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Magical Thinking 

Axe loses big on a bad trade and turns to Wendy for help. Lu takes Lara back to the old neighborhood to remind her of their roots. Sacker and Connerty close the investigation just as Chuck finds evidence that could salvage the case.


Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck


Brian Koppelman (created by), David Levien (created by) | 4 more credits »




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
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Chuck Rhoades, Sr.
Susan Misner ... Terri McCue
Ben Shenkman ... Ira
Kathryn Erbe ... Zenobia Manager
Kate Arrington ... Saldana
Louisa Krause ... Lu
Frank Harts ... Dale Christo
Clara Wong ... Mistress


Axe loses hundreds of millions of dollars on a bad trade and turns to Wendy for help. Chuck sets out on an odyssey to secure powerful allies in the fight against Axe. Lu balks at Lara's suggestion she become the new chef at Axe Capital -- and takes her sister back to the old neighborhood to remind her of their roots. Meanwhile, Sacker and Connerty close down the Axe Capital investigation just as Chuck finds evidence -- right in his own home -- that could salvage the case. Written by SHOWTIME

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3 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Zenobia is mentioned twice (in conversation and on pdf). Zenobia is an actual consulting firm, specializing in industrial/organizational psychology, neurolinguistics programming, personal coaching, and intuitive development, all things for which the fictional Wendy Rhoades is qualified to do. The term itself is based on the 3rd century queen of Palmyra whose reign was exemplified by an intellectually and philosophically multicultural and multi-ethnic society. See more »


The notes that Wendy Rhoades typed into her computer from her session with Axelrod state, "Axe cares about all of his guys, bribed cops to get Mick Danzig out of automatic weapons charges...". However, when Chuck reads over the notes, it says, "Made Danzig police problems go away. Bribery. Payoff." A vastly different wording from what was actually written. See more »


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