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Season One

Season One

What happens when two voracious power players at the top of their fields go head to head? Brilliant hedge fund titan Bobby "Axe" Axelrod and brash U.S. District Attorney Chuck Rhoades play a dangerous, winner-take-all game of cat and mouse where the stakes run into ten figures. Both are ultimately forced to answer the question: what is power worth?

Ep 1: Pilot

Written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin / Directed by Neil Burger

Paul Giamatti stars as a brilliant prosecutor thrown into a game of cat and mouse with Wall Street billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis).


Ep 2: Naming Rights

Written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien / Directed by Neil Burger

Chuck's probe is temporarily derailed by a new investigation, while Axe makes an aggressive business move in order to settle an old score.


Ep 3: Yumtime

Written by Willie Reale / Directed by Scott Hornbacher

Axe makes an activist play for a family owned bakery corporation - a move that reverberates back to Chuck by way of a very personal connection.


Ep 4: Short Squeeze

Written by Young Il Kim / Directed by James Foley

A spontaneous trip to see Metallica leads Axe to question his freedom, while Chuck is forced to examine the business dealings of his own father.


Ep 5: The Good Life

Written by Heidi Schreck / Directed by Neil LaBute

Axe disappears, leaving Axe Capital in temporary chaos. Meanwhile, Chuck uncovers some damning evidence against Axe and makes a surprising arrest.


Ep 6: The Deal

Written by Wes Jones / Directed by James Foley

Axe works on his defence against the public attack on his company, leaving Wendy caught in the middle between him and her husband, Chuck.


Ep 7: The Punch

Written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien / Directed by Stephen Gyllenhaal

The pressure from the US Attorney starts to seriously affect Axe before a member of his inner circle turns into an informant.


Ep 8: Boasts And Rails

Written by Wes Jones / Directed by John Dahl

Axe receives a tip about a mole inside his company, throwing the US Attorney's case into jeopardy. Later, a secret from Axe's past surfaces.


Ep 9: Where The Fuck Is Donnie?

Written by Peter K. Blake / Directed by Susanna White

A sudden and mysterious disappearance sends both Axe and Chuck spinning, before Connerty, Chuck and the FBI go on a manhunt.


Ep 10: Quality Of Life

Written by Willie Reale / Directed by Karyn Kusama

The death of a member of the Axe Capital family forces both Axe and Wendy to do some soul searching, while also creating a setback for Chuck.


Ep 11: Magical Thinking

Story by Wes Jones & Heidi Schreck, Teleplay by Wes Jones / Directed by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck

Axe loses hundreds of millions of dollars on a bad trade and turns to Wendy for help. Meanwhile, Chuck looks to secure some powerful allies.


Ep 12: The Conversation

Written by Brian Koppelman and David Levien / Directed by Michael Cuesta

Axe discovers Chuck has new evidence against him that could land him in prison as the pair meet for an explosive confrontation. Series finale.