10 Behind The Scenes Facts About ‘Succession’ Season Four

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Succession recently wrapped up its highly anticipated fourth and final season, delivering a breathtaking finale that solidified its position as one of the greatest shows of our time. This article will delve into the fascinating world behind the scenes, uncovering intriguing facts about each episode of season four. From the creative choices made by the talented writers to the real-life influences that shaped certain scenes, we’ll explore the intricate details that make Succession an unparalleled television experience.

Episode 1 – ‘The Munsters

On HBO’s Inside the Episode series, Sarah Snook provides insightful analysis of that heartwrenching scene between Tom and Shiv. Throughout the episode, the two engage in constant verbal sparring over the phone, only to find themselves at a loss for words when they finally reunite in their apartment. Snook emphasises that “the power and hierarchy between them has been upended”, making it challenging for Shiv to be vulnerable, even with her own husband. According to Snook, Shiv “finds it attractive that he stood up for himself, but needs Tom to be subordinate to her, because it’s safer that way”.

Ironically, Shiv’s inability to be vulnerable with Tom plays a significant role in his ultimate betrayal in the final episode. Logan had previously confronted Shiv about her choice of husband, stating in season one’s ‘Austerlitz‘, “You’re marrying a man fathoms beneath you, because you don’t want to risk being betrayed.” This power imbalance and Shiv’s occasional cruelty towards Tom gradually eroded any remaining loyalty he had, culminating in his acceptance of the CEO position.

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