Dead Cat Bounce



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Episode Info

Axe publicly spars with a rival hedge fund manager and with the help of a talented intern initiates a new financial play to hurt the competition. Meanwhile, Chuck deploys his team to quickly find a high-profile case that might save his sinking status; and Wendy navigates a minefield of questioning that could result in disaster for Chuck.


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
Asia Kate Dillon
as Taylor Mason
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Critic Reviews for Dead Cat Bounce

Chuck Rhoades triumphant: Who'd'a thunk it? Billions a blast: Who'd'a thunk that?

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Holy smokes, we ended up 8 points in positive territory, quite possibly the highest score an episode of Billions has ever put up!

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

This was a genuinely thrilling sequence.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

While Billions does a good job of working Taylor into the story, immediately establishing the importance of another character, Wendy gets a bit of a bum deal in this episode.

May 10, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Axe's antihero appeal comes through in the opening scene.

May 10, 2018 | Full Review…

This was Lewis's best episode in a long time, and he's clearly inspired by the his new castmates. His scenes with Strong, Dillon, and Bogosian are great.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…