Dysfunctional dynasty got ending it deserved4 minute read 9:22 AM CDT
Last week we said our last goodbye to Succession, to its petty power plays, its unrelentingly nasty dialogue, its excellent knitwear. Buzzy and brilliant, the series was so caustically funny, so emotionally exhausting, so tonally tricky that no one could decide whether it was a Seinfeldian “comedy about nothing” or a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions.
In its extraordinary, extended final episode, Succession somehow managed to be both.
The title, With Open Eyes, is a nod to a John Berryman poem that references eyes both open and sightless. It’s not just the characters who are blinded, though, their vision clouded by a desperate need for corporate power and paternal affirmation. The title might also be a warning to viewers, a hint that maybe we’ve been watching without always seeing.
Succession is a show that expertly manipulates expectations, and perhaps its best bait-and-switch has been to get us all obsessing over the issue of which deeply damaged, hugely unqualified Roy sibling would end up seizing control of the Waystar Royco empire.
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