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Episode Info

Chuck, Connerty and Sacker rely on an anxious insider who is willing to wear a wire; Axe's numbers take a big hit, so he scouts ideas for a quick financial play with a huge payoff; Wendy rediscovers her passion for her former job at Axe Capital when she works with an old colleague; the realities of expanding Lara's business come between her and Axe.


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 Currency

Another smart, taut episode finds time in its breakneck plot for deft character work.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

PLUS 5, not a bad finish for an action packed episode! Finally, after a few episodes building up to this, we're getting hedge fund wolf packs turning on each other and Chuck Rhoades getting people in handcuffs.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

I kept feeling that imagery throughout the whole episode: something, something is definitely going to crack and the heightened speed just upped the heat. And when that big crack came, boy was it satisfying.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

This week's episode finds virtually every character, major and minor, in a similar state of isolation from the people close to them, each left to their own devices.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Thankfully, "Currency" is a shift in the opposite direction, a stirring, exciting episode like no other this season so far.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Props to composer Eskmo's score this week, especially in the final scenes. It always gives the show a propulsive momentum, adding to the tension of key moments.

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

What Billions doesn't do so well: allow the audience to process the emotional fallout without cluttering the scenes with needless expository dialogue, ham-fisted metaphors, and foreshadowing that comes charging down Wall Street like a herd of bulls.

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