I agree with a lot of the sentiment that last night was
WeirdTM as realistically imaginable. From start to finish, we got a rare peak behind the curtain in real time.
But I just want to say that I don’t think this is the end of whatever is going on behind the scenes. I think this was a power play, a strategically brilliant move to embarrass and fluster Simon on TV and in the press, while simultaneously speaking to fans. It was a coordinated effort by the boys and key players around them.
I still think we’ve got a March-July window to wind things down slowly. And that will include some uncomfortable pieces for us (and for them).
But last night, the message was heard loud and clear, by Simon and by us.