The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

#1 - Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency 8.45

Season 1 - Episode 8

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
Two Days of the Condor

#2 - Two Days of the Condor 8.27

Season 2 - Episode 10

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
Proof of Concept

#3 - Proof of Concept 8.08

Season 1 - Episode 7

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
The Uptick

#4 - The Uptick 8.07

Season 3 - Episode 10

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
Terms of Service

#5 - Terms of Service 8.06

Season 4 - Episode 2

Richard butts heads with Dinesh, whose new position goes to his head. Later, 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
Server Error

#6 - Server Error 8.05

Season 4 - Episode 10

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

Maleant Data Systems Solutions

#7 - Maleant Data Systems Solutions 8.02

Season 3 - Episode 4

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

#8 - Hooli-Con 7.98

Season 4 - Episode 9

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.

Binding Arbitration

#9 - Binding Arbitration 7.97

Season 2 - Episode 9

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
To Build a Better Beta

#10 - To Build a Better Beta 7.97

Season 3 - Episode 7

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
The Blood Boy

#11 - The Blood Boy 7.95

Season 4 - Episode 5

Richard tries to convince his new business partner Gavin about 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.

Success Failure

#12 - Success Failure 7.94

Season 4 - Episode 1

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
The Keenan Vortex

#13 - The Keenan Vortex 7.94

Season 4 - Episode 8

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.

Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride

#14 - Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride 7.93

Season 3 - Episode 8

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
Teambuilding Exercise

#15 - Teambuilding Exercise 7.93

Season 4 - Episode 4

Sea food demo is being prepared. Big head professorship is proving beneficial to his students. And finally we get a glimpse of the insides of Gavin Belson mansion.

Adult Content

#16 - Adult Content 7.93

Season 2 - Episode 7

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
Intellectual Property

#17 - Intellectual Property 7.92

Season 4 - Episode 3

Dinesh gets back to the ground while Richard continues to explore his new project. Gavin tries to come out of the new problem he has gotten himself into and interestingly the chemistry between Richard and Monica takes a new turn.

Directors: Jamie Babbit
Signaling Risk

#18 - Signaling Risk 7.91

Season 1 - Episode 5

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
Third Party Insourcing

#19 - Third Party Insourcing 7.89

Season 1 - Episode 6

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
Meinertzhagen's Haversack

#20 - Meinertzhagen's Haversack 7.87

Season 3 - Episode 3

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

Directors: Charlie McDowell
The Patent Troll

#21 - The Patent Troll 7.87

Season 4 - Episode 7

When Richard decides to stand up to a patent troll, his defiance ends up coming back to haunt him. Gilfoyle goes to desperate measures to battle Jian-Yang's new smart refrigerator. Jared embraces multiple identities in in his quest to reduce costs. Erlich tries to hang with the alpha males.

Customer Service

#22 - Customer Service 7.85

Season 4 - Episode 6

The guys struggle for funding to launch the latest iteration of Pied Piper. Erlich seeks to join the new VC firm formed by Laurie and Monica. Dinesh and Gilfoyle clash over the alpha build.

Daily Active Users

#23 - Daily Active Users 7.84

Season 3 - Episode 9

Shocking stats are revealed and prompt Richard to bridge the gap between Pied Piper and its users, but Jared must go to extremes to keep everything intact. Gavin tries to recapture his former glory by bringing in new talent after discovering secrets about the competition.

Directors: Alec Berg

#24 - Homicide 7.83

Season 2 - Episode 6

When Monica encourages the guys to pounce on a livestream opportunity, Erlich reconnects with his old mentee, Double-A, an energy drink billionaire, but Richard finds out their friendship isn’t quite what Erlich thinks. After learning that the livestream might hit a snag, Gilfoyle and Dinesh brainstorm their options. Jared encourages a friendship between Carla and Monica.

Directors: Mike Judge
The Empty Chair

#25 - The Empty Chair 7.82

Season 3 - Episode 5

Richard lets his ego get in the way at an interview. Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared misplace hardware. Erlich pitches his plans to Big Head.

Directors: Eric Appel