Silicon Valley S5 08: Fifty-One Percent
The return of Mike Judge and Alec Berg’s Emmy®-nominated tech-skewering comedy finds the Pied Piper guys emerging from last season’s chaos closer than they’ve ever been to real fame and fortune, as their new decentralised internet “PiperNet” approaches its debut. But with more money, inevitably, comes more problems. As Richard (Thomas Middleditch) struggles with the responsibilities of being a CEO, along with pressures from investors Monica (Amanda Crew) and Laurie (Suzanne Cryer), Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) adjust to a growing team, Jared (Zach Woods) works his hardest to hold everything together, Big Head (Josh Brener) continues to stumble his way into good fortune, and Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang) proves there’s nothing he won’t do to make some fast cash. Meanwhile, at Hooli, reinstated CEO Gavin’s (Matt Ross) desire to stay relevant threatens to consume him as he seeks to destroy the competition.