Another week, another WeCrashed episode recap. In the latest installment of the Apple TV+ original series, WeCrashed Season 1 Episode 6: “Fortitude,” the WeWork board questions Adam Neumann’s (Jared Leto) leadership. At the same time, Rebekah Neumann (Anne Hathaway) embarks on a new project.
[Spoiler alert: This article contains spoilers from WeCrashed Season 1 Episode 6: “Fortitude”]
‘WeCrashed’ Season 1 Episode 6 recap: The board begins to doubt Adam Neumann’s ability to be a capable CEO
WeCrashed Season 1 Episode 6: “Fortitude,” which premiered on April 8, 2022, according to Apple TV+, picks up right where the April 1 episode left off. Adam and Rebekah are sleeping in the WeWork offices after a night of partying following the Vanity Fair photo shoot.
They “manifest the sun” and head to Corte Madera, California, leaving WeWork’s co-founder, Miguel McKelvey (Kyle Marvin), to run the board meeting alone. While Adam’s surfing and Rebekah’s “dreaming,” they get a visit from Bruce Dunlevie (Anthony Edwards). The investor tells Adam the board is turning on him. They want to take WeWork public.
Moments after Bruce says there could be trouble brewing with the board, Rebekah informs Adam they must return to New York. Why? Because their daughter is falling behind in school.
So they return and Adam is back in the office. But there is a new face. Cameron Lautner (O-T Fagbenle) is there on behalf of Benchmark to take a closer look at the company as they prepare for an IPO.
Adam doesn’t like it. He attempts to overwhelm Cameron with paperwork. It doesn’t work because Cameron brought a team along with him to pore over WeWork financials going back a decade.
Later, after Cameron and his team have combed through the documents twice, he recommends the board remove Adam as CEO. He hasn’t grown up, he says. The board votes and Adam retains his position.
“You’re not a golden goose. You just have fortitude,” Bruce tells Adam following the vote.
Rebekah Neumann starts a WeGrow school
Rebekah and Adam create a school when they realize they’re not happy sending their daughter to any nearby ones. It’s a massive undertaking, and one Rebekah doesn’t stop despite Adam’s insistence.
Much to Cameron’s dismay, she spends millions outfitting the school. As Rebekah tells it, the school’s mission is to “unleash every person’s superpower and expand happiness.” Their teachers? Dalai Lama and Mother Nature.
On opening day, Adam arrives late wearing a bathrobe. He says a few words to the students, including a line about “fighting for what you have,” before telling Rebekah he built WeWork, not them.
Masa ends his involvement in Project Fortitude
While Cameron looks over WeWork’s finances, Adam discretely works on a project of his own. He tells Masayoshi “Masa” Son (Kim Eui-sung), the man who invested heavily in WeWork during the March 25 episode, he wants to buy out the investors. “We only answer to each other,” he says. “We show them what crazy really looks like.” Masa’s response? “I think you have fortitude.
So Adam forges ahead with plans for Project Fortitude. He and Masa go back and forth in negotiations. Everything comes to a head when Adam is late for an important meeting. This time, he doesn’t win them over with his pitch. Masa decides he’s done with Project Fortitude and tells Adam so. Upon getting the news, Adam cries in Rebekah’s arms.
A new episode of WeCrashed starts streaming every Friday on Apple TV+.
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