The Succession Finale Gave Us The Only Cousin Greg Ending Possible

This post contains spoilers for the “Succession” series finale, “With Open Eyes.”The idea that Cousin Greg Hirsch (Nicholas Braun) would be the “winner” on “Succession” has been persistent, both as an earnest theory and a joke.

I can understand why it took off during season 1; he was a naive outsider to the Roys’ world, so the idea he’d climb the ladder and be corrupted along the way was plausible.

However, as the show went on, it became clear that this wasn’t Greg’s story.Greg has never been a player, he’s a parasite.

His Mo has always been to latch onto someone with power and money, such as Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), Logan, Ewan, Kendall, or Matsson.

While Greg is definitely an empty suit in season 4, he never had much of a conscience.

Even back in season 1, he destroyed the incriminating documents about the abuses at Waystar cruises and kept some…

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