The Best Episodes of 'Billions'

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

    Golden Frog Time

    Season 2, Episode 11

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

  • The Conversation

    The Conversation

    Season 1, Episode 12

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

  • The Kingmaker

    The Kingmaker

    Season 2, Episode 8

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

  • The Punch

    The Punch

    Season 1, Episode 7

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

  • Dead Cat Bounce

    Dead Cat Bounce

    Season 2, Episode 2

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

  • Ball in Hand

    Ball in Hand

    Season 2, Episode 12

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

  • Short Squeeze

    Short Squeeze

    Season 1, Episode 4

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

  • Magical Thinking

    Magical Thinking

    Season 1, Episode 11

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

  • Indian Four

    Indian Four

    Season 2, Episode 6

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

  • Quality of Life

    Quality of Life

    Season 1, Episode 10

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

  • Boasts and Rails

    Boasts and Rails

    Season 1, Episode 8

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

  • Naming Rights

    Naming Rights

    Season 1, Episode 2

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

  • Elmsley Count

    Elmsley Count

    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.

  • Pilot


    Season 1, Episode 1

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

  • YumTime


    Season 1, Episode 3

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

  • The Good Life

    The Good Life

    Season 1, Episode 5

    Axe unceremoniously disappears. Chuck intensifies his investigation.

  • The Oath

    The Oath

    Season 2, Episode 4

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

  • Sic Transit Imperium

    Sic Transit Imperium

    Season 2, Episode 9

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

  • Where the F*ck is Donnie?

    Where the F*ck is Donnie?

    Season 1, Episode 9

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

  • Risk Management

    Risk Management

    Season 2, Episode 1

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

  • Chickentown


    Season 4, Episode 3

    Axe has to step in when a tip from Dollar Bill goes south quickly. Chuck faces a threat to his new career aspirations. Wendy and Axe develop a plan to derail Taylor’s business. Taylor receives an important guest.

  • Hell of a Ride

    Hell of a Ride

    Season 3, Episode 4

    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.

  • Not You, Mr. Dake

    Not You, Mr. Dake

    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.

  • Kompenso


    Season 3, Episode 11

    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.

  • Infinite Game

    Infinite Game

    Season 4, Episode 7

    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.