Succession Series Finale: Is Kendall Roy Dead or Alive? What happened to him?

On HBO’s ‘Succession’, we witness the Roy siblings as they navigate their own struggles while vying for the coveted position of taking over their father’s business kingdom, Waystar RoyCo. In this thrilling race, Kendall Roy frequently emerges as the leader, but his hopes are dashed by unexpected betrayals and occasional personal shortcomings. In the final scene of the show, we see Kendall gazing out at the ocean waves, leaving viewers to speculate whether this is a foreshadowing of his potential suicide. Throughout the show, water has been a recurring motif for Kendall. In Season 3, Kendall is discovered partially submerged in water, in what appears to be an unsuccessful suicide effort. In a pivotal scene, Kendall experiences a devastating blow as he fails to oust his father from the business.

In the series finale, it appears as though Kendall attempts suicide following his unsuccessful takeover of the company, leaving viewers to speculate. In a heated argument between Kendall and Shiv, Kendall declares that his life is on the line if he doesn’t secure the CEO position. This hints at a deeper issue that may have serious consequences. As the thrilling fourth season of the Roy siblings’ saga comes to a close, fans are left on the edge of their seats wondering about the fate of Kendall Roy. With an ominous scene that suggests his demise, the tension is palpable as viewers eagerly await the next chapter in this gripping tale. Find out Here (, if Kendall Roy meets his demise in the finale of ‘Succession‘ with this comprehensive guide!

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Introducing Kendall Roy, the oldest son of Logan Roy and a central character in the hit series ‘Succession’. As the show commences, Kendall assumes the role of Logan’s successor to his colossal business realm. Logan harbors a deep-seated distrust towards Kendall, convinced that his own flesh and blood lacks the ruthless edge necessary to succeed in their cutthroat world.

Season 4 of Succession’s climax moves between New York, where the Roy siblings live, and the Bahamas, where their mother, Caroline, lives. After stumbling through his eulogy at Logan’s funeral, Roman hurled himself into a protest and was injured. Kendall tries to convince his brothers and sister to vote against the GoJo deal by lobbying on their behalf. To Shiv’s dismay, she learns that GoJo CEO Lukas Matsson is trying to replace her with her own estranged-ish spouse because he is angry about a published magazine cartoon depicting Shiv as the puppet master. For a moment, all three Roy children work together. They anoint Kendell King and make him drink a disgusting mixture of British condiments stolen from their mother’s fridge in a fit of childish hilarity. However, the calm is short-lived. Logan created craven, self-destructive heirs with insatiable cravings by promising the kingdom to each of his children at some time in their lives.

In the final moments, Kendall’s fate is revealed. Kendall assumes the role of interim co-CEO of Waystar RoyCo following his father’s passing. In an effort to prevent GoJo from taking over Waystar RoyCo, Kendall utilizes his position to obstruct their acquisition. In this episode, Kendall goes head-to-head with  Matsson, the Swedish tech billionaire and owner of GoJo. As the finale approaches, tensions rise as the board members prepare to cast their votes on the fate of the company. Will they choose to sell to Matsson or not? The future of the business hangs in the balance as the final decision looms. In a dramatic turn of events, Kendall manages to sway his hesitant siblings to cast their votes in his favor during the crucial board meeting.  Later on, Shiv chooses to cast her vote against her brother. And Tom Wambsgans, Shiv’s husband, is crowned the new CEO of Waystar RoyCo following its acquisition by GoJo. In a dramatic turn of events, Kendall’s bid to take over his father’s business falls short, leaving him without a seat on his father’s throne.

Succession Series Finale: Is Kendall Roy Dead or Alive?

Kendall, accompanied only by Colin (Scott Nicholson), his father’s former bodyguard, wanders across a Battery park in the final scene. As the music crescendos and he contemplates the enormous nothingness that is his life, he sits silently on a bench. He plotted and schemed and backstabbed, but ultimately accomplished nothing. The very institution he sought to join devoured him without question or mercy. A suitable end for a man who so firmly felt himself a king that he was willing to cover up killing was for Kendall to be ground up into nothingness by the exact gears he tried to wield to murder others. Ultimately, he was the one who was killed by the very forces he had thought he was able to command.

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Olivia Wilson is the senior news writer for TV Acute. She spends too much money on collectables and is enamored with movies, comics, and television series. She loves binge-watching and can spend hours talking about movies and TV shows. She can immerse herself into a good story no matter the genre or form and only come out from it when she's had her fill. When she's not writing, she's probably cooking or exploring new places. You can follow her daily exploits on Twitter and Facebook.

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