S1:E5 The Good Life

Original Air Date: Feb 14, 2016

Axe orders his traders to unload their positions, and he unceremoniously disappears from Axe Capital. As Axe questions his life choices and plans a trip on his new yacht, Wags and Wendy struggle to maintain morale and order amid the chaos. Meanwhile, Chuck intensifies his investigation in response to Axe's disappearance and is led to a farm in Iowa, where he discovers a key witness to a questionable trade. Armed with the damning evidence, Chuck sends the FBI into Axe Capital to make a surprising arrest.


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Sneak Peek: No One Quits While They're Ahead

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Sneak Peek: No One Quits While They're Ahead

Sneak Peek: This Isn't Fun For Any of Us

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Sneak Peek: This Isn't Fun For Any of Us

"The Good Life pulls one of the show's patented mini-twists when Bobby reveals to Wags that his order to reduce Axe Capital's positions across the board was a sneaky gambit for protecting the fund from a dip in the telecom market."

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"An episode full of sex, money, and yachts."

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"The fifth episode of Showtime's Billions alternates between two distinct stories: As Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) is pulled away from the company he created, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades Jr. (Paul Giammati) puts the pieces in place to go after him."

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7 Seasons, 84 Episodes

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    Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades have been adversaries and they’ve been allies but when the stakes escalate beyond Wall Street their game of one-upmanship threatens to topple empires as Axe returns with a score to settle.

    Season 7
  • Season 6

    New money means no mercy as Mike Prince takes the Axe Capital throne. Meanwhile, Chuck Rhoades is convinced no one should have that much wealth – or power. As all the players seek out new alliances only one thing’s for certain… wealth means war.

    Season 6
  • Season 5

    Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Taylor Mason is forced back to Axe Capital. Wendy Rhoades forges surprising new alliances that put her at odds with both Chuck and Axe.

    Season 5
  • Season 4

    Former enemies Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades, and Wendy Rhoades, the chief counselor to each, have come together to form an uneasy but highly effective alliance aimed at the eradication of all their rivals, including Taylor Mason and Bryan Connerty.

    Season 4
  • Season 3

    The war between Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades has gone nuclear and the fallout could be devastating. They’ve crossed too many lines, broken too many laws and ruined too many lives. Now self-preservation is the name of the game.

    Season 3
  • Season 2

    Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod uses his considerable resources to exact revenge on U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades. Axe's move sends Chuck reeling as he finds himself under investigation, forced to scramble to hang on to his office and his family.

    Season 2
  • Season 1

    Brilliant hedge fund titan Bobby "Axe" Axelrod and brash U.S. District Attorney Chuck Rhoades play a dangerous, winner-take-all game of cat and mouse where the stakes run into ten figures.

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