10 Best Episodes of Billions - Season 5

Are you ready for a thrilling ride into the high-stakes world of finance? Look no further than "Billions," the gripping TV show that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Delving into the complex dynamics of power and politics, this drama takes you into the cutthroat world of New York high finance. U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are locked in a battle of wits, each using their intelligence, influence, and resources to outsmart the other. With billions of dollars at stake, the tension is palpable, making "Billions" a must-watch series for fans of suspenseful storytelling.

If you're craving a TV show that is both thought-provoking and adrenaline-pumping, "Billions" is the perfect choice. With its timely and relevant themes, the series offers a fascinating exploration of the inner workings of Wall Street. From the strategic moves of Chuck Rhoades to the cunning tactics of Bobby Axelrod, every episode is a masterclass in manipulation and power dynamics. As the stakes continue to rise, you'll find yourself drawn deeper into the intricate web of secrets and strategies that propel the story forward.

Since its premiere in 2016, "Billions" has captivated audiences with its compelling narrative and stellar performances. With eight seasons under its belt, the show has proven its staying power, captivating viewers with its intricate plot twists and morally ambiguous characters. So, if you're ready for a thrill ride like no other, grab your popcorn and settle in for an exhilarating journey into the world of "Billions." You won't want to miss a single episode of this addictive series.

Written by Sophie and last updated on dec 02, 2023.

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Billions - S5E10

#12 - Liberty (Season 5 - Episode 10)

As Axe Cap returns to the office, Axe makes a surprise announcement, leaving the team’s futures in flux. Wendy’s divorce becomes complicated when Chuck sticks his nose in the Mase Carb financials. Meanwhile, Axe rings an unexpected ally to get intel on Chuck.

The episode was rated 7.63 from 919 votes.

Billions - S5E5

#11 - Contract (Season 5 - Episode 5)


Axe must reckon with his past to secure his future. Chuck plots against Axe with the help of some old associates. Chuck and Wendy both try to move on, but get forced together by an emergency. Wendy and Taylor embark on a new venture.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 1178 votes.

Billions - S5E1

#10 - The New Decas (Season 5 - Episode 1)

Bobby Axelrod reaches a major milestone. Chuck struggles to get his bearings, and he and Wendy navigate a new normal. Tensions are high at Axe Cap now that Taylor Mason is back. Axe faces off against new rival Mike Prince. Taylor wrestles with a decision.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 1340 votes.

Billions - S5E2

#9 - The Chris Rock Test (Season 5 - Episode 2)


Axe chases a play at Mike Prince's conference. Chuck wrestles with his demons and chooses a new path. Wendy takes the lead as Axe Cap faces a threat. Taylor confronts a figure from their past.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 1247 votes.

Billions - S5E4

#8 - Opportunity Zone (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Axe's latest move takes him back to his roots but puts him in Mike Prince's line of fire. Chuck steps into a new role and meets an intriguing colleague. Taylor tries to salvage a missed opportunity. Wendy takes on an interesting new client.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 1182 votes.

Billions - S5E7

#7 - The Limitless Sh*t (Season 5 - Episode 7)


Axe makes big plays with an unconventional source of inspiration. Chuck goes to desperate lengths for family. Tensions rise in Wendy’s relationships. Chuck and Sacker manipulate a past collaborator. Taylor steps up and takes charge.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 1190 votes.

Billions - S5E3

#6 - Beg, Bribe, Bully (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Chuck returns to his alma mater to pursue an opportunity. Axe's big venture is sidelined by a family crisis. Taylor asserts independence with a risky play. Chuck puts Wendy in an awkward position.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 1219 votes.

Billions - S5E6

#5 - The Nordic Model (Season 5 - Episode 6)


Axe's plans are threatened when an old scheme resurfaces. Chuck wages war on a new front, but a dangerous gambit tests his budding relationship. Taylor looks to make an impact in an emerging field.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 1139 votes.

Billions - S5E8

#4 - Copenhagen (Season 5 - Episode 8)

Axe dispatches Wags to dig up dirt on Prince, discovering a weakness that could wreck Prince’s ambitions. A visit to Axe Cap puts Wendy and Tanner at odds. Chuck looks for alternative methods to save his father, but a college-aged mistake threatens to sidetrack him.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 944 votes.

Billions - S5E9

#3 - Implosion (Season 5 - Episode 9)


As Prince spirals in the wake of a scandal, Axe looks to take his attack to the next level, putting Taylor’s business in the crossfire. Chuck reckons with his failures and his father’s mortality. Tanner struggles to finish his paintings, while Wendy worries the money may be getting to him.

The episode was rated 7.82 from 919 votes.

Billions - S5E11

#2 - Victory Smoke (Season 5 - Episode 11)

In the latest episode of "Billions" titled "Victory Smoke," Axe is determined to secure his bank's victory by poaching from Prince, but this seemingly simple move turns into a complicated affair. Meanwhile, Chuck, Prince, and Sacker find themselves grappling with the personal cost of their plan. As tensions rise, Taylor looks to enlist an old foe, and Wags prepares for a big day.

Throughout the episode, the theme of justice and personal sacrifice is explored. As one comment aptly puts it, "you don't go into the justice business because it's a fair world, you do it because you want to make it one." The characters are faced with difficult choices, and their actions have consequences that may challenge their own sense of righteousness.

Amidst the intense drama, fans couldn't help but notice the resemblance between Mike Prince and AC Milan's CEO Ivan Gazidis. The show's attention to detail and casting choices are appreciated by the audience, adding an extra layer of enjoyment. However, some viewers express concerns about the physical absence of Damian Lewis in certain scenes, and the sudden drop of the professor relationship storyline. Despite these minor hiccups, "Billions" continues to captivate with its intricate plot and flawed yet compelling characters.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 906 votes.

Billions - S5E12

#1 - No Direction Home (Season 5 - Episode 12)


In the season finale of Billions, titled "No Direction Home," the power players - Chuck, Axe, and Prince - engage in a high-stakes game of maneuvering and outsmarting each other. With alliances shifting and unexpected twists, the future of Axe Capital takes an unexpected turn. Fans were left shocked and exhilarated, with one exclaiming, "Holy shit! Didn't see that coming!"

Meanwhile, Taylor finds themselves at a crossroads, grappling with their role as a leader. Wendy, on the other hand, struggles to sort out her personal life. However, what caught fans off guard was the absence of a long-awaited moment between Wendy and Bobby. As one passionate viewer expressed, "FFS, I wanted it so bad. I have been waiting five seasons for it."

While some fans expressed concern about the future of the show without Axe, others are intrigued by the potential of a Dollar Bill and Mafee spin-off. As one viewer puts it, "I would absolutely watch that!" The anticipation for season six is palpable, with fans hoping to see the return of Bobby and the dynamic he brings to the show.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 927 votes.

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