The Punch



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Episode Info

The pressure starts to affect Axe; Chuck uses the past to his advantage.


Paul Giamatti
as Chuck Rhoades
Damian Lewis
as Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod
Malin Akerman
as Lara Axelrod
David Costabile
as Mike 'Wags' Wagner
Maggie Siff
as Wendy Rhoades
Toby Leonard Moore
as Bryan Connerty
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Critic Reviews for The Punch

But it's just as possible that our current lack of insight, which this episode did not lessen, will make a split impossible to care about.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

While not as strong as the previous episode, "The Punch" did shift its focus from Axe the hedge fund manager to Axe the family man, so there wasn't as much opportunity for the show to dig into the nitty gritty details on finance.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Punch is baffling... just baffling. There is almost not a single moment that logically leads to another moment.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Punch" exposes the volatility of both marriages, and suggests it as a natural consequence of individual aggression and power.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Again, the casting department deserves a special award.

May 7, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"The Punch" is the best episode of Billions for a host of reasons, chief among them its willingness to define Chuck's unyielding obsession with taking Bobby down.

May 7, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…