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Scoop on Billions
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 3, 2018
In a previous post, we reported 7 of the 12 episode titles. Now, according to IMDB, all 12 episodes of Billions season three have been titled and according to Showtime, all episodes now have a plot description. Here is what we know:
S3E1: Tie Goes to the Runner
S3E2: The Wrong Maria Gonzalez
S3E3: A Generation Too Late
S3E4: Hell of a Ride
S3E5: Flaw in the Death Star
S3E6: The Third Ortolan
S3E7: Not You, Mr. Dake
S3E8: All the Wilburys
S3E12: Elmsley Count
Click ‘Continue Reading’ for the plot descriptions.
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Has the Student Become the Master?
by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 6, 2018
Happy Friday from the Trader’s Desk.
The title of my post comes from the TV series “Kung Fu” which features a student (Grasshopper) and a teacher (Master Po). I couldn’t help but think back to this reference throughout, and especially at the conclusion of this episode. Has the Student become the Master?
Axe behaves like a full blown addict in this episode. Some people are hooked on drugs or booze. Some on food or shopping; Axe is addicted to the trill and control that trading, and making the big moves brings to him. It’s late at night, and he can’t sleep. It’s his first night of withdrawal, and he’s aching. You can see it on his face “what did I just do?” He needs to talk to the only person who can get him through this, and that is Wendy. Wendy is his sponsor in the AA of trading.
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You Can’t Always Get What You Want, You Get What You Need
by JaniaJania | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 4, 2018
Bobby and Chuck are a set of twinsies this episode of Billions, Season 3, Episode 2, “The Wrong Maria Gonzalez.” Where we saw Chuck mildly relishing in his win in the first episode and Bobby not-so-mildly wondering what to do about his loss, in this episode the two foes are on more equal footing.
Bobby can’t act on his investing instincts about the earthquake on the coast of Africa, which he knows will lead to a tsunami on the coast of South America, leading to losses for Axe Cap investments in Brazil, specifically flooded sugar crops and interruptions in shipping.
On the other side, the wheel of fortune doesn’t roll in Chuck’s favor to be awarded the judge sympathetic to his cause in Eastern v. Axelrod.
Both Bobby and Chuck have obstacles set before them, both master their obstacle du jour, in essentially similar ways.
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What are the Chances Axe Can Actually Keep His Hand Out of the Cookie Jar?
by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | April 1, 2018
Live like a king. It’s a phrase that connotes wealth, luxury, excess, a life of unlimited possibility and security. How easy it is to let the sparkle of the crown jewels blind us to the dead enemies and discarded undesirables through which they were purchased. This week’s episode of “Billions” reminds us, as bluntly as the show ever has, that the games played by Bobby Axelrod and his billionaire boys club in order to remain comfortable on their thrones can have as steep a cost to bystanders as to any player in the game.
Take a close look at the title, “The Wrong Maria Gonzalez.” The right Maria Gonzalez is a maid in the home of Victor, a former analyst at Axe’s firm who led her to poisoning herself in order to tank the initial public offering of Ice Juice last season and thus get back in the good graces of his ex-employer. But to hear Maria tell it, she lived like a serf, bowing to the whims of her feudal lord and lady even before this act of industrial espionage landed her on an F.B.I. witness list. If she broke a glass, Victor’s wife broke her taillight, putting her at risk of getting pulled over and, eventually, deported.