The BEST episodes of Billions

Every episode of Billions ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Billions!

U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king, Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.

Last Updated: 10/5/2022Network: Showtime
Golden Frog Time
3856 votes

#1 - Golden Frog Time

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/30/2017

Chuck finds he has much at stake in the success of a new business venture; Senior, too, is heavily invested. Meanwhile, Axe takes out a massive short and takes steps to insure its failure. Wendy wrestles with a familiar and uncomfortable position: caught between Axe and Chuck.

Directors: Karyn Kusama
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Ball in Hand
3733 votes

#2 - Ball in Hand

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 5/7/2017

Axe receives news from an unexpected source that he's in the crosshairs of law enforcement. While Axe moves quickly to safeguard his livelihood, Chuck arranges the last pieces of his long game in order to secure victory. Lara marshals her resources to protect what’s hers. Wendy and Chuck make a momentous decision about the state of their marriage. Season finale.

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Elmsley Count
1918 votes

#3 - Elmsley Count

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/10/2018

Axe dominates a capital raise event, but is soon challenged by an unexpected competitor. Chuck looks to strike the ultimate blow on an enemy. Wendy reckons with past decisions, and chooses a side. Connerty confronts Sacker about Chuck's activities. Taylor takes a big position.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Extreme Sandbox
1499 votes

#4 - Extreme Sandbox

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/9/2019

Axe makes a big decision. Connerty gets closer to the truth. Tensions rise, and dynamics shift.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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The Conversation
3837 votes

#5 - The Conversation

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/10/2016

Axe learns that Chuck has new evidence against him that could land him in prison. As Lara makes plans for the Axelrod family to flee the country, Axe accuses Wendy of leaking the info to Chuck. A defiant Wendy realizes how far Chuck has gone in his pursuit of Axe and threatens to expose him. Having sacrificed so much to this case - including possibly his marriage - Chuck finds Axe for an explosive confrontation.

Directors: Michael Cuesta
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No Direction Home
827 votes

#6 - No Direction Home

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/3/2021

Chuck, Axe and Prince maneuver to outsmart and outpower each other. Taylor finds themself at a crossroads regarding their role as a leader, while Wendy struggles to sort out her personal life. Alliances shift in an all-out brawl that leads the future of Axe Capital down an unexpected path. Season finale.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Not You, Mr. Dake
1992 votes

#7 - Not You, Mr. Dake

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/6/2018

Axe and Chuck face mounting evidence of their involvement in the Ice Juice sabotage. Taylor questions Wendy’s authority and motivations at Axe Capital. Connerty makes his case in court but comes up against unexpected witness testimony.

Directors: Michael Morris
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The Third Ortolan
1990 votes

#8 - The Third Ortolan

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/29/2018

Axe tracks down a critical piece of evidence that could destroy him. Both Axe and Chuck reckon with just how far they're willing to go to protect Wendy. The Ice Juice case comes to a head when a judge gives Connerty a difficult deadline.

Directors: John Dahl
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The Kingmaker
3985 votes

#9 - The Kingmaker

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/9/2017

Axe investigates who was behind the breakdown in his Sandicot dealings but faces formidable opposition. Chuck digs up dirt on a political rival. Lara makes a PR trip to Sandicot to ease tensions between the town and the Axelrods. Wendy helps Taylor solve a problem at Axe Capital. Chuck and Senior curry favor with a powerful ally.

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Overton Window
1548 votes

#10 - Overton Window

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/7/2019

Axe Cap suffers an attack at a crucial moment. Taylor considers going into business with an unexpected partner. Axe asks for Chuck’s help. Chuck makes a bold move to advance his own career.

Directors: Clement Virgo
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Victory Smoke
815 votes

#11 - Victory Smoke

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/26/2021

With victory in sight for his bank, Axe plots to secure his deposits by poaching from Prince, a move that proves more complicated than it seems. Chuck, Prince and Sacker wrestle with the personal cost of their plan. Taylor looks to enlist an old foe. Wags prepares for a big day.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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1867 votes

#12 - Kompenso

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/3/2018

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. Taylor and Axe argue over Taylor's place and worth at the firm. Wendy seeks Lara's aid with an internal Axe Cap problem. Connerty discovers a new, secret source of information.

Directors: Jessica Yu
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With or Without You
3863 votes

#13 - With or Without You

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/23/2017

Axe deals with a major family disturbance involving Lara and the kids. Chuck considers the potential pitfalls of his personal life while being vetted for political advancement. Wendy tries to right a wrong she committed against Axe. At an impromptu dinner Chuck and Wendy open up to each other.

Directors: Ed Bianchi
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1478 votes

#14 - Lamster

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/2/2019

Wendy weighs her options. Senior makes a shocking discovery. Taylor offers an unlikely solution to help their business. Chuck launches an attack at an enemy. Axe contemplates a risky move.

Directors: Matthew McLoota
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4021 votes

#15 - Currency

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/19/2017

Chuck, Connerty and Sacker must rely on an anxious insider who's willing to wear a wire. Meanwhile, Axe's numbers take a big hit, leaving him to scout ideas for a quick play with a huge payoff. Wendy rediscovers her passion for her former job at Axe Capital through an old colleague. The reality of Lara's business starts to affect her marriage.

Directors: Steph Green
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All the Wilburys
1967 votes

#16 - All the Wilburys

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/13/2018

Axe tries for a fresh start at Axe Capital. Chuck asserts his political autonomy—and wrestles with whether to honor his word to a friend. Taylor asks for more independence at Axe Capital. Lara and Axe negotiate a new arrangement regarding Lara's money. Connerty adjusts to an uncomfortable situation.

Directors: Mike Binder
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Indian Four
4018 votes

#17 - Indian Four

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/26/2017

Axe negotiates with a reluctant seller, who is key to the success of Axe’s municipal bond play. Wendy makes a professional decision that adds further conflict to her relationship with Chuck. As attempts to reach a deal with a high profile defendant fail, Chuck’s office faces the uncertainty of jury selection. Tensions between Lara and Axe escalate.

Directors: Adam Arkin
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Quality of Life
3621 votes

#18 - Quality of Life

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/27/2016

The death of a member of the Axe Capital family forces both Axe and Wendy to do some soul searching, while creating a devastating setback for Chuck. Much to the dismay of the Southern District, they take another loss when an insider trading case is dismissed by a corrupt judge. In a brilliant counter move, Chuck enlists Lonnie Watley to expose the judge, while greasing the rails for a future move. Axe takes his revenge on some of his defecting employees.

Directors: Karyn Kusama
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Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game
1654 votes

#19 - Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/17/2019

Season 4 begins with Axe closing ranks, determined to destroy Taylor. No longer U.S. Attorney, Chuck struggles to regain power. Taylor does what it takes to keep their new company afloat.

Directors: Colin Bucksey
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The Deal
3759 votes

#20 - The Deal

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/21/2016

Axe plans a scorched-earth defense against the public attack on his company - threatening his relationship with Wendy in the process. Chuck's interrogation of Dollar Bill does not go as planned, and political pressure mounts for him to recuse himself in the face of a protracted legal battle. Wendy, caught in the middle, engages in deft shuttle diplomacy to facilitate a deal in the best interests of both men. But everything hinges on a face-to-face meeting between Chuck and Axe to finalize the agreement.

Directors: James Foley
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The Oath
4292 votes

#21 - The Oath

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/12/2017

Under pressure to make progress, Chuck develops a new strategy. Wendy helps a tech billionaire assess a candidate for a special project. Axe considers pledging half his net worth to charity. Lara's new business faces a rival. Meanwhile, Axe and Chuck find themselves together in a room for the first time since their face off.

Directors: Noah Emmerich
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Infinite Game
1521 votes

#22 - Infinite Game

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/28/2019

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.

Directors: Laurie Collyer
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Optimal Play
4328 votes

#23 - Optimal Play

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/5/2017

Axe considers buying an NFL franchise, and finds a new ally. Chuck begins a last ditch case against a banking titan by developing a low-level informant. Meanwhile, Wendy makes a controversial appearance at the Alpha Cup Charity Poker Tournament by accompanying Axe's competitor as his performance coach. Lara launches her new business.

Directors: Alex Gibney
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The Good Life
3905 votes

#24 - The Good Life

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/14/2016

Axe orders his traders to unload their positions, and he unceremoniously disappears from Axe Capital, plunging the firm into chaos. As Axe questions his life choices and plans a trip on his new yacht, Wags and Wendy struggle to maintain order and morale. In response to Axe’s disappearance, Chuck intensifies his investigation, which leads him 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.

Directors: Neil LaBute
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Hell of a Ride
2097 votes

#25 - Hell of a Ride

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/15/2018

Axe explores the new arena of venture philanthropy and looks to neutralize old accomplices. Connerty’s scrutiny of Chuck intensifies. Chuck tries to reconcile with his father. Wags pursues an intensely personal real estate acquisition.

Directors: John Dahl
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