The BEST episodes of Silicon Valley

Every episode of Silicon Valley ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Silicon Valley!

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.

Last Updated: 6/2/2024Network: HBOStatus: Ended
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Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency
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8.41
4873 votes

#1 - Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

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

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.

Directors: Mike Judge
Writer: Alec Berg
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Fifty-One Percent
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8.24
2929 votes

#2 - Fifty-One Percent

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/13/2018

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.

Directors: Alec Berg
Writer: Alec Berg
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Two Days of the Condor
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8.23
4123 votes

#3 - Two Days of the Condor

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/14/2015

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.

Directors: Alec Berg
Writer: Alec Berg
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The Uptick
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8.03
4840 votes

#4 - The Uptick

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/26/2016

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.

Directors: Alec Berg
Writer: Alec Berg
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Maleant Data Systems Solutions
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8.01
4916 votes

#5 - Maleant Data Systems Solutions

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/15/2016

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

Directors: Charlie McDowell
Writer: Donick Cary
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Terms of Service
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8.01
5093 votes

#6 - Terms of Service

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/30/2017

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.

Directors: Mike Judge
Writer: Clay Tarver
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Proof of Concept
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7.98
4873 votes

#7 - Proof of Concept

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/18/2014

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.

Directors: Mike Judge
Writer: Clay Tarver
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Exit Event
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7.96
2054 votes

#8 - Exit Event

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/8/2019

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.

Directors: Alec Berg
Writer: Alec Berg
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To Build a Better Beta
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7.96
4736 votes

#9 - To Build a Better Beta

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 6/5/2016

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.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Binding Arbitration
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7.96
4084 votes

#10 - Binding Arbitration

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/7/2015

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.

Directors: Mike Judge
Writer: Dan O'Keefe
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Server Error
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7.94
4417 votes

#11 - Server Error

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/25/2017

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

Directors: Mike Judge
Writer: Dan O'Keefe
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Adult Content
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7.92
4095 votes

#12 - Adult Content

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/24/2015

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.

Directors: Alec Berg
Writer: Amy Aniobi
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Intellectual Property
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7.90
4855 votes

#13 - Intellectual Property

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/7/2017

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.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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The Blood Boy
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7.89
4740 votes

#14 - The Blood Boy

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/21/2017

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.

Directors: Tim Roche
Writer: Adam Countee
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RussFest
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7.89
1931 votes

#15 - RussFest

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/1/2019

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

Directors: Matt Ross
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Hooli-con
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7.88
4411 votes

#16 - Hooli-con

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 6/18/2017

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.

Directors: Mike Judge
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Bachman's Earnings Over-Ride
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7.88
4770 votes

#17 - Bachman's Earnings Over-Ride

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/12/2016

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.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Meinertzhagen's Haversack
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7.88
4794 votes

#18 - Meinertzhagen's Haversack

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/8/2016

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

Directors: Charlie McDowell
Writer: Adam Countee
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The Keenan Vortex
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7.87
4536 votes

#19 - The Keenan Vortex

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/11/2017

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.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Chief Operating Officer
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7.87
3138 votes

#20 - Chief Operating Officer

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/8/2018

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.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Success Failure
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7.86
5182 votes

#21 - Success Failure

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/23/2017

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.

Directors: Mike Judge
Writer: Alec Berg
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Teambuilding Exercise
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7.86
4895 votes

#22 - Teambuilding Exercise

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/14/2017

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.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
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Third Party Insourcing
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7.85
4897 votes

#23 - Third Party Insourcing

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/11/2014

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.

Directors: Alec Berg
Writer: Dan O'Keefe
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Signaling Risk
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7.85
4944 votes

#24 - Signaling Risk

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/4/2014

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.

Directors: Alec Berg
Writer: Jessica Gao
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Facial Recognition
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7.84
3052 votes

#25 - Facial Recognition

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/22/2018

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.

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