**UPDATED FOR SEASON 7**
In each season of Billions, at least one episode has featured a song and t-shirt of a metal band that are Axe’s favorites. (Even an Axe-less Season 6 featured Mötley Crüe’s “Wild Side“.)
Now that we know Axe is coming back for at least six episodes of the final season of Billions, I’d place money on him being in a metal shirt with a companion song to boot! The writers of Billions make purposeful choices with music placement, so we know that these decisions are made to tell a story, shine a light on who the character is, or to set a tone. (Gingersnap and I are still holding out Season 7 will finally be the year of Iron Maiden!!)
So, let’s take a look back at a man and his music, and maybe make some predictions!
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Cheers to five years of Bobby Axelrod on Billions! What an indelible character Damian has etched in our pop culture forever. Although Damian left the show after five seasons there was always an opportunity for him to return – never say never, right? We even felt his character’s constant presence in season six. Fast forward to the upcoming season seven and that’s exactly what has happened…the Axe has returned. As reported here, we will have Bobby back on our small screens for approximately 6 of the 12 episodes for season seven. Damian officially announced his return on a recent episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert here.
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If you are not living under a rock, you know that Damian Lewis announced on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that he was returning to Billions! While we followed the clues and called it before everyone else that Damian would return to Billions, I believe the biggest clue we have had is Billions Season 6 itself. Here is what I wrote in my post back in April 2022.
“Now, the writers’ room not shying away from having characters mention Axe regularly makes me feel they do not intend for us to forget the character and they may even want us to compare and contrast him with Prince. And Bobby Axelrod still having a presence, if in spirit, in the show, gives me hope that he may show up again at some point in the next season – maybe not as a regular character but at least as a recurring one.”
BINGO! Variety has announced that Damian will be back for half of the new season – certainly a recurring role!
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Damianista’s note: One of the many qualities Damian Lewis brought to the character of Bobby Axelrod in Billions is his incredible physicality. And while I originally shared this post a couple of years ago, Damian’s tweet the other day about “feeling Axey” made me re-share this post and celebrate Damian for creating one of the most iconic TV characters in the golden age of TV.
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Damianista’s note 03/22/2023: Since the Hoxton Hall gig has been recorded professionally and that it will be released later this year, we cannot share the live videos we made at the gig. But you may find live videos from Damian’s other gigs on our YouTube channel.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I had a 48-hour lightning trip to London for fun with fan friends and a fantastic evening of music at Hoxton Hall in East End with the one and only Damian Lewis and his fabulous band. And when I asked my blog mate Gingersnap before my trip that whether she thought I was crazy, I got this response.
“You’re not crazy. But you have a new name. Groupie!”
Seriously, how many times do you need to travel to see a musician in action to qualify as a groupie? 🙂
It was such a magical night that, ten days later, this groupie still the under the spell of Damian’s spectacular performance and ready to tell you all about how our Ginger Elvis has ruled on stage and off – he has made time for everyone, his guests and his fans, after the gig. He had pictures taken, gave autographs as well as bear hugs.
So please come join me in the historic and intimate music hall that is Hoxton Hall, and live or re-live ( if you were lucky enough to be there!) every single detail from that terrific evening.
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