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Silicon Valley - Episode 5.01 - 5.08 (Season Finale) - Press Release *Updated*



Episode 5.07 - 5.08 (Season Finale)

SILICON VALLEY
MAY EPISODES


Episode #45 (season 5, episode 7): "Initial Coin Offering"

Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 6 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

As the Pied Piper guys prepare to close on their Series B funding, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) receives unsettling news. Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) suggests a risky proposition and Monica (Amanda Crew) gets blunt with Richard. Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) goes to great lengths to compete with a coworker, while Jared (Zach Woods) keeps close watch on Richard's new assistant. In search of a better deal, Gavin (Matt Ross) tries to charm small-town America.

Written by Clay Tarver; directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #46 (season 5, episode 8): “Fifty-One Percent” (season finale)

Debut date: SUNDAY, MAY 13 (10:15-10:45 p.m.)

The launch of PiperNet finds Monica (Amanda Crew) suspicious of an early success, and the team must race against the clock as their future is threatened. Realizing he's made more enemies than friends, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) makes a surprising move.

Written by Alec Berg; directed by Alec Berg.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

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Episode 5.01 - 5.06
EMMY®-WINNING COMEDY SERIES SILICON VALLEY RETURNS FOR ITS FIFTH SEASON MARCH 25, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

The future is now.

Pied Piper finally has enough funding for proper offices and new employees, and to bring its peer-to-peer internet to the world – but leveling up introduces a whole new class of obstacles. While Richard struggles to lead a larger team and play with the big dogs, the rest of the team adjusts to new staff, new digs and new anxieties. Meanwhile, Hooli rival Gavin Belson has returned to power, but finds the threat of Pied Piper, and its boldness, hard to shake.

The Emmy®-winning and Golden Globe-nominated series comedy series SILICON VALLEY takes a comic look at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. A collaboration between Mike Judge and Alec Berg, the show returns for its eight-episode fifth season SUNDAY, MARCH 25 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners’ streaming platforms.

Series regulars include: Thomas Middleditch as Richard Hendricks; Zach Woods as Jared; Kumail Nanjiani as Dinesh; Martin Starr as Gilfoyle; Josh Brener as Big Head; Amanda Crew as Monica; Matt Ross as Gavin Belson; Jimmy O. Yang as Jian-Yang; and Suzanne Cryer as Laurie Bream.

The Pied Piper guys are closer to real fame and fortune than ever before, as their new decentralized internet “PiperNet” approaches its debut. But more money brings more problems. As Richard struggles with the responsibilities of being the CEO of a rapidly growing company, along with pressures from investors Monica and Laurie, Dinesh and Gilfoyle adjust to a new team, Jared works his hardest to hold everything together, Big Head continues to stumble his way into good fortune and Jian-Yang proves there’s nothing he won’t do to make some fast cash. Meanwhile, at Hooli, reinstated CEO Gavin’s desire to stay relevant threatens to consume him as he seeks to destroy the competition.

Upcoming episodes:

Episode #39 (season 5, episode 1): “Grow Fast or Die Slow”

Debut: SUNDAY, MARCH 25 (10:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT)

Now that Pied Piper has ample funding and new offices, the pressure to get things right stymies Richard (Thomas Middleditch) and forces him to grow the company in a way he hadn't planned. A picky Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) and Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) question their ability to make good decisions. After returning to Hooli, Gavin (Matt Ross) worries about becoming antiquated.

Written by *Ron Weiner;* directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #40 (season 5, episode 2): “Reorientation”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 1 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Panicked by suddenly leading a much larger team, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) finds himself managing a number of small conflicts in his efforts to unite his new employees. Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) celebrates a new purchase that Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) looks to spoil. Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang) goes to court. Gavin (Matt Ross) meets pushback over his signature and what it says about him.

Written by *Carson Mell;* directed by Mike Judge.

Episode #41 (season 5, episode 3): “Chief Operating Officer”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 8 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Encouraged by Jared (Zach Woods) to strike up a friendship with Dana (Dan Mintz), a like-minded CEO, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) instead finds himself charmed by Dana's COO (Ben Koldyke), who challenges his loyalty to Gilfoyle (Martin Starr). Facing limited housing options thanks to his impulse purchase, Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) searches for a new roommate.

Written by Carrie *Kemper;* directed by Jamie Babbit.

Episode #42 (season 5, episode 4): “Tech Evangelist”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 15 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Attempting to woo a gaming company to PiperNet, Richard (Thomas Middleditch) inadvertently angers a prized ally. Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) deals with a betrayal. In preparation for a big launch, Gavin (Matt Ross) leaves his underlings with a cryptic message. Jared (Zach Woods) gets inside information from Big Head (Josh Brener).

Written by Josh Lieb*;* directed by Jamie Babbit.

Episode #43 (season 5, episode 5): “Facial Recognition”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 22 (10:15-10:45 p.m.)

Overshadowed by Jared (Zach Woods) in an on-camera interview, Richard’s (Thomas Middleditch) confidence wavers further when Laurie (Suzanne Cryer) and Monica (Amanda Crew) force him to work with Eklow, a new artificial-intelligence company. Gilfoyle (Martin Starr) worries about the prospect of introducing AI into Pied Piper. Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) makes Jared self-conscious ahead of a second interview. Gavin (Matt Ross) questions his future beyond Hooli.

Written by Graham Wagner*;* directed by Gillian Robespierre.

Episode #44 (season 5, episode 6): “Artificial Emotional Intelligence”

Debut: SUNDAY, APRIL 29 (10:00-10:30 p.m.)

Richard (Thomas Middleditch) decides to help when Laurie (Suzanne Cryer) gets in a jam, but his lack of emotional discipline threatens to backfire on Pied Piper. Gavin (Matt Ross) tries to make a deal with a stubborn partner while abroad. Dinesh (Kumail Nanjiani) relishes a rare win. Jared (Zach Woods) bonds with a surprising figure.

Written by Anthony King*;* directed by Matt Ross.

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