‘Succession’ Review: Season 4 Premiere Draws the Sibs Back Into Daddy’s Orbit — Spoilers

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Succession” Season 4, Episode 1, “The Munsters.”]“Succession” sure knows how to take the “happy” out of “happy birthday.” Following last season’s devastating bash for Kendall (Jeremy Strong), the beginning of the end starts with another commemoration, this time absent a vaginal entryway or sippy cup cocktails.

Logan (Brian Cox) doesn’t celebrate like his son, though he doesn’t celebrate like he used to, either.

Way back when “Succession” first premiered, it was Logan’s 80th birthday.

The Roy family gathered at his palatial New York apartment, before heading out in helicopters for a fateful softball game.

Now, after the fallout in Tuscany, there’s no warm welcome when Logan comes up the elevator.

Three of his kids are on the opposite coast.

His wife, Marcia (Hiam Abbass), is in Milan… shopping… forever.

The birthday boy shuffles through his many rooms as if looking for an escape, wondering aloud why everyone is so damn happy.

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