The BEST Episodes of Halt and Catch Fire
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 1, 2021
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 - Aired Sep 30, 2017
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 - Aired Oct 14, 2017
In the series finale, Donna celebrates a milestone with her closest allies; Cameron contemplates saying goodbye as Joe confronts an uncertain future.
#3 - The Threshold
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Sep 27, 2016
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.
#4 - Heaven Is a Place
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Aug 2, 2015
When the Clark family descends into crisis, Gordon helps Joe. Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny.
#5 - NeXT
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 11, 2016
While Donna's vision inspires a spirited discussion about the next big thing, the end result may not make everyone happy.
#6 - And She Was
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 20, 2016
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.
#7 - Up Helly Aa
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 27, 2014
Unforeseen opponents and new complications threaten to derail the Cardiff Electric team's work at COMDEX.
#8 - You Are Not Safe
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 4, 2016
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 - The 214s
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 20, 2014
Scandal hits Cardiff Electric as the team finalizes preparations for COMDEX. Meanwhile, Bosworth makes a sacrifice for the good of the PC program.
#10 - NIM
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 11, 2016
Donna tries to bring everyone together at Comdex with her vision of the Internet's future, and Gordon faces a strong-willed Joanie.
#11 - I/O
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jun 1, 2014
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.
#12 - 10Broad36
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jul 5, 2015
Gordon is back in California, hoping to reconnect with his brother. Joe uses the leverage that he has.
#13 - Search
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 14, 2017
Donna faces a professional crossroads; Joanie takes a trip; Joe unveils Comet's new look; Cameron asks a favor from a one-time collaborator.
#14 - Kali
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 26, 2015
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.
#15 - Close to the Metal
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 22, 2014
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 - Flipping the Switch
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Aug 30, 2016
Tensions rise at the office, as Gordon and Donna's personal life spills into work. Joe meets with the MacMillan board.
#17 - Goodwill
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 7, 2017
Cameron helps Donna pack up; Bos makes his famous chili; Joe helps Haley recover a memorable keepsake.
#18 - Play with Friends
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 21, 2015
Joe and Gordon work together to bring about Joe's vision. There is tension between Cameron and Donna.
#19 - Limbo
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jul 19, 2015
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 - Aired Aug 23, 2016
While Cameron and Donna struggle to find venture capital, Joe hires a key coder, leaving the rest of the team at a loss.
#21 - New Coke
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 7, 2015
Joe begins a new job after meeting Sara's father. Gordon grapples with his newfound freedom. Donna is jolted by Cameron's surprising hire at Mutiny.
#22 - The Way In
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 14, 2015
The Clarks receive a surprising invitation as Bosworth tries to reconnect with his former life. Meanwhile, a problem from within Mutiny threatens its survival.
#23 - FUD
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 8, 2014
After surviving a visit from IBM, Joe's team must overcome internal differences and begin the technical feat of building the new machine.
#24 - SETI
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired May 31, 2015
Cameron and Donna's gaming company, Mutiny, reaches a critical stage; Joe and Gordon are reunited.
#25 - Working for the Clampdown
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jul 12, 2015
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.