On this episode of Halt and Catch Fire…
IBM meets with Joe, Cameron and Gordon to try and determine what they are doing building a personal computer.
Cameron, assigned to write the BIOS code, fears she’ll be fired after completion, and she desires to do more.
Gordon thinks Joe doesn’t have a plan after the company’s financial assets will end Cardiff Electric in about two months.
Joe tells Cameron to copy the IBM code, which is a crime.
Joe gives Cameron and Gordon a speech about his love for Sputnik and innovation. He says he wants them to build a portable personal computer, and IBM hints at a dark past involving his father.
Cameron reveals that Joe’s dramatic explanation was fake, but gets back to work anyway.