Billions (2016– )
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Naming Rights 

Chuck's probe is temporarily derailed when he has to divert resources to a case against an Axe rival, billionaire Steven Birch. Axe makes an aggressive move under the guise of a charitable contribution to settle an old score.

Director:

Neil Burger

Writers:

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
Susan Misner ... Terri McCue
Glenn Fleshler ... Orrin Bach
Jerry O'Connell ... Steven Birch
David Cromer ... Donnie Caan
Annapurna Sriram ... Tara Mohr
Kate Arrington ... Saldana
Louis Cancelmi ... Victor
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Storyline

Axe installs rigorous compliance measures to gird the company against the investigation by Chuck and the US Attorney's office. When Wendy questions Axe's methods, he compels her to prove her loyalty to the firm. Chuck's investigation is temporarily derailed when he has to divert resources to a case against an Axe rival, billionaire Steven Birch. Axe's black bag man and fixer, Hall, develops a mole inside the US Attorney's office, while Axe makes an aggressive move under the guise of a charitable contribution to the symphony in order to settle an old score. Written by Showtime

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Drama

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TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

24 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Trivia

Toward the end of Billions: Naming Rights (2016), Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod (Damian Lewis) is seen wearing a Metallica "Master of Puppets" t-shirt. In the show, this scene in particular, Axe is the "Master," with everyone around him, his "Puppets." See more »

Goofs

Despite the fact that "Naming Rights" begins right when "Pilot" ends, it seems Wags was able to grow a full goatee inside of 24 hours. See more »

Quotes

Mike 'Wags' Wagner: We have to be more pure than the Virgin Mary before her first period
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Connections

References Goodfellas (1990) See more »

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High Tide
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Performed by Nick Waterhouse
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