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by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | April 28, 2019
If I’m reading into the title of tonight’s Billions episode correctly, Axe is the only one of the four main characters who best understands that they are all playing an “Infinite Game.” While Chuck, Wendy, and Taylor each end the episode in pieces, Axe looks the happiest he’s been in months.
But that’s not even the genius of this episode, which was written by co-showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien. Its brilliance is in the way Axe callously crushes Taylor and Douglas while also making me cry tears of joy by sending local pizzeria owner Bruno (Arthur J. Nascarella) off to his dream retirement in Florida. With all the sociopathic behavior exhibited and discussed in “Infinite Game,” Axe’s is hidden in plain sight, making him look like the hero on the surface — and that’s pretty darn scary if you think about it.
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Standard Problems – Nonstandard Solutions
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 28, 2019
I could not be happier that a game theory term makes it to the title of this week’s episode: Infinite Game.
In finite games, like a tennis match, the players are known and the rules are fixed. The players obey the rules and play to win the game. In finite games, there is a clear endpoint. In infinite games such as politics or business, or life itself, players and rules may change. There is no definite endpoint. The goal for all players involved is to keep the game going.
And this fantastic episode is a deep dive into life, an infinite game, where human beings try to find the balance between their rational and emotional sides and keep it going. Hats off to everyone behind and in front of the camera!
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Trust No One
by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 26, 2019
Yes I know the secret that’s within your mind You think all the people who worship you are blind You’re just like Big Brother, giving us your trust And when you have played enough you’ll cast our souls into the dust Who Are You? – Black Sabbath
Trust: firm belief in the reliability, truth or strength of someone or something
Happy Friday and it’s time for another view From the Trader’s Desk, and what this trader would short this week is trust. There is a lot of talk from this group of loyalty and trust – but that is all that it is, talk. And we all know that talk is cheap.
A little housekeeping before I get into my trust meter:
I have never heard of this organization Wags gets rejected from, Kappa Beta Phi so I have not a thing to add. It’s a secret society, so that explains it. However, I would love to see these titans of the financial world dressed in drag, because anyone who knows me knows that I love RuPaul’s Drag Race! I am anxious to see just how Wags gets his revenge! It will be one for the ages!
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Billions MVP Fanbook
by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 24, 2019
Welcome back to our ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ a compilation post commemorating all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched badasses to date – from sports references, music, and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks.
In case you missed our previous awards, you can catch up with season four episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four and episode five. Now, let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) this week.
Here are our Billions awards for Season 4, Episode 6, “Maximum Recreational Depth.”
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Only the Fittest Survive
by Dana Feldman | Forbes | April 22, 2019
We’re at the halfway point in the fourth season of Showtime’s hit series Billions. In this survival-of-the-fittest landscape, only the truly ruthless will make it out alive, or in this case, with their billions intact. Fortunately for some, the pain is not only worth it, it’s also something they rather enjoy.
Chuck Thrives On The Pain:
In the latest episode, “Maximum Recreational Depth,” Chuck’s (Paul Giamatti) requirement for BDSM is escalating. His need for punishment and physical pain just can’t be denied or ignored. This is exemplified by the safety pin he put through his nipple. Unfortunately for him, Wendy (Maggie Siff), is no longer willing to participate in satiating his appetites. He has a solution. Doesn’t he always?