Billions: Series 5
Axe must reckon with his past to secure his future, and Chuck must work with some old associates if he's to bring him down in the fifth series of the hit drama.
About Billions: Series 5Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades see their vicious rivalry reignited, while new enemies rise and take aim. Social impact pioneer Mike Prince poses a true threat to Axe’s dominance, and Chuck feuds with a formidable district attorney in the first part of the high-stakes drama’s fifth series.
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Episode 1 - Pilot
Paul Giamatti stars as a brilliant prosecutor thrown into a game of cat and mouse with Wall Street billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis).
Episode 2 - Naming Rights
Chuck's probe is temporarily derailed by a new investigation, while Axe makes an aggressive business move in order to settle an old score.
Episode 3 - Yumtime
Axe makes an activist play for a family owned bakery corporation - a move that reverberates back to Chuck by way of a very personal connection.
Episode 4 - Short Squeeze
A spontaneous trip to see Metallica leads Axe to question his freedom, while Chuck is forced to examine the business dealings of his own father.
Episode 5 - The Good Life
Axe disappears, leaving Axe Capital in temporary chaos. Meanwhile, Chuck uncovers some damning evidence against Axe and makes a surprising arrest.
Episode 6 - The Deal
Axe works on his defence against the public attack on his company, leaving Wendy caught in the middle between him and her husband, Chuck.
Episode 7 - The Punch
The pressure from the US Attorney starts to seriously affect Axe before a member of his inner circle turns into an informant.
Episode 8 - Boasts And Rails
Axe receives a tip about a mole inside his company, throwing the US Attorney's case into jeopardy. Later, a secret from Axe's past surfaces.
Episode 9 - Where The **** Is Donnie?
A sudden and mysterious disappearance sends both Axe and Chuck spinning, before Connerty, Chuck and the FBI go on a manhunt.
Episode 10 - Quality Of Life
The death of a member of the Axe Capital family forces both Axe and Wendy to do some soul searching, while also creating a setback for Chuck.
Episode 11 - Magical Thinking
Axe loses hundreds of millions of dollars on a bad trade and turns to Wendy for help. Meanwhile, Chuck looks to secure some powerful allies.
Episode 12 - The Conversation
Axe discovers Chuck has new evidence against him that could land him in prison as the pair meet for an explosive confrontation.
Episode 1 - Risk Management
In the aftermath of their previous confrontation, Chuck faces increased scrutiny from his office, while Axe weighs his options for retaliation.
Episode 2 - Dead Cat Bounce
Axe publicly spars with a rival hedge fund manager, while Chuck attempts to find a case that may salvage his career.
Episode 3 - Optimal Play
Bobby sets his eyes on buying an NFL franchise, while Lara launches her own business venture. Chuck makes a last ditch effort to nail a big case.
Episode 4 - The Oath
Under pressure to make progress and with his case stalling, Chuck develops a new strategy. Axe considers donating half his net worth to charity.
Episode 5 - Currency
Chuck relies heavily on an anxious insider willing to wear a wire. Axe looks for a quick win when he faces a down quarter.
Episode 6 - Indian Four
Axe negotiates with a reluctant seller. Wendy makes a professional decision that adds further conflict to her relationship with Chuck.
Episode 7 - Victory Lap
Axe assembles a war room in the Hamptons following a disastrous setback, and seeks counsel on how to recoup his losses.
Episode 8 - The Kingmaker
Axe looks into who caused the breakdown in his dealings in Sandicot, but faces formidable opposition. Chuck digs up dirt on a political rival.
Episode 9 - Sic Transit Imperium
Lara plans a lavish birthday celebration for Axe, while Wendy deliberates her invitation. Chuck faces external pressure to drop a case.
Episode 10 - With Or Without You
Axe deals with a family disturbance involving Lara, and Chuck considers the potential pitfalls while being vetted for political advancement.
Episode 11 - Golden Frog Time
Both Chuck and his father find they have much riding on the rise or fall of a new IPO.
Episode 12 - Ball In Hand
Axe receives a tip-off when the law moves in on him, just as Chuck's long game comes tantalisingly close to fruition.
Episode 1 - Tie Goes To The Runner
In the opening episode, Chuck receives a mandate from a new boss and Axe braves a hard choice following a recent accusation.
Episode 2 - The Wrong Maria Gonzalez
Chuck tries to cash in a favour owed to him by an honourable judge. Axe orchestrates creative new avenues for conducting trades.
Episode 3 - A Generation Too Late
Chuck faces a dilemma when he's given a perverse directive. Taylor and Wags interview a different type of Axe Capital employee.
Episode 4 - Hell Of A Ride
Axe explores the new arena of venture philanthropy and looks to neutralise old accomplices. Chuck tries to reconcile with his father.
Episode 5 - Flaw In The Death Star
Axe and Chuck fight for the loyalty of the same witness. Taylor travels to Silicon Valley to explore new business opportunities.
Episode 6 - The Third Ortolan
Axe tracks down a critical piece of evidence, and both he and Chuck question how far they are willing to go to protect Wendy.
Episode 7 - Not you, Mr Drake
Axe and Chuck face mounting evidence of their involvement in the Ice Juice sabotage, and Taylor questions Wendy's motivations at Axe Capital.
Episode 8 - All The Wilburys
Axe tries for a fresh start at Axe Capital. Chuck asserts his political autonomy and wrestles with whether to honour his word to a friend.
Episode 9 - Icebreaker
Axe makes a bold play to secure capital from a controversial source, while Taylor chafes against his recent moves. Chuck recruits new allies.
Episode 10 - Redemption
Axe explores an unappealing investment at a desperate moment. Taylor makes a personal compromise for business.
Episode 11 - Kompenso
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.
Episode 12 - Elmsley Count
Axe dominates a capital raise event, but is soon challenged by an unexpected competitor. Chuck looks to strike the ultimate blow on an enemy.
Episode 1 - Chuckie Rhoades's Greatest Game
The bitter feud between Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades appears to be over, but new opponents rising may threaten their alliance.
Episode 2 - Arousal Template
Axe, still focused on wrecking Taylor and their new company, hits it off with a venture capitalist.
Episode 3 - Chickentown
Axe has to step in when a tip from Dollar Bill goes south quickly. Chuck faces a threat to his new career aspirations.
Episode 4 - Overton Window
Axe Cap suffers an attack at a key moment. Axe turns to Chuck for help, while Chuck makes a bold move to better his career.
Episode 5 - A Proper Send-Off
While Chuck starts in his new role, Axe receives a blast from his past. Wendy deals with the consequences of Chuck's actions.
Episode 6 - Maximum Recreational Depth
Axe finds out Taylor is trying to trap him. Meanwhile, Connerty hatches a plan to go after Chuck.
Episode 7 - Infinite Game
Wendy and Axe devise a new plan of attack against Taylor. Meanwhile, Taylor is forced to make a difficult decision for the good of their company.
Episode 8 - Fight Night
Chuck faces off with US Attorney General Jock Jeffcoat. Meanwhile, Taylor ignites a public battle with Axe.
Episode 9 - American Champion
Taylor sabotages someone close to Axe as he goes on the attack. Meanwhile, Chuck reveals just where his priorities lie.
Episode 10 - New Year's Day
Axe and Wendy's bond solidifies as Axe remembers a pivotal moment.
Episode 11 - Lamster
Wendy weighs her options. Senior makes a shocking discovery. Taylor offers an unlikely solution to help their business.
Episode 12 - Extreme Sandbox
Tensions rise and dynamics shift as Axe makes a big decision and Connerty gets closer to the truth.
Episode 1 - The New Decas
Bobby Axelrod reaches a major milestone. Meanwhile, Chuck struggles to get his bearings as he and Wendy navigate a new normal.
Episode 2 - The Chris Rock Test
Chuck wrestles with his demons and chooses a new path. Meanwhile, Wendy takes the lead as Axe Camp faces a new threat.
Episode 3 - Beg, Bribe, Bully
Chuck returns to his alma mater to pursue an opportunity. Axe's big venture is sidelined by a family crisis.
Episode 4 - Opportunity Zone
Axe's latest move takes him back to his roots. Chuck steps into a new role and meets an intriguing colleague.
Episode 5 - Contract
Axe must reckon with his past to secure his future. Chuck plots against Axe with the help of some old associates.
Episode 6 - The Nordic Model
Axe's plans are threatened. Meanwhile, Chuck wages war on a new front, but a dangerous gambit tests his budding relationship.
Episode 7 - The Limitless ****
Axe makes big plays with an unconventional source of inspiration. Meanwhile, Chuck goes to desperate lengths for family.