Discussing Grigor Andolov and More from this Recent Episode
by Alison Herman and Miles Surrey | The Ringer | May 21, 2018
The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Miles Surrey discuss the introduction of John Malkovich’s character, Russian oligarch Grigor Andolov (3:05); how art imitates life through Jock Jeffcoat (14:!3); and how Axe and Taylor’s relationship continues to evolve (25:27).
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“But if somebody owned your ass, how would you feel?”
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | May 21, 2018
The Bottle Rockets’ “Wave that Flag” opens this week’s episode in which both Axe and Chuck figure out how they would feel if somebody owned their asses.
As Chuck is spending some time with Jeffcoat in West Texas, he happens to go on a hunting trip with him and ends up shooting the coyote that has been picking off Jeffcoat’s calves for a while. It turns out Chuck learnt from the best:
“My father taught me. Once you have the animal in your sights, breathe easy and let fly.”
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Season 3, Episode 10: Redemption
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 21, 2018
On the next episode of Billions, Axe explores an unappealing investment at a desperate moment. Taylor makes a personal compromise for business. Chuck suspects a major foe may be on to his scheme. Sacker calls in a favor from the FBI. Wendy advises an Axe Capper to make bold moves.
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The Disappearance of Dollar Bill’s Dollar Bill
by Miles Surrey | The Ringer | May 21, 2018
It’s been such a great season of Billions, filled with horrible parenting, shocking alliances, and two unforgettably strange kissing scenes, that I almost forgot about John Malkovich. Where the hell has he been? The guy was supposed to show up this season as a Russian oligarch— which is such a perfect, delicious bit of casting that it’s frustrating The Americans didn’t give it a spin first—but eight episodes in and no Teddy KGB.
Thankfully, this week’s episode, “Icebreaker,” rewards our patience by giving Malkovich a properly menacing introduction, while Dollar Bill gets a dollar bill stolen at work (no, seriously). Let’s jump into the “Icebreaker” superlatives.
Most Overly Masculine Activity
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“Sitting Here in the Dark, Like an Assassin”
by Molly Stout | May 20, 2018 | Refinery 29
We’ve been waiting so long for John Malkovich to make his appearance on Billions
that we started questioning the casting news
: Were we sure
we read that he was joining the cast as a Russian oligarch? Did we misread that, and he’s actually gonna show up on the final few episodes of The Americans
? Was it all just wishful thinking on our part, fan fiction we came up with in a dream?
Nope. Finally, Malkovich made his Billions
debut, dripping in Russian stereotypes. We first meet his character, Grigor Andolov, at a hockey rink, where the monotone, cold-blooded, probably murderous character is fresh off checking an opponent on the ice. At first, Malkovich’s Grigor reminded us a bit of an inebriated Uncle Junior from The Sopranos
— if Junior had been rich and constantly drunk. Then we started getting Godfather vibes
, particularly when Grigor begins his “funny story” in the episode’s final scene. But we’re not giving enough credit to Malkovich, who is essentially sui generis, and has created an original, watchable character in spite of all the familiar caricatures of rich, evil Russians infiltrating our government these days.
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