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Billions Season 7, Episode 3 Recap: Confidence Games

Mike Thinks He Sets a Trap for a Certain New U.S. Attorney

by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | August 25, 2023

Season 7, Episode 3: ‘Winston Dick Energy’

Chuck Rhoades is a man of action — most of the time. His proprietary blend of intellect and emotion is what made him the man he is today; his best friend and newly hired deputy U.S. attorney, Ira (Ben Shenkman), tells him this in so many words.

But that combination has unmade Chuck several times over, and he’s not the only one who knows it. His protégé turned foe, Kate Sacker, tells her boss Mike Prince that Rhoades’s emotion is what stops him from harnessing his full intelligence, which is every bit the equal of hers or Mike’s. So when Kate and company proffer a filing for a political super PAC to back Prince’s presidential campaign — a deliberate provocation meant to keep Chuck’s operations in plain sight — Chuck does not bite.

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Our Top 3 Billions Characters We’d Love to See Return

Bryan, Rudy, Rebecca, Lara, Bruno…Oh My!

by Staff | Fan Fun With Damian Lewis | August 24, 2023

Over the coarse of 7 seasons, Billions has had many memorable characters that have made a distinct impression on the show, and the viewers.

With Billions coming to its end and Axe making a comeback, we thought we would list the Top Three characters we would also like to see return in Season 7.

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From The Trader’s Desk: Everyone’s Playing 3-D Chess!

Season 7 Episode 2 Original Sin: Greetings from Castle Axelrod

by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | August 25, 2023

Got no religion, don’t need no friends
Got all I want and I don’t need to pretend
Don’t try to reach me, ’cause I’ll tear up your mind
I’ve seen the future and I’ve left it behind
Supernaut – Black Sabbath

Happy Friday from “From the Trader’s Desk”.

Axe is living it up in an absolutely stunning castle in the north of England. If you need to be in exile, well that is the way to do it! Besides the chip off the old block Gordie, Axe has no friends with him; he’s got all he wants and he don’t need to pretend! But does he really?

Let’s get into “Original Sin”….

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Billions Offers First Look at Holland Taylor in Its Final Season (Exclusive Video)

Does Wendy Need a Therapist?

by Sho_Billions | YouTube | August 23, 2023

In upcoming episode 3 “Winston Dick Energy,” Wendy meets with Dr. Eleanor Mayer (Holland Taylor), a highly acclaimed psychiatrist known for her modern Freudian approach and a therapist that many Prince Cap employees have been using. Taylor will star as Dr. Eleanor Mayer in a recurring role, per The Wrap. In this clip, she confronts Maggie Siff’s own highly motivated psychiatrist/performance coach character, Wendy.

“It is no secret that you are extraordinary, Wendy. But I think you can be even better,” Dr. Mayer says in the clip. “I would like to help you with that.”

“Thank you, but I’m not in the market for a performance coach,” Wendy fires back.

“I was suggesting therapy. Isn’t that why you’re here?” Dr. Mayer asks.

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Billions MVPs: Season 7 Episode 2, Original Sin

The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs 

by Staff | Fan Fun With Damian Lewis | August 23, 2023

Billions is back and so is our MVP series! We continue to award our Most Valuable Players for Billions season seven 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 from the episode – 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 of the season seven premiere Tower of London.

Now let’s dive in. Here are the Billions MVP awards for Season 7, Episode 2, “Original Sin.”

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Next Time on Billions Season 7 Episode 3

Season 7, Episode 3: “Winston Dick Energy”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | August 21, 2023

Prince attempts to leverage a past employee’s work for his own gain. Chuck rallies the troops at his old stomping grounds. A betrayal from within Prince Cap shakes Wendy’s confidence. P.S. BONNIE IS BACK!

To view more sneak peek photos, please visit our Gallery here.

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Billions Season 7 Episode 2 Original Sin Recap

Freedom, Plotting, and the Power of Cowboy Boots

by Kyle Fowle| Entertainment Weekly | August 20, 2023

Axe has a castle. I mean, of course Axe has a castle. As the second episode of the season kicks off, Wags (David Costabile), Wendy (Maggie Siff), and Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) are visiting Axe (Damian Lewis) in England in an attempt to persuade him to come back to the United States and prevent Prince (Corey Stoll) from becoming president. The four of them spend much of the episode walking around Axe’s massive estate, which he has managed to create during his time in exile, and having conversations in shadowy halls and rooms. The pitch? Axe surely can’t be happy about how Prince is running the company he used to own, the one he built from the ground up, and he must be itching to come back and defeat his nemesis. The thing is, Axe might not have the same motivations.

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Billions on Showtime, Season 7 Episode 2: Original Sin

Redemption

by Damianista | Fan Fun With Damian Lewis | August 19, 2023

Two episodes in and my head is still spinning. ‘Original Sin’ reminds me of Axe’s trading style that Mafee talks about in the season premiere: Fast. Aggressive. Sure-footed. And I applaud the writers’ room and everyone behind and in front of the camera for this brilliant episode they give us with redemption or lack thereof at its heart in all different shapes and forms. I also want to take a moment here to express my support for the on-going strike. I so hope it puts a full stop to the big studios’ greed. Best of luck.

Now on to the episode recap which I break down into four parts – each named after Wendy’s lost boys: Bobby, Chuck, Mike and Others  🙂

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Billions Season 7, Episode 2 Recap: The Hard Sell

Castle Axelrod: Knights of the Round Table

by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | August 18, 2023

Season 7, Episode 2: ‘Original Sin’

Who’s the most terrifying egomaniac in the series right now? It might not be Mike Prince.

A man’s home is his castle. It’s a comforting, if patriarchal and consumerist, cliché. In Bobby Axelrod’s case, it just happens to be true. His home is a castle. In this week’s episode of “Billions,” it serves as the reunion site for his Knights of the Round Table, on a mission to bring their Arthur back from Avalon and take up the sword once more.

The target of this trio of do-gooders — one of them a guy who may never have done good before in his life, mind you — is the would-be future leader of the free world, Mike Prince. Wendy, Taylor and Wags have all come to the conclusion that keeping Prince out of the Oval Office is even more important than, get this, making money. They all make this case to their old boss in turn, each employing a different strategy and skill set, each yielding the same result: He’ll pass.

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Billions Season 7, Episode 2 ‘Original Sin’ Recap

It Aint Me, Babe

by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | August 18, 2023

We’re still a long way off from figuring out what Wendy Rhoades did to cause Mike Prince to break stuff last week.

By the end of “Original Sin,” the initial delight of seeing Wendy and the old Axe Cap gang practically skip off into the London night had faded into a portrait of gloom. Not surprisingly, an utterly dejected Rebel Alliance — Wendy, Wags, and Taylor — returned to the United States, as Axe refused their plea to help them bring down Mike Prince.

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From The Trader’s Desk: Guess Who’s Back, Back Again?

Season 7 Episode 1 Tower of London: The Fab Four Together Again

by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | August 18, 2023

Now this looks like a job for me
So everybody just follow me
‘Cause we need a little controversy
‘Cause it feels so empty without me

Without Me -Eminem

Hello and welcome back to the Trader’s Desk. I won’t lie – I didn’t think we would be back here again, sharing our Friday’s discussing Billions, but I am so glad we are!

I will most certainly get back to quoting heavy metal lyrics to begin my posts (as one does) but to start us off, the above lyrics from Eminem just seem so right.

A job needs to be done that only Axe can do, and things just did feel very empty with The Big Man!

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