Title: Billions
Series: 5
Episodes: 60
First Transmission: 2016

Billions is a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod desperately try to outmanoeuver the other. 

Best Episode

Golden Frog Time (2017) – Chuck finds he has much at stake in the success of a new business venture; Senior, too, is heavily invested. Meanwhile, Axe takes out a massive short and takes steps to insure its failure. Wendy wrestles with a familiar and uncomfortable position: caught between Axe and Chuck.

Worst Episode

The New Decas (2020) – Bobby Axelrod reaches a major milestone. Chuck struggles to get his bearings, and he and Wendy navigate a new normal. Tensions are high at Axe Cap now that Taylor Mason is back. Axe faces off against new rival Mike Prince. Taylor wrestles with a decision.

Notes & Comments

Info Updated: 2021-11-29
*The Standard Deviation (SD) of the ratings is a measure of how much spread there is in the numbers.
The data on this page is updated when any major changes occur to episode rankings, or when new episodes are added as is the case with current television series.

SD for Billions = 0.49

Average rating for Billions = 8.3

The top-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 2.8 standard deviations.

The bottom-rated episode differs from the mean-rated episode by 1.9 standard deviations.

The difference between the top-rated and bottom-rated episodes is 4.7 standard deviations.

Comments on Best-Episode [Golden Frog Time (2017)]:

This episode was outstanding and the writing was absolutely superb. It seems like a one-off special rather than just another episode and has a great twist at the end.

Comments on Worst-Episode [The New Decas (2020)]:

Not Such a great episode. Same old cat and mouse chase, Same out of touch cringe and forced cameos and bad writing overall. Billions seems to have lost its charm. Let’s hope rest of the season five will get better.

 

Full Episode List

Key:-Blue episodes rated above par. Brown episodes rated below par.

#1 Pilot (2016)
#2 Naming Rights (2016)
#3 YumTime (2016)
#4 Short Squeeze (2016)
#5 The Good Life (2016)
#6 The Deal (2016)
#7 The Punch (2016)
#8 Boasts and Rails (2016)
#9 Where the F*ck Is Donnie? (2016)
#10 Quality of Life (2016)
#11 Magical Thinking (2016)
#12 The Conversation (2016)
#13 Risk Management (2017)
#14 Dead Cat Bounce (2017)
#15 Optimal Play (2017)
#16 The Oath (2017)
#17 Currency (2017)
#18 Indian Four (2017)
#19 Victory Lap (2017)
#20 The Kingmaker (2017)
#21 Sic Transit Imperium (2017)
#22 With or Without You (2017)
#23 Golden Frog Time (2017)
#24 Ball in Hand (2017)
#25 Tie Goes to the Runner (2018)
#26 The Wrong Maria Gonzalez (2018)
#27 A Generation Too Late (2018)
#28 Hell of a Ride (2018)
#29 Flaw in the Death Star (2018)
#30 The Third Ortolan (2018)
#31 Not You, Mr. Dake. (2018)
#32 All the Wilburys (2018)
#33 Icebreaker (2018)
#34 Redemption (2018)
#35 Kompenso (2018)
#36 Elmsley Count (2018)
#37 Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game (2019)
#38 Arousal Template (2019)
#39 Chickentown (2019)
#40 Overton Window (2019)
#41 A Proper Sendoff (2019)
#42 Maximum Recreational Depth (2019)
#43 Infinite Game (2019)
#44 Fight Night (2019)
#45 American Champion (2019)
#46 New Year’s Day (2019)
#47 Lamster (2019)
#48 Extreme Sandbox (2019)
#49 The New Decas (2020)
#50 The Chris Rock Test (2020)
#51 Beg, Bribe, Bully (2020)
#52 Opportunity Zone (2020)
#53 Contract (2020)
#54 The Nordic Model (2020)
#55 The Limitless Sh*t (2020)
#56 Copenhagen (2021)
#57 Implosion (2021)
#58 Liberty (2021)
#59 Victory Smoke (2021)
#60 No Direction Home (2021)