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Billions Season 4 Episode 5 Recap: Entertainment Weekly – April 14, 2019

Chuck and Axe Throw Their Power Around Simply Because They Can

by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | April 14, 2019

It’s the day of Jack Foley’s funeral here on Billions, which thankfully doesn’t mean it’s a somber day. Billions doesn’t do somber. Instead, the day sees more power moves, more backstabbing, and more personal reckoning. As the opening scene states visually, cross-cutting between Foley’s coffin being incinerated and a pizza being cooked in an oven, life must go on. One man’s death is another man’s opportunity, after all.

Chuck and Wendy are having dinner with Axe and Rebecca, and it’s still weird to see Axe and Chuck in this kind of setting, where everything is friendly. Things don’t stay friendly for long, but that’s because Wendy and Chuck are at odds. The night is still young when she rips into Chuck again for exposing the details of their sex life, and what she lays out makes a lot of sense. She says she’s no longer a blank slate, she can’t be “Wendy” and just build up from there in the way she needs to, depending on whom she’s interacting with, be it an investor or a patient. “Now they just know all of it,” she says, which is fair. But Rebecca sees it another way. She sees people so concerned with their own problems that they’ll forget about Wendy in due time. She’s got a point too, and when she agrees to give Wendy a blank slate in their relationship, Wendy finds a new friend.

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Billions Season 4 Episode 5 Recap: Vulture – April 14, 2019

The Payback

by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | April 14, 2019

Billions does not have time for you to read between the lines: As soon as the James Brown tune “The Payback” plays over the opening images of flames cremating the body of “Black Jack” Foley — nicely juxtaposed with the flames of Anthony Mangieri’s pizza oven — it’s firmly established that this episode will be about revenge, and there will be no room for subtlety.

After last week’s game changer, “A Proper Sendoff” returns to business as usual, while still leaving us with several big teases. Wendy, having hit her vulnerability limit, has accepted Taylor’s offer to talk — which could have huge consequences for her relationship with her boss. Speaking of Axe, he is so not done calling in those favors from Chuck. Next on his agenda is having the New York State Attorney General prosecute Taylor for financial crimes. Proof of illegal activity be damned. Oh, and Kate Sacker and the FBI are investigating the shady underpinnings of Charles Senior’s planned real estate monstrosity, a project intended to rebuild Chuck’s trust fund.

But first, Tense Pizza Dinner.

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Billions on Showtime, Season 4 Episode 5: A Proper Sendoff – April 14, 2019

Literal and Figurative Sendoffs

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 14, 2019

As winter has arrived in Westeros tonight, the level of intrigue, negotiation and backstabbing in the world of finance and law in New York is on par, if not higher, than what happens in Westeros. Axe and Chuck, the real-life dragons in disguise as human beings, forge on and give proper sendoffs, literally and figuratively, to those who want to get them out of their lives, making this episode my favorite this season.

While Jack Foley gets into the oven for cremation, a delicious-looking pizza gets out of the oven at Una Pizza Napoletana. Axe, Rebecca, Chuck and Wendy are having a private double date with chef Anthony Mangieri  personally serving the pizzaz.

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From the Trader’s Desk: Billions S4E4 Overton Window – April 12, 2019

If You’re Going to Die, Die With Your Boots On

by Lady Trader | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 12, 2019

If you’re gonna die, die with your boots on
If you’re gonna try, well, stick around
Gonna cry, just move along
If you’re gonna die, you’re gonna die
Die With Your Boots On – Iron Maiden

Damianista and I were lucky enough to get an early screening of this week’s episode (thank you sis!!) at the Classic Car Club of Manhattan. Along with sitting on Axe’s private jet, eating “ortolan”, and playing a few hands of Blackjack, we were also fortunate enough to meet and chat with Dollar Bill and Bryan Connerty themselves, Kelly AuCoin and Toby Leonard Moore. Not only are they great actors, they are true gentlemen! It was an amazing night all around, and I’m so grateful to have shared it with Damianista!!

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The Unbeatable, Unstoppable, Unparalleled MVPs from Billions Season 4 Episode 4 – April 10, 2019

Billions MVP Fanbook

by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 10, 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 and episode three. 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 4, “Overton Window.”

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