Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis appear in a complicated Billions drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance, which has won Emmy® and Golden Globe® awards. The series has gotten mostly positive feedback. Billions is credited with having the first non-binary character (Taylor Mason) on American television. As a result of its coverage of the LGBTQ community, it was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series in the GLAAD Media Awards. The show has been praised for its realistic portrayal of the hedge fund sector. The fifth season premiered on May 3, 2020, but only 7 of the season’s 12 episodes were broadcast that year due to the COVID-19 epidemic. On September 5, 2021, the fifth season began airing again. Its final episode aired today. Season 5 of Showtime’s series “Billions” finished with huge twists and shifting relationships. The final episode sees a lot of changes in alliances. Axe is free in Switzerland. Mike Prince has become Chuck Rhoades’ nemesis as a result of his betrayal and deeds. Let’s Billions Season 5 Finale Recap..
The episode begins with Axe (Damian Lewis) mocking State Attorney General Chuck Rhoades in front of TV cameras in front of the AG’s office. Axe’s lawyers, on the other hand, agree to his surrender at a specific time and day. Rhoades grudgingly accepts the rules, which deprives him of his fantasy of perp-walking Axe. Mike Wagner (Wags) is also under pressure from Chuck Rhoades to flip on Axe. Wags has previously stated that he did not want to spend a single day in jail with Axe. Wags and his lawyer, Neal Katyal (playing himself), are about to confess to Rhoades, but Wags refuses. When Axe gets into the room to argue with Rhoades face to face, he surprises Rhoades.
Fast forward to the point where Axe must hand himself to Chuck Rhoades and the other authorities. The black chopper carrying Axe lands in New York, but Axe is nowhere to be found. Chuck Rhoades is incensed. Instead, Axe chose to hide aboard a medical transport jet and flee to Switzerland. Why did you choose Switzerland? There appear to be some regulations prohibiting people from being extradited for financial offenses. Axe’s enemy Mike Prince (Corey Stoll) offers to acquire Axe Bank and all of Axe’s possessions for a low price in another scene before Axe settles on his escape plan. Axe accepts that he has lost and accepts the deal. Mike Prince didn’t want Axe to go to jail like Rhoades; all he wanted was for Axe to win (by owning him).
Mike Prince and his right-hand guy walk into Axe Capital at the end of the episode and announce that he is the new owner. Mike Prince tells the Axe Capital team that he comes from the private equity and venture capital worlds, but that he sees opportunities in the stock market. Mike Prince has betrayed Chuck Rhoades, so he goes to the Axe Capital office and swears him off. Given that Axe has fled out of the country, Wendy and Axe agree not to pursue a relationship.