From icy stepmother to powerful power player, Marcia Roy (Hiam Abbass) has evolved significantly since the first season of Succession. She has become an important figure in the family and the company, using her knowledge of Logan's affair with Rhea (Holly Hunter) as leverage to secure herself more money and shares in the firm. Her cruel dispatch of Kerry in this episode further cements her position as one of the show's most effective villains.
The big question going into the fourth season of the HBO series is what will happen to Marcia, and how her return will affect the various power struggles in the company. She's not at Logan's birthday party in the premiere episode, prompting Cousin Greg (Nicholas Braun) to quip that she is "in Milan shopping. Forever."
It's unclear if Abbass' absence is due to scheduling conflicts, or perhaps part of a larger storyline. But fans are anxiously awaiting her return.
It's likely that Marcia will be on Team Kendall, which seems to include Greg, Roman, Shiv, and Tom (Matthew Macfadyen). But it's also possible she'll align herself with Team Logan in the battle for control of Waystar Royco. Her inscrutability is a powerful asset, and her knowledge of Logan's infidelity could prove to be a crucial piece of leverage in the fight for control. Whatever happens, it's clear that Marcia will be a major player in the next season of Succession.