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Billions Superlatives: Best, Worst, Most from S4E1 – March 18, 2019

An Episode Tighter Than AC/DC in ’78

by Miles Surrey | The Ringer | March 18, 2019

Here is the best, worst, and most from the season four premiere 

For a ton of people, the upcoming slate of springtime television will be largely defined by dragons, White Walkers, and incidental incest on HBO. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t also looking forward to the last season of Game of Thrones, but there’s something else I’ve got my eye on. You can have your Night King and the 55-night battle sequence at Winterfell; I have Bobby Axelrod with a killer short position. You can stare into the fire and worship the Lord of Light; I already have a god, and he goes by the name of Wags.

That’s right, folks: Billions is finally back. The fourth season premiered on Sunday night with two new battles: It’s Team Axe versus Team Taylor, and Team Chuck versus Team Jock/Connerty/Sacker/anyone who rubs Chuck the wrong way. Axe and Chuck are buds now—I know, it’s strange—and appear willing to help each other squash their respective enemies. (For now, at least.)

With the fourth season’s first episode, “Chucky Rhoades’ Greatest Game,” now in the books, let’s celebrate Billions’ boisterous return with some premiere superlatives.

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Next Time on Billions Season 4 Episode 2 – March 18, 2019

Season 4, Episode 2: “Arousal Template”

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 18, 2019

On the next episode of Billions season 4 episode 2, Axe, still focused on wrecking Taylor and their new company, hits it off with a venture capitalist. Chuck sets his sights on a new position. Wendy asks Chuck to make a change.

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Billions on Showtime, Season 4 Episode 1: Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game

After All, Tomorrow is Another Day!

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | March 17, 2019

What are the odds that the two most anticipated events of the year for yours truly fall on the same day? I got up at 5am to run NYC half-Marathon earlier today and I found out later that Showtime kindly released the Billions Season Premiere today which gave me time to watch the episode two times, sit down and write.

My one word review for the Season Premiere: WHOA.

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Billions Season 4, Episode 1 Recap: Vulture – March 17, 2019

You Gotta Pick Sides

by Sarene Leeds  | Vulture | March 17, 2019

If you had trouble untangling yourself from the intricate web that was the Billions season four premiere, you’re not alone. Even star Paul Giamatti has admitted that he can’t keep track of the Showtime drama’s mind-bending plot twists. That’s not to say “Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game” isn’t a fantastic episode, but it is an exhausting one. And by the end, we’re still left asking the same question: Is the quest for such all-encompassing power worth it?

For now, the main players — Chuck Rhoades, Jr. (Giamatti), Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), and Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillion) — are going to answer with a resounding “yes.” Four seasons in, and the adrenaline rush of the game continues to fuel their existence. Never mind that it’s come at some seriously crippling costs: Axe has lost his family and now requires a personal detail of six bodyguards (getting mixed up with Russian oligarchs will do that). Chuck, stripped of his U.S. Attorney title, has been reduced to a private law practice in which the strings are, unsurprisingly, being pulled by his blue-blooded father, Charles Rhoades, Sr. (Jeffrey DeMunn, still making his loathsome character one of the most delicious things about Billions). And Taylor is learning some uncomfortable lessons about the high-stakes world of which they so desperately want (and deserve) a piece.

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Billions Season 4, Episode 1: Entertainment Weekly – March 17, 2019

It’s a Fresh Start, and the Same Old Enemies, for Chuck and Axe

by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | March 17, 2019

The fourth season of Billions begins with a very familiar image: Wags in a club, flanked by women, snorting coke. Apparently, he’s on a mission to secure a deal for a sovereign wealth fund, and as always, that means partying hard until the deal is done. Things seem to be looking good. Wags tells the man he’s meeting with that their final stipulation is that the client does no business with Taylor Mason. The man seems to agree, telling Wags that they can bring the party back to the Embassy of the Arab State of Qadir, where he’ll get to seal the deal with the Shiekh. Things don’t go as planned though. Rather than get a big meeting, Wags gets drugged and thrown into a dingy storage closet.

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