The BEST Episodes of Halt and Catch Fire
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 7, 2019
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.
#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.
#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.
#3 - Up Helly Aa
Season 1 - Episode 9
Unforeseen opponents and new complications threaten to derail the Cardiff Electric team's work at COMDEX.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#13 - Goodwill
Season 4 - Episode 8
Cameron helps Donna pack up; Bos makes his famous chili; Joe helps Haley recover a memorable keepsake.
#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.
#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.
#16 - 10Broad36
Season 2 - Episode 6
Gordon is back in California, hoping to reconnect with his brother. Joe uses the leverage that he has.
#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.
#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.
#19 - 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.
#20 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#25 - A Connection Is Made
Season 4 - Episode 6
Donna makes a play for a heavy hitter; Gordon confronts his daughter about an issue at school; Cameron finds a new fan; Joe sees a new side of Haley.