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Glossary: B
First Air Date: January 17th, 2016
Last Air Date: June 10th, 2018
Created By: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin
Star Casts: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Toby Leonard Moore, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin
Aired On: Showtime
Episode Runtime: 60 minutes
Total Seasons: 3 Seasons
Total Episodes: 36 Episodes
Type: Scripted
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: Showtime - Billions

Last Updated: Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:52:20 +0000

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A complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (12 Episodes)

1: Pilot - Aired: 2016-01-17

An inside tip sparks a high stakes game of cat and mouse.

2: Naming Rights - Aired: 2016-01-24

Chuck's probe is derailed temporarily; Axe makes an aggressive move.

3: Yumtime - Aired: 2016-01-31

Axe makes an activist play, and the move reverberates back to Chuck.

4: Short Squeeze - Aired: 2016-02-07

Axe deals with a betrayal. Chuck learns the inner workings of Axe Capital.

5: The Good Life - Aired: 2016-02-14

Axe unceremoniously disappears. Chuck intensifies his investigation.

6: The Deal - Aired: 2016-02-21

Wendy facilitates a deal that hinges on a meeting between Chuck and Axe.

7: The Punch - Aired: 2016-03-06

The pressure starts to affect Axe. Chuck uses the past to his advantage.

8: Boasts and Rails - Aired: 2016-03-13

A tip throws the case into jeopardy. Secrets surface from Axe's past.

9: Where the F*ck is Donnie? - Aired: 2016-03-20

A sudden and mysterious disappearance sends both Axe and Chuck spinning.

10: Quality of Life - Aired: 2016-03-27

Axe and Wendy do some soul searching. Chuck suffers a devastating setback.

11: Magical Thinking - Aired: 2016-04-03

Axe loses big on a bad trade. Chuck finds proof that could save the case.

12: The Conversation - Aired: 2016-04-10

Chuck goes in search of Axe and an explosive confrontation.

Season 2 (12 Episodes)

1: Risk Management - Aired: 2017-02-19

In the aftermath of their Season One confrontation, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and hedge fund king Bobby Axelrod are digging out of the wreckage. Chuck faces scrutiny from within his office and from the Attorney General. Axe refortifies Axe Capital, and weighs his options for retaliation. The fund wrestles with a precarious economic landscape that threatens the very existence of Axe Cap. Wendy entertains an offer from a rival hedge fund manager. Lara intervenes in an emergency at her children’s school.

2: Dead Cat Bounce - Aired: 2017-02-26

Axe publicly spars with a rival hedge fund manager and with the help of a talented intern initiates a new financial play to hurt the competition. Chuck deploys his team to quickly find a high-profile case that might save his sinking status. Wendy navigates a minefield of questioning that could result in disaster for Chuck.

3: Optimal Play - Aired: 2017-03-05

Axe considers buying an NFL franchise and develops a new ally. Chuck begins a last-ditch case against a banking titan by developing a low-level informant. Axe Cappers attend the annual Alpha Cup Charity Poker Tournament. Wendy makes a controversial appearance at the tournament by accompanying Axe's competitor as his performance coach. Lara launches her new business.

4: The Oath - Aired: 2017-03-12

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.

5: Currency - Aired: 2017-03-19

Chuck, Connerty and Sacker must rely on an anxious insider who's willing to wear a wire. Meanwhile, Axe's numbers take a big hit, leaving him to scout ideas for a quick play with a huge payoff. Wendy rediscovers her passion for her former job at Axe Capital through an old colleague. The reality of Lara's business starts to affect her marriage.

6: Indian Four - Aired: 2017-03-26

Axe negotiates with a reluctant seller, who is key to the success of Axe’s municipal bond play. Wendy makes a professional decision that adds further conflict to her relationship with Chuck. As attempts to reach a deal with a high profile defendant fail, Chuck’s office faces the uncertainty of jury selection. Tensions between Lara and Axe escalate.

7: Victory Lap - Aired: 2017-04-02

Axe assembles a war room in the Hamptons following a disastrous setback in Sandicot for Axe Capital. The fate of the town hangs in the balance while Axe seeks counsel on how to best recoup his losses. Meanwhile, Chuck capitalizes on a high-profile victory, but alienates Wendy in the process, causing the couple to change the status of their separation.

8: The Kingmaker - Aired: 2017-04-09

Axe investigates who was behind the breakdown in his Sandicot dealings but faces formidable opposition. Chuck digs up dirt on a political rival. Lara makes a PR trip to Sandicot to ease tensions between the town and the Axelrods. Wendy helps Taylor solve a problem at Axe Capital. Chuck and Senior curry favor with a powerful ally.

9: Sic Transit Imperium - Aired: 2017-04-16

Axe is offered inside information from a former employee and considers whether to use it. Chuck faces external pressure to drop an ongoing investigation. Lara plans a lavish birthday celebration for Axe only to discover he's lied to her about his relationship with Wendy. Chuck is willing to support Ira and Senior's investment in a company about to go public.

10: With or Without You - Aired: 2017-04-23

Axe deals with a major family disturbance involving Lara and the kids. Chuck considers the potential pitfalls of his personal life while being vetted for political advancement. Wendy tries to right a wrong she committed against Axe. At an impromptu dinner Chuck and Wendy open up to each other.

11: Golden Frog Time - Aired: 2017-04-30

Chuck finds he has much at stake in the success of a new business venture; Senior, too, is heavily invested. Meanwhile, Axe takes out a massive short and takes steps to insure its failure. Wendy wrestles with a familiar and uncomfortable position: caught between Axe and Chuck.

12: Ball in Hand - Aired: 2017-05-07

Axe receives news from an unexpected source that he's in the crosshairs of law enforcement. While Axe moves quickly to safeguard his livelihood, Chuck arranges the last pieces of his long game in order to secure victory. Lara marshals her resources to protect what’s hers. Wendy and Chuck make a momentous decision about the state of their marriage. Season finale.

Season 3 (12 Episodes)

1: Tie Goes to the Runner - Aired: 2018-03-25

Chuck receives a mandate from a new boss. Axe braves a difficult choice following his recent indictment. Taylor generates a monster strategy. Lara threatens to pull her money from Axe Capital. Sacker strives to prove herself as Chief of Crim.

2: The Wrong Maria Gonzalez - Aired: 2018-04-01

Chuck tries to cash in a favor owed to him by an honorable judge. Axe orchestrates creative new avenues for conducting trades. Wendy helps Taylor weather their first major crisis. Connerty continues chasing down Ice Juice leads.

3: A Generation Too Late - Aired: 2018-04-08

Chuck faces a dilemma when he's given a perverse directive. Axe expands upon a secret venture. Taylor and Wags interview a different type of Axe Capital employee. Connerty and Dake close in on key witnesses in the Ice Juice sabotage. Axe and Lara consider an unexpected agreement.

4: Hell of a Ride - Aired: 2018-04-15

Axe explores the new arena of venture philanthropy and looks to neutralize old accomplices. Connerty’s scrutiny of Chuck intensifies. Chuck tries to reconcile with his father. Wags pursues an intensely personal real estate acquisition.

5: Flaw in the Death Star - Aired: 2018-04-22

Chuck trades favors with a co-conspirator. Axe and Chuck fight for the loyalty of the same witness. Connerty gets closer to the truth. Axe sends Taylor to Silicon Valley to explore new business opportunities. Dollar Bill plans a big short position on a pharmaceutical company stock, but not everyone at Axe Cap approves.

6: The Third Ortolan - Aired: 2018-04-29

Axe tracks down a critical piece of evidence that could destroy him. Both Axe and Chuck reckon with just how far they're willing to go to protect Wendy. The Ice Juice case comes to a head when a judge gives Connerty a difficult deadline.

7: Not You, Mr. Dake - Aired: 2018-05-06

Axe and Chuck face mounting evidence of their involvement in the Ice Juice sabotage. Taylor questions Wendy’s authority and motivations at Axe Capital. Connerty makes his case in court but comes up against unexpected witness testimony.

8: All the Wilburys - Aired: 2018-05-13

Axe tries for a fresh start at Axe Capital. Chuck asserts his political autonomy—and wrestles with whether to honor his word to a friend. Taylor asks for more independence at Axe Capital. Lara and Axe negotiate a new arrangement regarding Lara's money. Connerty adjusts to an uncomfortable situation.

9: Icebreaker - Aired: 2018-05-20

Axe makes a bold play to secure capital from a controversial source. Taylor chafes against Axe’s recent moves. Chuck recruits the allies he needs to move forward with a new plan. Connerty seeks out a career opportunity.

10: Redemption - Aired: 2018-05-27

Axe explores an unappealing investment at a desperate moment. Taylor makes a personal compromise for business. Chuck suspects a major foe may be on to his scheme. Sacker calls in a favor from the FBI. Wendy advises an Axe Capper to make bold moves.

11: Kompenso - Aired: 2018-06-03

Axe determines his employees' worth at the year-end "comp” meetings. Chuck advances a dangerous plan, but is distracted by a friend in need of help. Taylor and Axe argue over Taylor's place and worth at the firm. Wendy seeks Lara's aid with an internal Axe Cap problem. Connerty discovers a new, secret source of information.

12: Elmsley Count - Aired: 2018-06-10

Axe dominates a capital raise event, but is soon challenged by an unexpected competitor. Chuck looks to strike the ultimate blow on an enemy. Wendy reckons with past decisions, and chooses a side. Connerty confronts Sacker about Chuck's activities. Taylor takes a big position.