This Isn’t the Limitless Sh*t, It’s the Scarface Sh*t
by Kyle McGovern | Newsweek | June 14, 2020
Episode Seven: The Limitless Sh*t
To celebrate the show’s compelling brand of absurdity, we’re keeping track of the most Billions-y things that happen on Billions this season. For highlights from the latest episode, brace yourselves and head below.
This Episode Is Actually Titled “The Limitless S**t”
Yes, that title is indeed a reference to the 2011 Bradley Cooper flick Limitless. In that movie (which later became a short-lived TV series of its own), Cooper stars as a guy who takes a drug that improves his brain function to the nth degree. (Or, as Phyllis from The Office once put it, “Isn’t that the one where the guy becomes limitless?”) And that’s exactly what goes down at Axe Capital this week—sort of. But we’ll have more on that in a moment. For now, take a second to appreciate that episode title, which is just a peak Billions Bro move—even more so than calling this season’s second episode “The Chris Rock Test.”
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Axe’s Anger Makes For an Explosive Mid-Season Finale
by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | June 14, 2020
Last week’s episode of Billions ended with Axe creepily stalking Wendy and then suggesting she bring Tanner, the painter he commissioned and her new romantic partner, to a dinner. Any of us could tell this was Axe making a power move, attempting to assert his dominance over Wendy. At the beginning of this week’s midseason finale — due to COVID-19, we probably won’t see the back half of this season until 2021 — that dinner takes place in all of its awkward glory. Axe brings Maria Sharapova with him, and Wags is there with his new young girlfriend, who he’s hoping will afford him another shot at being a father. It’s all very messy, and it isn’t long before Axe is making passive-aggressive comments about Tanner and rolling his eyes when Wendy puts her hands on him.
The scene is another great example of how this season is starting to push Axe in a new emotional direction. His interest in Wendy is proving to be self-destructive in a way we haven’t seen with him before. And yet, this episode mostly sidelines the romantic intrigue from previous episodes, focusing instead on the moves happening with Axe Cap, the charter bank, and Chuck’s attempts to finally nail Axe once and for all.
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Axe’s Little Helper
by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | June 14, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced Billions to shut down seven episodes into its fifth season, may have been a blessing in disguise for the Showtime drama. The parallel national moment of reckoning regarding systemic racism makes it difficult right now to watch a series featuring predominantly ultra-wealthy white characters who consistently evade punishment for their illegal actions, while men and women continue to be murdered by police officers for the crime of being Black.
While I look forward to seeing the subsequent five episodes of the season, whenever that may be, I do think it’s for the best that the current season goes on this involuntary hiatus. Fans may have also noticed that most of the cast and crew have refrained from posting about the show on social media over the past couple of weeks, opting instead to use their platforms to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Is Anyone Incorruptible?
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 14, 2020
I cannot believe this is the last episode of Billions Season 5 that we will see for a while! Since they had to stop shooting mid-March due to Covid-19 crisis – which gets a mention in this episode – Episode 7 is the mid-season finale that leaves us with more questions than answers. I just hope that they can resume shooting as soon as possible when it is safe to do so, and given what we have seen so far, the rest of the season is sure to be a crazy ride! Hope you stay with us between the two halves of Season 5 because we still have a lot to say about what we have seen in the first seven episodes!
The Limitless Sh*t, written by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Emily Hornsby and directed by the one and only David Costabile, looks for an answer to a billion dollar question:
Is anyone incorruptible?
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Billions MVP Awards for Season 5, Episode 6, “The Nordic Model”
by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | June 10, 2020
We continue to award our Most Valuable Players for Billions season five in a compilation post called the ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ which commemorates all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched bad asses to date – 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 for episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, and episode five.
Let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) this week. Here are the Billions MVP awards for Season 5, Episode 6, “The Nordic Model.”
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