Cast & Crew
Bobby "Axe" Axelrod
Mike "Wags" Wagner
Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game Videos
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If you had trouble untangling yourself from the intricate web that was the Billions season-four premiere, you're not alone...That's not to say "Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game" isn't a fantastic episode, but it is an exhausting one.
Part of the appeal of Billions is that it offers mere mortals a glimpse into the lives of the very, very rich...What's missing is a woman's perspective.
The whole plot is classic Billions. It's twisty and unpredictable and populated with some truly outrageous characters.
In the Season 4 premiere of Showtime's ruthlessly entertaining financial thriller, "Billions"...we're reminded that no matter what game they're playing, men like Axe aren't happy unless they go all-in on every hand.
Neither Chuck nor Axe is truly in the gutter at this point, but watching them claw their way back to the top, with or without each other's help, should make for another satisfying season of Billions.
Billions has always been about the increasingly paranoid attempts by its many players to one-up each other. With "Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game," paranoia is the dominating theme. It is the crux of what makes this episode tick.
Season 4 is out of the gates with a very bullish PLUS 8. Kudos to the writers...
Despite the clever psychological toing and froing, the double-dealing intrigue and the black arts of manipulation, blackmail and duplicity, when it comes to the big players in the Billions universe, they are always all in.
It's still a toxic, d----swinging contest between two wealthy assholes, but the cultural climate has changed enough so that I don't care - I'm here to see people win and lose, and see their lives shattered and ruined.
I am very much here for Axe v. Taylor/Grigor. I don't know how Chuck plays into it now that he an Axe and buddies. I'm excited to find out.