Succession Season 4 Episode 5: Power Struggles, Release, Kill Lists, and More

TV & MoviesSuccession Season 4 Episode 5: Power Struggles, Release, Kill Lists, and More

Succession Season 4 Episode 5, titled “The Kill List,” has left fans reeling with its intense power struggles and shocking twists. The episode sees Logan Roy (Brian Cox) and his team at Waystar Royco trying to secure a deal with the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund Gojo, while Shiv (Sarah Snook) and Roman (Kieran Culkin) vie for their father’s approval and Kendall (Jeremy Strong) navigates his new role as a potential whistleblower.

Power Rankings: Who Came Out on Top?

In the aftermath of the Gojo deal, The Ringer’s “Succession” power rankings have shifted. While Logan remains at the top, Waystar Royco executive Karolina (Dagmara Dominczyk) has risen in the ranks, along with Shiv, who manages to impress Logan with her bold moves. Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Greg (Nicholas Braun) also hold their own as they navigate their own challenges.

Release Date of “Succession Season 4”

On Monday, March 27, 2023, at 2 AM BST on Sky Atlantic and NOW in the UK, Succession Season 4 made its debut. On Sunday, March 26, 2023, this was released at the same time as the HBO debut. Fans of the hit HBO series had been eagerly anticipating the return of the Roy family and their power struggles, and the announcement of the release date only heightened the anticipation. The show, which has garnered critical acclaim for its sharp writing, nuanced characters, and impeccable performances, left viewers on a cliffhanger at the end of its third season. With the fourth season set to premiere in just a few months, fans are eager to see what lies ahead for the Roys and whether they can maintain their grip on their media empire.

A Kill List and a Divided Family

Meanwhile, Vulture’s recap of the episode delves into the Roy family’s internal struggles, with Shiv and Roman both vying for their father’s approval in their own ways. The episode also introduces the concept of a “kill list,” a term used by Logan to refer to the people he wants out of his company. The revelation of the list causes rifts within the family and raises questions about who is truly on Logan’s side.

Easter Eggs and Hidden Meanings

As always, “Succession” is packed with Easter eggs and hidden meanings. GQ Magazine UK’s article on Season 4’s Easter eggs points out references to real-life events, such as the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the #MeToo movement, as well as nods to classic films like “The Godfather.” These references add layers of depth and meaning to the show, making it even more compelling for fans to dissect.

Kendall’s Whistleblower Dilemma

The New York Times’ recap of the episode focuses on Kendall’s storyline, as he grapples with his new role as a potential whistleblower against his own family’s company. The article explores the ethical dilemma Kendall faces as he considers the repercussions of exposing the company’s wrongdoings. Will he stay loyal to his family or do the right thing and risk everything?

In Conclusion

Succession Season 4” Episode 5 delivers on all fronts, with power struggles, family drama, and ethical dilemmas that keep viewers hooked. With only a few episodes left in the season, it’s clear that tensions will continue to rise, and the fate of Waystar Royco and the Roy family remains uncertain. Fans can’t wait to see what’s next in store for the Roys.