Bobby Axelrod: The Boy Whose Dad
Never Came Back, Part III

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While Billions Season 3 shoot is starting in New York next month, we still have so much to talk about Season 2. So please stay tuned for our Billions posts discussing different aspects of our favorite show in the coming weeks and months as we follow the new season shoot as closely as possible!

Now, it is no secret I am fascinated by Bobby Axelrod’s backstory in Billions, in particular his family background. A few glimpses we had into the life of young Bobby in Season 1 made me think hard and deep about his past and write a two-part post here and here asking a number of questions I hoped to get answers for in Season 2. And one question I was dying to know the answer for was as follows — I copy and paste from my earlier post:

“So it was NO surprise for us when Axe revealed his dad “never came back” in Episode 11 Magical Thinking. Still, we don’t know if his dad went to Vietnam and never came back or if he just left home and never came back… Even though each scenario is brutal in its own way, dad is a hero in the former scenario and he is certainly not one in the latter.”

Season 2 did not only answer this question but also provided rich material to discuss how the heavy childhood trauma Bobby went through ultimately shaped him as a man, a husband, and a father. And here is my effort not to make a case for Bobby Axelrod but to understand why he does what he does.  Continue reading “Bobby Axelrod: The Boy Whose Dad
Never Came Back, Part III”

Happy Birthday, Helen McCrory! TOP DOZEN Reasons to Love Her

My wife is much more sensible and has much better taste than most people. -Damian Lewis

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Happy Birthday, Helen!

This is a collective effort from Fan Fun team in throwing a birthday party for Helen on the blog. Hope you all enjoy it!

It’s quite easy to figure out why Damian fell in love with his better half: Beauty, talent and brains, a rare combination, seem to have come together and stolen our guy’s heart. The couple has been together for more than a decade, married for ten years and going as strong as ever. We wished them a Happy Anniversary more than a month ago here. Continue reading “Happy Birthday, Helen McCrory! TOP DOZEN Reasons to Love Her”

Homeland, Carrie and Brody, Was it Love?: Part II

Last we left, our couple had just met across a table and over files at CIA offices. Since then, Carrie Mathison has continued getting to know this mysterious Marine, Sgt. Nicholas Brody. Thanks to well-placed surveillance, she continues to get a head start on upcoming events by spending a few nights with her subject. Unbeknownst to him of course, but nights spent, nonetheless.

Continue reading “Homeland, Carrie and Brody, Was it Love?: Part II”

Who is this Guy that Looks like Steve
McQueen? Rachel’s Story

Hello, everyone! Damianista welcomes you to a NEW Fan Story Tuesday!

Today’s story comes from Rachel! I met Rachel on Twitter months ago and I have known she was a brilliant fan from London but I have recently found out that she is a TRUE friend, too. Well, look at this picture!

copyright: Rachel

Rachel gave Damian the paper he holds at The Goat stage door saying HELLO to lovely Krista, a brilliant fan and one of our biggest supporters, who has not been able to see The Goat. This is one of the most beautiful gestures I have ever seen in my life. Hats off to you, Rachel, and thanks so much for taking the time to share your wonderful fan story with us! And, hey, I love your tshirt!  Continue reading “Who is this Guy that Looks like Steve
McQueen? Rachel’s Story”

POP the Balloons for Sohana Research Fund and RAISE Awareness for EB!

Damian Lewis answers the Vanity Fair Proust Questionnaire.

Vanity Fair: “Which living person do you most admire?”

Damian Lewis: “Sohana Collins. A little girl I know who’s extremely brave.

Do you want to HELP the bravest girl Damian has ever known?

Sohana Collins, who gives her name to Sohana Research Fund, is a teenager who was born with recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB or EB) which means she lacks the protein that holds her skin together. Kids with EB have extremely fragile skin that they are sometimes called “butterfly children.” Lots of activities we take for granted as easy routines in our daily lives are a struggle for them. Can you imagine a day where your dressing up takes up to two hours and eating and drinking cause blisters in your mouth and throat? These kids have to deal with this kind of pain every single day. Continue reading “POP the Balloons for Sohana Research Fund and RAISE Awareness for EB!”

Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Will, A Liverpool Movie

English Premiere League (EPL) is starting this weekend! We blogged last year about Damian loving his footie and being a HUGE Liverpool fan here and we wish LFC the best of luck in the 2017-18 season! We will have a big party here on the blog should they finish at the top!

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I have no idea if the Lewis boys will attend the first Liverpool match of the season — Watford does not seem to be a long way from London, it is, in fact, part of the Tube system — like they did back in February to see Liverpool vs Tottenham at Anfield but I hope they enjoy the match either in the stadium or in front of the TV!

UPDATE 08/12/2017: Well, I knew it! Here’s Damian at Vicarage Road for the first match of the season! Continue reading “Throwback Thursday to Damian Lewis in Will, A Liverpool Movie”