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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H&CF is losing the plot.
8 October 2017 | by dinoluigivercottiSee all my reviews

This entire episode was about clearing the house of a deceased character. A whole hour of soap opera.

Who do they think the audience for this show is? There is not a single reference to the history of the internet, the supposed theme.

They started out doing a pretty good job but this show has become simply an agenda for the ambition of the director, writers and actors.

This episode in particular is the ultimate proof of this. All the actors get to ham it up in what seems to be a deliberate and desperate bid for an Emmy.

No one expects H&CF to be anything else than dramatized documentary of the internet. Lately it has been all drama and no documentary. It is not as if they have run out of material - they have only covered the 70s up to the 90s.

They have abandoned their audience to pander to baby-boomer Academy judges. I expect this will be their last season.


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