'Billions' Season 5 Episode 11: Fans say show 'pulling the trigger' on Axe and Wendy
The latest episode may have seen the walls closing in on Axe, but there were still enough Axe and Wendy moments
Spoilers for 'Billions' Season 5 Episode 11 'Victory Smoke'
'Billions' rolled out what could possibly be called one of the best episodes of the season. The show, after a rather average mid-season finale, has been an absolute humdinger. The latest storyline that's making waves is the relationship between Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) which finally came to fruition in Episode 10. The two confessed their feelings for each other and that garnered enough reactions from fans on social media.
Episode 11 may have seen the walls close in on Axe, but there were still enough "WAxe" moments (God! we hope there'll be a better name for that ship story) in the show. The plot sees Axe being doublecrossed by the trio of Mike Prince (Corey Stoll), Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon), and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) as they trick him into signing the papers that would make Fine Young Cannabis (FYC) their client, but the product would be nothing more than a drug being peddled.
When Wags (David Costabile) informs that Winslow, the client was arrested and that they would be coming for Axe next. At that point, Axe and Wendy exchange a look that could only be described as saddening. Fans on Twitter shared their thoughts. "What is Axe thinking as he looks at Wendy like that? Is he trying to figure out why Wendy hasn't warned him? Is he realizing that Wendy in a romantic relationship will not be the one he needs to keep him grounded? #DamianLewis #BobbyAxelrod #MaggieSiff #WendyRhoades #Billions," one of the tweets read.
Some felt the relationship was rather uncalled for and called it gross. "Am I the only one who finds the whole Axe-and-Wendy thing kind of... ewww? #Billions" one of the fans wrote. "Wendy Rhoades is such a gross character #Billions," another remarked. One of the storylines was Wags and Wendy discussing the deal and the former realizing that there was something up between his boss and Wendy. Fans felt it was a brilliant move to make Wags the man with some brilliant advice.
"This Wags and Wendy conversation about Axe is WILD!!!! @SHO_Billions @briankoppelman #Billions," a tweet read. This was seconded by a fan who wrote: "The tables have turned. Wags just became the shrink to Wendy. #billions." The hate for the duo's newfound relationship continued. "Ugh! Hate, hate, hate the Axe/Wendy courtship dance. I hope they don’t ever really couple up. No good can come from it. #Billions @[email protected]" Another added: "They're finally pulling the trigger on Wendy & Axe. #Billions"
What is Axe thinking as he looks at Wendy like that? Is he trying to figure out why Wendy hasn't warned him? Is he realizing that Wendy in a romantic relationship will not be the one he needs to keep him grounded? #DamianLewis #BobbyAxelrod #MaggieSiff #WendyRhoades #Billions pic.twitter.com/AzcnDdgT8O— Fan Fun Damian Lewis (@FanFunDamian) September 27, 2021
Am I the only one who finds the whole Axe-and-Wendy thing kind of... ewww? #Billions— Pissed-Off Patriot (@Inonymous12) September 27, 2021
Wendy Rhoades is such a gross character #Billions— A Smart Ass Pawn (@TheReggieMathis) September 27, 2021
The tables have turned. Wags just became the shrink to Wendy. #billions— Michelle Morrow, EdD (@MorMicki) September 27, 2021
They're finally pulling the trigger on Wendy & Axe. #Billions— Rotimi au Akinbiyi (@TimiFrost) September 27, 2021
What are your thoughts on the future of the relationship between Axe and Wendy?
'Billions' airs Sundays at 9 pm on Showtime.