Halt and Catch Fire (2014–2017)
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Cameron helps Donna pack up. Bos makes his famous chili. Joe helps Haley recover a memorable keep sake. Gordon and Donna fight.

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Christopher Cantwell (created by), Christopher C. Rogers (created by) | 1 more credit »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Lee Pace ... Joe MacMillan
Scoot McNairy ... Gordon Clark
Mackenzie Davis ... Cameron Howe
Kerry Bishé ... Donna Emerson
Toby Huss ... John Bosworth
Anna Chlumsky ... Katie Herman
Kathryn Newton ... Joanie Clark
Susanna Skaggs ... Haley Clark
Ian Wolterstorff ... Goodwill Employee
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Donna has accepted Joe and Cameron's offer to help her and the girls pack up Gordon's house. Beyond the grief that each expresses in his or her own way, Donna and Joanie get into an argument based on some items found in the house. Only Donna, in reflecting on her and Gordon's early marriage, can truthfully address Joanie's accusations spoken in anger toward her mother and the situation. Joe and Haley continue to bond, this time during what ends up being a failed mission. The task at hand and spending time with the Clarks has extra significance for Cameron, not only in largely making up with Donna, but in light of Joe's admission to her that he wants to have children with her. Bos, a late arrival, has a specific task this day. Joe, in his grief, is oblivious to Bos' tactics. And although today is a day for packing and grieving, some must immediately or imminently address their future without Gordon. Two who need to make some decisions soon are Katie and Joanie, the latter who is ... Written by Huggo

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Drama

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TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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Fish Heads
(uncredited)
Written by Kevin Stevenson
Performed by Barnes & Barnes
[Haley and Joe listen to the song in the pickup truck]
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It's about people
24 October 2017 | by RomeoQuintSee all my reviews

Halt and Catch Fire is not a show about the history of computers, software or the internet - it is a show about people. All the main characters evolve over different stages in their lives. They reach milestones, fall to their lowest pits and climb back up. We see lonely narcissist evolve into family people. We see different stages of a marriage. We see kids growing up. We see business partners part their ways and reunite. We see rebellious and misunderstood teens. We see people coping with their midlife crisis. We see heartbreaks and we see the different phases of falling in and out of love.

In this episode (and this is not a spoiler) we see a family (all of the main characters) trying to cope with an unexpected (it was hinted in the show itself) loss. This episode depicts grief in a manner I've never experienced on a TV show. It had me crying quite a few times. Basically because of the excellent job of setting all the characters up. They are not simply some brilliant geniuses that always succeed in life - they are human. Yes, even the Mystery-Man himself.

But mostly it had me crying because of Mr Clark himself. Sure, Gordo had his weird and shady moments, but he was a very lovable character. But it is not just that. He felt real. I don't know, if it were the different lenses/focal lengths they used to shoot Gordo in the last few episodes, but he felt so close...so..alive? Well, no more talk about this episode. It was absolutely great! To enjoy this episode at the maximum capacity you have to remember all the dynamics between all the main characters and Gordo. Makes it so much better.


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