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Billions Season 5 Episode 8 Copenhagen Review: Entertainment Weekly

Two Big Wins for Axe, But This Ain’t Over Yet

by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | September 5, 2021

Billions is finally back! Season 5 was interrupted by COVID-related work stoppages last year, depriving all of us of the back half of what has so far been a really solid season. A quick recap, since it’s been so long: Axe is trying to get in the business of running a charter bank so he can, you know, have even more money than usual. Chuck, as attorney general, is doing everything he can to stop that from happening, while also trying to finally find something to take down Axe and Axe Capital for good. Meanwhile, Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) has arrived as another rival for Axe, the seemingly do-good entrepreneur representing everything Axe despises — namely good intentions, real philanthropy, and making money without exploitation.

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Billions Season 5 Episode 8 Copenhagen Review: Vulture

Midseason-Premiere Recap: Keep It Hygge

by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | September 5, 2021

It’s time to fire up those Boomer-rock playlists, y’all, because Billions is back.

Fourteen months after COVID-19 forced Axe Cap & Co. to join the Roys in what seemed like an interminable hiatus, Tom Petty and the Velvet Underground are heralding the return of one-half of TV’s favorite venal New York billionaires.

Let’s address the biggest elephant in the room first: Chuck Rhoades’s new look!

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The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs from Billions Season 5 Episode 7 Mid-Season Finale – June 17, 2020

Billions MVP Awards for Season 5, Episode 7, “The Limitless Sh*t”

by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 17, 2020

We continue to award our Most Valuable Players for Billions season five in a compilation post called the ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ which commemorates all those in honor of achievement for the utmostbrazen, 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 episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, episode five, and episode six.

Let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) for the mid-season finale. Here are the Billions MVP awards for Season 5, Episode 7, “The Limitless Sh*t.”

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Billions Season 5 Episode 7 Mid-Season Finale Recap: Forbes – June 14, 2020

An Act of War

by Dana Feldman | Forbes | June 14, 2020

All is not fair in love and war. This is made very clear in the midseason finale of Billions. Of note, tonight’s episode “The Limitless Sh*t” was directed by the one and only David Costabile, better known as Wags.

Axe (Damian Lewis) wages war on Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) when he discovers his adversary has crossed the line. But this is just one battle Axe is fighting. He’s also very irritated by the deepening relationship between Wendy (Maggie Siff) and Nico Tanner (Frank Grillo) and we know what happens when Axe is unhappy about a situation: He finds a way to destroy it.

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Billions Season 5 Episode 7 Mid-Season Finale Recap: New York Times – June 14, 2020

Moral Inconvenience

by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | June 14, 2020

Season 5, Episode 7: ‘The Limitless Sh*t’

Bobby Axelrod can see the Matrix. Or whatever the moneymaking equivalent of the Matrix would be.

After popping a barely legal brain enhancement pill called Vigilantix, provided by Axe Cap’s resident dark-arts practitioner Victor Mateo, Bobby is convinced that both he and any of his employees who have taken this dubious drug are thinking five, 15, 50 steps ahead of their competitors. As stock-ticker numbers fly across the screen, his eyes glow as blue as the Night King’s from “Game of Thrones,” as if he had literal superpowers. And he is focusing those powers on a single goal: Corner the rare-minerals market by investing in meteor harvesting.

No, really.

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