I wouldn't disagree with that assessment. To me the appointment of Manga certainly falls into the category of "Grasping for Salvation" and maybe he (and the HC of his choosing) will provide the "charismatic leader[ship] with a a clear vision" referred to. But, and it's huge but, salvation will only come if they are left to do their jobs. If Gino interferes, we will be straight on to phase 5. Can Gino relinquish control in this way? We'll see. My hope is that the one person I guess he listens to has a very strong word with him. That person is his father.