“Succession” left viewers in shock during the third episode of Season 4 when the series abruptly killed off its lead character.
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While the death of Logan Roy was somewhat anticipated, given the Waystar CEO’s health crisis in the first episode and the show’s title being “Succession,” Brian Cox still believes his character was written off the show “too early.”
In an interview with BBC’s Amol Rajan, Cox expressed his feelings about Logan’s unexpected demise, saying, “I was fine with it ultimately, but I did feel a little bit rejected. You know, I felt a little bit, oh, all the work I’ve done and finally I’m going to, you know, end up as an ear on a carpet of a plane.”
Logan meets his demise aboard a private jet en route to Norway in the company of Waystar’s key executives, among them Tom (Matthew Macfadyen), Karolina (Dagmara Dominczyk), Frank (Peter Friedman), and Karl (David Rasche). Meanwhile, his children assemble at sea to celebrate Connor’s (Alan Ruck) wedding.
Although Cox acknowledged the “pretty brilliant way” in which Logan’s death was handled, he admitted he perceived it as a form of rejection.
Cox shared an amusing anecdote about attending his character’s funeral voluntarily, filming misleading scenes to confuse paparazzi. The actor even hinted at the possibility that Logan might still be alive, contemplating it as part of an elaborate scheme to observe his children’s reactions to his supposed demise. “I still believe this, maybe Logan isn’t dead,” Cox suggested. “This could be part of an elaborate ruse to find out… observing the chaos that is following.”
However, when pressed on whether Logan will genuinely return, Cox clarified, “No… I’m just saying that could have been a supposition.”
In other parts of the interview, Cox delved into his childhood, career, and the Hollywood WGA strike. The complete “Brian Cox: Amol Rajan Interviews” segment is set to air on BBC News channel.
The series finale of “Succession” is scheduled to air on HBO this Sunday.