For all of you who long proclaimed that Gilfoyle on “Silicon Valley” is mostly just a creepy Satanist with great one-liners, it turns out that he is also a creepy Satanist with great one-liners who also is also really great at being incredibly sneaky and unethical.
After it was discovered that EndFrame had more or less stolen all of Pied Piper’s technology for their new compression system, Gilfoyle found out all of the specs on their contracts, and also exactly what they would be able to bring to the table to various companies. With that, Richard finally had the leverage to take one back from them, and keep the business afloat at a time when it desperately needed a win. For one, Russ was ready to change course after losing a huge chunk of his net worth to bad deals (he’s out of the three-comma club!) Also, Richard realized just how much his attorneys for the lawsuit filed by Hooli were going to cost him.
In the end, Pied Piper’s hopes now lie in its own technology, and going head-to-head against EndFrame in a battle to secure an adult video site … which makes more money on the internet than we can ever count. This conclusion of this episode set the stage for the battle ahead.
Even still, we do have to sit here and say that after the excellent “let Blaine die” story from last week, this one felt like a lot of necessarily plot information, and not as many laughs. Sure, we did chuckle when Erlich stole Dinesh’s date and when Russ freaked out over his car, but we’d consider this a “very good” episode of the show rather than a great one. Grade: B+.
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