“Billions has a habit of inverting ‘right’ and ‘wrong,’ then leaving us — the viewer — to figure out how we got suckered by all these pirates in the first place.”
by Verne Gay | Newsday | March 14, 2019
WHEN | WHERE Season 4 premiere Sunday at 9 p.m. on Showtime
WHAT IT’S ABOUT In the fourth season — the first four episodes were available for review — former antagonists Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and hedge fund pirate Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) have joined forces — each needing something from the other. This isn’t just about money, but about payback. For “Axe,” that would be Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), off now running a rival firm, and Russian oligarch Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich). For Chuck, that would be an array of targets, beginning with the feckless attorney general who dumped him last season, Jock Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown), and his replacement as U.S. attorney for the Southern District, Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore). As usual, Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) has to carefully navigate her way among the egos.