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Short Squeeze 

Axe must fend off a short squeeze led by Chuck's father. Chuck learns about the inner workings of Axe Capital, but must also take action against his father for stock manipulation. Axe reckons with a betrayal.


James Foley


Brian Koppelman (created by), David Levien (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Giamatti ... Chuck Rhoades
Damian Lewis ... Bobby Axelrod
Maggie Siff ... Wendy Rhoades
Malin Akerman ... Lara Axelrod
Toby Leonard Moore ... Bryan Connerty
David Costabile ... Mike 'Wags' Wagner
Condola Rashad ... Kate Sacker
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Chuck Rhoades, Sr.
Terry Kinney ... Hall
Scott Cohen ... Pete Decker
Susan Misner ... Terri McCue
Kerry Bishé ... Elise
Casey Siemaszko ... Seids
Stephen Kunken ... Ari Spyros
Noah Emmerich ... Freddie Aquafino


Axe takes a spontaneous trip to see Metallica with his childhood friends and meets a woman who makes him face the limits of his own freedom. He also must fend off a short squeeze - an attack on one of his important holdings - led by Chuck's father. Back in New York, Chuck learns about the inner workings of Axe Capital, but he must also take action against his father for stock manipulation. Plus, Axe reckons with a betrayal and upon his return makes a momentous decision about the direction of his firm. Written by SHOWTIME

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7 February 2016 (USA) See more »

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Metallica band actually makes an appearance in this episode See more »


(around 24min 37sec), when they meet the Metallica groupies, Damian Lewis tries to take a sip of his beer with the bottle cap still on! Literally 2 seconds later the bottle cap is off his beer. See more »


Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod: Like your wife says, hold the fucking position until I tell you I'm done.
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References Rocky (1976) See more »


Harvester of Sorrow
Written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich
Performed by Metallica
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