What happens when there is a mutiny within Mutiny, and the company starts to fall apart against what was its original ideology? This is some of what we saw in the seventh episode of “Halt and Catch Fire” season 2 Sunday, as the appeal of potentially selling to Jacob Wheeler’s company started to rear its head.
For Cameron, it was easy to see almost all sides of this. She understood financially the benefits that would come from a sell. She’d be able to not worry so much, for one, about staying afloat. However, at the same exact time she could lose her creative control, and she had one of the worst advisers ever in all of this in Joe MacMillan. At one point, he was telling her to sign on the bottom line; then, he decided that he would follow Sara’s advice and go and make a name for himself, rather than just using his resources to be a liaison to her father, who would take the spirit completely away from her company. He advised her to not sell.
Joe put in his notice, and decided that he would run off with Sara to California. Not only that, but he would get married to her … right away. It’s a big move for Joe, but this has always been an impulsive man. Why should this be any different?
As for Gordon, the next news of the night was that Clark Computers, his new venture, is finally in business! There’s not too much else to say on here for now.
This episode was as a whole informative and strong, though we don’t quite get the sense that any of these stories are tied up. Above all, this was a key hour for the sake of Cameron’s maturity, as she stood her ground and decided that being her own boss is the right course over selling out. Grade: B+.
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