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WeCrashed Finale Recap and Ending Explained

The dramatic plot concludes with the ‘WeCrashed’ season finale, titled ‘The One With All the Money.’ The story follows the rise of shared workplace startup WeWork and Adam Neumann, its co-founder and CEO, as he falls from grace. Much of the Apple TV+ series focuses on Adam’s connection with Rebekah and how the two encourage each other’s fantasies of “raising the world’s consciousness.”

The story spans WeWork’s inception as well as its first ten years, culminating in some very dramatic moments as Adam wrestles for control of the firm. There’s a lot crammed into this episode, so if you still have questions, we’ve got your back! Let’s look at ‘WeCrashed’ in more detail. WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD.

Recap of WeCrashed Episode 8

The series begins with Adam Neumann, far from being the face of a multibillion-dollar corporation, working on some mediocre business concepts. His ventures, which range from women’s shoes with foldable heels to infant clothes, have been received with derision. When he meets Miguel McKelvey at a university presentation, the latter gives him a workstation from which he may work. Soon after, the two came up with the notion of subletting small parts of premium New York office space to a new generation of workers. It is during this period that Adam meets Rebekah and they marry. He also utilizes her parents’ million-dollar wedding gift to open the first WeWork site.

Adam’s excesses as CEO come to a climax about ten years later, in 2019, as the company prepares to go public. The Wall Street Journal notices a terrible S-1 paperwork and runs a critical article on Adam’s shenanigans. The company’s board meets and votes to remove the co-founder, only to discover that Adam still has 65 percent voting authority on all corporate matters.

The strain on Adam grows as WeWork employees become concerned about their stock options and jobs. He finally relocates his headquarters to his own apartment and, following a disagreement with his crisis PR team, decides to try to heal fences with his most important investors. Bruce from Benchmark Capital, Jamie from JPMorgan, and Masayoshi (Masa) from Softbank all decline Adam. Adam finally resigns as CEO since he has no other options.

WeCrashed Finale Ending: Does Adam Receive Masa’s Buyout Package?

However, the narrative does not end there since WeWork’s new CEO, Cameron Lautner, soon recognizes that the company would go bankrupt in less than two months unless Masa provides a significant infusion of capital. A fight breaks out between Masa and Adam, with the former wanting to buy the latter’s controlling stake in the company before pumping more money into it. Finally, a buyout plan for more than a billion dollars is reached.

With their “golden parachute” in hand, Adam and Rebekah travel to Israel, where he shocks her by disclosing that he has purchased the curriculum for their schooling project, WeGrow. Masa then calls Adam and tells him that he would do all in his power to prevent them from receiving the buyout package. ‘WeCrashed’ concludes with Rebekah and Adam panicked and yelling, fearful that they may not receive their large payment. Following that, a few subtitles before the end credits disclose that the real-life Adam Neumann later sued SoftBank.

So, according to its title, the concert concludes with a smash for WeWork’s co-founder, Adam Neumann, and his wife, Rebekah. While on vacation on an Israeli beach, they receive the heartbreaking news that Masa, the CEO of SoftBank, will do all in his power to prevent them from receiving their “golden parachute.” After a heated confrontation and a lot of back-and-forth, Adam and Masa finally agree on an extravagant sum of nearly $1.7 billion for the former to relinquish his controlling stake in the company.

However, just as Adam and Rebekah think they’ve gotten away with their large payday, they are dealt a devastating blow. Masa’s tone indicates that he isn’t about to give up easy. He also has significant resources and deep coffers, which means that even if Adam does sue him (as he does in real life), Masa can afford a long, drawn-out legal battle far more easily than the former WeWork CEO. Adam is most likely compensated for giving up his WeWork shares because he owns a significant amount of them. However, it appears that he will not receive the full $1.7 billion.

Who is WeWork’s new CEO? What Befalls Miguel McKelvey?

After Adam resigns, WeWork’s new CEO is Cameron Lautner of Benchmark Capital. However, two days after the announcement, Cameron finds himself in hot trouble since the company is on the verge of bankruptcy. WeWork can only be saved if it receives fresh investment from Masa’s SoftBank. Cameron appears to be the CEO of WeWork at the conclusion of the show. However, it is evident that he is not the right person to operate the shared workspace company because he is always annoyed by the finances. Cameron will most likely depart the position as soon as a better appropriate replacement is selected.

Meanwhile, despite the dismissal of his co-founder, Miguel McKelvey appears to have remained at WeWork and is quietly carrying on with his day-to-day work. Surprisingly, he appears to be never considered as Adam’s replacement as CEO.

Is SoftBank putting more money into WeWork?

The only thing preventing Masa from investing in WeWork is Adam’s ownership of the company. The show concludes with a news report indicating that SoftBank has finally acquired an 80 percent stake in WeWork, implying that Masa and his fund have invested a sizable sum of money in the shared workspace firm. Masa is driven to put more money into WeWork in order to save face, in addition to protecting his previous investment.

WeWork’s performance is critical because it is the largest investment in the first round of SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund. Masa is looking for cash for a second Vision Fund, as Cameron explains to the board, and he wants to demonstrate that the companies in which his last fund invested are profitable. As a result, Masa has no choice but to pour additional money into the company in which he has already invested billions. He eventually loses money, but he keeps WeWork (and his investment) from imploding.

TV Status: Ended

Duration: 53 min

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TMDb: 8.4

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WeCrashed Finale Recap and Ending Explained
WeCrashed Finale Recap and Ending Explained
WeCrashed Finale Recap and Ending Explained
WeCrashed Finale Recap and Ending Explained
WeCrashed Finale Recap and Ending Explained
WeCrashed Finale Recap and Ending Explained

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