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Last night's Succession should have come with a trigger warning
But I'm glad it didn't.
If you have not seen last night's Succession and somehow dodged spoilers on the internet, please do yourself a favor and immediately X out of this newsletter!
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Deadline & The LA Times spoiled it within an hour of its airdate!
What is wrong with these publications?
WHO HURT THEM?
So…Last night's Succession had my wife and me in tears. As two individuals who tried to get to their respective dads in time before their passing, it hit a raw nerve and broke us instantly. The episode played like a horror film, the news coming out of the blue, information relayed in fragments, the boys forced to wrap their heads around a thing that made no sense.
Kendall trying to call the world's doctors to stop the inevitable, to enact a feeling of control over the uncontrollable, killed me.
Then there was Shiv. When she was located at the wedding party, I had to steel myself for what would happen next. I could sense what her fate would be, and yet, it still brought me to tears.
The whole time, you wonder, how could I feel these feelings? This guy is a fucking bastard! And these people are all so flawed! And you thank yourself that you're alive, able to process such complex emotions via a television show. Truly rare air.
We never see Logan throughout the episode, just glimpses and bits of him in the background. Its effect pushed me into Roman's POV and kept me on edge, thinking he wasn't dead. That there's no way he could be dead. Not now. The season was too young. He was too young.
My dad was too young.
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