The Best Episodes of Halt and Catch Fire

Last Updated: Jul 7, 2018

In the early 1980s a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy combine to confront the corporate behemoths of the time. Their personal and professional lives will be challenged by greed and ego while charting the changing culture in Texas' Silicon Prairie.

Who Needs a Guy

#1 - Who Needs a Guy

Season 4 - Episode 7

Joe and Gordon discuss Comet's future; Donna takes a vacation; a new collaborator challenges Cameron; Bos and Diane make a life-altering choice.

star 8.42
855 votes
Directors: Tricia Brock
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Ten of Swords

#2 - Ten of Swords

Season 4 - Episode 10

In the series finale, Donna celebrates a milestone with her closest allies; Cameron contemplates saying goodbye as Joe confronts an uncertain future.

star 8.33
553 votes
Directors: Karyn Kusama
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Up Helly Aa

#3 - Up Helly Aa

Season 1 - Episode 9

Unforeseen opponents and new complications threaten to derail the Cardiff Electric team's work at COMDEX.

star 8.27
1,223 votes
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Heaven is a Place

#4 - Heaven is a Place

Season 2 - Episode 10

When the Clark family descends into crisis, Gordon helps Joe. Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny.

star 8.22
1,154 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
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The Threshold

#5 - The Threshold

Season 3 - Episode 7

Joe and Ryan deal with the consequences of Joe's decision. Cam and Donna fight about the future and Gordon has a crisis of conscience.

star 8.19
1,225 votes
Directors: Karyn Kusama
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#6 - NeXT

Season 3 - Episode 10

While Donna's vision inspires a spirited discussion about the next big thing and the end result may not make everyone happy.

star 8.19
1,171 votes
Directors: Phil Abraham
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The 214s

#7 - The 214s

Season 1 - Episode 8

Scandal hits Cardiff Electric as the team finalizes preparations for COMDEX. Meanwhile, Bosworth makes a sacrifice for the good of the PC program.

star 8.16
1,230 votes
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You Are Not Safe

#8 - You Are Not Safe

Season 3 - Episode 8

Diane, Bos, and Donna hit the road in hopes of building support for Mutiny; everyone else awaits the big day, and Joe approaches Cam for a favor.

star 8.12
1,240 votes
Directors: Reed Morano
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#9 - Search

Season 4 - Episode 9

Donna faces a professional crossroads; Joanie takes a trip; Joe unveils Comet's new look; Cameron asks a favor from a one-time collaborator.

star 8.12
709 votes
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And She Was

#10 - And She Was

Season 3 - Episode 6

Tensions rise over an offer to buy Mutiny. Donna has a weekend alone, while Gordon and Cameron bond over video games. Joe has a standoff with the board.

star 8.10
1,235 votes
Directors: Michael Morris
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#11 - NIM

Season 3 - Episode 9

Donna tries to bring everyone together at Comdex with her vision of the Internet's future, and Gordon faces a strong-willed Joanie.

star 8.02
1,196 votes
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#12 - I/O

Season 1 - Episode 1

Cardiff Electric gets a new employee. He's apparently worked for the likes of IBM. But after he gets the new job, it's clear that he is not exactly what he claims to be.

star 8.02
1,868 votes
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#13 - Goodwill

Season 4 - Episode 8

Cameron helps Donna pack up; Bos makes his famous chili; Joe helps Haley recover a memorable keepsake.

star 8.02
775 votes
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#14 - 1984

Season 1 - Episode 10

As Gordon and Joe prepare to ship the Giant, a suspicious defect calls their partnership into question. Cameron takes her future into her own hands.

star 7.98
1,203 votes
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Close to the Metal

#15 - Close to the Metal

Season 1 - Episode 4

As Cameron nears completion of the BIOS, a crisis threatens the project's future and requires all hands on deck to save the machine.

star 7.98
1,349 votes
Directors: Johan Renck
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#16 - 10Broad36

Season 2 - Episode 6

Gordon is back in California, hoping to reconnect with his brother. Joe uses the leverage that he has.

star 7.93
1,095 votes
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#17 - Kali

Season 2 - Episode 9

Left reeling by the launch of a rival, Mutiny takes measures to ensure its survival. Meanwhile, Gordon pays a price in an attempt to quell his paranoia.

star 7.92
1,092 votes
Directors: Craig Zisk
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#18 - Adventure

Season 1 - Episode 5

Cameron bristles under a new manager as Joe and Gordon attempt to procure a key piece of new technology for the computer.

star 7.92
1,315 votes
Directors: Ed Bianchi
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One Way or Another

#19 - One Way or Another

Season 3 - Episode 2

While Cameron and Donna struggle to find venture capital, Joe hires a key coder, leaving the rest of the team at a loss.

star 7.90
1,305 votes
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#20 - Limbo

Season 2 - Episode 8

Cameron and Tom try to come to terms at Mutiny's user picnic. Meanwhile, Gordon searches for answers, as Joe and Sara say goodbye to Dallas.

star 7.89
1,115 votes
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Flipping the Switch

#21 - Flipping the Switch

Season 3 - Episode 3

Tensions rise at the office, as Gordon and Donna's personal life spills into work. Joe meets with the MacMillan board.

star 7.89
1,232 votes
Directors: Jeff Freilich
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#22 - FUD

Season 1 - Episode 2

After surviving a visit from IBM, Joe's team must overcome internal differences and begin the technical feat of building the new machine.

star 7.88
1,571 votes
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Working for the Clampdown

#23 - Working for the Clampdown

Season 2 - Episode 7

Gordon and Donna harbor secrets from one another as Gordon launches a new venture. Meanwhile, at Mutiny, an acquisition puts Cameron's principles to the test.

star 7.86
1,105 votes
Directors: Karyn Kusama
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#24 - Landfall

Season 1 - Episode 6

A breakthrough by Cameron places her at odds with Gordon, leaving Joe to make a tough decision. Meanwhile, Hurricane Alicia spurs some personal revelations.

star 7.85
1,272 votes
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Play with Friends

#25 - Play with Friends

Season 2 - Episode 4

Joe and Gordon work together to bring about Joe's vision. There is tension between Cameron and Donna.

star 7.84
1,069 votes
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