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    Premieres Sunday, May 3, 2020 @ 9 PM ET on Showtime. Guest stars for the new season are Cory Stoll, Roma Maffia, and Julianna Margulies! Starring Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, and Maggie Siff.

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    https://youtu.be/gh1sTYIJoyQ

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    Episode Title: “The New Decas”

    Synopsis: Bobby Axelrod reaches a major milestone. Chuck struggles to get his bearings as he and Wendy navigate a new normal. Tensions are high at Axe Cap now that Taylor Mason is back. Axe faces off against new rival Mike Prince. Taylor wrestles with a decision.

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    Nice premiere. I’m ready for Chuck and Bobby to at odds again, but this time, not only with Wendy in the middle of their feud, but Taylor too. Corey Stoll looks like he’ll be a great cast addition. Still too writerly to the point where conversations amount to a series of back-and-forth riddles. Regardless, I’m glad that this show has finally returned. It’s by far the latest they’ve ever premiered. I’ve forgotten what the hanging episodes rule is, but airing a series this late in the season should prevent it from Emmy eligibility. Not that the Emmys are ever touching it at this point, but whatever. Here’s to a great new season!

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    They only filmed seven episodes before shutdown. Corey Stoll looks like a good adversary. I’m always curious at budget of this show. With so many characters it must be ridiculous

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    Episode Title: “The Chris Rock Test”

    Synopsis: Axe chases a play at Mike Prince’s conference. Chuck wrestles with his demons and chooses a new path. Wendy takes the lead as Axe Cap faces a threat. Taylor confronts a figure from their past.

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    This is more of what I expected/wanted to see from the season premiere. Corey Stoll really popped here. His character will be a fine adversary for Axe. Only 7 episodes? I was under the impression the entire season filmed before the shutdown occurred. Hope that seventh episode isn’t a cliffhanger of sorts that won’t get resolved until late 2021. Oh well.

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    I’m loving the Corey Stoll character. Also, laughed at the Dexter references made by Chuck.
    Actors confirmed that only seven episodes were filmed. Which I found unusual since season started filming in 2019

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    Episode Title: “Beg, Bribe, Bully”

    Synopsis: Chuck returns to his alma mater to pursue an opportunity. Axe’s big venture is sidelined by a family crisis. Taylor asserts independence with a risky play. Chuck puts Wendy in an awkward position.

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    Another good episode. Wags again was highlight with his kids storyline.

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    The season is getting better and better. Loved Axe’s takedown of that stuffy prepmaster guy, though it does make me wonder two things. Will his son feel an even greater sense of entitlement knowing that his billionaire father will always bail him out of his screw ups, and two, where is the other son? Does he not exist anymore lol? Fine to get rid of Malin Akerman, b/c she was awful, but they did have two sons. It looks like Corey Stoll will be used to good effect all season long (or mini-season). It’s time to meet Julianna Margulies’s character! One of Chuck’s new Yale colleagues? New love interest? Taylor’s scenes were good, especially the one opposite Wendy, but I miss them going head-to-head with Bobby. Hopefully this will be the last episode with Samantha Mathis. One can only hope! Should I be surprised that Wags has a ton of children that’s never been mentioned until now lol? I’d rather have met stripper Mandy in the last episode than Jesus-y Georgie in this one.

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    Episode Title: “Opportunity Zone”

    Synopsis: Axe’s latest move takes him back to his roots but puts him in Mike Prince’s line of fire. Chuck steps into a new role and meets an intriguing colleague. Taylor tries to salvage a missed opportunity. Wendy takes on an interesting new client.

    Guest Star: Julianna Margulies

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    Julianne was good in her part. Will see where it goes but part of me wanted her to go head to head with Axe and not Chuck.

    Chuck Senior is always a highlight.

    wondering if Wendy n Painter will get involved.

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    There’s a reason why Frank Grillo was cast as this hotshot painter and not a Bob Ross-lookalike. Wendy will bone him by season’s end. Same reason why James Wolk was cast in season 2. Loved Queen Julianna gracing our television screens again as what I can only assume is a potential Chuck love interest. I agree that it would have been more interesting to see her go up against Axe as the big villain of the season (nothing against Corey Stoll, who is truly excellent her), but let’s see where this goes for as long as we can. Three more episodes, as it turns out. 🙁

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    Episode Title: “Contract”

    Synopsis: Axe must reckon with his past to secure his future. Chuck plots against Axe with the help of some old associates. Chuck and Wendy both try to move on, but get forced together by an emergency. Wendy and Taylor embark on a new venture.

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    I was geared up to see who Axe’s father was! Maybe that’s coming later, or not. Like this new Taylor/Wendy alliance and want to see where that all goes. Wendy got with the painter guy even sooner than I anticipated lmao. Same for Chuck and Queen Julianna. I really hope they don’t kill off Chuck’s father. Jeffrey DeMunn’s been a fixture on this series since the beginning. It would be sad to see him go now. I found it amusing to bring back Connerty just for this one silent scene. Sacker seemingly has a thing for Connerty men lol. I hope Condola Rashad lands something more significant than this series one of these days. She’s too good to be wasted like this.

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