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The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley 

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Updated May 7, 2020 612 votes 170 voters 11.1k views 53 items

You don't need to go on a vision quest to find out what the best episodes of Silicon Valley are! There are so many good episodes of Silicon Valley, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Two Days of the Condor" the best, or is "Proof of Concept" your favorite episode of Silicon Valley? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Silicon Valley are, let's rank every Silicon Valley episode from best to worst.

People had high hopes for Silicon Valley when it was announced that Mike Judge was one of the co-creators. Judge actually worked for a startup company in the '80s called Parallax, and his dislike of the culture there eventually inspired him to create this modern masterpiece. If you are a programmer or have ever worked in a startup company, Silicon Valley is a must-watch. The show is serialized, but popular episodes include "Hooli-Con" from Season 4, and "Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency" from Season 1. If you've finished the series, check out more shows like Silicon Valley.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Silicon Valley, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Silicon Valley episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. This should include all Silicon Valley episodes.

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Optimal Tip-to-Tip Effic... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 1, 2014

Season 1, Episode 8

Season One Finale. Poised to compete at TechCrunch Disrupt, the guys of Pied Piper become worried after an impressive presentation by Gavin Belson. As Jared tries to pivot the company, Richard is inspired to make big changes at the last minute.

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Two Days of the Condor ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 14, 2015

Season 2, Episode 10

Season Two Finale. An unexpected real-life drama draws a spike in traffic to Pied Piper's livestream and leaves them fighting to hold things together--literally, and while Erlich considers his future, Richard scrambles to save Pied Piper's.

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Terms of Service is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: April 30, 2017

Season 4, Episode 2

HD. 'Terms of Service.' (Season Four) Dinesh and Richard butt heads over PiperChat; Erlich's interest is piqued by Jian-Yang's new app.

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Homicide is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 17, 2015

Season 2, Episode 6

When Monica encourages the guys to pounce on a livestream opportunity, Erlich reconnects with his old mentee, Double-A, an energy drink billionaire, but Richard finds out their friendship isn't quite what Erlich thinks.

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Proof of Concept is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 18, 2014

Season 1, Episode 7

At TechCrunch Disrupt, Richard feels the pressure to finish his demo, but finds himself distracted by a girl he dated briefly who's spreading rumors about him. Erlich's scandalous past connection to one of the judges threatens Pied Piper's chances.

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Hooli-Con is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 18, 2017

Season 4, Episode 9

HD. 'Hooli-Con.' (Season Four) The Pied Piper guys try to pull off a stealth plan at Hooli-Con; Erlich takes a trip to get his mojo back.

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Third Party Insourcing ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 11, 2014

Season 1, Episode 6

Richard feels threatened when the team hires a hacker with a notorious reputation to help with Pied Piper's cloud. Jared is taken for a ride when he seeks out Peter Gregory's signature. Erlich and Dinesh compete for the attention of Gilfoyle's girlfriend.

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Binding Arbitration is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 7, 2015

Season 2, Episode 9

When Pied Piper and Hooli enter binding arbitration, Erlich demands to be put on the stand, while Big Head finds himself propped up and Richard faces a moral dilemma. Meanwhile, Jared, Dinesh and Gilfoyle debate philosophy and their livestream.

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Daily Active Users is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 19, 2016

Season 3, Episode 9

Upon discovering some surprising stats, Richard attempts to bridge the gap between Pied Piper and its users, leading Jared to take drastic measures to hold everything together. Gavin learns secrets about the competition and decides to bring in a new face.

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Signaling Risk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 4, 2014

Season 1, Episode 5

Erlich convinces a graffiti artist to create Pied Piper's logo, with controversial results. Jared tries to make the company more efficient. Richard learns he only has eight weeks to prepare for a live demo at TechCrunch Disrupt.

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White Hat/Black Hat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 31, 2015

Season 2, Episode 8

Richard grows paranoid when Pied Piper competes for a client; Erlich and Jian-Yang work on a pitch.

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Server Error is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 25, 2017

Season 4, Episode 10

[HBO] HD. 'Server Error.' Season Four Finale. Richard finds himself in a web of lies; Jared plans his exit; Jack bets big; Gavin plots a comeback.

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Adult Content is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 24, 2015

Season 2, Episode 7

Richard finds himself with few options and pursues an unconventional client; Gavin looks for success in failure; Dinesh woos a woman online.

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The Empty Chair is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 22, 2016

Season 3, Episode 5

Richard lets his ego get in the way at an interview; Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared misplace some hardware; Erlich pitches his plans to Big Head.

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Intellectual Property is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 7, 2017

Season 4, Episode 3

[HBO] HD. 'Intellectual Property.' (Season Four) Richard works tirelessly on his next big idea; Monica sets a trap; Dinesh goes on a date.

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The Blood Boy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 21, 2017

Season 4, Episode 5

HD. 'The Blood Boy.' (Season Four) Richard deals with an unexpected interloper; Dinesh searches for a way out; Monica considers her options.

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The Lady is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 3, 2015

Season 2, Episode 4

Richard butts heads with Erlich over a prospective hire. Big Head gets a promotion, but faces the consequences of becoming part of the tech elite. At a board meeting, Monica and Richard are outvoted; Jared institutes a workplace-discrimination policy.

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Bachman's Earning's Over... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 12, 2016

Season 3, Episode 8

Erlich struggles to come clean to Richard, who is forced to make a choice between their friendship and the company's future. Jared's new Pied Piper apparel makes a splash, and divides Dinesh and Gilfoyle. Gavin faces major life changes.

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Bachmanity Insanity is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 5, 2016

Season 3, Episode 6

Richard's new relationship is threatened by neuroses; Big Head and Erlich's launch party has snags; Dinesh falls for a foreign coworker.

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The Cap Table is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: April 13, 2014

Season 1, Episode 2

After a celebratory party at the Hacker Hostel, Richard and Erlich learn that Peter Gregory won't pay up until they deliver a viable business plan--one that includes a slimmed-downed staff. A desperate Richard hires former Belson underling Jared.

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The Uptick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: June 26, 2016

Season 3, Episode 10

Season Three Finale. With Pied Piper's future in question, Erlich's publicity success leaves Richard in a moral quandary just as Dinesh's video-chat app starts to pick up speed. While Laurie prepares to jump ship, Gavin's comeback at Hooli is threatened.

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Exit Event is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley
Exit Event

Original Airing: December 8. 2019

Season 6, Episode 7

Ahead of a career-defining moment, Richard makes a startling discovery that changes everything and sends the entire Pied Piper team racing to pull off the biggest bait-and-switch that Silicon Valley has ever seen.

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Sand Hill Shuffle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: April 12, 2015

Season 2, Episode 1

Season 2 Premiere. Following their success at TechCrunch Disrupt, the guys of Pied Piper find themselves aggressively courted by every VC in Silicon Valley. Later, Richard makes a decision about the company's future and faces big news from Hooli.

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Bad Money is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: April 26, 2015

Season 2, Episode 3

While considering Gavin's proposal, Richard is approached by Russ Hanneman, an image-conscious billionaire who wants to back Pied Piper. Monica must face a high-strung Laurie. Gavin finds a new strategy in dealing with the enemy.

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Server Space is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Silicon Valley

Original Airing: May 10, 2015

Season 2, Episode 5

An over-stressed Richard struggles to find Pied Piper office space, drawing the ire of a nosy neighbor; Big Head's management style is questioned.