Tuesday, April 30, 2019

What I’m Watching: Billions

Billions: Season 4, Episode 6 “Maximum Recreational Depth” (B-)

I suppose things are getting a bit less ridiculous now, but I’m still not sold on a few things. It’s hard to understand why Wendy is still living with Chuck, and how he thought that her giving him permission to have a friend over somehow made it seem like a good idea to end the night with visible scars that would clearly elicit rumors of her involvement. It’s hard to know also where to stand on the Taylor situation since what was crudely described by Orrin as a “Spacey-style” move in the contracts which made Axe a co-owner of the firm was theoretically malicious and should be worthy of some retribution. Yet I didn’t buy that Wendy would respond to Taylor’s olive branch of friendship by undercutting them and gathering damaging information on how to take them down. I don’t know what the purpose of Wags’ humiliation was other than to show that horrible people do often get what’s coming to them, paid back for the hurt they’ve caused to others by being forced to experience a bit of their own. I did like that Rebecca pushed back when Axe didn’t want to share his business frustrations with her and managed to get him to come around to the idea of opening up on his own. Bryan and Chuck going to war in front of the friendly Judge DeGiulio initially looked like it might not benefit Chuck after all before his usual collusion was shown, but ultimately it was Bryan who made a huge leap forward in his efforts to take Chuck down by officially getting his wiretap started, something that shouldn’t take long to produce devastating results.

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