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The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

Updated June 15, 2020 749 votes 127 voters 7.3k views49 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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  • 1
    74
    7

    Golden Frog Time

    April 30, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 11

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

  • 2
    38
    10

    The Kingmaker

    April 9, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 8

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

  • 3
    38
    10

    The Conversation

    April 10, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 12

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

  • 4
    31
    11

    Ball in Hand

    May 7, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 12

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

  • 5
    25
    7

    The Deal

    February 21, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 6

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

  • 6
    21
    5

    Dead Cat Bounce

    February 26, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 2

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

  • 7
    27
    14

    Short Squeeze

    February 7, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 4

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

  • 8
    19
    5

    Indian Four

    March 26, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 6

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

  • 9
    24
    12

    Naming Rights

    January 24, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 2

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

  • 10
    23
    12

    Pilot

    January 17, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 1

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

  • 11
    14
    4

    The Oath

    March 12, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 4

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

  • 12
    16
    8

    Optimal Play

    March 5, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 3

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

  • 13
    15
    8

    Currency

    March 19, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 5

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

  • 14
    15
    8

    With or Without You

    April 23, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 10

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

  • 15
    10
    2

    The Punch

    March 6, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 7

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

  • 16
    24
    20

    Quality of Life

    March 27, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 10

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

  • 17
    10
    2

    YumTime

    January 31, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 3

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

  • 18
    15
    11

    Boasts and Rails

    March 13, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 8

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

  • 19
    9
    2

    Magical Thinking

    April 3, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 11

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

  • 20
    17
    15

    The Good Life

    February 14, 2016

    Season 1, Episode 5

    Axe unceremoniously disappears. Chuck intensifies his investigation.

  • 21
    9
    7

    Victory Lap

    April 2, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 7

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

  • 22

    Season 1, Episode 9

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

  • 23
    5
    2

    Risk Management

    February 19, 2017

    Season 2, Episode 1

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

  • 24
    2
    0

    Elmsley Count

    June 10, 2018

    Season 3, Episode 12

    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.

  • 25
    1
    0

    Not You, Mr. Dake

    May 6, 2018

    Season 3, Episode 7

    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.