‘Succession’ Ending Explained: Who Wins in the Series Finale?

Editor’s note: The below contains spoilers for the series finale of Succession.One of HBO’s most critically acclaimed shows, Succession, has come to a close after a tremendous four-season run tonight, and there were quite a few loose ends that needed to be tied up — not only for the many character arcs and storylines for this season but for the entirety of the Roy family’s long and tumultuous journey.

The fourth season has revolved around the selling of Waystar to Lukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard) and GoJo, along with the unexpected death of the domineering and larger-than-life patriarch of the family, Logan Roy (Brian Cox).

But several subplots had been developing throughout the final season that needed some closure as well, including Shiv’s (Sarah Snook) pregnancy, her betrayal of her brothers, and the status of her love/hate relationship with her husband Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen).

Also at play was…

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