Quoted from Rarehero:
That being said - now it's looking like ARA's version of the story wasn't true...and if that's the case and this Rene guy was extorting them...then Dutch's lie was indeed to protect the project. While I completely understand people still being cynical (hey, I still am!) ...the firing of Rene seems to validate Dutch's story and reasons...I think it makes sense to see how the discussions with the new ARA bosses go. It's pure dumb luck for all of us that this happened....but it's something and the potential for progress is there.
Just seems weird that DP would have to cook up this BoP 3 project then. Lying about some "board issue" to protect ARA so the project doesn't go belly-up seems a little strange as well.
Then again, you could look at this as... why did the DM get fired? We still don't know that. Maybe he got fired for agreeing to talk to Jonathan about the project. Let's hope it's not that, and it's along the lines of what people are saying.