Perhaps Chef Roy looked defeated in those final moments of the game Succession The creator said in a new interview that she has achieved “terrifying equality” and is “still working” in the future.
while talking to NPR’s Fresh air MondayAnd Succession Mastermind Jesse Armstrong shared more of his thoughts on the HBO drama’s series finale and what likely happens next for both Chef (Sarah Snook) and Kendall (Jeremy Strong).
“Everyone has their own perspective, and I can tell you, that this was an egalitarian moment,” Armstrong explained of Schiff’s condition in the final scene of the episode when she and Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) touch hands. “Lepid, rather terrifying equality, but equality, which wasn’t the case in that relationship before. Tom’s always been submissive. Now he has that status, but his status is conditional. That’s kind of what the whole episode is about. Shiv’s status is like all The kids…are safe. He’s financially secure. She’s got billions of dollars. She’s got a fortune that can’t be diminished, whatever happens to the world. And she also has a name, which will kind of haunt her and make it interesting, in a sense, for the rest of her life, and it can’t be taken away from her. Whereas Tom’s stand can be removed with a flick of the fingers.
“For me, there’s a very terrifying equal to that, a remarkable dry hand,” Armstrong continued. “It’s not really human contact. It’s kind of like two pieces of porcelain or something. That’s how it is for me. It’s not what everyone’s going to be. And sure you can see the situation as a clever trick that Shiv is still playing with. Maybe. That thought will cross her mind tomorrow or the day after. But for me, the show is over at this point and the story never was and that’s where I think they’ll end.”
Armstrong also shared the fear he felt when Strong impromptu jumped into the river in the final episode. (The scene didn’t make the cut and instead, the episode shows a stripped-down Kendall looking at the water.)
“I was terrified,” the creator recalls. “It didn’t look like he was going to jump. But once you climb that barrier, when you’re shooting, there’s a lot of health and safety assessments that have been done, and that wasn’t our plan that day. And I usually know that if we had even thought about that happening, we would have Boats and frogs and all kinds of safety measures, which we didn’t have. So my first thought was his physical safety as a human being, not anything personal. That’s what I felt on the day. Our Lord is above.”
Succession Its final season concluded on May 28, revealing once and for all who will win as Waystar Royco’s new CEO. The finale drew 2.9 million viewers across Max and Linear’s Sunday night telecast, marking a new high for the series. Before the finale, Sunday night climax of the Succession It was Episode 6 which aired on 30 April with 2.75 million viewers. The fourth season finale was up 68% over the close third season.
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