'Billions' Season 5 Episode 10 Spoilers: Will Rhoades Sr betray Axe in the future?

'Billions' Season 5 Episode 10 Spoilers: Will Rhoades Sr betray Axe in the future?
Jeffrey DeMunn as Chuck Rhoades Sr. in 'Billions' (Jeff Neumann/Showtime)

'Billions' Season 5 reminds us of the 'Billions' of the old. The sizzling drama, the non-stop banter, the overkill with pop culture references, and some solid story-telling make the second half of the financial drama a great watch. The previous episode saw Mike Prince (Corey Stoll), Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), and Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) collectively gather under one roof with one common goal  — Decimate Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis). 

The question is where do they start, and how? In our opinion, Taylor could be the mole, Prince could be the distraction and Rhoades will be the one to look at the finances. The smoke and mirrors approach could be one of the plans to bring down Axe, who, rest assured, will have a comeback. And ahead of the episode's premiere, we attempt to examine what we could make out from the promo so far


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Is Rhoades Sr siding with Axe?

If Taylor could be Chuck's mole, then there's no reason to believe why Rhoades Sr won't be the same inside man for Axe. There is a caveat though, as we don't know for certain if the old man is playing both sides. The promo sees Rhoades Sr being asked to join a dinner plan that Chuck and Prince to get a hint of what's coming. In case he does play along, this would prove dangerous for Axe. Remember, he did want Axe to squirm. 

A still from 'Billions' (Showtime)

Why is Axecap being shut?

Mostly to keep Chuck from coming after the company while Axe tries to solve the Bank conundrum. It won't come as a surprise if this is the end of Axecap and all the employees who he promised would return, would be back as bank employees.

Wendy's divorce is now a messy affair

With Chucking looking for leverage, he looks into Mase Carb's financials that just makes the divorce for Wendy a lot more complicated. "Chuck is going to look at the divorce settlement to geta look at our books," she says, and that would mean the trio tightening the screws around Axe.

The official synopsis reads: "As Axe Cap returns to the office, Axe makes a surprise announcement. Wendy’s (Maggie Siff) divorce becomes complicated when Chuck sticks his nose in the Mase Carb financials. Meanwhile, Axe rings an unexpected ally to get intel on Chuck. Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti. Watch new episodes on Sundays at 9/8c on SHOWTIME."

'Billions' airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT on Showtime.

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