The Oath



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Episode Info

Chuck develops a new strategy when his case stalls; Wendy helps a tech billionaire assess a candidate for a special project; Axe considers pledging half his net worth to charity; Lara's business faces a rival; Axe and Chuck find themselves in a room together for the first time since their face-off.


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 The Oath

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.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

PLUS 9! Billions keeps its bullish run going in Season 2.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

For the most part I felt like this was a reliable Billions episode (Billions will be Billions), laying the pipe for things to come.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

"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.

May 9, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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.

May 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

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

Billions goes with the real deal in Cuban's case. He proves surprisingly adept at playing himself counseling Axe about his NFL bid.

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