The penultimate episode is just as repetitive as the latter, with more money woes and lovers’ tiffs. Fingers crossed the finale can deliver a fitting end to the billionaire biography.
This recap of the Apple TV+ series WeCrashed season 1, episode 7 contains spoilers.
One of the most memorable aspects of the 2015 movie The Big Short is the use of celebrity cameos to explain financial jargon and the trickier concepts of the field. Remember Margot Robbie in an elegant bubble bath or Anthony Bourdain in a hectic kitchen? These little quirks helped to offload monotonous information in a fun way. WeCrashed attempts this very same technique in the opening of episode seven, with The Prof. G Show’s Scott Galloway explaining IPOs. It’s not quite as revolutionary, but it gets the job done. “The Power Of We” is all about Adam Neumann finally accepting WeWork must go public.
WeCrashed season 1, episode 7 recap
The founders of WeWork are losing the plot as we spiral towards the finale. Rebekah Neumann continues with her hippy school, in a demanding and domineering style. She’s out of control, crying on podcasts and passive-aggressively attacking her staff members, whilst Adam tries to pitch to Google and alienates himself further from Miguel and the others. The unbalanced couple isn’t talking after last week’s squabble and the unicorn company is still losing millions every day. Sound familiar? Well, this is a show grappling with its own repetitive formula. We’ve had the relationship fights before and the business hemorrhaging money is nothing new either.
WeWork finally files for IPO and the banks go into overdrive, ready to pitch to Adam for their business. This inventive montage pits the likes of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, and Morgan Stanley against one another. Adam accepts JP Morgan Chase’s bid of sixty-three billion and the gang have a food fight to celebrate. It’s silly money and with this major fortune looming individuals start to dream big and spend cash they don’t technically have. Miguel buys a ridiculous piece of art for an astronomical fee and another contemplates buying a handbag that’s worth more than her annual earnings. If WeCrashed wanted to shine a spotlight on the stupidity of wealth, well then goal achieved.
The only saving grace is another stunning performance from Anne Hathaway, with Rebekah working through an array of emotions as she struggles to forgive Adam for his wrongdoings. The couple makes up as they work on the company’s statement together with more pompous hippy nonsense. At one point, Rebekah even states she is the soul of the company — you get the picture. It all goes full circle with Galloway destroying WeWork in the closing moments. Unfortunately, this feels like a show that doesn’t quite have the stamina for its eight-episode run, losing its prowess in the final third. Hopefully, the finale can return this series to its former glory with an inventive and emotional conclusion.