Larry David Played a Role in That ‘Succession’ Twist

Warning: Major spoilers ahead!

WARNING: This article is based on a major spoiler for season four, episode three of “Succession.” If you’ve somehow avoided it up until this point, we recommend watching the episode before reading.

Welp, folks, it finally happened. In the latest episode of “Succession,” everyone’s favorite media magnate and bad dad, Logan Roy, died. May his memory be a blessing, I guess?

Wisely, “Succession” writers, producers and actors anticipated that Logan’s death would become one of the biggest TV plot points this season and took on the Herculean task of preventing it from being leaked. (Even actor Brian Cox, Logan Roy himself, admitted in a recent interview that it was difficult keeping the death a secret.)

Sorry, did I say “Herculean”? I actually meant Hebraic.

Earlier today, “Succession” writer Georgia Pritchett took to Twitter to reveal the hilarious and Jewish way the writers’ room hid Logan’s death.

“So nobody found out we used code on the whiteboards. Larry David meant Logan Dies. So episode 403 said Connor’s Wedding, Larry David,” Pritchett wrote, adding, “Mind you, that would also have been a great episode.”

Sorry, one second, I’m currently imagining Larry David meeting Logan Roy and/or the Jewish comedian succeeding Logan as the leader of Waystar Royco…


Anyway, I applaud Georgia Pritchett sharing this information with the world, giving the Jewish community it’s only claim to “Succession” since Josh Aaronson’s (Adrien Brody) massive mezuzah and this “Succession” dreidel. The use of Larry David’s name as code to cover Logan’s death is, as David would say, pretty, pretty, pretty good.

Evelyn Frick

Evelyn Frick (she/they) is a writer and associate editor at Hey Alma. She graduated from Vassar College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. In her spare time, she's a comedian and contributor for Reductress and The Onion.

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