'Billions' Season 5 Episode 2: Will Wendy take Bobby's suggestion and 'gut' Chuck after he froze her assets?
It's war time! Chuck Rhoades Jr (Paul Giamatti) and Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff) have a battle of sorts after their marriage crumbled to bits and the latter released a divorce statement.
To get even, Chuck retaliates by freezing all her assets. Towards the beginning of the episode, he tells a therapist how the picture of his wife clinging to Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) makes him feel rage, sadness and jealousy — a strong feeling that thumps everywhere in his body. But, does that justify his actions?
But, his "eye for an eye" makes Wendy lose the luxury home she was eyeing and Bobby comes to her rescue again. Not only does he let her stay in his apartment but also offers to buy that home. What's more, he advises her to "gut him". So, what will Wendy's next step be against her husband? How will she get even?
Fans can't stand Chuck now and want Wendy to take revenge. "Chuck is being real petty right now with Wendy. She's done nothing but support him even when he did the opposite to her," one posted and another said, "Chuck messing with Wendy’s money like she can’t ask Axe for a loan is the pettiest and most predictable man activity there is."
"This restraining order is not just disrespectful to Wendy but also extremely stupid on Chuck's end. Axe can buy that apartment for Wendy in an instant. #Billions," one viewer wrote. Another said, "Chuck can't ever get over Wendy and Axe's relationship? I get it. #Billions." After the fiasco, many fans want Wendy to end up with Chuck. "Calling it now, Axe and Wendy end up together before the end of season 5. I’m halfway through episode 2 rn," one tweet read.
Analyzing why Chuck did so, one fan said, "I think why Chuck goes after Bobby is because of the relationship Bobby has with Wendy. I think he's motivated by that jealousy to always go after him." Another posted, "I always knew Chuck being jealous of Wendy & Axe's platonic relationship is the real reason he hates Bobby. Nothin to do with him being the way he is. He just dislikes how they are each other's person. Pathetic lol #Billions."
It's not hard to agree with one fan's comment: "The way Chuck is treating Wendy suggests that he may have never even loved her after all these years. #Billions." As the next episode rolls out, it will be interesting to see how their rivalry shapes up and whether Wendy will finally "gut" Chuck.