Thursday, April 14, 2022

What I’m Watching: WeCrashed

WeCrashed: Season 1, Episode 6 “Fortitude” (B+)

It’s interesting to watch this episode in the context of other TV series about similar stories. This installment featured a development from the “Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber” episode that aired two days later when founder Travis Kalanick was ousted from his own company, something that’s looking increasingly likely for the absolutely out-of-control Adam. Going away with Rebekah and telling Miguel to run his board meeting was not a positive step, and the legal team showing up with rolling suitcases on the sand didn’t seem happy at first, even if meditating by the water appeared to be a calming and far more pleasant process. Rebekah is running wild with her “We” ideas, and though she obviously feels that Adam hasn’t supported her enough, he did back ideas like her WeGrow school, which others, like Cameron Lautner, were looking at with absolute shock given that it just didn’t make any sense. I’m glad we finally got to see O-T Fagbenle more as Lautner, showing up to go through all the files and responding to being inundated with everything by Adam by bringing in a full team to sort through it all. He’s already defensive and standoffish because of the way that he’s been treated, but he also sees that Adam constantly comparing the grave losses the company is suffering to other successful businesses doesn’t inherently make his model workable. There are only two episodes left in this saga, and I feel like we’re in a very compelling place to watch as the pieces start to fall and the future of WeWork becomes a more focused entity free from Adam’s wild control.

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