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The Oath, its stellar second season's fourth episode, is a strict machine, a marvel of efficiency, in which scenes are pared down to their bare essentials for both plot and character.
For the most part I felt like this was a reliable Billions episode (Billions will be Billions), laying the pipe for things to come.
"The Oath" is a bit of a strange episode when it comes to parsing out the details of the NFL deal and how it ties in with everything...Here's hoping that by next week, Billions is back to the chaotic pace that's defined some of the show's best episodes.
The episode ends with the season's first direct confrontation between Chuck and Axe...Billions has smartly handled their relationship like Al Pacino and Robert De Niro's in Heat, allowing their cat-and-mouse game to play out separately.
As interesting as the Wendy and Lara arcs are, the meat of the episode is Chuck and Axe maneuvering themselves toward what we've been waiting for: their first meeting since the end of last season.
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