The Best Episodes of Halt and Catch Fire

Up Helly Aa

#1 - Up Helly Aa 8.34

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

Directors: Terry McDonough
The Threshold

#2 - The Threshold 8.31

Season 3 - Episode 7

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

Heaven is a Place

#3 - Heaven is a Place 8.27

Season 2 - Episode 10

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

Directors: Phil Abraham

#4 - NeXT 8.25

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.

The 214s

#5 - The 214s 8.23

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.

Directors: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
You Are Not Safe

#6 - You Are Not Safe 8.17

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.

And She Was

#7 - And She Was 8.17

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. Meanwhile, Joe has a standoff with the board.

Directors: Michael Morris

#8 - NIM 8.10

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.

Directors: Christopher Cantwell

#9 - I/O 8.09

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.

Directors: Juan José Campanella
Close to the Metal

#10 - Close to the Metal 8.06

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.

Directors: Johan Renck

#11 - 1984 8.05

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.


#12 - 10Broad36 8.01

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

Directors: Larysa Kondracki

#13 - Adventure 7.99

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.

Directors: Ed Bianchi

#14 - Kali 7.99

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.

One Way or Another

#15 - One Way or Another 7.96

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.

Directors: Kimberly Peirce

#16 - FUD 7.96

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.

Directors: Juan José Campanella
Flipping the Switch

#17 - Flipping the Switch 7.96

Season 3 - Episode 3

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

Directors: Jeff Freilich

#18 - Landfall 7.95

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.

Directors: Larysa Kondracki

#19 - Limbo 7.95

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 - Giant 7.93

Season 1 - Episode 7

A visitor from Joe's past threatens his newfound connection with Cameron. Meanwhile, with Donna out of town, the toll of Gordon's work catches up with him.

Directors: Jon Amiel
Working for the Clampdown

#21 - Working for the Clampdown 7.91

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.

Play with Friends

#22 - Play with Friends 7.88

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

Valley of the Heart's Delight

#23 - Valley of the Heart's Delight 7.83

Season 3 - Episode 1

Donna and Cameron explore their options to expand beyond chat. Meanwhile, Gordon settles in at Mutiny and Joe launches his latest product.

Directors: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
The Way In

#24 - The Way In 7.83

Season 2 - Episode 3

The Clarks receive a surprising invitation as Bosworth tries to reconnect with his former life. Meanwhile, a problem from within Mutiny threatens its survival.

High Plains Hardware

#25 - High Plains Hardware 7.78

Season 1 - Episode 3

Gordon and Cameron struggle to make Joe's vision a reality; Joe and Bosworth seek the funds to make the new machine.

Directors: Karyn Kusama