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I really hope his wife doesn't go the way of other TV wives (who directly lead to their husbands' downfall). It'll be a nice refreshing change of pace if she's ride or die until the end.

 

Skylar :{

post #32 of 274
I can only see her going rogue if he nails the chick during the Metallica trip. Even then, she looks like the type that knows her place. I hope she doesn't disappoint.
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I can only see her going rogue if he nails the chick during the Metallica trip. Even then, she looks like the type that knows her place. I hope she doesn't disappoint.

 

Agreed.

 

Ray Donovan is also on Showtime and Ray's wife is :{

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Only caught the second ep now...

A cool ep. I like the fact that their opening up on Axe's wife too. I think she's going to be a crucial character as the season goes on. Building it up so that both of the wives are knee deep in it.

It's kinda laugh.gif how Axe is still holding grudges from years ago, and I like the way it builds up his character of consistently wanting to win at all costs, and get revenge on anyone who was in his way of his path to success.

It says quite a bit about his character...

I think a lot of wealthy individuals in real life are like Axe in terms of the vengeance. Can't wait for Episode 3

Definitely, I'm not in finance at all, but a bunch of my boys are, and a lot of them came from nothing. A big part of their grind is just proving all those people wrong; all the broads that laughed at them, all the dudes that teased them, all the people who never believed in them.

Finance - Where nerds get their revenge on Society.

 

I've heard nothing but good things about this show, people at work talk about it all the time. Starting it today.

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post #35 of 274
You guys like Axe's wife like that? Half of her dialogue is so cringe to me. She was better in the 3rd episode though.
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they tryin too hard to make her relevant

 

like she supposed to be another claire to brody's frank

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I really hope his wife doesn't go the way of other TV wives (who directly lead to their husbands' downfall). It'll be a nice refreshing change of pace if she's ride or die until the end.

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We'll see with the next hurdle.

Cuz I can see Axe smashing some other chick and then his wife goes in to crazy mode and it's over. Lets see if she got some Claire Underwood in her and don't mind. I'm pretty sure at some point Axe is gonna smash Rhoades wife.
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You guys like Axe's wife like that? Half of her dialogue is so cringe to me. She was better in the 3rd episode though.
She was nothing the first 2 eps. Barely noteworthy.

She shined in the 3rd ep.
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they tryin too hard to make her relevant

 

like she supposed to be another claire to brody's frank

 

Nah Claire was never down. She there for her own benefit. 

They knowingly cheat on each other and do each other 

dirt ball.  This does not seem like the case for Axe and his wife.

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^ fair enough

 

i think early in the show she was down, but this past season flipped the script on all that

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they tryin too hard to make her relevant

like she supposed to be another claire to brody's frank

Nah Claire was never down. She there for her own benefit. 
They knowingly cheat on each other and do each other 
dirt ball.  This does not seem like the case for Axe and his wife.
laugh.gif The Underwoods don't cheat on each other.

They have an open relationship and a strong bond (before the recent season). They tell each other everything. S1 was nothing but them being aware who they were smashing and that ended up leading to them smashing their security detail together.

Obviously Claire had things to gain from the relationship but lets not pretend Frank wasn't benefitting from being with Claire as well. To say she was never down is crazy.

Way to early to call it with Axe and his wife. From the previews of tomorrow's ep it looks like he'll be doing some dirt himself but that could be red herring.
post #41 of 274
dope show. good to see an interesting take on wall street.
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This ep answered a few of my questions about Axe.

They kinda went right back in to this impending war with Axe and Rhoades though. Would've liked to see some more with Rhoades wife.

This story was good though. Scumbag friend, spending that wealth to go see some rock group, still being bothered by work, feeling the walls closing in on you, etc.

I do wonder if Axe has felt like it's been enough or he's just making the smart play. I mean he could still beat Rhoades. They currently still have nothing.
post #43 of 274
I like that he didn't hold that plane a second time for his buddy. I feel he would have done it whether or not the dude stole his idea on the truck stock.

Rhodes pops is too thirsty. He just lost half a mill trying to stick it to Axe while also putting his son in a precarious position. Meanwhile Axe always wins.

I respect how he handled the singer. You know he wanted to smash, but he thought of those consequences and weighed it out. P is never worth the consequences.

The mole in the office was wild reckless. Who in the hell closes the stall door and doesn't lock it?
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I really dig this show. Great cast, interesting storyline, good dialogue.
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This ep answered a few of my questions about Axe.

They kinda went right back in to this impending war with Axe and Rhoades though. Would've liked to see some more with Rhoades wife.

This story was good though. Scumbag friend, spending that wealth to go see some rock group, still being bothered by work, feeling the walls closing in on you, etc.

I do wonder if Axe has felt like it's been enough or he's just making the smart play. I mean he could still beat Rhoades. They currently still have nothing.

Axe ain't going anywhere. There's no way in episode 4 of season 1, is the main character just about to throw in the towel on what he and his arch rival are at war over. I definitely see him making a smooth powerplay.

Besides, it's not in Axe's nature. Axe's character wants to win every single time. He needs to consistently keep winning, and quitting is not a part of his nature.

One thing that gets to me about this show, is how many times Axe is discussing inside information/things that shouldn't be discussed on the phone, on his main phone line. They don't even attempt to show him using a trap phone mean.gif

I could see immediately he was going to leave his boy when he made that statement about leaving something when he sees it's going down. Just walking away. I knew right then and there he would help his friend, and figured he'd probably never speak to him again...
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I think it'd be exciting if the writers did do that though. S1 ep 4, Axe is out the game, got fans scrambling wondering what the show is about now? laugh.gif

I figure even if they did do that they'd write something that would pull him back in to it in a big way. I can see Rhoades thinking of several ways to goad him back so he can try to trap him.

I knew when he walked away from his right hand man he was doing it just to make even him think he might be really out so everybody would be in doubt.

As far as his nature, yes that's true but even dudes like him can grow and evolve. They framed it right with the theme they established when he had the convo with one of his traders and how dude felt he was above certain things and was looking down on some ppl in that story he was telling. Then at the end of the ep Axe comes back is looking through the glass at that dude and others working for him, thinking of what that dude said and wondering why he's even putting himself in this position when he is actually way above them all.

laugh.gif Yeah Axe be reckless on his main phone. He only had a burner for his spy guy. I guess he knows Rhoades or the SEC or any other lawyer will never have legal reason to tap his phone and that anybody he's calling would never have the balls to record his convo. Of course he does leave himself open to still being recorded if somebody else he calls is having their phones tapped. Plus there's always dark net blackmailer types.
post #48 of 274
no way Axe is out, no way. probably switch up and trade/invest overseas, since the mole is done.
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5 episodes in and the quality hasn't dipped yet.

 

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laugh.gif The Underwoods don't cheat on each other.

They have an open relationship and a strong bond (before the recent season). They tell each other everything. S1 was nothing but them being aware who they were smashing and that ended up leading to them smashing their security detail together.

Obviously Claire had things to gain from the relationship but lets not pretend Frank wasn't benefitting from being with Claire as well. To say she was never down is crazy.

Way to early to call it with Axe and his wife. From the previews of tomorrow's ep it looks like he'll be doing some dirt himself but that could be red herring.

You know what, you have a point :lol 

It damn near seemed like amazing communication and knowing each other to a T 

before last season....Frank been sleeping with men, which is coo, but for his wife to accept that is just weird to me. 

That's what makes me think her intentions always outweighed her "Love" for frank 

Nevertheless I see where you were coming from though, but I still can't see Axe and his wife ever 

going through anything close to that type of mess.

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post #53 of 274
So Axe is a bit crazy and routinely disappears. He was actually out for a bit but obviously saw or knew something big was going down so he was falling back.

If only he saw Rhoades being jumpy and raiding his offices to get that guy early.

I just can't wait until Axe's guy gets dirt on Rhoades for his BDSM fixation. Son is out in ******* Iowa or w/e farm state finding kinky sex clubs laugh.gifmean.gif He got a sickness.




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laugh.gif The Underwoods don't cheat on each other.


They have an open relationship and a strong bond (before the recent season). They tell each other everything. S1 was nothing but them being aware who they were smashing and that ended up leading to them smashing their security detail together.


Obviously Claire had things to gain from the relationship but lets not pretend Frank wasn't benefitting from being with Claire as well. To say she was never down is crazy.


Way to early to call it with Axe and his wife. From the previews of tomorrow's ep it looks like he'll be doing some dirt himself but that could be red herring.
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It damn near seemed like amazing communication and knowing each other to a T 
before last season....Frank been sleeping with men, which is coo, but for his wife to accept that is just weird to me. 
That's what makes me think her intentions always outweighed her "Love" for frank 
Nevertheless I see where you were coming from though, but I still can't see Axe and his wife ever 
going through anything close to that type of mess.
I can see what you're talking about and because of the last season I can no longer call it with their relationship. So I can see maybe Claire was always about herself and just accepted/didn't care about certain things with Frank or was just enjoying the freak life on the way to the White House. Really though I feel like the writers wanted another conflict after perhaps giving Frank the presidency too quickly and gave us this which didn't feel all that smooth.

As for Axe and his wife. Yeah, after these eps which revealed more about them they seem just as loyal as Frank and Claire appeared to be in the beginning but nowhere as freaky and morally bankrupt laugh.gif However, his wife does seem more about the family and doesn't have as big goals. She got her restaurant and even she knows that's nowhere as big as Axe's investment firm/hedge fund which is the obviously cash cow.
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hell yea i wanna see her get it :hat

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they tryin too hard to make her relevant

like she supposed to be another claire to brody's frank

Nah Claire was never down. She there for her own benefit. 
They knowingly cheat on each other and do each other 
dirt ball.  This does not seem like the case for Axe and his wife.
laugh.gif The Underwoods don't cheat on each other.

They have an open relationship and a strong bond (before the recent season). They tell each other everything. S1 was nothing but them being aware who they were smashing and that ended up leading to them smashing their security detail together.

Obviously Claire had things to gain from the relationship but lets not pretend Frank wasn't benefitting from being with Claire as well. To say she was never down is crazy.

Way to early to call it with Axe and his wife. From the previews of tomorrow's ep it looks like he'll be doing some dirt himself but that could be red herring.

The security detail from House of Cards (Meachem) is one of the guys on Billions (Ol Boy who got hammered and let off a couple rounds in his yard) laugh.gif
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I like that he didn't hold that plane a second time for his buddy. I feel he would have done it whether or not the dude stole his idea on the truck stock.

Rhodes pops is too thirsty. He just lost half a mill trying to stick it to Axe while also putting his son in a precarious position. Meanwhile Axe always wins.

I respect how he handled the singer. You know he wanted to smash, but he thought of those consequences and weighed it out. P is never worth the consequences.

The mole in the office was wild reckless. Who in the hell closes the stall door and doesn't lock it?

I think she locked it but the girl from Stanford knocked it down with her fist. Seems unrealistic but that's how I interpreted it.
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This ep answered a few of my questions about Axe.

They kinda went right back in to this impending war with Axe and Rhoades though. Would've liked to see some more with Rhoades wife.

This story was good though. Scumbag friend, spending that wealth to go see some rock group, still being bothered by work, feeling the walls closing in on you, etc.

I do wonder if Axe has felt like it's been enough or he's just making the smart play. I mean he could still beat Rhoades. They currently still have nothing.

Axe ain't going anywhere. There's no way in episode 4 of season 1, is the main character just about to throw in the towel on what he and his arch rival are at war over. I definitely see him making a smooth powerplay.

Besides, it's not in Axe's nature. Axe's character wants to win every single time. He needs to consistently keep winning, and quitting is not a part of his nature.

One thing that gets to me about this show, is how many times Axe is discussing inside information/things that shouldn't be discussed on the phone, on his main phone line. They don't even attempt to show him using a trap phone mean.gif

I could see immediately he was going to leave his boy when he made that statement about leaving something when he sees it's going down. Just walking away. I knew right then and there he would help his friend, and figured he'd probably never speak to him again...

You called this to a tee eek.gif
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The more I see Rhodes try to protect his pops the more upset I get with how he sentenced dude with the kids to jail or how he harassed dude with the dog poop. I get why he does what he does with his family as most of us would do the same, but his lack of compassion and rigidity in minor things is annoying but not uncommon.
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I really need to catch up on the series, I'm already 2 episodes behind and how you guys are talking it's only getting better.

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Just caught the latest ep. Good setup episode.

No surprise there about the powerplay.

No surprise about Rhoades' play either, since they need to get the battle started and I'll assume we're around 50% done with the season, so some action needs to really pop off.

One thing I love about this show (it's something that reminds me about Marlo from the Wire), the smallest little facial expressions say everything about the scene, characters etc. I definitely like the subtly of the show.

laugh.gif If I was ol boy, I would have married potus and shot the club up. She got a trust fund, smart, educated and fine. With that inheritance, I ain't asking no realtor to hold a property laugh.gif
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This past ep was greatness smokin.gif

This was a tug of war of wills. Giving and taking all leading up to that sit down then Rhoades purposely botches it with the **** talking and can't handle Axe's response so he goes overboard.

Like he really thought Axe was gonna take banishment as the deal? I mean he already took admitting guilt mean.gif I knew Rhoades wanted it to blow up but he'll realize it was a costly mistake.

I have no doubt Axe's creepy underworld spy took pics of Axe naked in the pool with Rhoades' naked wife laugh.gif That's his nuclear option. Once they start following Rhoades it's only a matter of time before they catch him on his kink BDSM **** laugh.gif

The whole build up and talking of Axe's rep was great this ep. Especially how it contrasted to a dude we saw having trouble concentrating/meditating like he usually does in such a high pressure situation. Rhoades was being told by everybody he's no match for Axe. That whole idea that he comes from nothing and expects to go back there and is willing to risk that as long as he takes his opponent down is sickness pimp.gif The idea that if he's playing a game he can't win he'll just play a different game to screw you over in the long run. That's Sun Tzu ****.

roll.gif @ Dollar Bill's loyalty to Axe. Knew his biggest risk and secret and once they tried to leverage him with it immediately texts his wife and blows it up laugh.gifsmokin.gif
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