The BEST Episodes of Silicon Valley

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 27, 2021

Network: HBO

In the high-tech gold rush of modern Silicon Valley, the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A comedy partially inspired by Mike Judge's own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late 1980s.

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Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

#1 - Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 1, 2014

Poised to compete at TechCrunch Disrupt, the guys of Pied Piper become worried after an impressive presentation by Gavin Belson. As Jared tries to pivot the company, Richard is inspired to make big changes at the last minute.

star 8.40
5,350 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
Writers: Alec Berg
Fifty-One Percent

#2 - Fifty-One Percent

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired May 13, 2018

PiperNet launches, but an early success makes Monica suspicious. Richard makes a surprising move; the team races against the clock as its future is threatened.

star 8.23
2,912 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Alec Berg
Two Days of the Condor

#3 - Two Days of the Condor

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 14, 2015

As the guys await the verdict on Pied Piper’s fate, an unexpected real-life drama draws a spike in traffic to their livestream and leaves them fighting to hold things together – literally. While Erlich considers his future, Richard scrambles to save Pied Piper’s.

star 8.23
4,516 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Alec Berg
The Uptick

#4 - The Uptick

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 26, 2016

Pied Piper’s future is hazy, but Erlich’s industry profile begins to rise, creating a moral dilemma for Richard as Dinesh’s new app starts to catch on. Meanwhile, Laurie makes plans for her exit; and Gavin’s pompous personality haunts his comeback at Hooli.

star 8.05
5,373 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Alec Berg
Terms of Service

#5 - Terms of Service

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 30, 2017

Richard butts heads with Dinesh, whose new position goes to his head. Richard discovers interesting data about PiperChat's users. Erlich makes a play to be involved in Jian-Yang's new app. Jared sets ground rules in his friendship with Richard. Gavin's paranoia over Jack's enthusiasm causes him to make a rash decision.

star 8.02
5,615 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
Writers: Clay Tarver
Maleant Data Systems Solutions

#6 - Maleant Data Systems Solutions

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 15, 2016

The Pied Piper guys struggle to phone it in. Erlich faces competition. Monica takes a stand. Gavin makes a decision about Nucleus.

star 8.01
5,433 votes
Writers: Donick Cary
Proof of Concept

#7 - Proof of Concept

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 18, 2014

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Richard feels the pressure to finish his demo, but finds himself distracted by a girl he dated briefly, who’s now spreading rumors about him. Jared worries that Monica is taking his place in the company. Dinesh develops a crush on a girl at a neighboring booth. Erlich’s scandalous past connection to one of the judges threatens Pied Piper’s chances.

star 7.99
5,343 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
Writers: Clay Tarver
To Build a Better Beta

#8 - To Build a Better Beta

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 5, 2016

A beta version of Pied Piper gets an unexpected reception as Dinesh's lack of friends worries him, but Gilfoyle thinks he's stretching the truth. Amanda isn't sure she can dole out criticism. A strapped Erlich mulls a big decision. The Nucleus team tackles a difficult challenge from Gavin.

star 7.96
5,241 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: John Levenstein
Binding Arbitration

#9 - Binding Arbitration

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 7, 2015

When Pied Piper and Hooli enter binding arbitration, Erlich demands to be put on the stand. Big Head finds himself propped up. Richard worries Hooli’s claim could have legs.

star 7.96
4,430 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
Writers: Dan O'Keefe
Exit Event

#10 - Exit Event

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 8, 2019

Ahead of a career-defining moment, Richard makes a startling discovery that sends the entire Pied Piper team racing to pull off the biggest bait-and-switch that Silicon Valley has ever seen.

star 7.95
1,881 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Alec Berg
Server Error

#11 - Server Error

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 25, 2017

Richard finds himself in a web of lie. Jared plans his exit. Jack bets big. Gavin plots a comeback.

star 7.95
4,782 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
Writers: Dan O'Keefe
Adult Content

#12 - Adult Content

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired May 24, 2015

With the Pied Piper team fielding job offers and Russ distracted by financial news, Richard faces the prospect of either merging with a nemesis or folding. Gavin attempts to turn Nucleus’ failure into a success. Dinesh tries his hand at wooing a woman online. After Gilfoyle suggests a risky move, Richard reaches out to an unconventional client.

star 7.92
4,442 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Amy Aniobi
Intellectual Property

#13 - Intellectual Property

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired May 7, 2017

Richard continues to explore his new project. Gavin tries to come out of the new problem he has gotten himself into. The chemistry between Richard and Monica takes a new turn.

star 7.90
5,384 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Carrie Kemper

#14 - Hooli-Con

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 18, 2017

Erlich goes on a trip to get his mojo back while the guys head to Hooli-Con, where Jared faces a moral dilemma. Gilfoyle and Dinesh are distracted by Keenan. and Richard becomes obsessed with an ex's new beau.

star 7.90
4,806 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
Writers: Chris Provenzano
The Blood Boy

#15 - The Blood Boy

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired May 21, 2017

Richard tries to convince Gavin of his strategy for the new internet, but finds himself blocked by meddling from an annoying associate of Gavin's. Erlich connives his way into Laurie's baby shower and tips her off to a hidden agenda. Dinesh struggles to free himself of Mia.

star 7.90
5,219 votes
Directors: Tim Roche
Writers: Adam Countee
The Keenan Vortex

#16 - The Keenan Vortex

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 11, 2017

An unexpected increase in data traffic leads Richard to turn the Ehrlich for help in garnering a deal with Keenan Feldspar, Silicon Valley's latest 'it' boy, but when he makes a too-good-to-resist offer, Richard must weigh Pied Piper's future against a potential mutiny. Jack faces setbacks while preparing for Hooli-Con.

star 7.89
4,978 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Graham Wagner, Rachele Lynn
Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride

#17 - Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 12, 2016

Erlich tries to be honest with Richard, who has mixed emotions about their friendship and the future of Pied Piper. Jared's new company apparel turns heads but fuels yet another clash between Dinesh and Gilfoyle.

star 7.88
5,263 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Carrie Kemper
Success Failure

#18 - Success Failure

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 23, 2017

The guys struggle to find funding for Pied Piper's video chat app to keep up with their rapidly growing user base. Erlich faces resistance from Big Head's father. Jack steps on Gavin's toes at Hooli. Richard gets sage advice.

star 7.88
5,735 votes
Directors: Mike Judge
Writers: Alec Berg

#19 - RussFest

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 1, 2019

A major event puts PiperNet's capabilities to the test. Monica confronts Jian-Yang over his use of Pied Piper's name.

star 7.88
1,770 votes
Directors: Matt Ross
Writers: Carrie Kemper
Chief Operating Officer

#20 - Chief Operating Officer

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 8, 2018

Encouraged by Jared to strike up a friendship with Dana, a like-minded CEO, Richard instead finds himself charmed by Dana's COO, who challenges his loyalty to Gilfoyle. Facing limited housing options thanks to his impulse purchase, Dinesh searches for a new roommate.

star 7.88
3,164 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Carrie Kemper
Signaling Risk

#21 - Signaling Risk

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 4, 2014

Erlich taps a graffiti artist to design Pied Piper's logo, with predictably controversial results. Meanwhile, Richard learns he doesn't have much time to prepare for a live demonstration at TechCrunch Disrupt; Gavin Belson and Peter Gregory have an unexpected encounter; and Jared works on the company's efficiency.

star 7.88
5,414 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Jessica Gao
Meinertzhagen's Haversack

#22 - Meinertzhagen's Haversack

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired May 8, 2016

Richard searches for a way around Jack. Gilfoyle opens himself up to recruiters. Dinesh draws unwanted attention from a recent purchase.

star 7.87
5,286 votes
Writers: Adam Countee
Teambuilding Exercise

#23 - Teambuilding Exercise

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired May 14, 2017

Seafood demo is being prepared. Big head professorship is proving beneficial to his students. We get a glimpse of the insides of Gavin Belson mansion.

star 7.87
5,423 votes
Directors: Jamie Babbit
Writers: Meghan Pleticha
Third Party Insourcing

#24 - Third Party Insourcing

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 11, 2014

Richard feels threatened when the team hires The Carver a hacker with a notorious reputation, to help with Pied Piper’s cloud. Jared finds himself taken for a ride when he seeks out Peter Gregory’s signature. Erlich and Dinesh compete for the attention of Tara, Gilfoyles visiting girlfriend. Later, Dinesh faces a sexual dilemma.

star 7.86
5,369 votes
Directors: Alec Berg
Writers: Dan O’Keefe
Facial Recognition

#25 - Facial Recognition

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 22, 2018

Overshadowed by Jared in an on-camera interview, Richard’s confidence wavers further when Laurie and Monica force him to work with a new artificial-intelligence company. Gilfoyle worries about the prospect of introducing AI into Pied Piper. Dinesh makes Jared self-conscious ahead of a second interview. Gavin questions his future beyond Hooli.

star 7.86
3,053 votes
Writers: Graham Wagner