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April 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm #1202844639
That would actually kind of amazing, though I’m really digging Chuck and Axe as allies. Being enemies for almost three seasons only to go back to that after a short reprieve? The writing would have to really sell that arc hard. Wendy wasn’t at Chuck’s victory party, which is telling. Axe and Wendy have that weird relationship that’s not sexual, but far more familiar than co-workers should have. I’m also really liking Nina Arianda and hope she sticks around for a long time. Such an upgrade from Malin Akerman.April 14, 2019 at 8:43 am #1202852308
Episode Title: “A Proper Sendoff”
Synopsis: Chuck begins work in a new position; Axe is surprised by a visitor from his past; Wendy deals with the consequences of Chuck’s actions; Taylor goes after an organization that has a history with Axe.
Discuss.April 15, 2019 at 9:38 am #1202853935
The season continues to thrill as allegiances complicate and shift with each passing episode. Strong work from both Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Axe’s takedown of that young mentee broker was brutal to watch, but I loved it. Seeing Chuck in power again is great. I figure that somewhere down the road, Bobby will ask for a favor from Chuck that he can’t cash, and then the feud starts back up again? Wendy is still reeling from last episode’s bombshell exposé, but I hope she uses the exposure to her advantage instead of her detriment. Reaching out to Taylor was interesting. Their sessions together were highlights of last season, and Asia Kate Dillon is as stellar as ever in this groundbreaking role. Chuck Sr. might end up being Chuck’s downfall after all? I’m glad the writers didn’t kill off Jeffrey DeMunn, though I’ll miss David Strathairn as well.April 21, 2019 at 9:00 am #1202860711
Episode Title: “Maximum Recreational Depth”
Synopsis: Axe discovers a trap set for him by Taylor; Chuck and Wendy navigate marital issues; Wendy rekindles an unlikely friendship; Taylor pursues a new business venture; Connerty formulates a plan to go after Chuck.
Discuss.April 21, 2019 at 9:27 pm #1202861400
I see you, Geoffrey Owens! From Trader Joe’s to “Billions”! Love it!April 22, 2019 at 8:17 pm #1202862721
I wanted to see Wendy and Taylor renew their friendship naturally, but Axe and Taylor are so thoroughly at odds with one another that it’s impossible for that to happen. I was tickled at the Wall Street fraternity scenes with Wags and wondered why the inductees have to dress up like women lol. Poor Wags. Drugged by the Russians in one episode, and now this happens. I’m also hoping that Axe and Chuck’s “friendship” lasts for as long as it can, even if deep down I know that the series works best when the two men are adversaries with Wendy in the middle. Really glad that Geoffrey Owens is getting genuine work and nailing his performances. We also had one scene with Malin Akerman that was one too many. Nina Arianda needs to be made into a series regular already.April 28, 2019 at 1:36 am #1202869952
Episode Title: “Infinite Game”
Synopsis: Axe and Wendy plan a new attack against Taylor; a favor Chuck did turns out to be a liability; Taylor makes a difficult choice for the good of their company.
Discuss.April 29, 2019 at 1:10 pm #1202872704
Loving all the twists and turns of the season so far! Kevin Pollak was exceptional here as Taylor’s father. Sad to see his story arc end, as it helped illuminate so much of Taylor’s past and upbringing. I’m also thrilled at the complex work Maggie Siff is being given this season too. It’s pretty crazy that she’s sticking with Chuck after his public confessional stunt to win the AG seat exposed her both professionally and personally. I’m predicting a divorce by season’s end now. I’ll need to see Chuck and his father evade any and all sorts of prosecution no matter how guilty they are, b/c what kind of series would we have then lol? Axe’s vendetta against Taylor is getting tiresome, though I’m adoring Nina Arianda as his love interest. It was nice seeing Axe letting his old pizza mentor guy retire to Florida like so many elderly folks wont to do at that age.May 5, 2019 at 10:03 am #1202880708
Episode Title: “Fight Night”
Synopsis: Axe helps Rebecca with a business venture. Chuck faces off with US Attorney General Jock Jeffcoat. Taylor ignites a public battle with Axe. Wendy suffers a blow that could jeopardize her career. Axe Capital and Taylor Mason Capital compete in an unlikely arena.
Discuss.May 6, 2019 at 8:18 am #1202882456
Taylor besting both Axe and Wendy was fun. I guess this takes over the early season Chuck/Axe battles, but I doubt either last forever (the battle or the alliance). The “fight night” between Dollar Bill and Mafee was silly, but it’s exactly the kind of heightened macho levity that this show loves to repeatedly do. I’m reenergized where they’re taking the rest of the season. Something has to make Chuck and Axe turn on each other again. Jock? Charles Sr.? Connerty? Taylor? Wendy??? The plot thickens…May 12, 2019 at 6:27 am #1202889993
Episode Title: “American Champion”
Synopsis: Chuck makes a dramatic move to help Wendy and Senior. Taylor goes after Axe by trying to sabotage someone close to him. Axe contends with difficulties at Axe Capital. Chuck reveals his priorities.
Discuss.May 13, 2019 at 12:44 pm #1202892385
Chuck’s revenge on Jock was pretty wicked, so kudos to that. It’s interesting that Chuck couldn’t bend to Connerty and Jock in the slightest bit to save Wendy’s medical license. I hope Wendy divorces his ass before the season’s over. I enjoyed all the Axe/Taylor feuding this time around, mainly because Nina Arianda’s character was caught in the middle. I’d forgotten about Richard Thomas’s character, but that was a good way to bring him back. Also, I didn’t make the connection that Sarah Stiles was the same person as the current Tony nominee for “Tootsie”! I can definitely envision her doing broad comedy like this (I’m gonna take a wild guess that she’s in the Teri Garr role), but I had no idea she could sing? Awesome! Bonnie had a standout showcase tonight that Stiles completely nailed.May 14, 2019 at 7:11 pm #1202894304
Yes, she is playing Teri Garr role n has the best song in show.May 26, 2019 at 12:14 am #1202910932
Episode Title: “New Year’s Day”
Synopsis: Wendy and Taylor each prep for a big day. Wags gets in touch with his sensitive side. Axe and Wendy’s bond solidifies as he recalls a pivotal moment. Connerty reconnects with a figure from his past.
Discuss.May 27, 2019 at 7:43 am #1202912159
I think these last episodes will be strong showcases for Maggie Siff as Wendy fights for her medical license. Now I’m kinda back to liking these Hester Axe/Taylor wars, but they still don’t quite measure up to the feuding between Chuck and Bobby that fueled the early seasons. The mock board meeting scenes were fun, and I liked Axe’s confession to Wendy about why he knew she would be his business partner for life after 9/11. Also interested in what Connerty is up to against Chuck and his father. Will he really break bad to do it? His brother seems like a character, and I love that life coach guy that Axe briefly replaced Wendy with is now working with Connerty. Sad that only two episodes are left!
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