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Recappables Podcast: Billions S4E7 – April 29, 2019

Breaking Down Everything From the Seventh Episode of Season 4

by Alison Herman and Paolo Uggetti | The Ringer | April 29, 2019

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Paolo Uggetti discuss the seventh episode of Billions Season 4: “Infinite Game.” They break down Chuck’s pet problem and Wendy and Axe’s attack on Taylor and the difficult decision they have to make because of it.

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Billions Season 4 Episode 7 Recap: Forbes – April 29, 2019

All Is Fair In Love, War And The ‘Infinite Game’

by Dana Feldman | Forbes | April 29, 2019

Ah, the pancake-eater story! Now it all makes sense. Everyone has that one childhood story that once relayed, explains so much about the person they are today and the choices they make in life. Finally, we get a little clarity into the sadomasochism that has plagued, and might finally end, the Rhoades marriage.

Wendy May Have Finally Reached The End Of Her Rope:

Chuck (Paul Giamatti) finally opens up to Wendy (Maggie Siff) about the seed that was planted very early on in his painful childhood by his father, Chuck Sr. (Jeffrey DeMunn). When Chuck realizes just how close it’s come to the end of his marriage, how it is all hanging by a thread, he shares with his wife just how terribly his father mistreated his mother.

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Next Time on Billions Season 4 Episode 8 – April 29, 2019

Season 4, Episode 8: “Fight Night”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 29, 2019

On the next episode of Billions season 4 episode 8, Axe helps Rebecca with a business venture. Chuck faces off with US Attorney General Jock Jeffcoat. Taylor ignites a public battle with Axe. Wendy suffers a blow that could jeopardize her career. Axe Capital and Taylor Mason Capital compete in an unlikely arena. Episode airs on Sunday, May 5, 2019 on Showtime.

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Billions Season 4 Episode 7 Recap: New York Times – April 28, 2019

Garbage People

by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | April 28, 2019

Wendy Rhoades really cares about her husband. In spite of his grasping ambition and her position in the crossfire during his now-ended war with her boss, and in spite of how Chuck outed them both as sadomasochists, she wants him to be happy. She hates that he has been made to suffer.

But Wendy is suffering, too, which is one reason she wants to sell their home. When Chuck responded by divulging a story of emotional abuse from his childhood — in which the lesson from his mercurial father was that all women crave domination — Wendy was horrified, of course. She isn’t out to compound Chuck’s anguish by destabilizing his home. She is selling the house not to punish him, but to move beyond her own painful memories. And she’s probably doing it for his sake, as well.

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Billions Season 4 Episode 7 Recap: Entertainment Weekly – April 28, 2019

The Moral Reckonings of Wendy Rhoades and Taylor Mason

by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | April 28, 2019

Wendy’s been real close to going off the deep end for a while now. When Billionsbegan, she was a neutral force between rivals Chuck and Axe, expertly being the professional she needed to be at Axe Capital while remaining an integral part of her husband’s political ambitions. Over time though, she became more important to Axe and his business, and she started to feel like there might be more for her than simply acting as a therapist for the stressed-out employees. Add in a very public reveal from Chuck this season, and suddenly Wendy is more conflicted than ever, more willing to wade into the weeds. She’s been claiming her own space, but at some point, as it always does on Billions, there had to be a cost to doing business that way.

When “Infinite Game” kicks off, it looks like it’s going to be a throwaway episode of sorts. That’s not to say a bad episode, but rather the kind of episode that dives into a few fun tertiary, one-off plots, allowing Chuck, Axe, Taylor, and Wendy to do their thing without pushing the season’s main story much further. “Infinite Game” does feel like that at times—it’s a little too meandering, especially when it comes to Chuck’s dog-killer problem—but by the time the credits roll, things have changed in a big way, and that’s impressive. It bumps a solid B episode into B+ territory simply by showing us how these characters are reckoning with decisions they’ve made. Cause and effect, baby; it’s a reliable storytelling tool.

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