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Cameron and Donna are looking for more venture capital. They're looking for $1.4 million dollars, a number the fellow wants to hear in person. They are pitching the transactional interactions data. The guy wants to know why he's the last to be pitched.

Cameron is willing to say Mutiny will make the same money that Oracle did last month.

Ryan is meeting Joe next to the Golden Gate Bridge, where Joe has been surfing. He's trying to impress Joe with his knowledge of viruses and Joe's work. Joe's impressed, but cool as a cucumber.

Tim Henkle is on board with Mutiny. Donna and Cameron are screaming silently, jumping up and down and hugging while on speaker phone. It's glorious.

Gordon is walking the floor, eating Doritos. Is he hoping to become management?

Gordon talks to Ryan, who tells him he has big ideas that Cameron and Donna paid Boz to pay him to shut down. What ideas, Gordon wonders?

Cameron and Donna soon learn that there is a different type of pay for play situation going on in what will soon be called Silicon Valley.

Ryan gets time on Joe's schedule, but he is not sure what to say to get on Ryan's good side. Ryan then starts comparing himself to Gordon Clark. He wants on board Joe's train. He doesn't want to be left behind.

Donna and Cameron next go to a firm where Jennifer's mom, Diane, is one of the partners.

Their pitch is cut short, so much so that you have to wonder if EBay got their first. No. Ebay was founded in 1995.

Gordon is being deposed about the fetch code he handed over to Joe that in turn became his software.

Joe barges into the deposition. After Gordon calls him a self-serving self-everything piece of shit, Joe offers him 50% of his company. No? Then 60%, 70%. Anything to come help him run it and be his partner.

Joe's attorney says it's not a legitimate offer. Joe assures him it is. Gordon tells Joe he doesn't want to work with him, and then Joe says they now know what the lawsuit is really about.

It's Joanie's birthday party, and Gordon takes the opportunity to try to toss a bone to Ryan. Ryan isn't necessarily game. Ryan was shocked to learn Gordon did the work he had formerly attributed to Joe.

Diane and Jennifer arrive at the party, also shocking Donna.

They begin to talk about why they got the no so quickly. Cameron has three ideas. None of them are correct. Swap Meet. Elias has been tracking them and they're 18 months ahead of Mutiny and Exchange.

Gordon is telling Joanie how proud he is of her for inviting Jennifer, who is dominating the party. Then he learns Cameron gave her $20 to do it.

Inside, he gives Cameron back her $20, but doesn't let Donna in on the secret.

Joe calls Ryan. He dramatically asks him to stand up look around and come work for him. Does he also ask him to steal something from his former friends?

Donna and Cameron come up with another angle. They want to buy Swap Meet.

Gordon is keeping a journal with all of his bad episodes. He has a six when he's faced with Ryan's announcement he's leaving to work with Joe.

Halt and Catch Fire
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Halt and Catch Fire Season 3 Episode 2 Quotes

Ryan: This is going to sound weird, and it sounds ridiculous even saying this, but I know something's coming. Something big. Like a train, and all I want is to jump on board, but it's getting faster and faster and I'm terrified that I'm gonna miss it. That night, that night that you spoke at the Castro, I was like, finally, somebody sees the world the way I do. And I knew, right then, that this was my ticket aboard that train. I don't know what else to tell you, man. I just want to work with you. NEED to work with you. On anything. Please. Nobody listens to me. Nobody takes me seriously. I don't want to get left behind.
Joe: Your three minutes are up.

Joe: You trying to impress me, Ryan?
Ryan: Yeah, that was sort of the point.