'Succession' fans can't get enough of 'monstrous' Burberry bag cameo: 'It deserves an Emmy'
The undeniable scene-stealer of the “Succession” Season 4 premiere didn’t even need a lick of dialogue.
During the premiere of the HBO drama’s farewell season, a large plaid Burberry tote bag captured fans’ attention when it appeared in a scene with Greg (Nicholas Braun), Tom (Matthew Macfadyen) and Bridget (Francesca Root-Dodson).
Accompanying Greg to Logan Roy’s (Brian Cox) birthday party, Bridget brings along the “ludicrously capacious” Burberry handbag, which draws sharp criticism from Tom for its excessively large size.
"What's even in there? Flat shoes for the subway? Her lunch pail? I mean, Greg, it's monstrous," Tom said in the scene. "It's gargantuan. You can take it camping. You could slide it across the floor after a bank job."
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The scene has since set social media ablaze, with viewers sounding off on the episode’s sartorial guest star.
“This handbag in Succession was so perfectly cast it deserves an Emmy,” Twitter user @LaurenBelfoy wrote.
This handbag in Succession was so perfectly cast it deserves an Emmy. pic.twitter.com/roXD9lMV9Z
— Uncle Kraken (@LaurenBelfoy) March 28, 2023
“Tom channeling Michael Kors on Project Runway in his savage critique of the handbag that Greg’s date brought to Logan’s birthday party,” @germannouns tweeted.
“I rarely laugh out loud at TV but the handbag line in Succession had me roaring,” user @MrsORattz wrote on Twitter. “Perfectly written and perfectly delivered.”
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I rarely laugh out loud at TV but the handbag line in Succession had me roaring. Perfectly written and perfectly delivered by Matthew MacFadyen. https://t.co/Jc8k6Ozg32
— Fiona (@MrsORattz) March 28, 2023
“This succession handbag saga is what will make me give the show another chance,” Twitter user Sisi Eko wrote.
This succession handbag saga is what will make me give the show another chance. Hilarious
— sisi eko (@iifeomaa) March 28, 2023
“Rewatching that Succession episode for just the handbag scene alone,” user @hotgirlkeeks tweeted.
Rewatching that Succession episode for just the handbag scene alone
— 777 (@hotgirlkeeks) March 29, 2023
"Succession" creator Jesse Armstrong told The New Yorker in an interview published last month that he had made the "tortured" decision to end the TV saga of the highly dysfunctional, super-powerful Roy family with the show’s fourth season.
"There’s a promise in the title of 'Succession.' I’ve never thought this could go on forever," Armstrong said at the time. "The end has always been kind of present in my mind.”
With its cast including Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Nicholas Braun, Kieran Culkin, Matthew Macfadyen and Sarah Snook, "Succession" has won 13 Emmy awards, including best drama series twice (2020, 2022).
Armstrong knocked back the idea of a reboot in the future, but he didn't rule out a successor to "Succession."
"Maybe there’s another part of this world we could come back to, if there was an appetite?" Armstrong said. "So that is another true feeling."
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Contributing: Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY
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