Axe orders his traders to unload their positions, and he unceremoniously disappears from Axe Capital, plunging the firm into chaos. As Axe questions his life choices and plans a trip on his... See full summary »

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Axe orders his traders to unload their positions, and he unceremoniously disappears from Axe Capital, plunging the firm into chaos. As Axe questions his life choices and plans a trip on his new yacht, Wags and Wendy struggle to maintain order and morale. In response to Axe's disappearance, Chuck intensifies his investigation, which leads him to a farm in Iowa, where he discovers a key witness to a questionable trade. Armed with the damning evidence, Chuck sends the FBI into Axe Capital to make a surprising arrest.

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Sex in the pool and no orgasm in Iowa
15 February 2016 | by (Austria) – See all my reviews

Last week, I wrote that I might give any episode of Billions a ten-star-rating. But this episode felt different.

I found the stuff boring that was necessary to bring the story forward. There is an ongoing investigation, Chuck's team closed in on Axe Capital, an underling of Axe makes a mistake by using a credit card to get the miles in a hotel, a farmer is vulnerable and gets tricked into becoming a key witness, and the FBI needs more than a dozen agents plus a Deputy US attorney to arrest one suspect who can speak only one word: lawyer.

You have some love interest on the side etc. There is a revelation into the background of Axe's selling order which might come from an information by the mysterious Constantine of last episode. And we learn that Axe's traders are basically spoiled brats.

But the central focus is on Axe and Chuck and how their lives are different. At the beginning, Axe bikes to a farm to get the eggs for breakfast, orders his family to join him on a trip to the Galapagos islands, has sex with his wife in the pool and spends his day in a mix of leisure and work.

Chuck has to check with his wife who's in charge of softball duty, comes under pressure because of a possible conflict of interest in the Axe case and looks miserable all the time. On a business trip, Chuck painfully wants to visit an SM club, phones his wife like an embarrassed school boy and is ordered by her to go to the club but not to touch himself while perving a guy hit hard by a dominatrix.

So, it's Master of the Universe vs. pathetic sissy. (And I don't mean Trump vs. Cruz)

By the way: The Good Life is the name of Axe's big big boat - irony like the song on the harmless sociopaths in the last episode.


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