It is no secret I have been 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 every season made me think hard and deep about his past as well as how that past seems to have shaped Bobby Axelrod’s life. I was able to see the trauma he went through in his relationships – from his marriage to his parenting to his friendships. And I sat down and wrote about Bobby Axelrod – the boy whose dad never came back.
Season 5 Episode 5 Contract has revealed that Bobby’s dad who left home when his son was only 12 was actually still alive and back in town trying to make Bobby’s mom feel bad about the And I am happy to report, in its review of the episode, Vulture gave a link to my “Bobby Axelrod: The Boy Whose Dad Never Came Back” series for the readers interested in detailed information about Bobby’s past.
The web traffic to individual posts in this series of articles has considerably increased this past week that I thought it would be neat to put them altogether in a single post.
It goes without saying that this season has given me enough material to write more about Bobby Axelrod who has a confident adult facade that we constantly see while carrying a broken young boy inside. Stay tuned!