Here’s The 1 ‘Succession’ Theory That Everyone Thought Predicted The Finale

Posted May 30, 2023 by: Admin #News

The much-anticipated conclusion of the hit series “Succession” aired on Sunday, leaving viewers with a bittersweet feeling as Kendall Roy bid farewell to Waystar Royco alongside his siblings.


In a surprising twist, the final episode witnessed the rise of Tom Wambsgans, previously known as “Shiv Roy’s husband” and head of cruises, as the chosen successor for the position of U.S. CEO at Waystar, handpicked by Lukas Matsson.

Despite the widespread hope among loyal fans, fondly called Kenheads, that Kendall, the eldest son, would assume control of the family empire, an intriguing theory emerged prior to the show’s conclusion, suggesting that Tom might be the ultimate victor.


Sophie Kihm, esteemed editor-in-chief of the renowned baby-naming site, Nameberry, gained popularity on TikTok for her analysis. She drew attention to the striking resemblance between Tom’s last name, Wambsgans, and Bill Wambsganss, a legendary baseball player from the early 1900s, known for executing the only unassisted triple play in World Series history.

In her viral video, Kihm highlighted the parallel, stating, “Tom sharing a surname with Bill Wambsganss makes you wonder if he will orchestrate an unassisted triple play, removing all three Roy siblings from power and ascending as the leader of Waystar Royco in the ‘Succession’ finale.”


Despite the compelling nature of the theory, Frank Rich, an executive producer on “Succession,” clarified in an interview with Slate that Tom’s connection to the baseball player was unintentional. He revealed that Tom’s family name had been selected prior to the first season, long before the intricate plot twists leading up to the finale had been developed. Rich also emphasized that the show’s creators, including the British-born writer Jesse Armstrong, and many other writers on the team, were ardent followers of British football rather than American baseball.

Rich further disclosed that the name Wambsgans was chosen due to a team member’s familial association with the surname. “If memory serves, we were searching for a name that was slightly offbeat and awkward to pronounce, which suited a character entering the Roy family’s world as an outsider,” he explained.


And so, the captivating tale of “Succession” reached its conclusion, with Tom Wambsgans unexpectedly claiming the reins of power at Waystar Royco. As viewers bid adieu to the Roy siblings, they were left to ponder the unpredictable twists and turns that had unfolded, showcasing the complexity and unpredictability of family dynamics and corporate battles in a most captivating manner.


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