Who will take the fall for the cover-up in the cruise department?
In the season two finale, Logan Roy (Brian Cox), the founder and CEO of media conglomerate Waystar Royco, needs “one meaningful skull to wave” as the scapegoat for misconduct in the company’s cruise department.
After tense deliberation, Logan lands on his son Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) as the sacrificial lamb. However, the move backfires after the Waystar Royco heir publicly pins culpability on his father.
It’s highly improbable that Logan will wave the white flag and assume responsibility for years of criminal behavior in the cruise department, particularly ahead of the looming shareholder meeting.
So, the question remains: Who will take the fall?
Will it be a trusted Waystar Royco executive, like Gerri Kellman (J. Smith-Cameron) or Frank Vernon (Peter Friedman)? Will Logan throw Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen) under the bus with some “Greg sprinkles,” as his son Roman Roy (Kieran Culkin) suggests? Or will the Scotsman find a way out of the scandal that leaves his inner circle unscathed?
As Tom tells Greg (Nicholas Braun) as he sips on rosé: “There’s gonna be a head on a spike.”