing verse is particularly worth focusing on: “And what can I tell you my brother, my killer?”

We know that Logan has long pushed for one of Connor’s brothers to be a proverbial killer. Could it be that the real killer is the one set to skip Connor’s wedding for a meeting with Dad and a Swede?

9. Willa Ferreyra

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It’s either the episode’s most self-aware line or its least: “I’m not vital from here,” Willa says to her future in-laws before she exits her rehearsal dinner to go for a little drink. If she was ever going to escape her reluctant engagement—the golden handcuffs of marrying into the Roy family—this was the time. But somewhere between the aquarium supply retailer and the jaunt over the Williamsburg Bridge, she decided to go through with it. Maybe it’s because her husband-to-be is a mostly decent man, or maybe it’s for the snowmobile and teeth-whitening vouchers, but the next time she rests her head, it’ll be as Mrs. Connor Roy. We think.

10. This Person Who Won’t Let the Kids on the Helicopter

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Sometimes helicopters feel more integral to the plot of this show than they were in Black Hawk Down.

11. Kerry Castellabate

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It can be damaging to put talent out there too early. That can clearly be said of Kerry’s on-camera work—but also of her attempts to cash her chips in this early. After months of plotting and working her way into Logan’s trust circle by, well, attending to his needs, Kerry’s decided she wants to be an ATN anchor. But as everyone—including a cackling Hugo—finds out, her arms and sudden smiles are a little “un-TV.” She gets word of this via Greg, and the news hits like severe stunderstorms in Pennsylvania and the Carolinas. Worst of all, she can’t complain to Logan, who makes it clear that he’s staying all the way out of this. (We presume his lawyers have taught him well.) It’s an embarrassing way to pop her betrayal cherry, but hang around Logan enough and it’s bound to happen one way or another. Better this way than …

12. Gerri Kellman

The interim CEO of Waystar Royco gets limited screen time in “Rehearsal,” and she’ll likely get even less next week (unless she gets fitted for her Viking hat early). When Logan decides he needs to make that last-ditch visit to Matsson, he calls the closest thing he has to an A-team: Karl, Frank, Tom, Kerry, and absolutely no Gerri. With Roman presumably joining the mission, you’d have to think that the errant dick pic still looms large in Logan’s mind. (Maybe his lawyers haven’t taught him that well after all.)

13. Cyd Peach

But at least Gerri still has a job. If we’re to take Logan at his word, Cyd is toast. Whether it was the 40 percent year-over-year increase in costs or the ball sack with a toupee that flooded Logan’s airwaves last week, it had become clear that Cyd’s way of doing things wasn’t working any longer. But instead of crying over the loss, let’s celebrate some of her finer moments, like when she asked Greg whether his duties included milking Tom:

succession season 2 greg hirsch cyd peach tom wambsgans cyd asks greg “what does mean being executive assistant to tom?”/“I perform a variety of target oriented tasks, keep close to the deal flow…”/“so kind of like a farmhand? clip his coat? do you have to milk him?” pic.twitter.com/FEZhtfvZ9E

— tomgreg reactions & clips (@tomgregreact) February 9, 2023

Or when she called Tom a latte-sipping douchebag with a $100 haircut to his face:

succession scene cyd peach calls tom wambsgans “a latte-sipping douchebag with 100 dollar haircut” pic.twitter.com/jVOoMvojlS

— succession clips and reaction videos (@successionreact) November 3, 2020

Or the time she break-danced through gunfire in “Safe Room,” much to her social secretary’s chagrin:

i fucking love tom's obsession with cyd peach, "who else is in that safe room shiv, IS CYD IN THERE??" pic.twitter.com/QsyZKbx21Y

— mal • succession spoilers (@britellbitch) March 9, 2023

Or her gentle offer to Tom the morning after the Boar on the Floor incident:

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For the sake of all the Peachgans shippers out there, let’s hope this isn’t the end of the ATN road for everyone’s favorite fictional right-wing media mogul. But should it be, at least she won’t have to worry about staying late during opera season anymore.

14. The Clock-Watching Fucks Just Doing Their Jobs

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It’s like Jaws if Jaws suddenly found himself semiretired and started accusing the fish of quiet quitting.

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Hit man Santa Claus has a list, and it starts with whoever ordered that fresh round of pizza.


Who is the most evil Succession? ›

Succession Season 4 is currently airing, and fans can't get enough of the suspense and intrigue. In a recent interview, actor Kieran Culkin, who plays Roman Roy, ranked Connor as the show's most evil character.

Who is the smartest Roy sibling? ›

1. Ewan Roy. Ewan Roy (James Cromwell) is the smartest Roy for a simple but powerful reason: He stays out of it.

Who is Kerry in Succession? ›

Zoe Winters has weighed in on her character Kerry and Logan's relationship in Succession. The HBO series, which is in its final season, sees the Roy family plot, scheme, and backstab their way to the top of the family's global media empire.

Is Kendall Roy a good guy? ›

So, no, Kendall Roy is not a good person. But beyond being another evil Roy, he's also pathetic. He's not as quick with a zinger as Roman, and he's nowhere near as competent (or electric) as Shiv. But he does possess something they lack: I think it's the hint of a soul.

Who is the nicest Roy in Succession? ›

Connor Roy (Alan Ruck)

But he's also kind. He is a genuinely nice person who isn't always trying to one-up everybody else all the time. He may be astonishingly empty-headed at times, but he makes up for it with a heart that's at least partially intact.

Who is the most ruthless character in Succession? ›

Who else could it have been? Logan is the source of almost all the drama and pain on Succession, and his manipulative ways have no bonds. What makes Logan all the eviler is that he is often proven right. His cruelty has never come back to haunt him, and he just keeps on winning despite hurting everyone around him.

Is Kendall Roy a sociopath? ›

Kendall Roy: Psychopath, narcissist and Machiavellian - Fluctuates between grandiose actions and existential crisis, his struggles manifest as drug addiction.

Is Shiv the youngest Roy? ›

Shiv is the youngest sibling, as confirmed by a Succession family tree video released by HBO. Logan also nicknames Shiv “Pinky” referring to the smallest finger, which could refer to her position as the youngest. It's estimated she's in her early-to-mid thirties. Snook, who plays Shiv, is aged 35.

Who is the most likeable character in Succession? ›

1 Gerri Kellman

Still, from a fairly sound-minded point of view, Gerri is the best thing if only everyone would stop underestimating her so much. In many ways, she's more deserving of promotions than all the Roy kids.

Did Logan sleep with Rhea? ›

She does seem to have some genuine affection for Logan however, as his wife Marcia came to threaten her about getting tested for STD's, implying the two were having an affair (which was never confirmed or denied).

Who is the Swede in Succession? ›

Skarsgård recurred during the third season of the comedy-drama series Succession as tech mogul Lukas Matsson, for which he received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.

Who is Tom's mother in Succession? ›

Tom Wambsgans is Siobhan Roy's husband, infatuated with The Roy Family's power and prestige.
Tom Wambsgans
Wife:Siobhan Roy (estranged)
Interests:Greg Hirsch
Parents:Mr. Wambsgans (father) Mrs. Wambsgans (mother)
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What mental illness does Ken have in Succession? ›

Kendall is arguably the protagonist of “Succession.” He's the second-eldest son, who at the start of the show seemed most likely to win the position of CEO. However, his deeply depressive personality, struggles with drug addiction and heavy reliance on his father's opinions quickly unravel his chances.

Is Kendall's daughter adopted in Succession? ›

With his wife, Rava, he has an adopted daughter, Sophie, and a son, Iverson, who is on the autism spectrum. Kendall's substance-abuse issues eventually led to the breakdown of his marriage, and he went on to spend months in rehab prior to the start of the series.

Does Logan Roy love his children? ›

So there you have it. Logan Roy does love his children. The issue still gnawing at the heart of Succession, though, is he does not respect them.

Who is Lukas Mattsson based on? ›

Since Skarsgård's Matsson is Scandinavian, a main inspiration can be found in Daniel Ek, the co-founder and CEO of Spotify. Ek, a Swedish billionaire, was young when he founded a streaming platform and Ek, like Matsson, has ambitions for a larger media empire (see Spotify's Ringer acquisition).

Does Shiv actually love Tom? ›

Yes, Succession's Shiv Roy Really Does Love Tom – Here's The Evidence. Of the three main Roy children, Shiv (Sarah Snook) has always been the hardest to pin down.

Why is Roy high tier? ›

Roy's greatest strength is his KO potential, which is very high when compared to other middleweights, and can even be comparable to the power of some of the harder-hitting heavyweights on the roster, such as Bowser and Incineroar.

Is Kendall in Succession mentally ill? ›

Kendall Roy Is Sensitive, Self-Sabotaging Sad King

Kendall's been through just as much, but because he feels things so deeply, it's hard for audiences not to hurt with him. He has poor mental health, struggles with substance abuse, and even attempted suicide at the end of Season 3.

Does Roman from Succession have ADHD? ›

Roman Roy. Personality traits: highly sociable; has (undiagnosed?) attention-deficit disorder; exhibits a primal fear of Papa Roy; weirdly self-aware that he's part of a horrible family while doing nothing to curtail his awful habits.

Is Marcia a gold digger in Succession? ›

While she is deeply loyal to Logan and loves him despite his myriad of flaws, Marcia is not a thoughtless "gold-digger" as her step-children are concerned.

Is Kendall's son autistic? ›

Iverson Roy is the son of Kendall and Rava Roy, and the younger brother of Sophie Roy. Iverson is likely on the Autism spectrum.

Are Kendall Roy's kids his? ›

Sophie Roy is the daughter of Kendall and Rava Roy, and the sister of Iverson Roy.
Sophie Roy
Siblings:Iverson Roy (Brother)
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What personality type is Siobhan Roy? ›

Siobhan Roy is an ENTJ personality type.

Are Shiv and Roman twins? ›

Roman Roy and Shiv Roy are definitely siblings in Succession, but the show has hinted that the two characters are actually twins. Succession mainly focuses on the Roy family, with all four of Logan Roy's children being major players in the critically-acclaimed HBO series.

Who is Connor Roy's mother? ›

The children reunite with their mother, Caroline Collingwood. Willa and Connor are talking to the priest, Willa says she's a playwright and jokes that Connor doesn't do anything. He is hurt at this. While going over plans with Shiv, he says instead of Logan, he'll give Shiv away.

Is Shiv pregnant on Succession? ›

Is Shiv pregnant in Succession? Yes, it was confirmed in season four, episode four titled “Honeymoon States” which aired on Sunday, April 16, 2023, in the opening scene.

Is Kendall a villain in Succession? ›

Succession season 4, ep. 2: Kendall is now the show's biggest villain | Evening Standard.

Is Succession popular in Korea? ›

Parrot Analytics has found that the audience demand for Succession is 6.1 times the demand of the average TV series in South Korea in the last 30 days.

What is Logan Roy's personality type? ›

Logan Roy: ENTJ

Logan Roy is the quintessential ENTJ. The patriarch of the Roy family and the founder of Waystar Royco, we see him as a classic example of someone who is confident, decisive, and ambitious.

Who is Rhea in love with? ›

Rhea Royce marries Prince Daemon Targaryen in 97 AC, more than a decade before the main events of the HOTD premiere, which are set in 112 AC.

Who did Logan cheat on Marcia with? ›

Marcia Roy

Throughout season 2, her marriage to Logan was increasingly rocky and seemed to have fractured completely after his affair with PGM CEO Rhea Jarrell.

Does Marcia actually love Logan? ›

She's in love with Logan, even though he is not an easy man and not a simple human being. She's part of it now because they're married. We learn she doesn't get overwhelmed — she has control over what happens and enjoys being the serene, decision maker.

What was the smell in Succession? ›

The other children arrive, and the source of the stench is discovered to be a bag of dead raccoons stuffed in the chimney. Logan has the prepared meal discarded and orders pizza, and asks his children for their opinion on whether he should sell the company.

Who is the ginger girl in Succession? ›

Sarah Ruth Snook (born 1 December 1987) is an Australian actress. She is known for her starring role as Shiv Roy in the television series Succession (2018–present), for which she earned critical acclaim in international media.

Who stuffed the raccoons in Succession? ›

Logan confronts the man he paid over the winter to do some of the stable work. Accuses him of being disappointed when Logan only paid 200K for the ceiling, so he stuffed a bag of dead raccoons to rot in his chimney. Logan agrees to pay 100 grand, even though it's 300-grand owed.

Who is Shiv Roy's mother? ›

Lady Caroline Collingwood is the second wife of Logan Roy, and mother of Kendall Roy, Roman Roy and Shiv Roy.

Do Tom and Shiv divorce? ›

It appears that the previous season's events have ended Shiv and Tom's marriage for good While Tom and Shiv are "taking a break" at the beginning of Season 4 of Succession, it appears they have officially broken up in one of the premiere's final moments.

Does Shiv care about Tom? ›

But when Tom acted against Shiv and her brothers in order to gain Logan's favor at the climax of Season 3, it seemed like the ultimate betrayal they'd never come back from. Despite this, the interactions between Tom and Shiv in the last episode prove that there's still care and affection between the two of them.

What are Logan Roy's scars from? ›

Once when Kendall openly insulted Logan, Logan replied with "If my uncle heard me talk like that..." alluding to his uncle's abuse and temper. Whether the abuse really happened or not is up for debate, but Logan is shown having large, deep scars on his back, which are implied to have been given by his uncle.

Why is Sandy disabled in Succession? ›

This particularly nasty form of the disease occurs years after the initial stage, mostly if the infection is left completely untreated and allowed to spread to other parts of the body. That would explain Sandy's dementia-like symptoms as well as his sudden loss of coordination that ruined his mobility and speech.

What did Shiv tell Kendall? ›

She tells Kendall that their interests are aligned, and that she wants to fix Waystar from the inside, which is the only way that meaningful change can happen.

Who is Logan Roy's second wife? ›

The Matriarchs of the Roy Family

Logan was married a total of three times in his life. His first wife is unnamed in the show, but she is Connor Roy's (Alan Ruck) mother. Logan's second wife was Caroline Collingwood, mother to Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), and Roman (Kieran Culkin).

Is Shiv or Roman older? ›

So that's that: Shiv Roy, not Roman Roy, is the youngest Roy sibling after all. That doesn't mean that slime-puppy Roman can't still be your "baby girl," of course! Catch all of the Roy siblings in Succession season 4, airing on Sundays at 9pm on HBO and HBO Max.

Is Shiv pregnant in Season 4? ›

Is Shiv pregnant in Succession? Yes, it was confirmed in season four, episode four titled “Honeymoon States” which aired on Sunday, April 16, 2023, in the opening scene.

Does Willa love Connor in Succession? ›

Additionally, it's become more apparent that Willa has (some) love for Connor. There are many Succession fans who still recoil at the power dynamic that looms over Connor and Willa's marriage. To be fair, the bar for healthy relationships on this show is extremely low.

Do the Roy children have different mothers? ›

Connor is already out of the loop because he has a different mother than Shiv, Roman and Kendall, which creates even more distance from Logan. That distance isn't easy to close.

Does Roman Roy in Succession have a kid? ›

When it comes to Succession's Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) it really is bombshell after bombshell — and the show isn't even on right now. Yes, while we're still recovering from the realisation that Roman is not in fact the Roy clan's youngest sibling, we are now learning that Roman had a wife and kid in the show's pilot!

Is Marcia the villain in Succession? ›

Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Succession" season four, episode four "Honeymoon States." Each week we're picking a "villain" who stands out among the power-hungry cast of characters. In Sunday's episode, Marcia (Hiam Abbass) returns and takes the role of antagonist in Logan's wake.

Is Tom from Succession a bad person? ›

Tom has never been a good person. We could see this as far back as Season 1 from the way he treated Greg (Nicholas Braun) and how he went on to “teach” him throughout the rest of the show. He made Greg into his working dog and then taught Greg how to do the same.

Is Willa on Succession a call girl? ›

His girlfriend, Willa, is a former call girl acting as his sugar baby, though Connor claims to be deeply in love with her and supports her ambitions to become a playwright.

Is Shiv a good character on Succession? ›

poised, intelligent, and strategic. Shiv often comes across as the most relaxed, reasonable member of her family. She's smart and savvy and has a level of emotional maturity that her brothers lack. Yet, like all the Roy siblings, Shiv has deep insecurities that stem from a desire to impress her cold, distant father.

What mental illness does Kendall Roy have? ›

Kendall is arguably the protagonist of “Succession.” He's the second-eldest son, who at the start of the show seemed most likely to win the position of CEO. However, his deeply depressive personality, struggles with drug addiction and heavy reliance on his father's opinions quickly unravel his chances.

Are Roman and Shiv twins? ›

Roman Roy and Shiv Roy are definitely siblings in Succession, but the show has hinted that the two characters are actually twins. Succession mainly focuses on the Roy family, with all four of Logan Roy's children being major players in the critically-acclaimed HBO series.

How old is Shiv Roy? ›

Shiv is the youngest sibling, as confirmed by a Succession family tree video released by HBO. Logan also nicknames Shiv “Pinky” referring to the smallest finger, which could refer to her position as the youngest. It's estimated she's in her early-to-mid thirties. Snook, who plays Shiv, is aged 35.

Is Kendall Roy's son autistic? ›

Iverson Roy is the son of Kendall and Rava Roy, and the younger brother of Sophie Roy. Iverson is likely on the Autism spectrum.

Why does Logan Roy have scratches? ›

We know that he and his brother, Ewan, grew up in the care of their uncle, Noah. Logan still blames himself for the death of their sister, Rose—and whatever happened to him and Ewan afterward, it seared a lot of angry, red scars into his back.

Why is Shiv with Tom? ›

Throughout the series, it's been clear that their marriage doesn't consist of an honest relationship between two functioning adults, but of a power struggle between them. Shiv is with Tom, so he could be her token in Waystar-Royco and a tool for her to get back at Logan.

Do Tom and Shiv stay together? ›

While it's clear from Tom's call early in Succession Season 4 Episode 1 that the couple is on a break — and Shiv is jealous he's spending time with Naomi Pierce (Annabelle Dexter-Jones) — it's not until later on in the episode that their marriage truly and officially crumbles.


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Address: Apt. 935 264 Abshire Canyon, South Nerissachester, NM 01800

Phone: +9752624861224

Job: Forward Technology Assistant

Hobby: Listening to music, Shopping, Vacation, Baton twirling, Flower arranging, Blacksmithing, Do it yourself

Introduction: My name is Nathanial Hackett, I am a lovely, curious, smiling, lively, thoughtful, courageous, lively person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.