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Bobby Axelrod and Wendy Rhoades: A Special Relationship, Part VII – March 2, 2020

Why Wendy Rhoades is Bobby Axelrod’s Most Deadly Weapon

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | March 2, 2020

Damian Lewis and Maggie Siff bring to life one of the most intriguing and complex relationships we have ever seen on TV. It is sincere and it is strategic. It is friendly and it is flirty. It is personal and it is professional. It is delicate. It is difficult. It is delicious. The first three seasons have revealed there is no romance in their relationship, but there is real partnership. Bobby and Wendy find meaning in what they built together and can draw the best out of each other. In case you missed my earlier posts on these two, you can find them herehereherehere, here, and here.

Season 4 is a true testament to why Axe values Wendy at a level where he is even willing to go to jail for her. Do not get me wrong, loyalty rules Bobby Axelrod’s world and he can drop Wendy in a millisecond should he suspect any disloyalty as he did in Season 1 Finale. But as long as he trusts Wendy is one loyal confidante and also the smartest person in the room, there is nothing Axe will not do to keep Wendy safe and happy. And the key is in his words to Wendy in Season 4 Episode 10 New Year’s Day where Bobby remembers the exact time and place he knew Wendy was a keeper. Continue reading Bobby Axelrod and Wendy Rhoades: A Special Relationship, Part VII – March 2, 2020

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Filthy Rich: 5 Reasons Billions is Better Than Succession (and vise versa) – March 2, 2020

From the Dialogue to the Plot Twists

by Philip Etemesi | Screen Rant | March 1, 2020

A case can be made for Don Cheadle’s new Wall Street comedy Black Monday but the two TV shows that currently bring out the best of the world of cutthroat business dealings and wealth are HBO’s Succession and Showtime’s Billions. The two TV shows share plenty of similar themes but a couple of things set them apart.

In Succession, family drama blends with corporate setbacks. Media tycoon Logan Roy’s health declines and his four children all try to win his favor in order to take over the empire when daddy is no longer around. In Billions, billionaire hedge fund manager Bobby “Axe” Axelrod is hunted down by US Attorney Chuck Rhoades for insider training before the two team up to fight common enemies. Here’s an argument for both shows as the better one.

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Julianna Margulies Previews Her Brilliant New Billions Character ‘Cat’ – Feb 29, 2020

The O Gap and S&M Dalliances

by Ileane Rudolph | TV Insider | February 28, 2020

The age-old feud between New York Attorney General Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and finance mogul Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) has reignited in Season 5 of the Showtime drama Billions, but it’s Chuck’s personal life that piques our interest: While a guest lecturer at Yale, he crosses paths with sociology professor Catherine “Cat” Brant, played by recurring guest Julianna Margulies.

She fills us in.

How do the pair meet?

Julianna Margulies: She wrote a bestseller called The O Gap, about women’s orgasms. She’s lecturing on the speech Chuck gave [last season] when he was blackmailed about his S&M dalliances, and asks if he’ll come to her class and let her and her students ask him questions.

Does Cat have a hidden dark side?

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Akili McDowell Joins Billions Season 5 – Feb 28, 2020

Savion Williams from Yonkers

by Nellie Andreeva | Deadline | February 28, 2020

Akili McDowell, the star of OWN’s acclaimed new series David Makes Man, is set for a major recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of Billions, Showtime’s Wall Street drama series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis.

McDowell will play Savion Williams, a young kid growing up in Axe’s (Lewis) childhood hometown. Season 5 is in production in New York and will premiere May 3.

Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince (guest star Corey Stoll) poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney. Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) is forced back to Axe Capital, where they must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. This season, the struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival, and all characters must adapt or risk extinction.

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Suits Alum Rick Hoffman Joins Billions Season 5 – Feb 26, 2020

Welcome Dr. Swerdlow

by Nellie Andreeva & Denise Petski | Deadline | February 26, 2020

Coming off his nine-season run on Suits, Rick Hoffman is returning to the world of corporate intrigue with a recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of Billions, Showtime’s Wall Street drama series starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Season 5 is in production in New York and will premiere May 3.

Hoffman will play Dr. Swerdlow, a medical man with unorthodox methods. Hoffman is probably best known for his fan favorite role as eccentric and endearing lawyer Louis Litt on all nine seasons of USA’s popular legal drama Suits.

In season five of Billions, Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince (guest star Corey Stoll) poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney. Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) is forced back to Axe Capital, where they must fight to protect their employees and their assets. Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) reevaluates her loyalties and forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe. This season, the struggle for power becomes a struggle for survival, and all characters must adapt or risk extinction.

Read the rest of the original article at Deadline