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Icebreaker 

Axe makes a bold play to secure capital from a controversial source. Taylor chafes against Axe's recent moves. Chuck recruits the allies he needs to move forward with a new plan. Connerty seeks out a career opportunity.

Director:

Stacie Passon

Writers:

Brian Koppelman (created by), David Levien (created by) | 6 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 (credit only)
Toby Leonard Moore ... Bryan Connerty
David Costabile ... Mike 'Wags' Wagner
Condola Rashad ... Kate Sacker
Asia Kate Dillon ... Taylor Mason
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Chuck Rhoades, Sr. (credit only)
Clancy Brown ... Waylon 'Jock' Jeffcoat
Terry Kinney ... Hall
Danny Strong ... Todd Krakow
Susan Misner ... Terri McCue
Kelly AuCoin ... 'Dollar' Bill Stearn
Michael Aronov ... Michael
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Axe makes a bold play to secure capital from a controversial source. Taylor chafes against Axe's recent moves. Chuck recruits the allies he needs to move forward with a new plan. Connerty seeks out a career opportunity.

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Drama

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Trivia

Bryan Connerty talks about the Darren Aronofsky's 1998 film "Pi" and its story during his job interview with the FBI. Ben Shenkman, who plays Ira Schirmer in the series, also played Lenny Meyer in the same film. See more »

Connections

References Grizzly Man (2005) See more »

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It's Aright, Ma I'm Only Bleeding
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Written and performed by Bob Dylan
Closing scene and end credits.
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Same actors, different show.
22 June 2020 | by goodsamaritan-85717See all my reviews

If you deeply enjoyed season 1/2, stop at season 3, episode 7. Everything that comes after is a disaster.

TL;DR Writers turned the show into a cliched wokescold delusional parallel universe reboot. Watching the show now is like listening to a drunk armchair quarterback rant about everything he hates about politics at a birthday party.

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The earlier seasons started off very strong. There was many deep physiological debates on morality, white collar crimes, the effects of prosecuting desperate criminals, the corruption of money, and political corruption. The first 2 seasons were some of the very best political/business drama on television. But the golden years are far gone now. The subtle political jabs in the first 2 seasons felt more like a drive by, now it is like a flood. Entire episodes are dedicated to venting the writer's personal hatred for Trump and Texans in the least subtle way possible.

Even the beloved characters from season 1 and 2 are less compelling now. The only person I ended up rooting for throughout the latter half of season 3 was Bryan Connerty. Axe, Wendy, Chuck, Taylor, Lara, Sacker, all the characters I found compelling in the first 2 seasons became boring, predictable and in many cases even unlikable. Sadly, their entire personality changed for no other reason than to further the plot of a show running on fumes.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York, USA

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