Succession Finale Director Explains That Violent Hug Between Kendall And Roman

In season 1, episode 8, “Prague,” there is a essential trade between Kendall and Roman that will get to the center of their hopelessly dysfunctional relationship. Roman confronts Kendall about an inhumane sport they performed as youngsters the place Kendall locked Roman up in a canine cage, forcing him to eat pet food out of a bowl like a cowering animal earlier than he could possibly be set free. Roman was solely a four-year-old boy on the time, and the trauma of the “dog cage” sport precipitated him to start out wetting the mattress and finally led to Logan deciding to ship Roman to navy college. Roman has been on the defensive ever since and has by no means had the prospect to correctly take care of what occurred.

Kendall remembers issues in another way, after all, saying that each brothers loved the sport and that Roman’s accusations are utterly off base. To him, it was enjoyable, most likely as a result of he at all times got here out as the highest canine.

Did Logan know in regards to the “dog cage” sport, too? In “Prague,” Connor recollects that Kendall and Roman loved the sport and that their father knew they have been taking part in it. He provides that Logan checked out Kendall and Roman as two combating canines the place the weaker one is punished and happier due to it.

That barbaric hierarchy continues to be being performed out time and again between each brothers, and at last involves a head throughout a daunting embrace between Kendall and Roman within the sequence finale, “With Open Eyes.”

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