The season four premiere of Billions, saw Axe (Damian Lewis) hellbent on taking down Taylor (Asia Kate Dillion), while Chuck (Paul Giamatti) got to work rebuilding his influence.
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The main theme of the opening episode was securing a sovereign wealth fund deal with the Arab State of Qadir. Wags (David Constabile) was partying hard to secure it but a problem arose when they wanted the Arabs not to deal with Taylor. Wags ended up kidnapped at their embassy and Taylor secured the deal.
Chuck spent the episode running round doing favour after favour for people until he found a way to secure a carry and conceal permit for a friend of his father (Jeffrey DeMunn). He initially refused but his father was furious and told him to sort it out and rebuild his influence.
Axe was eventually called to the Embassy and got Wags back after an unexpected meeting with Andolov (John Malkovich). He told Axe to stop going after Taylor.
Elsewhere in the episode, Bryan Connerty (Toby Leonard Moore) was sworn in at the new U.S. Attorney. Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown) ordered him to review all of Chuck’s cases.
At the end of the episode, Axe realised he had to be careful about his Andolov problem. He and Wags brainstormed ways to take down Taylor without upsetting the Russian.
Watch the promo trailer for Billions 4×02 Arousal Template below:
The next episode is Arousal Template. Axe, still focused on wrecking Taylor and their new company, hits it off with a venture capitalist.
Billions season 4 airs on Wednesdays at 9pm on Sky Atlantic & NOW TV. Sign-up for a free trial of NOW TV now.