Billions (2016– )
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As Lara plans for the family to flee the country, Axe accuses Wendy of leaking the info that could land him in prison. A defiant Wendy threatens to expose Chuck, who goes in search of Axe and an explosive confrontation.

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Michael Cuesta

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Brian Koppelman (created by), David Levien (created by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... Chuck Rhoades
Damian Lewis ... Bobby Axelrod
Maggie Siff ... Wendy Rhoades
Malin Akerman ... Lara Axelrod
Toby Leonard Moore ... Bryan Connerty
David Costabile ... Mike 'Wags' Wagner
Condola Rashad ... Kate Sacker
Terry Kinney ... Hall
Ruben Santiago-Hudson ... Raul Gomez
Glenn Fleshler ... Orrin Bach
Susan Misner ... Terri McCue
Glenn Fitzgerald ... Manager #3
Nathan Darrow ... Mick Danzig
Kelly AuCoin ... 'Dollar' Bill Stearn
Frank Harts ... Dale Christo
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Storyline

Axe learns that Chuck has new evidence against him that could land him in prison. As Lara makes plans for the Axelrod family to flee the country, Axe accuses Wendy of leaking the info to Chuck. A defiant Wendy realizes how far Chuck has gone in his pursuit of Axe and threatens to expose him. Having sacrificed so much to this case - including possibly his marriage - Chuck finds Axe for an explosive confrontation. Written by SHOWTIME

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10 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

The title of this episode is borrowed from the 1974 psychological thriller starring Gene Hackman specifically in reference to tearing the walls down to look for wiretap bugs. See more »

Goofs

Bobby Axelrod & Mike 'Wags' Wagner visit several businesses to tout the latest deal. On leaving the first presentation, Wags has left the folders behind. He has the folders in (and out of) later presentations. See more »

Quotes

Bobby Axelrod: When I pull a deal off the table, I leave Nagasaki behind.
Chuck Rhoades: The only enemy more dangerous than a man with unlimited resources is one with nothing to lose. And that is what you are looking at right here.
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Performed by Titus Andronicus
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Disappointed. It could (and should) have been so much more than a Soap Opera and a Pissing contest.
11 April 2016 | by Dr_SaganSee all my reviews

I just read my initial review. I pretty much understood from the beginning what "Billions" is all about. Or better what is and what isn't.

I wrote back then that the show is basically a Soap opera because of the strong relation between the characters. More specifically the confidant of the billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Wendy Rhoades) being ...married to the D.A. and sworn enemy of Axe, Chuck Rhoades.

In this finale and in the episode before that, it is explored (and exploited) something totally unrealistic. Wendy took incriminating notes (like it was sooo difficult to remember the session with her more important client) in the form of single words like "bribery" (!!!).

IMO always, it is bad writing to base a major plot arc and the seasons finale to something like that.

Anyway. After seeing all 12 episodes, this series is all about an unnecessary pissing contest between 2 ruthless people.

You see, there is no actual hero in this. D.A. Chuck is not a noble person either. He might force an unknown man to pick up his dog's poo, but he is not an honest or lawful man. And how could he be? A guy who's so deep in his passion of BDSM. Who can't hold himself. Who blackmails people. Who tries to enforce the law by continuously breaking it.

Overall: As I wrote in my initial review, this is undoubtedly a Soap opera. That means it has a totally unbelievable setting and tries to impress you with cheap tricks like big numbers and expensive gifts and expensive talk, which in the end, they don't cost a dime.


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