Halt and Catch Fire (2014–2017)
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The Threshold 

Cameron welcomes her husband Tom to their new home in California. Gordan hears from Macmillan Utilites about his software code, and Cameron may be on the brink of wireless data communications.


Karyn Kusama


Christopher Cantwell (created by), Christopher C. Rogers (created by) | 1 more credit »




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
Mark O'Brien ... Tom Rendon
Manish Dayal ... Ryan Ray
Matthew Lillard ... Ken Diebold
August Emerson ... Malcolm Levitan
Cooper Andrews ... Yo-Yo Engberk
Joshua Hoover ... Bodie
Nick Pupo ... Carl
J. Elijah Cho ... Wonderboy
Gabriel Manak ... Arki


Gordon finds out about Joe's admission regarding the software being created by him, also discovering that Joe also made the admission after the Board fired him from MacMillan Utility. Gordon wants to find out what Joe's long game is in making the admission before he himself decides how to proceed, the asset which is valued at $25 million. Joe also suspects that Ryan will be fired, and provides him with only a broad outline of what has happened so as to protect him from questioning by the Board, while being able to find a way to proceed with NSFNET after the dust settles. Ryan has to decide who he will trust if he gets conflicting information as to what each believes are the facts. Meanwhile, Tom has arrived in California, he who will ultimately not work at Mutiny. Among those in California, Gordon is the only person Cameron has told about getting married. Gordon telling Donna about Cameron and Tom's marriage provides Donna an opening to mend the deep wounds that exist between her and ... Written by Huggo

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When Ryan is releasing the anti-virus code he connects through FTP but the results do not match his commands. When he types in "ls" he gets a "Command Successful" response but no file list. Then he types just the file name without a "get' or 'put" command to tell when he wants to do with the file. See more »


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Wow. A very strong episode!
29 September 2016 | by ramair350See all my reviews

I have been watching from the beginning, and this episode is one of my favorites. The story arc of the characters, while a bit of a slow burn at some points, really solidifies in this episode. No, I promise I'm not the mother of the writer or creator of the show! As always the acting is first rate. The characters are so well developed that I almost tend to forget that they are not real people. The writing is always strong, but this episode really knocked it out of the park. Just when I thought I could predict what was coming, they manage to turn the tables and keep you guessing. The very best shows in TV history all share this trait, and Halt (and particular this episode) meets this tradition of top-shelf programming.

While I have zero to do with the TV industry, I do keep tabs on ratings because I so want this show to succeed, and I am constantly shocked that the viewership is not higher. I can imagine that those who watch are probably a small but REALLY key demographic to the advertisers, so hopefully that will be a consideration for the long-term life of this show. AMC has an incredible show on their hands, and it would not surprise me at all if it becomes the big "binge-worthy" hit it deserves to be if people give it a chance. With a GREAT deal of luck and faith from AMC, perhaps it will make it four more seasons giving us a nice seven season story arc (and four years would conveniently help us all with coping with whoever is going to be elected as the next President).

Anyway, sorry for getting so far off track, but I just had to comment on this particular episode since it was such a strong one.

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27 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Georgia, USA

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