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Billions Season 7, Episode 8 Recap: Pissing in the Wind

The Owl

by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | September 29, 2023

Mike Prince is an unstoppable force. Now that he’s been newly minted as the preferred presidential candidate by a powerful political operative, it will take a lot more than a fledgling Fifth Column and a determined U.S. Attorney to take this guy down.

“The Owl” is the last, what I would call, “casual” episode. Its minimal plotlines set the stage for the chaos that will ensue over the final four episodes. That’s not a spoiler: remember that we’re still owed three more Axe episodes. And Axe + Billions = chaos.

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From The Trader’s Desk: Breakout the Tux, It’s Casino Night!

Billions Season 7 Episode 7 ‘DMV’

by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | September 29, 2023

You see life through distorted eyes
You know you have to learn
The execution of your mind
You really have to turn
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath

After a brief hiatus, the Trader’s Desk is back, and we are diving into Billions S7E7 “DMV”!

I chose the above lyrics from Black Sabbath because oh my, did Philip see Prince in a new light this week. And I think he learned something about himself as well.

I am going to break this week’s post into three parts: the driving test incident, Prince being a pure tyrant and possibly turning another employee against him, and Casino Night, which was my favorite part of the episode.

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Damian Lewis and Alison Mosshart Attend Comedy Show

The Old Man and The Pool

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 27, 2023

Damian and Alison recently attended Mike Birbiglia’s stand-up comedy show The Old Man and The Pool at Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End, London. View more images from the event in our Gallery. Readers may recognize Mike as Damian’s former Billions co-star who played Oscar Langstraat, a love interest of Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon).  After a sell-out Broadway run, Mike took his show to Edinburgh, Scotland in August of this year and then to London from September 12 – October 7, 2023. Tickets can be purchased here.

According to the Guardian, the 80-minute show covers mortality and array of his medical diagnoses from bladder cancer, a severe sleep-walking disorder that requires him to go to bed each night in a sleeping bag while wearing mittens to prevent him from unzipping himself, type-2 diabetes and more recently, pulmonary issues. Now that might all sound doom and gloom, but as the Guardian quipped, “audiences will rarely have laughed so much while being invited to contemplate their own extinction” and New York Times claims, “The best comedy of the year.”

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Billions MVPs: Season 7 Episode 7, “DMV”

The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs 

by Staff | Fan Fun With Damian Lewis | September 27, 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, catch up with the MVPs of the season seven premiere Tower of London, episode two Original Sin, episode three Winston Dick Energy, episode four Hurricane Rosie, episode five The Gulag Archipelago and episode six The Man in the Olive Drab T-Shirt.

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

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Billions on Showtime, Season 7 Episode 7: DMV

Nothing Is What It Seems

by Damianista | Fan Fun With Damian Lewis | September 24, 2023

A road test. An amazing technology. An evening at the casino. This fun episode aptly called ‘DMV’ demonstrates once again that nothing is what it seems in Billions!

It is time for employee performance reviews at MPC but the employees  are not comfortable about it thanks to the recent employee survey and feedback drama at the firm. Even though the boss recuses himself from rewarding and punishing anyone on the team, the employees are feeling uneasy with the composition of the review panel; e.g.  Scooter, who is not in touch with them at all (they do not even invite him to the movie night because they know he would never show up!) is sitting on the  review committee. They ask the panel to skip the review for a year…

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Billions Season 7, Episode 7 Recap: Morals vs. Business

Prince Is Amassing Potential Enemies

by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | September 24, 2023

This week’s Billions begins with a little bribery, but it’s not from the usual suspects of the business world. Instead, Chuck Sr. is attempting to bribe a driving instructor into giving Kevin a passing grade on his driving test, which he’s failed miserably. The bribe doesn’t go over well, as the instructor calls the cops, and before long Chuck and Wendy are wrapped up in sorting out the situation and getting Chuck Sr. off the hook with the law.

While there isn’t a ton of intrigue in the details of that plot, there’s some interesting character insight. Essentially, Chuck and Wendy realize that they’ve been fairly absent parents lately, which led to Kevin seeking out his grandpa to take him to his driving test. This realization ties in with Chuck’s journey so far this season, where despite his focus on taking down Prince he’s also trying to be a better man, to allow his moral compass to guide him. By the end of the episode he’s made amends with his son, and he may even have reconnected with Wendy in a way that will pay off against Prince later on this season.

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Damian Lewis Talks Music, Billions and Wolf Hall Sequel

A Man of Many Talents

by Mick Burgess | The Northern Echo | September 21, 2023

Damian Lewis might be best known for his starring roles in Wolf Hall, Homeland and Billions, to name a few, but he is also a talented musician who’s just released his first album, Mission Creep. Mick Burgess called him for a chat ahead of his tour visiting the region next month.

How do you feel ahead of your first ever tour?
I can’t wait to get started, I’m really excited. I’ve played at a few festivals and done a lot of London gigs in the last year, but I’m so excited to play at these venues with a wonderful heritage and I’m really looking forward to getting out there to play my new album, Mission Creep.

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Next Time on Billions Season 7 Episode 8

Season 7, Episode 8: “The Owl”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 22, 2023

Chuck and Prince venture upstate to rub elbows with a new political force. Prince sacrifices pride to do a personal favor. Wendy helps Wags unpack his deepest desires.

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

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Billions Season 7, Episode 7 Recap: The Way of the Ocean

Philip Gets a Hard Lesson From Coldblooded Sharks

by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | September 22, 2023

Season 7, Episode 7: ‘DMV’

Well, that was a nasty bit of business.

One of the best episodes of “Billions” in recent memory, “DMV” — named after the government agency turned into an unlikely bed of low-stakes graft and influence-peddling by the Rhoades family — shows the depths to which many of the show’s leading players will sink to get what they want. Even if their desires are relatively high-minded, the depths remain the same.

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Billions Season 7, Episode 7 Recap: Leave It To Senior

It Wasn’t a Bribe, It Was a Gratuity!

by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | September 22, 2023

I’ve always believed in the “less is more” adage, and even though it took half a season, Billions finally got that memo this week. After last week’s plotline-packed extravaganza, co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levien gave their audience a much-needed breather with the stripped-down “DMV.” By simplifying the narrative, the result was Billions’ strongest season seven episode yet.

As Mike Prince continues to propel himself onto the political stage, we’re now looking at a potential alliance between Chuck and Wendy. But more importantly, we’re seeing more cracks in Prince’s inner circle — namely, with the billionaire’s protégé (and Scooter’s nephew), Philip Charyn.

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Billions MVPs: Season 7 Episode 6, “The Man in the Olive Drab T-Shirt”

The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs 

by Staff | Fan Fun With Damian Lewis | September 20, 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, catch up with the MVPs of the season seven premiere Tower of London, episode two Original Sin, episode three Winston Dick Energy, episode four Hurricane Rosie and episode five The Gulag Archipelago.

Now let’s dive in. Here are the Billions MVP awards for Season 7, Episode 6, “The Man in the Olive Drab T-Shirt.”

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Billions Mid-Season Trailer

Never Underestimate the Man Who Overestimates Himself

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | September 17, 2023

See how it all unfolds with this mid-season trailer of Billions.