Magical Thinking



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Episode Info

Axe loses big on a bad trade; Chuck finds proof that could save the case.


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 Magical Thinking

When you compare last week's top-to-bottom success of an episode to this week's far spottier installment, you can't help but wonder if Billions just did the same.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

While the emotional vulnerability of hotshot trader Bobby Axelrod and hard to believe refined sartorial elegance of the lawmen out to get him irked us, the writers managed to keep the show grounded enough in reality to pass muster

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Billions wisely takes a step back and slows things down.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Interestingly, one of the most honest moments of the episode - maybe the entire series so far - took place at the uber-obnoxious club in New York called Goldbar.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Every time I think I'm starting to invest in Chuck and Bobby's battle of wits, something happens to remind me that I'm still keeping Billions at arm's length.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The centerpiece of "Magical Thinking" is a long-overdue session between Bobby and Wendy.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

It's always fun to watch a show like Billions slow down and offer up a character-driven episode. This incredibly talented ensemble knows its characters well.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…