8.4
3,982 votes
Billions

Billions

Showtime 2016

A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Billions

Billions - S2E11

#1 - Golden Frog Time

8.36

Season 2 - Episode 11

Chuck finds he has much at stake in the success of a new business venture; Senior, too, is heavily invested. Meanwhile, Axe takes out a massive short and takes steps to insure its failure. Wendy wrestles with a familiar and uncomfortable position: caught between Axe and Chuck.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Billions from 3818 votes.

Billions - S2E12

#2 - Ball in Hand

8.36

Season 2 - Episode 12

Axe receives news from an unexpected source that he's in the crosshairs of law enforcement. While Axe moves quickly to safeguard his livelihood, Chuck arranges the last pieces of his long game in order to secure victory. Lara marshals her resources to protect what’s hers. Wendy and Chuck make a momentous decision about the state of their marriage. Season finale.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Billions from 3620 votes.

Billions - S4E12

#3 - Extreme Sandbox

8.32

Season 4 - Episode 12

Axe makes a big decision. Connerty gets closer to the truth. Tensions rise, and dynamics shift. Season Finale

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Billions from 1369 votes.

Billions - S3E12

#4 - Elmsley Count

8.30

Season 3 - Episode 12

Axe dominates a capital raise event, but is soon challenged by an unexpected competitor. Chuck looks to strike the ultimate blow on an enemy. Wendy reckons with past decisions, and chooses a side. Connerty confronts Sacker about Chuck's activities. Taylor takes a big position.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Billions from 1826 votes.

Billions - S1E12

#5 - The Conversation

8.25

Season 1 - Episode 12

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.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Billions from 3818 votes.

Billions - S3E7

#6 - Not You, Mr. Dake

8.07

Season 3 - Episode 7

Axe and Chuck face mounting evidence of their involvement in the Ice Juice sabotage. Taylor questions Wendy’s authority and motivations at Axe Capital. Connerty makes his case in court but comes up against unexpected witness testimony.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Billions from 1945 votes.

Billions - S4E4

#7 - Overton Window

8.05

Season 4 - Episode 4

Axe Cap suffers an attack at a crucial moment. Taylor considers going into business with an unexpected partner. Axe asks for Chuck’s help. Chuck makes a bold move to advance his own career.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Billions from 1438 votes.

Billions - S3E6

#8 - The Third Ortolan

8.04

Season 3 - Episode 6

Axe tracks down a critical piece of evidence that could destroy him. Both Axe and Chuck reckon with just how far they're willing to go to protect Wendy. The Ice Juice case comes to a head when a judge gives Connerty a difficult deadline.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Billions from 1937 votes.

Billions - S2E8

#9 - The Kingmaker

8.01

Season 2 - Episode 8

Axe investigates who was behind the breakdown in his Sandicot dealings but faces formidable opposition. Chuck digs up dirt on a political rival. Lara makes a PR trip to Sandicot to ease tensions between the town and the Axelrods. Wendy helps Taylor solve a problem at Axe Capital. Chuck and Senior curry favor with a powerful ally.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Billions from 3954 votes.

Billions - S3E11

#10 - Kompenso

7.98

Season 3 - Episode 11

Axe determines his employees' worth at the year-end "comp” meetings. Chuck advances a dangerous plan, but is distracted by a friend in need of help. Taylor and Axe argue over Taylor's place and worth at the firm. Wendy seeks Lara's aid with an internal Axe Cap problem. Connerty discovers a new, secret source of information.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Billions from 1783 votes.

Billions - S4E11
#11 - Lamster
7.95
Season 4 - Episode 11

Wendy weighs her options. Senior makes a shocking discovery. Taylor offers an unlikely solution to help their business. Chuck launches an attack at an enemy. Axe contemplates a risky move.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Billions from 1366 votes.

Billions - S2E10
#12 - With or Without You
7.94
Season 2 - Episode 10

Axe deals with a major family disturbance involving Lara and the kids. Chuck considers the potential pitfalls of his personal life while being vetted for political advancement. Wendy tries to right a wrong she committed against Axe. At an impromptu dinner Chuck and Wendy open up to each other.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Billions from 3847 votes.

Billions - S4E1
#13 - Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game
7.92
Season 4 - Episode 1

Season 4 begins with Axe closing ranks, determined to destroy Taylor. No longer U.S. Attorney, Chuck struggles to regain power. Taylor does what it takes to keep their new company afloat.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Billions from 1543 votes.

Billions - S3E8
#14 - All the Wilburys
7.92
Season 3 - Episode 8

Axe tries for a fresh start at Axe Capital. Chuck asserts his political autonomy—and wrestles with whether to honor his word to a friend. Taylor asks for more independence at Axe Capital. Lara and Axe negotiate a new arrangement regarding Lara's money. Connerty adjusts to an uncomfortable situation.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Billions from 1878 votes.

Billions - S4E7
#15 - Infinite Game
7.92
Season 4 - Episode 7

Axe and Wendy plan a new attack against Taylor. A favor Chuck did turns out to be a liability. Taylor makes a difficult choice for the good of their company.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Billions from 1402 votes.

Billions - S2E5
#16 - Currency
7.90
Season 2 - Episode 5

Chuck, Connerty and Sacker must rely on an anxious insider who's willing to wear a wire. Meanwhile, Axe's numbers take a big hit, leaving him to scout ideas for a quick play with a huge payoff. Wendy rediscovers her passion for her former job at Axe Capital through an old colleague. The reality of Lara's business starts to affect her marriage.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Billions from 4003 votes.

Billions - S2E6
#17 - Indian Four
7.89
Season 2 - Episode 6

Axe negotiates with a reluctant seller, who is key to the success of Axe’s municipal bond play. Wendy makes a professional decision that adds further conflict to her relationship with Chuck. As attempts to reach a deal with a high profile defendant fail, Chuck’s office faces the uncertainty of jury selection. Tensions between Lara and Axe escalate.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Billions from 3981 votes.

Billions - S2E3
#18 - Optimal Play
7.89
Season 2 - Episode 3

Axe considers buying an NFL franchise and develops a new ally. Chuck begins a last-ditch case against a banking titan by developing a low-level informant. Axe Cappers attend the annual Alpha Cup Charity Poker Tournament. Wendy makes a controversial appearance at the tournament by accompanying Axe's competitor as his performance coach. Lara launches her new business.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Billions from 4393 votes.

Billions - S4E5
#19 - A Proper Sendoff
7.88
Season 4 - Episode 5

Chuck begins work in a new position. Axe is surprised by a visitor from his past. Wendy deals with the consequences of Chuck’s actions. Taylor goes after an organization that has a history with Axe.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Billions from 1370 votes.

Billions - S1E10
#20 - Quality of Life
7.88
Season 1 - Episode 10

The death of a member of the Axe Capital family forces both Axe and Wendy to do some soul searching, while creating a devastating setback for Chuck. Much to the dismay of the Southern District, they take another loss when an insider trading case is dismissed by a corrupt judge. In a brilliant counter move, Chuck enlists Lonnie Watley to expose the judge, while greasing the rails for a future move. Axe takes his revenge on some of his defecting employees.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Billions from 3588 votes.

Last updated: feb 26, 2021

Comments

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The hook for this show isn't the financial misdoings, but in the same vein as House of Cards, this is a show about wielding power and leverage. The fun is in watching the characters finding angles on each other and exploiting them. Hopefully the fun continues. The acting is good, the characters are compelling and the financial industry is a good enough back drop to provide interesting storylines.

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A bit difficult to follow along with if you're not really interested in white collar crime but fantastic acting, really good writing and story telling. A+ cast. Paul Giamatti is a stand out. I'd personally enjoy more diversity but definitely worth the watch.

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You can't knock the acting. The premise seems relevant (The majority of this is me confusing Andrew Ross Sorkin with Aaron Sorkin). I don't know if I just need to give it more time or if I'm too well-read about these types of people and financial crash that it's hard to for me to feel hooked. The fantasy of a newsroom that didn't suck in The Newsroom I bought. An idyllic President and complicated staff I went in for with The West Wing. Watching rich people spend money and debate numbers and a sort of dreamlike example of a prosecutor to pursue them...I guess it just makes me sad. That's not the shows fault of course, but glorified versions of billionaires that almost celebrates their bad boy getting away with it all maybe hits a little too close to home. I love Damien Lewis after Homeland, but his character I want to burn, and not because he has to work that hard to be hated. I think about Entourage where at least they're childish mockeries of the lavish lifestyle and attitudes and the show could kind of make fun of itself. Or Ballers tends to lean well on the humor to distract from the slackish story. We'll see where it goes.

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@dogg724: why are you talking about Aaron Sorkin? This show is co-created and co-written by Andrew Ross Sorkin. Nothing to do with the creator from Newsroom or West Wing. Imo the acting is very good. The characters and storyline are very interesting too. Only 3 episodes so far but I hope the whole season will stay as good.

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This is one of the shows I look forward to every episode. The story is exciting and the cast electric and it never drops in quality from week to week. I'm a BIG lover of suits and was gutted when it ended but this is my go to replacement and the fact that David Costabile was in both and they've recently had Rick Hoffman as a guest star in Billions makes it even better. To many more seasons!

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Excellent tv show, highly recommend.

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I've grown to really like this show. I love the insults that are said between Axe and Chuck. I just wish the premiere was 2 hours long instead of an hour.

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when it's coming BACK ?

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Chuck is a hypocrite. He is just as big of a crook and criminal has the people he tries to prosecute.

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After first two brilliant seasons this show has really gone downhill, too much willy-waving and obnoxious rich twats.

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