Halt and Catch Fire

The BEST episodes of Halt and Catch Fire

Every episode of Halt and Catch Fire ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Halt and Catch Fire!

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.

Last Updated: 7/31/2022Network: AMC
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Who Needs a Guy
star
8.40
1152 votes

#1 - Who Needs a Guy

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/30/2017

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

Directors: Tricia Brock
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Ten of Swords
star
8.40
810 votes

#2 - Ten of Swords

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/14/2017

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

Directors: Karyn Kusama
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The Threshold
star
8.22
1566 votes

#3 - The Threshold

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/27/2016

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.

Directors: Karyn Kusama
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Heaven is a Place
star
8.19
1627 votes

#4 - Heaven is a Place

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 8/2/2015

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

Directors: Phil Abraham
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NeXT
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8.16
1466 votes

#5 - NeXT

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/11/2016

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

Directors: Phil Abraham
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And She Was
star
8.10
1572 votes

#6 - And She Was

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/20/2016

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.

Directors: Michael Morris
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Up Helly Aa
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8.08
1846 votes

#7 - Up Helly Aa

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/27/2014

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

Directors: Terry McDonough
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You Are Not Safe
star
8.07
1545 votes

#8 - You Are Not Safe

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/4/2016

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.

Directors: Reed Morano
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The 214s
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8.06
1912 votes

#9 - The 214s

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/20/2014

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

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NIM
star
8.01
1494 votes

#10 - NIM

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/11/2016

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

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I/O
star
8.00
2758 votes

#11 - I/O

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 6/1/2014

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.

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10Broad36
star
7.99
1599 votes

#12 - 10Broad36

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 7/5/2015

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

Directors: Larysa Kondracki
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Search
star
7.97
989 votes

#13 - Search

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/14/2017

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

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Kali
star
7.97
1571 votes

#14 - Kali

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 7/26/2015

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.

Directors: Craig Zisk
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Goodwill
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7.95
1066 votes

#15 - Goodwill

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/7/2017

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

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Close to the Metal
star
7.95
2111 votes

#16 - Close to the Metal

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/22/2014

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

Directors: Johan B. Renck
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Flipping the Switch
star
7.95
1560 votes

#17 - Flipping the Switch

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/30/2016

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

Directors: Jeff Freilich
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Play with Friends
star
7.94
1572 votes

#18 - Play with Friends

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 6/21/2015

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

Directors: Kimberly Peirce
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Limbo
star
7.91
1592 votes

#19 - Limbo

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 7/19/2015

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.

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The Way In
star
7.90
1625 votes

#20 - The Way In

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 6/14/2015

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

Directors: Jeff Freilich
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One Way or Another
star
7.90
1634 votes

#21 - One Way or Another

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/23/2016

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

Directors: Kimberly Peirce
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New Coke
star
7.88
1682 votes

#22 - New Coke

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/7/2015

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.

Directors: Phil Abraham
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FUD
star
7.88
2471 votes

#23 - FUD

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 6/8/2014

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

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Working for the Clampdown
star
7.88
1558 votes

#24 - Working for the Clampdown

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 7/12/2015

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.

Directors: Karyn Kusama
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Extract and Defend
star
7.87
1562 votes

#25 - Extract and Defend

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 6/28/2015

Cameron and Joe clash, leaving Cameron in a tailspin. Gordon attempts to deal with some difficult news.

Directors: Michael Morris
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