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The 214s 

Scandal rocks Cardiff Electric as the team finalizes preparations for COMDEX. Bosworth makes a sacrifice for the good of the PC program.


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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
Annette O'Toole ... Susan Emerson
Graham Beckel ... Nathan Cardiff
John Getz ... Joe MacMillan, Sr.
Scott Michael Foster ... Hunt Whitmarsh
Will Greenberg ... Brian Braswell
Mike Pniewski ... Barry Shields
August Emerson ... Malcolm Levitan
Bianca Malinowski ... Debbie
Lou Anne Cooper ... Maylene (as LouAnne LaFortune)
Pete Burris ... Ed


Members of the PC team are getting prepared to go to COMDEX in Las Vegas to sell "The Giant", which they see as the beginning of the end toward reaching the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. What Gordon is unaware of is that Joe's plan is for Joe to go by himself. What Joe and Gordon are also unaware of is that John, with Cameron's help, has gone to extraordinary measures to ensure that they do make it to COMDEX in light of the company's cash flow problems. In light of John's actions, the plans to go to COMDEX are placed into jeopardy. Gordon sees this change as an opportunity, of which he is able to convince Cameron. Joe has different thoughts based on information he learns about work being conducted at IBM. Through it all, Donna reviews her marriage critically, especially in light of Hunt's actions following their return from the business trip to Lubbock. Finding something that Gordon has hidden in the garage may factor into Donna's decision about what to do. Written by Huggo

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Release Date:

20 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Best Episode Yet
21 July 2014 | by maxpower-28-778432See all my reviews

The Twists. The Turns. Simply put: pure excitement. This was a roller-coaster of an episode. The Cameron and Bosworth track. The Donna and Hunt track, the Donna and Gordon track, the Gordon and Joe track, the Gordon and Cameron track... etc., etc.... all the tracks intersected and intertwined in a crescendo towards COMDEX. Just an amazing piece of writing, acting, directing, editing, and producing. This is the episode I've been waiting for and have always believed this show could be. If only the critics were paying attention. Let's not forget that this is a period piece, and every time the phone rings in Donna and Gordon's house, we are reminded of how solid this part of the production is. Every tiny detail of the 1980's is attended to. As a child of the 80's, whose first love was a TRS-80, it's hard not to love this show.

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