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Billions on Showtime, Season 5 Episode 7: The Limitless Sh*t – June 14, 2020

Is Anyone Incorruptible?

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 14, 2020

I cannot believe this is the last episode of Billions Season 5 that we will see for a while! Since they had to stop shooting mid-March due to Covid-19 crisis – which gets a mention in this episode –  Episode 7 is the mid-season finale that leaves us with more questions than answers. I just hope that they can resume shooting as soon as possible when it is safe to do so, and given what we have seen so far, the rest of the season is sure to be a crazy ride! Hope you stay with us between the two halves of Season 5 because we still have a lot to say about what we have seen in the first seven episodes!

The Limitless Sh*t, written by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Emily Hornsby and directed by the one and only David Costabile, looks for an answer to a billion dollar question:

Is anyone incorruptible?

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Next Time on Billions Season 5 Episode 7 – June 8, 2020

Season 5, Episode 7: “The Limitless Sh*t”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | June 8, 2020

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. Airs Sunday, June 14, 2020 at 9:00 EST / 8:00 CST on Showtime.

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Billions Season 5 Episode 6 Recap: Forbes – June 8, 2020

The Real Deal

by Dana Feldman | Forbes | June 8, 2020

Everyone is faking it but who will actually make it? This is the question in the latest episode of Billions entitled “The Nordic Model.” Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder but for some, that depends on the monetary value of something. For others, you just cannot put a price on art.

Do you remember the art scheme Axe (Damian Lewis) agreed to with cohorts Danny Margolis (Daniel Cosgrove) and Victor Mateo (Louis Cancelmi)? The plan was to store replicas of Axe’s (incredible) art collection in a permanent tax free state in a free-port and report the stored paintings as genuine while secretly hanging the authentic pieces in his various homes.

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Behind the Billions Podcast S5E6 “The Nordic Model” – June 7, 2020

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at “The Nordic Model”

by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | June 7, 2020

Before getting into “The Nordic Model,” S5E6 of Billions, cocreators Brian Koppelman and David Levien discuss the real billionaire art community, this episode’s director Shaz Bennett, script-to-screen changes in location, the show’s stellar sound department, the layers of Chuck Rhodes Sr., a laundry list of obscure references, guest cast performances, and more (0:50). They next speak with actor Stephen Kunken, who plays Ari Spyros, about joining the show as a guest star in the pilot episode, the change in his character’s demeanor as the show progresses, “defending” Spyros to fans of the show online, and more. (32:30).

Source: The Ringer

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Billions Season 5 Episode 6 Recap: Entertainment Weekly – June 7, 2020

Emotions Run High as Axe’s Jealousy Threatens His Future

by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | June 7, 2020

At the beginning of this season, it would have been safe to assume that Chuck and Wendy’s relationship was destined to be the emotional crux of the season. After all, their marriage was coming to a very public end, and it would most certainly lead to bitter fights and complications with their work. Somewhat surprisingly, there have been very few bitter fireworks when it comes to the dissolution of their union. In fact, you could critique the show’s rush to clear Wendy and Chuck of each other and find romance elsewhere; perhaps Billions could have spent a little more time diving into Chuck and Wendy’s heads as they moved on from one another.

Then there’s the other side of the criticism coin: maybe the show should be praised for not going down the same old route that comes with every single marriage that ends on a TV show. Instead, Billions has pivoted, using the end of their marriage to explore other characters and their lives, from Axe’s feelings for Wendy to Chuck’s potentially healthier and more productive relationship with Catherine. Rather than roll out scene after scene of Chuck and Wendy arguing with one another, Billions has moved beyond their relationship and found new avenues of character-based storytelling.

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