The final moments of Succession carried a lot of meaning for Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong), as he struggled to accept that he would never be the Chief Executive Officer of Waystar Royco. After believing he would inherit the position throughout his entire life, his world crumbled around him when he was told that Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) would actually be the person who would take the position. In a recent article series creator Jesse Armstrong wrote for Vulture, he revealed that the final shots seen on screen weren’t in the script for the episode. He explained:
Jesse Armstrong, the showrunner of HBO’s Succession, says the final shots of the series, as seen on screen, weren’t in the script.