Halt and Catch Fire

10 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 28, 2023.

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Halt and Catch Fire - S1E4

#15 - Close to the Metal (Season 1 - Episode 4)

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

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1449 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E10

#14 - 1984 (Season 1 - Episode 10)


As Gordon and Joe prepare to ship the Giant, a suspicious defect calls their partnership into question. Cameron takes her future into her own hands.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1273 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E1

#13 - I/O (Season 1 - Episode 1)

Cardiff Electric gets a new employee. He's apparently worked for the likes of IBM. But after he gets the new job, it's clear that he is not exactly what he claims to be.

The episode was rated 7.99 from 1993 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S3E9

#12 - NIM (Season 3 - Episode 9)


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

The episode was rated 8.00 from 1269 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S4E8

#11 - Goodwill (Season 4 - Episode 8)

Cameron helps Donna pack up; Bos makes his famous chili; Joe helps Haley recover a memorable keepsake.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 889 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S4E9

#10 - Search (Season 4 - Episode 9)


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

The episode was rated 8.05 from 824 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S3E6

#9 - And She Was (Season 3 - Episode 6)

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

The episode was rated 8.08 from 1315 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S3E8

#8 - You Are Not Safe (Season 3 - Episode 8)


Diane, Bos, and Donna hit the road in hopes of building support for Mutiny; everyone else awaits the big day, and Joe approaches Cam for a favor.

The episode was rated 8.11 from 1317 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E8

#7 - The 214s (Season 1 - Episode 8)

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

The episode was rated 8.14 from 1302 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S3E10

#6 - NeXT (Season 3 - Episode 10)


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

The episode was rated 8.17 from 1243 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S3E7

#5 - The Threshold (Season 3 - Episode 7)

Joe and Ryan deal with the consequences of Joe's decision. Cam and Donna fight about the future and Gordon has a crisis of conscience.

The episode was rated 8.19 from 1308 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S2E10

#4 - Heaven Is a Place (Season 2 - Episode 10)


When the Clark family descends into crisis, Gordon helps Joe. Cameron envisions a new future for Mutiny.

The episode was rated 8.20 from 1222 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E9

#3 - Up Helly Aa (Season 1 - Episode 9)

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

The episode was rated 8.27 from 1293 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S4E10

#2 - Ten of Swords (Season 4 - Episode 10)


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

The episode was rated 8.32 from 659 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S4E7

#1 - Who Needs a Guy (Season 4 - Episode 7)

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

The episode was rated 8.38 from 973 votes.

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