Billions Season 5 Preview: Axe Isn't Happy About Prince's New Pal

Let the games begin! As you're about to see in the following preview for Sunday night's episode of Showtime's Billions, Axe's (Damian Lewis) next major move has already hit a roadblock and that "roadblock" has a name: Chuck (Paul Giamatti). Directed by Adam Bernstein and written by Theo Travers, "Contract" shows that old wounds don't always heal the way we want them to, as Axe learns all too well when word gets out that Chuck (along with some old professional friends) is siding with Prince (Corey Stoll). Meanwhile, Wendy's (Maggie Siff) feeling of being "devalued" might just lead to a great new opportunity for both her and Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon).

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A look at this week's episode of Billions, image courtesy of Showtime.
Billions
A look at this week's episode of Billions, image courtesy of Showtime.
Billions
A look at this week's episode of Billions, image courtesy of Showtime.
Billions
A look at this week's episode of Billions, image courtesy of Showtime.
Billions
A look at this week's episode of Billions, image courtesy of Showtime.

 

This season, Axe and Chuck have not only their own reignited rivalry to contend with but also some new faces that are looking to take them both down a couple of pegs, permanently. For Axe, it's the threat emanating from social impact pioneer Mike Prince (Stoll) that could prove his downfall, while Chuck finds himself taking on the law in the form of a skilled and savvy district attorney (Maffia). Taylor Mason (Dillon) is set to play a much larger role this season.

Being the one person who can walk that thin neutral line between Axe and Chuck is what forces Taylor back to Axe Capital. Having to protect the company's employees and their assets, Taylor could be the ace of Axe's sleeve or the "monster slayer" Chuck's looking for to end Axe's dominance once and for all. Meanwhile, Wendy (Siff) reevaluates her past allegiances and begins forging some new and powerful team-ups of her own, the kind that will raise Chuck and Axe's eyebrows (and tension levels).

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A look at this week's episode of Billions, image courtesy of Showtime.

Created by executive producers-showrunners Brian Koppelman and David Levien, as well as Andrew Ross Sorkin, Billions stars Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, Jeffrey DeMunn, Roma Mafia, and more. Joining the cast this season are Emmy and Golden Globe winner Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, ER) and Golden Globe nominee Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Ratched) in recurring roles.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.

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