‘Succession’ Review: Episode 9 Upends Expectations in a Finale That Crowns a ‘Winner’ — Spoilers

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Succession” Season 3, Episode 9, “All the Bells Say.”]Never has a ride in a luxury automobile across the Italian countryside at freaking sunset felt so agonizingly unending.

Yet as the Roy siblings finally gathered to speak as honestly and directly as their abusive upbringing could allow, as they forged a bulletproof plan to wrest the company under their control, as they made a plan to “kill” their toxic father once and for all — you knew it was taking too long.

Time is rarely the ally of those attempting a coup, and it, along with the well-seeded betrayal of one Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen), proved to be their undoing once more.The same could not be said for the “Succession” hive, who jumped all too quickly on last week’s haunting final shot — and any seemingly related clues — to predict a death that never was.

Did Kendall (Jeremy Strong) drown in the pool?

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