The fourth season of the hit HBO series Succession promises to be an intriguing one. In the premiere episode, titled “The Munsters,” the Roy family deals with the consequences of their failed coup attempt.
Logan Roy (Brian Cox) celebrates his birthday in New York, while Kendall (Jeremy Strong), Shiv (Sarah Snook), and Roman (Kieran Culkin) plot their vengeance on him in Los Angeles.
This episode focuses on Tom and Shiv’s deteriorating marriage.
Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Shiv’s crumbling marriage is at the heart of this episode, with Tom beginning to realize that Logan only views him as a method to monitor his unruly children. Even though they are on the point of divorce, they cannot completely finish what they began. Tom and Shiv’s relationship serves as a fantastic metaphor for the show’s fundamental issue, power and its corrupting impact, making their tale a highlight of the episode.
Meanwhile, Logan is uncomfortable at his own birthday celebration, surrounded by despised “monsters.” Eventually, he flees with his bodyguard, Colin (Scott Nicholson), to a diner, where he muses on the impermanence of life and the economy. What ultimately rouses him, though, is the fact that his children are preparing a new business, “The Hundred,” with the foremost brains in the various areas across the country.
Shiv and her siblings must persuade Nan to take The Hundred seriously
The plot sends Shiv, Kendall, and Roman to Los Angeles, where they await Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones), who is attempting to sell her left-leaning media business, Pierce Global Media. Shiv and her siblings must persuade Nan to take The Hundred seriously, despite Logan’s interest in the firm and The Hundred’s potential. Their excursion to Nan’s vineyard provides a funny contrast to Logan’s terrible evening in New York.
Overall, the first episode of the fourth season of Succession is a good start to the last season, with the show’s signature blend of dark comedy, family drama, and treachery. Fans of the program will anxiously anticipate what the future holds for the Roy family and the conclusion of their journey.