It's the fall of 1990, four years after Mutiny's failed IPO, Ryan's suicide, and Cameron and Tom's move to Tokyo. Gordon and Donna have split, and have joint custody of the girls. Donna, who is now using her maiden name Emerson, has just made senior partner in Diane's venture capital company, Donna's name which is first among the partners. Bos and Diane are now an established couple. Gordon has been working on the NSFNET project, which is funded by Donna and Diane's company, they all waiting for the government deregulation which they expect to happen in the next year or two. While Donna has focused on her career, Gordon, whose health problems have accelerated, has spent some time looking for love, he currently dating Michelle, one of his employees. They have not talked to Cameron at all, she who is still in Tokyo and who probably still has bad feelings about everything that happened with Mutiny. Donna has long wanted to mend fences with Cameron for personal reasons, but now has a ... Written by
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In the bar at the beginning Gordon says that there's a Senator from Tennessee pushing to open up the Internet to the general public which then was only available to the military and academia. He's talking about Al Gore. Year later when he ran for President, a quote of Gore's that he "invented" the Internet would haunt him, although he claimed he had been misquoted or misunderstood. See more
In the initial scene prior to the initial show titles when Donna sends Joe a fax, the fax starts printing before the fax modem handshake is complete. This is a technological impossibility as no data is transmitted until the handshake is successful. See more
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