The Kingmaker



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Episode Info

Axe faces opposition investigating Sandicot; Chuck digs up dirt on a rival.


Paul Giamatti
as Chuck Rhoades
Damian Lewis
as Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod
Maggie Siff
as Wendy Rhoades
Malin Akerman
as Lara Axelrod
David Costabile
as Mike 'Wags' Wagner
Toby Leonard Moore
as Bryan Connerty
Condola Rashad
as Kate Sacker
Asia Kate Dillon
as Taylor Mason
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Critic Reviews for The Kingmaker

The pieces fit perfectly on this show these days. You can connect a heartfelt hidden confession like the one Wendy makes to Taylor with a screwball macho plot grenade like Bryan bonding with Gus over the bushido code.

May 7, 2018 | Full Review…

Plus 9! A strong finish for a strong episode!

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Foley is just so all about pleasantries and rules and old-school elegance and brutal, brutal gamesmanship. It's so creepy and menacing because it all has the glaze of refinement and it fits in perfectly with the world Billions has built.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

As Billions gets closer to the end of its second season, two narrative threads are slowly unraveling.

May 8, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

More refreshing still, the episode allows Wendy to reveal flaws in her character, too. We're so used to seeing Wendy as the calm, mature center of a fight between two blustery men.

May 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Strathairn and Servitto were perfectly cast this week.

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

There can be little doubt that things are about to change dramatically. That's just the way Billions rolls.

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