The Conversation



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Episode Info

Season 1 ends with Chuck going in search of Axe, which results in an explosive confrontation.


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 Conversation

This was Billions at its best.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Given how much had built up riding on this showdown, it's amazing they pulled off a clean finish to the first season. Shout out to the writers, Levien, Koppelman and Sorkin.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Billions has at times had difficulties marrying the strengths of its core characters with the importance of its plot line so the best decision it makes for itself in this final episode is to discard that plot altogether.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

The show's creators have channeled some of the popular anger over Wall Street abuses into the show. But "Billions" has played meaningfully and entertainingly with mankind's more fundamental conflicts.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

A finale that made a number of hairpin turns, before rather niftily laying the foundation for a second season.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

I love the tone Lewis strikes whenever he's in a scene with Giamatti. The half-smile, the head cocked, the chest puffed out: Axe hates Chuck and every part of Lewis's body language is meant to reflect that.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…