Enjoy “Billions Season 1 Episode 6“”Billions,” the financial thriller promises to explore another realm of power apart from the much-publicized financial power. It portrays the sexual power struggle between husband and wife. In the series’ pilot, viewers are taken by surprise that Paul Giamatti’s straight-edged attorney Chuck Rhoades has a bondage fetish. In the final moments of the episode, his psychiatrist wife, Wendy wields the literal power.
Coming off his dalliance last week with the lead singer of a Ratt cover band— surely its repertoire is more expansive, but it’s fun to imagine all-acoustic sets of songs like “Round and Round” and “Lay It Down” — Bobby (Damian Lewis) sits down for his first-ever viewing of “Citizen Kane.” (Quick side note: That he has a 35 mm projector in his house makes him heroic, and perhaps says something, too, about his love of tactile experiences, like biking out to collect the farm-fresh eggs he’s going to cook for breakfast.) It’s significant that Bobby never finishes the movie, taking one phone call before the opening credits and getting a visit from Wendy somewhere in the middle. But if he’d finished “Citizen Kane,” he would have learned the following:
Wendy Rhoades, the psychiatrist wife of U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and in-house counselor for hedge fund magnate Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis), is a power packed role played by Maggie Siff in the Showtime’s new financial thriller “Billions.” Siff recently revealed that “Billions” intimate scenes are extremely funny to perform off-screen and actors share a great comfort level during takes.According to Daily Mail, John Powers from National Public Radio believes Siff’s character Wendy Rhoades has the most fascinating and original character, as she happens to understand everyone’s feelings. He added that the character, Wendy, a gifted psychologist, plays the deepest game of all by being loyal to both her husband, attorney Rhoades and to Axe.. CBS