The scion and John Berryman took a walk together
Great one, Mr. Pesca! When you look at all of this through the lens of comedy and then, separately, as Shakespearean drama, It's Et Tu Brute "All The Way Down", yeah?
The subtitle of the piece is a lyric from that Hold Steady song. Berryman’s inclusion among a group of poets who drowned was also included in August: Osage County. I was not aware that he actually landed on the knoll. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
But John Berryman didn't drown. He jumped from the part of the bridge that is over the ground and must have deliberately done so. He was never in the water and never meant to be. See page 501 of the Berryman biography by Paul Mariani, at https://imgur.com/P7pXZ0i
So it's not a perfect parallel between Kendall and Berryman's actual means of death, though it may be a parallel between Kendall and the popular but incorrect understanding of how Berryman died. Apparently there's a song by The Hold Steady that refers to him drowning. Maybe the show's writers were similarly misinformed. (I also posted about this on The Gist's Subreddit after Mike talked about it in yesterday's Spiel.)
Why did you feel the need to send an email with "Did Kendall Drown" in the subject line? Needlessly douchey spoiler, dude.
Great show, each character was amazing. Everyone is an egomaniac. The Roy kids all believed they were the ones to take over, but they were all just entitled, including Connor who thought he could be President. Romans line "we are all bullshit" was the best. Each one believed their own shit.
I will miss it. Fit for a King!
"Succession never cared about how the world might splinter apart due to the carelessness of the Roys."
Jesse Armstrong created a great show, and we can only respect his decision to do it the way he did it--but I often wondered about how the show would have have looked if it gave us more than glimpses of the damage the Roys did to the country. (Assuming that the Roys were at all comparable to the Murdochs.) It seems to me that they flirted with this in the last few episodes, when each of the siblings place personal gain over the fate of the country, but this was only a brief and mild flirtation.