Tuld convinces Robertson to be the fall-woman for the firm's predicament in exchange for a hefty severance. Rogers convinces his team to sell everything. If they successfully sell 93% they will receive a hefty bonus. Emerson sells off his toxic assets in time, destroying his career. Tuld asks Rogers to stay with him for 24 more months, mentioning there will be money to be made because of this meltdown. Sullivan is promoted by Tuld. Rogers is disrupted by his ex-wife as he attempts to bury his dead dog in her yard.
John Tuld: So, what you're telling me, is that the music is about to stop, and we're going to be left holding the biggest bag of odorous excrement ever assembled in the history of capitalism.
Peter Sullivan: Sir, I not sure that I would put it that way, but let me clarify using your analogy. What this model shows is the music, so to speak, just slowing. If the music were to stop, as you put it, then this model wouldn't even be close to that scenario. It would be considerably worse.
John Tuld: Let me tell you something, Mr. Sullivan. Do you care to know why I'm in this chair with you all? I mean, why I earn the big bucks.
Peter Sullivan: Yes.
John Tuld: I'm here for one reason and one reason alone. I'm here to guess what the music might do a week, a month, a year from now. That's it. Nothing more. And standing here tonight, I'm afraid that I don't hear - a - thing. Just... Silence.
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