Halt and Catch Fire

10 Best Episodes of Halt and Catch Fire - Season 1

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 - S1E3

#10 - High Plains Hardware (Season 1 - Episode 3)

Gordon and Cameron struggle to make Joe's vision a reality; Joe and Bosworth seek the funds to make the new machine.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 1499 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E7

#9 - Giant (Season 1 - Episode 7)


A visitor from Joe's past threatens his newfound connection with Cameron. Meanwhile, with Donna out of town, the toll of Gordon's work catches up with him.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 1303 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E6

#8 - Landfall (Season 1 - Episode 6)

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

The episode was rated 7.82 from 1357 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E2

#7 - FUD (Season 1 - Episode 2)


After surviving a visit from IBM, Joe's team must overcome internal differences and begin the technical feat of building the new machine.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 1672 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E5

#6 - Adventure (Season 1 - Episode 5)

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

The episode was rated 7.89 from 1397 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E4

#5 - 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

#4 - 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

#3 - 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 - S1E8

#2 - 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 - S1E9

#1 - 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.

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