Last week on Silicon Valley, Richard took the CTO job at his own company and made the decision to work for the new CEO Jack Barker. Great move, right? Not so fast.
Barker’s agenda and Richard’s agenda do not jive. At this point, their agendas aren’t even on the same planet. Richard’s all about making sure the consumers win when it comes to his platform. Barker and his new crew of “rad” salespeople (all guys + Jan the Man) have geared things away from consumers and towards businesses.
So it’s a Richard versus Jack situation. That is, when Jack’s even at work. Either he’s leaving for events he scheduled before he got this job. Or he’s off making sure his mares are breeding. Two horses humping: that was a shocking visual on a show known for shocking visuals.
Richard’s vision for Pied Piper is changing all in the name of the mighty dollar. Jack wants results now. Not four years from now. Which is why the company’s all of a sudden thinking “inside the box.” Richard brought it up as an example of what not to do. But since this is Richard and everything seems to go wrong for him, the sales team efforts an appliance where people can lock away their information safe from hackers and spies. Not very creative. And actually preys on people’s biggest fears. It’s certainly not what Richard envisioned.
Meanwhile, Erlich and Jared are dealing with squatters who have all the rights. That means Jared can’t get back into his condo and is now living in a corner of Erlich’s garage. And Jian Yang refuses to leave the incubator and will now live there for the next year. Unless the American judicial system decides to get its act together. Yeah, right.
Tonight’s episode features more friction at Pied Piper.
HBO Synopsis for “Meinertzhagenâ€™s Haversack”
Richard searches for a way around Jack (Stephen Tobolowsky); Gilfoyle opens himself up to recruiters; a recent purchase brings Dinesh unwanted attention.
- Right now Richard’s in a place where he’s seeing everything he’s envisioned get manipulated into something he doesn’t even recognize. And he has no control over it. In tonight’s episode, he tries to do some of his own maneuvering and scheming. It’s all pretty exciting and scary at the same time. Because we know this is Richard, right? Every time he makes some positive movement and things seem to be going okay, something happens to destroy it. DESTROY.
- Gilfoyle gets wooed only the way he thinks he deserves to get wooed.
- The guys are pretty merciless when it comes to Dinesh’s purchase. Gilfoyle gets some good jabs in. So does Erlich. But Jared’s the one that hits Dinesh where it hurts the most. And because he’s Jared, he goes too far.
- A character from last season makes a return appearance.
- Richard blunders big time.
- Don’t worry, Jared will explain the title of the episode.
- Get ready for another Erlich pep talk.
Silicon Valley airs Sunday nights at 10/9c on HBO.
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