The Succession Finale Is A Reminder That The Roy Kids Are, And Always Were, Damaged Children

This article contains spoilers for the series finale of “Succession.” It also contains references to child physical and sexual abuse.”You are not serious people.”These are the five words patriarch Logan Roy (Brian Cox) used to devastate his children, but he was definitely on the money.

Each of the Roy kids has serious emotional damage from a lifetime of growing up Roy, enduring abuse and neglect at the hands of their parents.

They were all forced to grow up too early in one way or another: eldest child Connor (Alan Ruck) had an angry father and mentally disturbed mother and watched the latter get taken away to an asylum; prodigal son Kendall (Jeremy Strong) was held to impossible standards by Logan starting when he was barely out of diapers; Siobhan (Sarah Snook) had a father who treated her like an object and a mother who resented her; and Roman…

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