Silicon Valley

10 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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 04, 2023.

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Silicon Valley - S5E3

#15 - Chief Operating Officer (Season 5 - Episode 3)

Encouraged by Jared to strike up a friendship with Dana, a like-minded CEO, Richard instead finds himself charmed by Dana's COO, who challenges his loyalty to Gilfoyle. Facing limited housing options thanks to his impulse purchase, Dinesh searches for a new roommate.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 2888 votes.

Silicon Valley - S4E9

#14 - Hooli-Con (Season 4 - Episode 9)


Erlich goes on a trip to get his mojo back while the guys head to Hooli-Con, where Jared faces a moral dilemma. Gilfoyle and Dinesh are distracted by Keenan. and Richard becomes obsessed with an ex's new beau.

The episode was rated 7.89 from 4415 votes.

Silicon Valley - S2E7

#13 - Adult Content (Season 2 - Episode 7)

With the Pied Piper team fielding job offers and Russ distracted by financial news, Richard faces the prospect of either merging with a nemesis or folding. Gavin attempts to turn Nucleus’ failure into a success. Dinesh tries his hand at wooing a woman online. After Gilfoyle suggests a risky move, Richard reaches out to an unconventional client.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 3864 votes.

Silicon Valley - S3E8

#12 - Bachman's Earning's Over-Ride (Season 3 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 4816 votes.

Silicon Valley - S3E7

#11 - To Build a Better Beta (Season 3 - Episode 7)

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

The episode was rated 7.93 from 4854 votes.

Silicon Valley - S2E9

#10 - Binding Arbitration (Season 2 - Episode 9)


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

The episode was rated 7.95 from 3832 votes.

Silicon Valley - S6E7

#9 - Exit Event (Season 6 - Episode 7)

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

The episode was rated 7.96 from 1678 votes.

Silicon Valley - S4E10

#8 - Server Error (Season 4 - Episode 10)


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

The episode was rated 7.97 from 4363 votes.

Silicon Valley - S3E4

#7 - Maleant Data Systems Solutions (Season 3 - Episode 4)

The Pied Piper guys struggle to phone it in. Erlich faces competition. Monica takes a stand. Gavin makes a decision about Nucleus.

The episode was rated 7.98 from 4945 votes.

Silicon Valley - S4E2

#6 - Terms of Service (Season 4 - Episode 2)


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.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 5174 votes.

Silicon Valley - S1E7

#5 - Proof of Concept (Season 1 - Episode 7)

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.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 4292 votes.

Silicon Valley - S3E10

#4 - The Uptick (Season 3 - Episode 10)


Pied Piper’s future is hazy, but Erlich’s industry profile begins to rise, creating a moral dilemma for Richard as Dinesh’s new app starts to catch on. Meanwhile, Laurie makes plans for her exit; and Gavin’s pompous personality haunts his comeback at Hooli.

The episode was rated 8.04 from 4917 votes.

Silicon Valley - S2E10

#3 - Two Days of the Condor (Season 2 - Episode 10)

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.

The episode was rated 8.23 from 3921 votes.

Silicon Valley - S5E8

#2 - Fifty-One Percent (Season 5 - Episode 8)


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.

The episode was rated 8.24 from 2760 votes.

Silicon Valley - S1E8

#1 - Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency (Season 1 - Episode 8)

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.

The episode was rated 8.41 from 4358 votes.

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