Watch Billions Season 1 Episode 12 Online

Watch Billions Season 1 Episode 12 Online

Watch Billions Season 1 Episode 12 Online,There’s plenty of bad behavior to go around on “Billions,” which is a large part of its allure — a show about good people doing good things wouldn’t be nearly so arresting. Neither Chuck Rhoades nor Bobby Axelrod would be in their positions if not for a willingness to cross lines others would not cross. After all, the more morally scrupulous you are, the fewer options you have to get ahead. And yet “the line” isn’t fixed.

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Watch Billions Season 1 Episode 12 Online

It moves around all the time. Everyone’s the hero in their own story, and for Chuck and Bobby, being the hero involves advanced calculation between the means and the end. If they come out on the positive end of that equation, then presumably they can sleep at night.Tonight’s deftly plotted episode, “Boasts and Rails,” considers two actions that, on their face, would seem to be impossible to rationalize: Chuck and Bryan setting up another employee at Axe Capital in order to keep their mole from exposure and Bobby seizing advantage of the stock market on 9/11 while his colleagues and future brother-in-law were in the towers, about to die. The screenwriter, Wes Jones, doesn’t necessarily invite us to compare these sins to each other, but to understand how these men think about themselves. Sacker’s father, over dinner with Bryan, warns of a “creeping erosion of principle” that applies to public servants like him as well as the bad actors they’re chasing in the private sector. But for Chuck and Bobby, the erosion of principles does not mean the absence of principles — they just simply redraw the ethical lines.

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Let’s start with Chuck. One of the reasons Chuck didn’t recuse himself from the case against Bobby is because he wasn’t confident that Bryan had the ethical flexibility necessary to take down a quarry of Bobby’s magnitude. That point seems beyond argument: Bobby has the resources, the connections and the ruthlessness to do anything to thwart the authorities and keep his operation afloat. The United States attorney’s office, in concert with the F.B.I., can be savvy and careful within legal limits, but there will be times when that won’t be enough to get the job done. And one of those times is now, when an informant is on the brink of pinning Bobby to a bad trade, but Bobby has been made aware that one of his guys is squawking. If Bryan fails to “do bad to do good,” then he’ll lose his best chance of nailing down the case.Since Chuck and Bobby are forever ready to wrestle in the slop, “Boasts and Rails” is primarily about the miseducation of Bryan Connerty, because his values have room for corrosion. Before he makes his decision on whether to protect his informant by setting up an “innocent” fall guy at Axe, his erosion of principles begins with the more modest sin of leaking a redacted book chapter to the press.

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