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Valley of the Heart's Delight 

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


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
Annabeth Gish ... Diane Gould
Manish Dayal ... Ryan Ray
August Emerson ... Malcolm Levitan
Cooper Andrews ... Yo-Yo Engberk
Joshua Hoover ... Bodie
Nick Pupo ... Carl
J. Elijah Cho ... Wonderboy
Gabriel Manak ... Arki
Morgan Hinkleman ... Joanie Clark
Alana Cavanaugh ... Haley Clark


It's been six months since Mutiny, focusing solely on community, has pulled up its Texas stakes and moved to San Francisco to be near the technological center of Silicon Valley, with what was supposed to be Cameron's temporary stay with the Clarks putting a strain on Gordon and Donna. Mutiny has hit some milestones in the process, but has to get their mainframe up and running to accommodate cost effectively the number of users. Ryan, one of their new, brighter bullpen staffers, has his own ideas of how the company should grow, with Donna and Cameron too focused on their own thoughts to pay him much attention beyond placating him with what they believe will keep him happy. Beyond suing Joe, Gordon realizes that he will have little to do at Mutiny once the mainframe issue is resolved, and as such he contemplates his future. On personal notes, the Clark children are still adjusting to their new environment, with certain aspects of living in California literally shaking them to their core... Written by Huggo

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Season 3 was confirmed in November 2015, three months after Season 2 ended. See more »


The episode starts with on screen text saying it is 1986. Later the Mutiny programmers are discussing the new GIF format. GIF was developed and released by CompuServe in 1987. See more »


Referenced in Talking Dead: Grotesque (2016) See more »


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Season 3 has arrived - thanks to the TV show gods for keeping the show alive
23 August 2016 | by ramair350See all my reviews

First, my shameless disclaimer: I love the show. I personally liked Season 1 the best, but Season 2 was right up there, and many think it surpassed the original. Regardless, I have been chomping at the bit to get to Season 3, and was so thankful to AMC for continuing with this fantastic quality show despite ratings that are not exactly stellar. While I enjoy knowing the "secret" that this is the best show on TV that most friends and coworkers have never heard of, I selfishly want it to get more mass acceptance simply so it will continue.

In an effort to provide a true spoiler-free review, I will keep things generic for this episode. The setting of the location of the show has changed, and introduces a new dynamic to the show. The acting continues to be absolutely top-notch, and all of the characters we know and love continue to evolve. The set pieces and authenticity feel accurate and are consistent with my memories of that time-period. The episode is something of a "slow burn" and lays out many of the moving pieces to the Season 3 story line, and is definitely laying the groundwork to have another fantastic season; it would not surprise me if this one turns out to be the best yet.

For me personally this has to be the best TV show in history that has been almost completely overlooked by the critics. It is smart, it is funny, and it has the character development that makes a show great (just like Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Sopranos ... all have great characters). Good writing and acting are not dead by any means - I can't wait for the remainder of Season 3!

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