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As Gordon and Joe prepare to ship the Giant, a suspicious defect calls their partnership into question. Cameron takes her future into her own hands.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Pace ... Joe MacMillan
Scoot McNairy ... Gordon Clark
Mackenzie Davis ... Cameron Howe
Kerry Bishé ... Donna Clark
Toby Huss ... John Bosworth (credit only)
Graham Beckel ... Nathan Cardiff
August Emerson ... Malcolm Levitan
Morgan Hinkleman ... Joanie Clark
Alana Cavanaugh ... Haley Clark
Bianca Malinowski ... Debbie
Pete Burris ... Ed
Eric Goins ... Larry
Randy Havens ... Stan
Whitney Goin ... Gayle
David de Vries ... Dennis Cummings


The outcome of Joe, Gordon, Cameron and Donna's trip to COMDEX is that all relationships are still in tact except for that between Cameron and the "company" and most specifically Joe, as she could not accept his decision to downgrade the operating system, regardless of that decision leading to the $40 million net profit deal with Computerland. Their split is despite Cameron believing she was in love with Joe, and Joe still being in love with Cameron. Joe begins to believe that Cameron may have been right after seeing the new generation Mac having that wow factor, which the Giant does not have. As such, he feels that down the road the Giant will not be seen as a major milestone in computer history. Regardless, Joe and Gordon are able to negotiate a lucrative deal with Nathan Cardiff as joint operations heads, despite Cardiff still not liking Joe and not being interested in the profit far exceeding what the company has experienced in the past. Gordon, however, begins to believe that he ... Written by Huggo

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3 August 2014 (USA) See more »

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Georgia, USA

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When Yo-Yo and Malcolm are testing the connectivity, the terminal says they're connected at 2400 baud, but they are using a Hayes Smartmodem 1200 (1200 baud).

Incidentally, the 'phase modulation' sound we hear is the sound of a 56k modem establishing a connection, not 2400 or 1200 baud. See more »


References Apple Mac: 1984 (1984) See more »


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It Can't Sustain Itself
12 August 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This ends with a bit of a whimper. Gordon gets his way. He is a masterful engineer but ideas are not a part of him. Hence, once he wins out, he becomes utterly boring. He even shaves his beard. Lost is the psychotic nuttiness of a latter day Richard Dreyfuss building Devil's Tower in his kitchen. He has no ideas. Cameron is gone. She was going to eventually strike out on her own. Joe has lost her to his own narcissism. The GIANT laptop is a nice serviceable piece of equipment, and it will make them money, but it will fade into obscurity. Joe realizes what Apple is doing with the Macintosh and he needs to seek out another mountain (literally) to climb.. Donna has taken a job with Cameron in her Mutiny company. A couple carjackers nearly kill Donna, and now Gordon comes to realize what a treasure she is. Anyway, everyone is everywhere. I know this series will continue into another season. When I have a chance to see it, will it have any vibrancy left to it?

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