The Gulag Archipelago, mentioned by Victor and that titles the episode, is a book written by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. I never read it but I am familiar with the author thanks to my Russian literature loving parents’ home library. Solzhenitsyn wrote to help raise global awareness about the political repression in the USSR. This particular book tells the story of a zek (a Gulag inmate) from his arrest to the show trial to being sent to a Gulag (labor camp in Siberia) to reflect on and learn from “his mistakes” based on interviews, reports, legal documents and Solzhenitsyn’s own experience as a zek. And as Solzhenitsyn revisits the ways things could have gone in his book, our characters deal with their past mistakes in their unique ways in the episode. Continue reading “Billions on Showtime, Season 7 Episode 5: The Gulag Archipelago”
Over the coarse of 7 seasons, Billions has had many memorable characters that have made a distinct impression on the show, and the viewers.
With Billions coming to its end and Axe making a comeback, we thought we would list the Top Three characters we would also like to see return in Season 7.
Damianista’s Note: We originally shared this post during Season 4 of Billions. We thought it would be fun to share it again before Billions Season 6 premiers on Showtime on January 23. Enjoy and play along!
It’s game time!
Marry, Shag, Kill is a popular game in which players are presented with the names of three celebrities. Of the options presented, you must pick one to marry, one to shag and one to kill. But instead of killing, we’d rather banish to an island and instead of utilizing real celebrity names, we will play using Billions characters. Each of us has picked one Billions character to marry, one to shag and one to banish. You can play along, too, in the comments section or during your next road trip or dinner party!
So welcome to Marry, Shag, Banish: Billions Characters Version! Let’s get started.
The long wait is over… well, almost! Billions is returning to Showtime on September 5!
— Billions on Showtime (@SHO_Billions) June 10, 2021
Now that we are one step closer to having our favorite show back on TV, wouldn’t it be fun to to revisit our original expectations, hopes and fantasies about Season 5 and update them for the rest of the season?
Damianista’s note: Here is a piece I recently wrote for my favorite neighborhood blog’s sister blog East Side Feed. Hope you enjoy this Billions tour of the Upper East Side and return for more neighborhood tours of our favorite show.