Halt and Catch Fire (2014–2017)
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Signal to Noise 

Joe and Cameron talk on the phone. Donna promotes her assistant. Gordon's business buckles under pressure from a larger competitor.


Meera Menon


Christopher Cantwell (created by), Christopher C. Rogers (created by) | 1 more credit »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Pace ... Joe MacMillan
Scoot McNairy ... Gordon Clark
Mackenzie Davis ... Cameron Rendon
Kerry Bishé ... Donna Emerson
Toby Huss ... John Bosworth
Annabeth Gish ... Diane Gould
Alano Miller ... Gavin Green
Charlie Bodin ... Trip Kisker III
Frank Hoyt Taylor ... Gilson
Susanna Skaggs ... Haley Clark
Matthew Cornwell ... Shep
Chelsea Talmadge ... Vera
Brian R. Norris ... Elliot (as Brian Norris)
Sasha Morfaw ... Tanya Reese
Cristian Gonzalez ... Cecil


While talking on the telephone, Cameron discloses to Joe that her marriage is ending, that Tom has found someone else, and that she will not be returning to Tokyo. This admission begins a human connection between the two despite the physical distance of the telephone line. They are both unaware that people have been looking for them, with one message making its way through to Cameron affecting her professional livelihood. The telephone call means that Joe has not made his way into work, where there is a crisis with CalNect's flat rate structure leading to some users being logged on 24/7 preventing other users from logging on due to limited bandwidth. As Gordon and Shep try to connect with someone with authority at MCI to address the issue immediately, Gordon has other things to juggle in his life. One is Haley, who, generally reliable, was caught skipping class. Gordon knows that there is something deeper going on with her. And another is Bos, whose outward social visit masks his true... Written by Huggo

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English | Hawaiian

Release Date:

19 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Georgia, USA

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The passage Joe reads to Cameron while on their marathon phone call is from John Updike's "Pigeon Feathers". See more »


References The Sting (1973) See more »

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In the sea of cheap and irrelevant dramas
23 August 2017 | by leykaaSee all my reviews

HACT proves again that it is the best and the most underrated TV series of our days. It makes you care and your eyes bowl. Also, the early days of Internet and all this jazz are pretty amazing to look back on. It's indisputable that the target audience for this series is quite small in numbers, but those who love and appreciate every second of it have just been treated to the best piece of the television ever. Watch it and enjoy, no spoilers although I was glued to the screen and re-watched it three times already.

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