Bobby Axelrod and Wendy Rhoades: A Special Relationship Part X

“They don’t get to have the sort of youthful unvarnished romance after all the things they’ve done and been through. They were too much victims of their circumstances to slip away into the sunset. The reality of the world they created is the world that is stopping them from getting together.” – David Levien, co-creator of Billions

So I am picking up where I left Bobby and Wendy last week in the middle of Season 5.

Bobby is now obsessed with Wendy. And when he invites Wendy and Tanner to a sushi dinner, it is not to show his appreciation for the artist but to observe them as a couple and understand what Wendy finds in Tanner, so that he can take action to ruin their relationship. I find this utterly unhealthy.

Bobby, who is paying utmost attention to Wendy as she cannot keep her hands off Tanner, talks about the viewing party he is planning for the series of paintings Tanner is creating for him!  While Tanner prefers not to attend the party – it seems he and Wendy talked about this before – Wendy shares that Tanner cannot stand the “bullshit interpretations” of his paintings.

Voila! Bobby now knows what Wendy likes about Tanner! And as he calls Tanner “the mythical incorruptible artist” we all know that he is being sarcastic. Bobby Axelrod believes that that everyone is corruptible – if you pay the right price… and now he will do anything to prove to Wendy that Tanner is not the man she believes he is. YIKES!

Even though he has lots on his plate about his bank business, Axe decides to move forward with the viewing party Mary Giuliani is organizing for VIP guests such as David Solomon, the CEO of Goldman Sachs, who recreationally records electronic dance music under his stage name DJ D-Sol,  Marc Lasry, and former Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia. And while Wendy believes that Tanner will not attend the viewing party, guess what, he is not only there but also paying utmost attention to a lady who is providing obviously bullshit interpretations of his art!

Author: Damianista

Academic, Traveler, Blogger, Runner, Theatre Lover, Wine Snob, Part-time New Yorker, and Walking Damian Lewis Encyclopedia :D Procrastinated about a fan's diary on Damian Lewis for a while and the rest is history!

2 thoughts on “Bobby Axelrod and Wendy Rhoades: A Special Relationship Part X”

  1. I thought I was the only one hoping these two would not get together romantically. Even though it makes sense i just don’t see it working. Damian Lewis said in an interview “they not know who they are”. Honestly Bobby already saw her naked and even though it wasn’t romantic I think that’s all the sexy time we need.

    1. Thank you for reading! Haha we’re a tiny minority but I really think the show creators are with us on this one. I believe they wanted to show that Bobby and Wendy created the circumstances in which they can’t start a relationship. And more than a year later, I don’t expect them to have the characters still crazy in love!

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