Latest News • Billions ep 4 synopsis
sami   Feb 6, 2016   Billions
BILLIONS – Episode 104 – Short Squeeze
Premiere Date: February 7, 2016
Written by Young Il Kim
Directed by James Foley
After getting one of his Portfolio Managers out of trouble with the police, Axe takes a spontaneous trip to see Metallica in concert with his childhood friends.
While there, he meets a free spirited young woman who makes him face the limits of his own freedom. He also must fend off a short squeeze–an attack on one of his important holdings–led by Chuck’s father.
billions-s01e04-02
Back in New York, Chuck has an epic day-long proffer session with Pete Decker, learning important facts about the inner workings of Axe Capital. But Chuck must also take action against his own father for his stock manipulation. Axe reckons with a cold betrayal by one of his old friends, and upon his return, Axe makes a momentous decision about the direction of his firm
sami   Feb 5, 2016   Billions, Damian Lewis

a brilliant Selfie from Damian Lewis with James Hetfield from Metallica!

the picture was taken during the Billions shooting and you can see the result on Sunday:) pic via twitter

IMG_20160205_201502

mokulen   Feb 4, 2016   Gallery

pre-dinner reception

Damian and Helen attended a pre-dinner reception for the Prince’s Trust Invest in Futures Gala Dinner at The Old Billingsgate in London on Thursday. Click below for pictures!


Gallery Link
:
Appearances > 2016 > 2016/02/04 Pre-Dinner Reception for the Prince’s Trust Invest in Futures Gala Dinner

sami   Feb 1, 2016   Billions

have a quick look into next episode of Billions!

Billions Sunday 10pm on Showtime

sami   Feb 1, 2016   Billions

Read extracts from a recap and never forget…SPOILERS!

YumTime” is about the manipulative games played by powerful people. Whether it’s a high-powered wife protecting her husband from a scandalous book, or a U.S. attorney swapping cases to get the one he wants most, these characters have an amazing ability to treat others like pawns on a chess board. After all, that’s how figures like Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) reached such influential positions. And now that they’ve played the game, they just can’t stop.

The episode opens with Axe discussing the potential takeover of YumTime, a baked-goods giant sells products like Ding Doodles, Cuckoo Nutties and, its flagship, the Scrumpet. (It’s effectively a stand-in for Hostess.)

billions-s01e03-06

Axe claims that someone changed the recipe for the Scrumpet, and advises his employee, “Whenever you can, put a company in your mouth.” It’s definitely not as good as they remember. When Axe senses weakness, he’s like a shark with blood in the water. But why is he so interested in a company that makes sugary treats?
If the YumTime arc is the first “game” of this episode, the second starts up when Chuck learns that the Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s office is trying to flip a former Axelrod investor named Pete Decker (Scott Cohen). They don’t want someone else to land the biggest case of their careers.

billions-s01e03-05

As Chuck learns the Decker news, he’s berating a man who let his dog poop on the sidewalk without cleaning it up. The guy asks to “let it slide,” and Chuck goes on a tirade.

If he looks the other way every time, how long will it be until the whole plaza is covered in dog poop? He forces the walker to pick it up with his bare hands, then thanks him for doing his “civic duty.” What a nice guy.
After a brief YumTime meeting, we get to the thematic lynchpin of the episode. Mike (David Costabile) is having a counseling session with Axe Capital guru Wendy (Maggie Siff) and talking about … well, his particular sexual proclivities.

Let’s just say that Mike likes a sex act that many consider demeaning. He claims he likes it because it’s about accepting all of him, even his dirty kinks. Wendy calls him out pretty quickly, noting how doing it fulfills his need for dominance.

Besides, it all seems to be driven by a recent work situation in which Mike thought an employee got out of line. As he says, “It’s my duty to make an example out of her now.”

So, he wants to slowly bleed this employee out from behind the scenes, giving her less information and fewer leads until she’s useless. It’s the same game that Axe is playing and that Lara (Malin Akerman) will play later in the episode. In this case, however, Wendy knows and likes the woman Mike wants to destroy. Will she warn her?

full recap: