Billions MVP Awards for Season 5, Episode 12, “No Direction Home”
by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | October 6, 2021
We have finished awarding our Most Valuable Players for Billions season five in our series compilation, the ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ which commemorates all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched bad asses to date – from sports references, music and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks. In case you missed it, here are the MVPs for season five episodes one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten and eleven.
Let us conclude that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) for the season finale. Here are the Billions MVP awards for Season 5, Episode 12, “No Direction Home.”
Best Damn Easter Egg Billions Has Ever Given Us – Bobby Axelrod’s date of birth is the same as Damian Lewis, as shown on Axe’s new Switzerland passport! DOB was listed as 11.02.1971 (the International format of DD/MM/YYYY) and Damian was born February 11, 1971. I have to believe this could have been Damian’s and/or the Writer’s Room way of gifting us a true piece of him, a small good-bye gesture ‘Farewell, thanks for watching me these last 5 years.’ It was a delightful offering to us…the TRUE-BLUE DIEHARD Damian fans. I’m quite verklempt about how the season ended even though I was prepared for this outcome (we’ve known of Damian’s departure from the show for almost two years), but at the same time cherish this tiny parting gift. For those that don’t know or may have forgotten, Billions brought me to Damian Lewis…Damian Lewis didn’t bring me to Billions. In all honesty, Axe’s departure from the show feels like a death and I need time to grieve the loss of this character I’ve come to enjoy so much. Similar to those of you who grieved the loss of Brody…this is my first experience with the loss of a Damian Lewis character. The realization is settling in that I won’t be able to see Damian on my television screen each year. Gulp.
First-Class Upgrade – Mike Prince
Mike Prince started the season already as a deca-billionaire on the cover of Vanity Fair. That said he was still a prince in the financial world where Bobby Axelrod was King. Axe beat him in Yonkers Opportunity Zone and also made his dirty laundry public. But Prince played the long game and persisted.
Lo and behold, in 12 episodes, Mike Prince, surpassing all expectations, has made Bobby Axelrod’s chair his own. He has certainly upgraded from prince to king.
Most Loyal Minion – Dollar Bill
He may be the cheapest man in America, but I am not uncertain Bill has class when it comes to loyalty.
“I worked for a legend. I’m out.”
And just like that – Dollar Bill has left the building.
Best Possible Fall – Bobby Axelrod
Social media is full of posts and tweets about Bobby Axelrod having lost. Are you fuckin’ kidding me? Under the circumstances – Bobby is a winner! Yes he may have lost 75% of his total assets but he has got $2B in his pocket and instant Swiss citizenship! Besides – he has the kind of freedom he may never have in America. The alternative? A pretty long jail sentence with all his assets frozen. No wonder Axe has a big smile on his face as soon as he crosses the Swiss border!
Ultimate Sports Mention – Ali vs Frazier
Axe: There are fights a man measures himself by, fights that take more out of him than even winning gives him back. Fights that make him. Ali had Frazier.
Chuck: I have you.
Axe:No, no, no. I have you. I’m Ali in this parallel.
Chuck: Another thing we can disagree on.
Sorry, Chuck. You are not Ali.
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