Billions (Showtime) Season Four Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Mar 17, 2019 #1 of 131
    astrohip

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    The 4th season of Showtime's Billions starts today. Let the fun begin!

    The premiere is titled "Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game"
     
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    astrohip

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    Good start. The hour flew by. Loved the train of schemes Chuck put together.

    That final scene, the murder reenactment. Thought a car was gonna smoosh him. Don't play with me like that! :rolleyes:
     
  4. Mar 18, 2019 #4 of 131
    Anubys

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    I love that Chuck and Axle are now friends...those 2 working together should put the fear of God into anyone.

    "they" looked amazing with hair and makeup!
     
  5. Mar 18, 2019 #5 of 131
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    Timely story line at Sparks Steak House which was in the news last week with the mob hit in Jersey. Several news stories mentioned the last hit was indeed at Sparks in the 80s when Paul Castellano was gunned down. Nice re-enactment too :)
     
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    astrohip

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    I thought the "Hot like Kate Jackson" comment was spot-on. They really were rocking that Charlie's Angel's look.
     
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    That's exactly what I thought.
     
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    Malcontent

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    I wish I could binge this show right now. The wait between episodes is killing me. :)
     
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    Anubys

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    This is a perfect binge show. I'm strongly considering doing this (although I did watch yesterday's ep live).
     
  10. Mar 18, 2019 #10 of 131
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    I wonder how long it will last. The two of them have a significant difference in their dealings with people. Axe is all about loyalty -- he expects complete loyalty from his people, and he is reluctant to betray any of his people who have not first betrayed him (and he does not easily forgive). Chuck is willing to betray anyone if it will help achieve his goals. So I am wondering who will be the first to betray the other. It is easy to see Chuck doing it. But I can also see Axe doing it because he has not forgiven Chuck and is playing the long game to get his revenge.
     
  11. Mar 20, 2019 #11 of 131
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    Good episode right out the gate. I was momentarily jolted when Chuck and Axe were talking as friends, then I remembered. I also think it is a long-play for both of them, and each probably suspects the other but the alliance works for now. I figured the sultan was playing Ax all along, but the Russian being a part of it surprised me.
     
  12. Mar 25, 2019 #12 of 131
    astrohip

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    Another strong episode. A work of art the way everything came together at the end. The writers are designing a chess match. Between the Kozlov brothers getting screwed and Taylor standing up to Grigor, and the pension fund/Chuck for AG/Police Commissioner plot, just a pleasure to watch it unfold. Loved how, at the end, they were all at the Festival of San Gennaro. It almost felt like an episode of The Sopranos.

    Seems like Wendy is getting frustrated with Chuck's one-dimensional Arousal Template.
     
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    What is Taylor's assistant connection to last season?
    (Or is she a new character?)
     
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    astrohip

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    New character. Samantha Mathis, played by Sara Hammon, is the COO of Taylor Mason Capital. She's the Wags to Taylor.
     
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    Hank

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    OMG, I'm in love with Rebecca Cantu (Nina Arianda).

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    There's are a lot more prominent female characters this season.



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    For a split second I thought the actress was actually one of those women millionaires/billionaires from the Home Shopping empire like Joy or that lady on Shark Tank. But she must be based on one of them.

    Loving this season so far. One of the few shows left where I look forward to the next episode and think the episodes go by way to quickly.
     
  17. Mar 28, 2019 #17 of 131
    mcb08

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    Did anyone notice when Grigor referred to Taylor as 'She' (during a discussion with Axe)? It's the only time I've noticed anyone using the incorrect pronoun. I wonder what the purpose of that was.
     
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    astrohip

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    So we meet Taylor's dad. Interesting guy. Still calls his daughter "her". But he's trying. :confused:

    Chicken Town!
     
  19. Apr 7, 2019 #19 of 131
    astrohip

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    How did they fit all that in one hour? I'm not sure I had time to catch my breath.

    So Grigor is out, and Taylor is backing her dad on a project. Did anyone catch what it's about?

    And Chuck. Saved your career, but cost you your wife. Tough trade to make.

    I'm not a commodities trader, but if a huge LNG facility is going down, wouldn't that raise the price of natural gas? It's not like people are going to quit using it because of a single accident. So capacity leaves town, supply goes down, price goes up. What am I missing?
     
  20. Apr 7, 2019 #20 of 131
    Hank

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    I'm not reading your post above, because the first showing of this week's episode, at least here, starts at midnight, ET. Strange.
     

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