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The Best Episodes of 'Billions' 

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Updated May 29, 2020 509 votes 113 voters 5.9k views 53 items

There are so many good episodes of Billions, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Short Squeeze" the best, or is "The Oath" your favorite episode of Billions? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Billions are, let's rank every Billions episode from best to worst. 

Billions debuted on Showtime in 2016, and is currently renewed for its fifth season. The drama stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, a cutthroat attorney who tries his best to not be overshadowed by his very successful wife (Maggie Siff). Billions has received generally favorable reviews, thanks to a great supporting cast featuring Damian Lewis, Malin Akerman, and Dan Soder.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Billions, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Billions episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. Once you've finished, You can also check out more drama shows like Billions.

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Golden Frog Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: April 30, 2017

Season 2, Episode 11

Chuck finds he has much at stake in a venture; Axe takes out a huge short.

2
The Kingmaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: April 9, 2017

Season 2, Episode 8

Axe faces opposition investigating Sandicot. Chuck digs up dirt on a rival.

3
The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: April 10, 2016

Season 1, Episode 12

Chuck goes in search of Axe and an explosive confrontation. Season finale.

4
Ball in Hand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: May 7, 2017

Season 2, Episode 12

Axe receives unexpected news; Chuck finalizes his long game. Season finale.

5
Dead Cat Bounce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: February 26, 2017

Season 2, Episode 2

Axe initiates a new financial play. Chuck tries to save his sinking status.

6
Naming Rights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: January 24, 2016

Season 1, Episode 2

Chuck's probe is temporarily derailed. Axe makes an aggressive move.

7
Short Squeeze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: February 7, 2016

Season 1, Episode 4

Axe deals with a betrayal. Chuck learns the inner workings of Axe Capital.

8
Pilot is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: January 17, 2016

Season 1, Episode 1

An inside tip sparks a high stakes game of cat and mouse. Series premiere.

9
The Deal is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: February 21, 2016

Season 1, Episode 6

Wendy facilitates a deal that hinges on a meeting between Chuck and Axe.

10
The Oath is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: March 12, 2017

Season 2, Episode 4

Chuck develops a new strategy. Axe considers a major charitable pledge.

11
Quality of Life is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: March 27, 2016

Season 1, Episode 10

Axe and Wendy do some soul searching. Chuck suffers a devastating setback.

12
Indian Four is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: March 26, 2017

Season 2, Episode 6

Axe negotiates with a timid seller. Chuck's deal with a defendant fails.

13
The Good Life is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: February 14, 2016

Season 1, Episode 5

Axe unceremoniously disappears. Chuck intensifies his investigation.

14
YumTime is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: January 31, 2016

Season 1, Episode 3

Axe makes an activist play in a move that reverberates back to Chuck.

15
Boasts and Rails is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: March 13, 2016

Season 1, Episode 8

A tip throws the case into jeopardy. Secrets surface from Axe's past.

16
Optimal Play is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: March 5, 2017

Season 2, Episode 3

Axe considers buying an NFL team. Chuck cultivates a low-level informant.

17
Currency is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: March 19, 2017

Season 2, Episode 5

Chuck must rely on an anxious insider. Axe scouts ideas for a quick play.

18
With or Without You is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: April 23, 2017

Season 2, Episode 10

Axe deals with a family disturbance. Chuck gets vetted for advancement.

19
The Punch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: March 6, 2016

Season 1, Episode 7

The pressure starts to affect Axe. Chuck uses the past to his advantage.

20
Magical Thinking is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: April 3, 2016

Season 1, Episode 11

Axe loses big on a bad trade. Chuck finds proof that could save the case.

21
Victory Lap is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: April 2, 2017

Season 2, Episode 7

Axe assembles a war room after a setback. Chuck capitalizes on a victory.

22
Sic Transit Imperium is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: April 16, 2017

Season 2, Episode 9

Axe is offered inside information. Chuck is pushed to end an investigation.

23
Where the F*ck is Donnie... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: March 20, 2016

Season 1, Episode 9

A sudden and mysterious disappearance sends both Axe and Chuck spinning.

24
Risk Management is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Original Airing: February 19, 2017

Season 2, Episode 1

Chuck faces scrutiny from the AG. Axe weighs his options. Season premiere.

25
Tie Goes to the Runner ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Billions'
Tie Goes to the Runner

Original Airing: March 25, 2018

Season 3, Episode 1

Chuck receives a mandate from a new boss. Axe braves a difficult choice following his recent indictment. Taylor generates a monster strategy. Lara threatens to pull her money from Axe Capital. Sacker strives to prove herself as Chief of Crim.