Halt and Catch Fire

10 Worst 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.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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Halt and Catch Fire - S3E1

#10 - Valley of the Heart's Delight (Season 3 - Episode 1)

Donna and Cameron explore their options to expand beyond chat. Gordon settles in at Mutiny and Joe launches his latest product.

The episode was rated 7.74 from 1428 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S4E3

#9 - Miscellaneous (Season 4 - Episode 3)


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

The episode was rated 7.74 from 917 votes.

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#8 - Tonya and Nancy (Season 4 - Episode 4)

Cameron buys a plot of land to recenter; Joe and Gordon hire a team of websurfers to map the web; Donna focuses her team on the mission ahead.

The episode was rated 7.72 from 878 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S3E4

#7 - Rules of Honorable Play (Season 3 - Episode 4)


Donna and Cameron have a hard time coming to a mutual agreement on their acquisition. Gordon discovers the importance of teamwork through laser tag.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 1301 votes.

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#6 - Yerba Buena (Season 3 - Episode 5)

Gordon and Donna decide to treat themselves to a vacation at home instead of camping. Bos and Cameron return to Texas. Ryan and Joe have a revelation.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1278 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S1E3

#5 - 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.

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#4 - SETI (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Cameron and Donna's gaming company, Mutiny, reaches a critical stage; Joe and Gordon are reunited.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 1311 votes.

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#3 - New Coke (Season 2 - Episode 2)


Joe begins a new job after meeting Sara's father. Gordon grapples with his newfound freedom. Donna is jolted by Cameron's surprising hire at Mutiny.

The episode was rated 7.67 from 1187 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S2E5

#2 - Extract and Defend (Season 2 - Episode 5)

Cameron and Joe clash, leaving Cameron in a tailspin. Gordon attempts to deal with some difficult news.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 1121 votes.

Halt and Catch Fire - S4E2

#1 - Signal to Noise (Season 4 - Episode 2)


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

The episode was rated 7.58 from 648 votes.

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