I absolutely love Billions. Even though only two seasons have been made so far, it's already become one of my favorite shows of all time, after shows like The Sopranos and Mad Men. As a tribute to the show so far, I've compiled my favorite lines from the Season 2 finale. Enjoy.
"But in the spirit of friendship...be glad to hold your watch"
"For a career bureaucrat, you have a David Blaine-like flair for the dramatic"
"It's not showmanship, it's tradecraft"
"That's like telling the cow not to involve itself in the steak dinner"
"Life without you is a misery"
"You can't go to bed with Jenna Jameson and expect to wake up with Snow White"
"You should act out of rationality, not emotion"
"This is what you always wanted. Me, your son, you scion...in that office, in that chair"
"It means you're not fooling yourself into thinking it'll be easy"
"I can tell you it's no big deal, but I'm not in the lying to you game"
"I'm giving you the real"
"I'm going to have to ask you to pick up the money and put it back in your bag"
"On a human note..."
"I'm glad we're foxhole buddies"
"You jackpotted me!"
"Where I come from, at a certain point a guy just fucking punches another guy in the mouth"
"I'm not ready to lose you"
"...And to actually put the bad guys in the goddamn hoosegow"
"Things changed, so now I have to"
"The best moves I've made in my life have required the most discipline, patience, and trust"
"That deal is no longer alive. It's a corpse, in a pine box, covered with dirt"
"You're in a US attorney's office...not some souk buying a rug. I don't negotiate"
"I have too much to learn from you to lose you now"
"Not anymore. Any scratch at all, he can pick it up, place the cue ball wherever he wants. Ball in hand"
"Remind them...that they know who you really are, no matter what anyone says"
"My skill is taking people and making them more of who they are"
"I know what it's supposed to be at its best. You're going to help me get there"
"You will get over this in time"
"Sometimes they lie, sometimes they tell the truth. It's like everyone, like me...I'm a flawed man"
"I anticipated your transactional nature would lead to you making your ask again"
"Would you help me find my way back?"
"Pull the trigger"
"But it won't feel like freedom for a long time..."
"I didn't realize how desperate you were to feel like a man"
"All I can say is...WORTH IT"
"You let your hatred of me put everything you hold dear in jeopardy"
"I'm going to find it. Whatever it is, whatever thread you left behind. However small. The one that threatens everything you are. We both know it's out there. You know exactly what it is. You were talking about sleepless nights...it's what you'll wake up thinking about in the dark, shaking. Because I'm going to find it, you know I will. And I'm going to pull on it, and I'm going to pull on it, until your whole fucking world unravels"
"The air is getting colder now
The nights are getting crisp
I first tasted the universe
On a night like this"