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

by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | April 7, 2019

When “Billions” is at its best, as it certainly was tonight, recapping is a dicey proposition. Focus on one element and you inevitably give short shrift to another equally entertaining aspect.

And more than any other show currently airing, “Billions” deploys a whole lot of very different ways to entertain you: a satire of extreme wealth and power as well as an alluring recreation of it; a financial and political thriller, tag-teamed with a comedy of manners; a parade of terrific character actors knocking around crisp, reference-heavy dialogue like a badminton shuttlecock; a sensitive and idiosyncratic depiction of a gender-nonbinary character, mixed with a humanizing and nonjudgmental depiction of sadomasochism within the context of a loving relationship.

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Billions on Showtime, Season 4 Episode 4: Overton Window – April 7, 2019

World Gone Wrong

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 7, 2019

First things first. Thank you Xfinity Watchaton Billions Watch Party for an amazing evening at Classic Car Club of Manhattan!

Lady Trader and I felt like billionaires as we sipped Champagne on Axe’s plane, ate quail-masquerading-as-ortolan with napkins on our heads, played Black Jack like there is no tomorrow, enjoyed a Q&A with show creators and cast members followed by an early screening of the crazy good Episode 4, and, hey, we got to hang out with these two! Kelly and Toby, you guys rock!

Credible threats? Check. Ultimate sabotage? Check. Unparalleled favors? Check. Shocking twists and turns? Check. Taking care of business at all costs? Check. We are in a “World Gone Wrong” exactly like in Dylan’s song opening and closing the episode and Billions is on fire this week!

Primary Day / 5 hours until the opening bell

It is 4:30 am in the morning and the two cutie pies we know as the Burke brothers are in “bright fucking yellow like you’re in Kill Bill” busy at a school bus parking lot making sure the buses will be out of commission this morning. Huh?

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From the Trader’s Desk: Billions S4E3 Chickentown – April 5, 2019

The Best of Frenemies

by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 5,2019

You’ll take my life but I’ll take yours too
You’ll fire your musket but I’ll run you through
So when you’re waiting for the next attack
You’d better stand there’s no turning back
The Trooper – Iron Maiden

Hello from the Trader’s Desk! This week, everyone is waiting for the next attack, be it from a friend, an enemy, or a chicken!

As seems to be the new normal, The War Council (Axe, Wags, Wendy) discussing taking down Taylor and TMC. Hall is not having the easiest time getting into TMC security. His counterpart there is someone whom Hall says “is a good man” and “thorough”. (Could Cook have been one of Hall’s minions at one time?) Hall is going to have to earn his paycheck on this assignment. He comes bearing a gift – a thumbdrive with TMC’s positions and trading patterns! It’s not the MOAB  Axe needs, but he can use the info to front-run TMC and take a little of their alpha. Wendy has a better idea: really go big on positions TMC wants to increase, taking a lot of little pieces of profit. Taylor will notice, and because they are such a perfectionist, will try to figure out the problem, taking them off their game. This is where Wendy has value: not knowing the market or stocks, but knowing the way Taylor thinks. Even Hall is impressed by Wendy! Continue reading From the Trader’s Desk: Billions S4E3 Chickentown – April 5, 2019

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Next Time on Billions Season 4 Episode 4 – April 1, 2019

Season 4, Episode 4: “Overton Window”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | April 1, 2019

On the next episode of Billions season 4 episode 4, Axe Capital suffers an attack at a crucial moment. Taylor considers going into business with an unexpected partner. Axe asks for Chuck’s help. Chuck makes a bold move to advance his own career.

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Billions Season 4 Episode 3 Recap: Forbes – March 31, 2019

Kelly AuCoin Discusses What Went Down In ‘Chickentown’

by Dana Feldman | Forbes | March 31, 2019

There’s always a lot to unpack in every episode of Showtime’s hit series Billions and the latest, entitled “Chickentown,” is no exception. Let’s just say if you’re eating anything poultry-related, you may want to read this when you’re finished.

Axe And Wags Stop Dollar Bill From Going To the Dark Side:

When Dollar Bill’s (Kelly AuCoin) poultry-play quickly goes south, Axe (Damian Lewis) and Wags (David Costabile) step in to save the day and the food chain.

It all begins when Dollar Bill greets Axe at the office with his own rendition of Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” with its famous opening lines: “Well, they blew up the chicken man in Philly last night and they blew up his house too.” If you’re a fan of Billions, you know the music is another member of the ensemble cast and there’s always a direct link to the song choices and the story. In this case, the Springsteen classic about Philadelphia crime family mafia boss Philip Testa, who was taken out by a rival gang in the early 80s, makes reference to the “chicken man” and chickens get top billing in this week’s episode.

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