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The Best Episodes of Halt and Catch Fire

Every episode of Halt and Catch Fire ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Halt and Catch Fire!

During the rise of the PC era in the early 1980s, an unlikely trio - a visionary, an engineer and a prodigy - take personal and professional risks in the race to build a computer that will change the world as they know it.


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The best episode of "Halt and Catch Fire" is "Who Needs a Guy", rated 9.4/10 from 1089 user votes. It was directed by Tricia Brock and written by Lisa Albert. "Who Needs a Guy" aired on 9/30/2017 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Goodwill".

  • Who Needs a Guy
    9.4/10 1,089 votes

    #1 - Who Needs a Guy

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2017-09-30

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

    Director: Tricia Brock

    Writer: Lisa Albert

  • Goodwill
    9.0/10 827 votes

    #2 - Goodwill

    Season 4 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-10-07

    Cameron helps Donna pack up. Bos makes his famous chili. Joe helps Haley recover a memorable keep sake. Gordon and Donna fight.

    Director: Christopher Cantwell

    Writer: Zack Whedon

  • Ten of Swords
    8.9/10 778 votes

    #3 - Ten of Swords

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-10-14

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

    Director: Karyn Kusama

    Writer: Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers

  • Up Helly Aa
    8.8/10 887 votes

    #4 - Up Helly Aa

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-07-27

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

    Director: Terry McDonough

    Writer: Jason Cahill

  • The Threshold
    8.8/10 610 votes

    #5 - The Threshold

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-09-27

    Joe and Ryan deal with the consequences of Joe's decision. Cameron and Donna fight over the future, while Gordon has a crisis of conscience.

    Director: Karyn Kusama

    Writer: Michael Saltzman

  • You Are Not Safe
    8.8/10 630 votes

    #6 - You Are Not Safe

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-10-04

    Donna, Bos and Diane go on the road to build support for Mutiny, while everyone else anxiously awaits the big day. Joe asks Cam for a favor.

    Director: Reed Morano

    Writer: Lisa Albert, Alison Tatlock

  • NeXT
    8.7/10 573 votes

    #7 - NeXT

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-10-11

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

    Director: Phil Abraham

    Writer: Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers

  • The 214s
    8.6/10 858 votes

    #8 - The 214s

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-07-20

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

    Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

    Writer: Dahvi Waller, Zack Whedon

  • Heaven Is a Place
    8.5/10 652 votes

    #9 - Heaven Is a Place

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-08-02

    After the Clark family descends into crisis, Gordon attempts to help Joe.

    Director: Phil Abraham

    Writer: Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers

  • NIM
    8.5/10 568 votes

    #10 - NIM

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-10-11

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

    Director: Christopher Cantwell

    Writer: Mark Lafferty

  • Search
    8.4/10 531 votes

    #11 - Search

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-10-14

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

    Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

    Writer: Mark Lafferty

  • Limbo
    8.3/10 609 votes

    #12 - Limbo

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-07-19

    Cameron and Tom attempt to come to terms at Mutiny's user picnic. Gordon looks for some answers.

    Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer

    Writer: Zack Whedon

  • Kali
    8.3/10 606 votes

    #13 - Kali

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-07-26

    Shocked by a rival's launch, Mutiny takes measures to make sure of survival.

    Director: Craig Zisk

    Writer: Jason Cahill

  • And She Was
    8.3/10 511 votes

    #14 - And She Was

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2016-09-20

    Tensions rise over an offer to buy Mutiny. Donna has a weekend alone, while Gordon and Cam bond over video games. Joe has a standoff with the board.

    Director: Michael Morris

    Writer: Angelina Burnett

  • Working for the Clampdown
    8.2/10 605 votes

    #15 - Working for the Clampdown

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-07-12

    Gordon and Donna are keeping secrets from one another. Gordon sets up a new venture.

    Director: Karyn Kusama

    Writer: Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers

  • Signal to Noise
    8.2/10 565 votes

    #16 - Signal to Noise

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-08-19

    Joe and Cameron talk on the phone. Donna promotes her assistant. Gordon's business buckles under pressure from a larger competitor.

    Director: Meera Menon

    Writer: Mark Lafferty

  • Miscellaneous
    8.2/10 503 votes

    #17 - Miscellaneous

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-08-26

    Cameron promotes her game at an industry conference. Donna squares off against old rivals. Gordon struggles to support Joe's newest idea.

    Director: Jeff Freilich

    Writer: Zack Whedon

  • A Connection Is Made
    8.2/10 491 votes

    #18 - A Connection Is Made

    Season 4 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-09-23

    Donna makes a play for a heavy hitter. Gordon confronts his daughter about an issue at school. Cameron finds a new fan. Joe sees a new side of Haley.

    Director: Michael Morris

    Writer: Julia Cho

  • Close to the Metal
    8.1/10 856 votes

    #19 - Close to the Metal

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-06-22

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

    Director: Johan Renck

    Writer: Jonathan Lisco

  • Adventure
    8.1/10 826 votes

    #20 - Adventure

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-06-29

    Cameron bristles under a new manager as Joe and Gordon attempt to procure a key piece of new technology for the computer.

    Director: Ed Bianchi

    Writer: Dahvi Waller

  • Play With Friends
    8.1/10 604 votes

    #21 - Play With Friends

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-06-21

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

    Director: Kimberly Peirce

    Writer: Dahvi Waller

  • 10Broad36
    8.1/10 623 votes

    #22 - 10Broad36

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-07-05

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

    Director: Larysa Kondracki

    Writer: Jamie Pachino

  • Nowhere Man
    8.1/10 479 votes

    #23 - Nowhere Man

    Season 4 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-09-16

    Donna struggles with suspicion. Bosworth hits a breaking point. Joe confesses to Gordon while Cameron faces past mistakes.

    Director: So Yong Kim

    Writer: Angelina Burnett

  • I/O
    8.0/10 1,296 votes

    #24 - I/O

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-06-01

    The Texan company Cardiff Electronics gets a new employee from New York. He's apparently working for IBM, but after the he gets the new job it gets clear that he has a hidden agenda, and is not exactly what he claims to be.

    Director: Juan José Campanella

    Writer: Christopher Cantwell, Christopher C. Rogers

  • Landfall
    8.0/10 798 votes

    #25 - Landfall

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-07-06

    A breakthrough by Cameron places her at odds with Gordon, leaving Joe to make a tough decision. Meanwhile, Hurricane Alicia spurs some personal revelations.

    Director: Larysa Kondracki

    Writer: Zack Whedon