The Fall of the Black Swan and Britgaz
There were a handful of evil bastards who were ultimately responsible for what went down on that train, and by the end of the film, at least some of them had to pay for their dirty deeds.
Most of the political fallout comes at the hands of Grace, who releases a video of military commander George Clements (Andy Serkis) admitting that Prime Minister Atwood (Ray Panthaki) tasked him with hiring Black Swan to clear out a village by any means necessary to make way for gas company Britgaz’s pipeline. Like we said—a handful of evil bastards.
Like her father, Grace pays for her evil doings with her life, losing a hard-fought, hand-to-hand battle with Tom after she blows the pipeline to smithereens. Britgaz’s chairman, Sir Charles Whiteside, denies the claims that they were involved with Black Swan, but the public ain’t buying it, and the mere rumor that the corporation was in bed with terrorists can’t bode well for its public image.
PM Atwood, like Sir Charles, denies involvement, though his chances in the upcoming election look slim in light of Grace’s leaked video. But under the bright spotlight of public scrutiny, they both point their fat fingers squarely on the same scapegoat: Former SAS commander, government traitor, and Tom’s best friend, Declan Smith (Tom Hopper).
Declan Sets up a Sequel Return for Tom Hopper
It’s revealed during the hijacking that Declan had struck a deal with Grace to protect her from his SAS brethren long enough for her to make her escape, making him a bonafide “snide” (mole) and traitor to Great Britain. He’s able to escape amid the chaos following the pipe explosion, but not before making a huge move underneath everyone’s noses.
His deal with Grace included his share of the ransom money Britgaz paid in exchange for the train hostages, which amounted to around half a billion dollars. As we learn at the end of the film, he’s all but gone missing, and there is a contingent of citizens who view him as something of an anti-establishment hero who, in all likelihood, is enjoying his fortune on a sunny beach somewhere.