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Up Helly Aa 

Unforeseen adversaries and new complications threaten to derail all that the Cardiff Electric team has worked for at COMDEX.


Terry McDonough


Christopher Cantwell (created by), Christopher C. Rogers (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Pace ... Joe MacMillan
Scoot McNairy ... Gordon Clark
Mackenzie Davis ... Cameron Howe
Kerry Bishé ... Donna Clark
Toby Huss ... John Bosworth (credit only)
Scott Michael Foster ... Hunt Whitmarsh
Will Greenberg ... Brian Braswell
Lou Taylor Pucci ... Heath
Lenny Jacobson ... Donnie Manning
Barak Hardley ... Petey Manning
David de Vries ... Dennis Cummings
Griff Furst ... Wally Turner
Rafiq Batcha ... Darren
Neko Parham ... Nick Rallo
Robin Bloodworth Robin Bloodworth ... Bryon Nayhead


With no money except the $11,000 they could get selling Joe's sports car, Joe, Gordon, Cameron and Donna drive to COMDEX in Las Vegas in the Clarks' station wagon. Despite the bad publicity that Cardiff Electric has received because of the embezzlement, they believe it is still publicity that will generate buzz about their sheer presence, let alone what they might have to offer. They just have to play the part that everything is still running smoothly, which means presenting a façade of corporate wealth. But they find that Cardiff Electric's frozen bank account has caused some problems in securing both their hotel suite and convention floor space. Being that they are in Las Vegas, they believe that they may be able to overcome issue after issue with a little smoke and mirrors. But one obstacle they face threatens their entire existence at COMDEX, one that will make them individually and collectively decide what is best for the here and now possibly at the sacrifice of certain ... Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

27 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Up Helly Aa is a Viking fire festival in the Shetland islands, it is the largest fire festival of its kind in Europe and attracts visitors from all over the world. Every year there is an elected guizer Jarl who leads the Jarl squad who are all dressed as vikings, there is usually about 50 other squads carrying torches culminating in the burning of a Viking galley. See more »


When Joe ventures to get some ice for the champagne, he enters a room where a Macintosh Plus is on display. The keyboard is clearly disconnected, as the Plus keyboard is plugged into the front of the unit. See more »


Still on Fire
Written by Anders Trentemøller
[Series theme music played during the opening title card and opening pre-commercial credits]
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Enough Betrayal to Go Around!
12 August 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Let's face it. There are no choir boys here. Heading off to the big computer show with hope and a load of you know what (considering they can't get GIANT to run at first, the gang uses every method of sidetracking and deception they can. It turns out that Gordon's neighbor has joined with Donna's former boss to steal their idea. This leads to an ugly scene where Donna (somewhat rightfully so) gets chewed up by her husband. The person who gets really shafted is Cameron. She has added the sparkle and the personality to GIANT but there are pressing needs and Joe and Gordon have no loyalty to her. The final scene is to die for and we can see that there is a big new player out there. This is probably the best example of the necessary co-existence of the players. It also opens up the question: "What is the future of Cameron with her new found wanderlust and her hurt feelings." One to go for the first season.

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