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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Billions  

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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 on its third 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.

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Golden Frog Time is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 11: Chuck finds he has much at stake in a venture; Axe takes out a huge short.

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The Kingmaker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 8: Axe faces opposition investigating Sandicot. Chuck digs up dirt on a rival.

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The Conversation is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 12: Chuck goes in search of Axe and an explosive confrontation. Season finale.

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Ball in Hand is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 12: Axe receives unexpected news; Chuck finalizes his long game. Season finale.

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Dead Cat Bounce is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 2: Axe initiates a new financial play. Chuck tries to save his sinking status.

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Naming Rights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 2: Chuck's probe is temporarily derailed. Axe makes an aggressive move.

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The Deal is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 6: Wendy facilitates a deal that hinges on a meeting between Chuck and Axe.

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The Oath is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 4: Chuck develops a new strategy. Axe considers a major charitable pledge.

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Quality of Life is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 10: Axe and Wendy do some soul searching. Chuck suffers a devastating setback.

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Indian Four is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 6: Axe negotiates with a timid seller. Chuck's deal with a defendant fails.

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Pilot is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 1: An inside tip sparks a high stakes game of cat and mouse. Series premiere.

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Boasts and Rails is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 8: A tip throws the case into jeopardy. Secrets surface from Axe's past.

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Currency is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 5: Chuck must rely on an anxious insider. Axe scouts ideas for a quick play.

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Magical Thinking is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 11: Axe loses big on a bad trade. Chuck finds proof that could save the case.

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YumTime is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 3: Axe makes an activist play in a move that reverberates back to Chuck.

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The Punch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 7: The pressure starts to affect Axe. Chuck uses the past to his advantage.

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With or Without You is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 10: Axe deals with a family disturbance. Chuck gets vetted for advancement.

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Short Squeeze is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 4: Axe deals with a betrayal. Chuck learns the inner workings of Axe Capital.

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Sic Transit Imperium is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 9: Axe is offered inside information. Chuck is pushed to end an investigation.

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The Good Life is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 5: Axe unceremoniously disappears. Chuck intensifies his investigation.

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Victory Lap is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 7: Axe assembles a war room after a setback. Chuck capitalizes on a victory.

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Optimal Play is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 3: Axe considers buying an NFL team. Chuck cultivates a low-level informant.

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Where the F*ck is Donnie? is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 1 Episode 9: A sudden and mysterious disappearance sends both Axe and Chuck spinning.

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Risk Management is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Billions
Season 2 Episode 1: Chuck faces scrutiny from the AG. Axe weighs his options. Season premiere.