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The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Every episode of Silicon Valley ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into 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. Partially inspired by Mike Judge’s own experiences as a Silicon Valley engineer in the late ‘80s, Silicon Valley is an American sitcom that centers around six programmers who are living together and trying to make it big in the Silicon Valley.


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The best episode of "Silicon Valley" is "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency", rated 9.3/10 from 4015 user votes. It was directed by N/A and written by N/A. "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency" aired on 6/1/2014 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Two Days of the Condor".

  • Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency
    9.3/10 4,015 votes

    #1 - Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-06-01

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Two Days of the Condor
    9.2/10 2,597 votes

    #2 - Two Days of the Condor

    Season 2 Episode 10 - Aired 2015-06-14

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Fifty-One Percent
    9.0/10 2,380 votes

    #3 - Fifty-One Percent

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-05-13

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Homicide
    8.7/10 2,067 votes

    #4 - Homicide

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-05-17

    Monica wants Pied Piper to participate in a livestream event. Erlich reconnects with Double-A, someone he used to mentor. Jared encourages Monica and Carla to be friends.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Binding Arbitration
    8.7/10 1,920 votes

    #5 - Binding Arbitration

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-06-07

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Uptick
    8.6/10 1,728 votes

    #6 - The Uptick

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-06-26

    With Pied Piper's future in question, Erlich's publicity success leaves Richard in a moral quandary just as Dinesh's video-chat app starts to pick up speed. While Laurie prepares to jump ship, Gavin's comeback at Hooli is threatened by his displays of grandeur.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Exit Event
    8.6/10 3,104 votes

    #7 - Exit Event

    Season 6 Episode 7 - Aired 2019-12-08

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Proof of Concept
    8.5/10 2,265 votes

    #8 - Proof of Concept

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-05-18

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Meinertzhagen's Haversack
    8.5/10 1,850 votes

    #9 - Meinertzhagen's Haversack

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2016-05-08

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

    Director: Charlie McDowell

    Writer: Adam Countee

  • Maleant Data Systems Solutions
    8.5/10 1,725 votes

    #10 - Maleant Data Systems Solutions

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2016-05-15

    Erlich has new competition. The Pied Piper staff has a hard time giving less than their all. Monica stands her ground. Gavin reaches a decision about Nucleus.

    Director: Charlie McDowell

    Writer: Donick Cary

  • Terms of Service
    8.5/10 1,720 votes

    #11 - Terms of Service

    Season 4 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-04-30

    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.

    Director: Mike Judge

    Writer: Clay Tarver

  • Third Party Insourcing
    8.4/10 2,277 votes

    #12 - Third Party Insourcing

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-05-11

    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, Gilfoyle’s visiting girlfriend. Later, Dinesh faces a sexual dilemma.

    Director: Alec Berg

    Writer: Dan O'Keefe

  • Adult Content
    8.4/10 1,805 votes

    #13 - Adult Content

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-05-24

    Richard is faced with a tough decision, regarding the future of Pied Piper. Dinesh flirts with a woman online.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Bachman's Earnings Over-Ride
    8.4/10 1,559 votes

    #14 - Bachman's Earnings Over-Ride

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-06-12

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Intellectual Property
    8.4/10 1,625 votes

    #15 - Intellectual Property

    Season 4 Episode 3 - Aired 2017-05-07

    An overtired Richard pushes himself to the brink of sanity while trying to move ahead with his next big idea. Eyeing a comeback, Erlich pressures an uncooperative Jian-Yang. Monica sets a trap at Raviga to improve her standing with Laurie. Dinesh goes on a date. Big Head enters the world of academia. Gavin faces an unknown future.

    Director: Jamie Babbit

    Writer: Carrie Kemper

  • Server Error
    8.4/10 1,645 votes

    #16 - Server Error

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-06-25

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

    Director: Mike Judge

    Writer: Dan O'Keefe

  • RussFest
    8.4/10 1,570 votes

    #17 - RussFest

    Season 6 Episode 6 - Aired 2019-12-01

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Hooli-Con
    8.3/10 1,499 votes

    #18 - Hooli-Con

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-06-18

    While Erlich goes on a trip to get his mojo back, the Pied Piper guys take to Hooli-Con to pull off a stealth operation. There, an ethically challenged Jared tries to keep himself in the dark, Gilfoyle and Dinesh get distracted by Keenan and Richard's obsession with an ex's new beau leads him to put their whole plan in jeopardy.

    Director: Mike Judge

    Writer: Chris Provenzano

  • Hooli Smokes!
    8.3/10 1,443 votes

    #19 - Hooli Smokes!

    Season 6 Episode 3 - Aired 2019-11-10

    The Pied Piper team races to close a major deal. Dinesh considers being a better person. An angry Jared reluctantly helps Richard.

    Director: Liza Johnson

    Writer: Sarah Walker

  • Signaling Risk
    8.2/10 2,257 votes

    #20 - Signaling Risk

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-05-04

    Erlich convinces a graffiti artist to create Pied Piper's logo; Jared works to make the company more efficient; Richard learns that he has eight weeks to prepare for a live demonstration.

    Director: Alex Berg

    Writer: Jessica Gao

  • Sand Hill Shuffle
    8.2/10 2,134 votes

    #21 - Sand Hill Shuffle

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-04-12

    The Pied Piper guys are wined and dined by every venture capitalist under the sun, while Monica adjusts to a new managing partner at Raviga as the company faces major changes.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • White Hat/Black Hat
    8.2/10 1,863 votes

    #22 - White Hat/Black Hat

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-05-31

    Richard causes trouble when he sympathizes with a competitor.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • To Build a Better Beta
    8.2/10 1,571 votes

    #23 - To Build a Better Beta

    Season 3 Episode 7 - Aired 2016-06-05

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

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Founder Friendly
    8.1/10 1,866 votes

    #24 - Founder Friendly

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 2016-04-24

    After being unceremoniously fired, an angry Richard faces a tough decision: accept the diminished role of CTO, or leave Pied Piper for good. Erlich takes a shine to Jack Barker, Laurie’s new choice of CEO, while Dinesh and Gilfoyle weigh their options in Richard’s absence. At Hooli, Gavin tries to improve his image by admitting failure, and Big Head gets wind of major changes.

    Director: Mike Judge

    Writer: Dan O'Keefe

  • Daily Active Users
    8.1/10 1,591 votes

    #25 - Daily Active Users

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-06-19

    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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A