Silicon Valley: The Blood Boy
May 22, 2017 4:38 AM - Season 4, Episode 5 - Subscribe

Richard's latest partnership begins to crumble when he has to deal with an unexpected interloper. Meanwhile, Dinesh looks for a way out of his new relationship; and Monica faces a business dilemma after learning of surprising developments at Raviga.
posted by noneuclidean (13 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
I had literally the exact same reaction as Monica did when Laurie revealed this was her fourth pregnancy. You'd think her best friend would have known about those other three.

Also, I'm pretty sure Jared is actually going to hurt someone by the end of this season.
posted by noneuclidean at 4:42 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


I like this so long as it means that Gavin's departure is a fakeout and not meant to last.
posted by Tevin at 8:37 AM on May 22


I like this so long as it means that Gavin's departure is a fakeout and not meant to last.

I was utterly convinced that he was climbing into a suicide capsule instead of a plane. And then I was utterly convinced that we would see it take off and immediately crash.
posted by Etrigan at 8:44 AM on May 22


It seems that almost every new plot thread is closed in the subsequent episode. Gavin, Dinesh's hacker gf.
posted by dhruva at 9:02 AM on May 22 [4 favorites]


I guess we're back to the technical panic of a huge public announcement and no money to back it up with a product. I have no clue how they will spin an app that compacts your data to half its size in order to take ownership of the remaining space for the New Internet (Internet Blue?!).

So disappointed that Mia is gone, just like that, but I hope she will find a way to return given that Dinesh was IN NO WAY acting innocent during the arrest. But excited to see Laurie and Monica teaming up to do great things, hopefully on-screen! Go token females!
posted by tracicle at 11:14 AM on May 22 [2 favorites]


It seems that almost every new plot thread is closed in the subsequent episode. Gavin, Dinesh's hacker gf.

Also the end of the Jian-Yang/See Food plotline, now that Dinesh is back in Pied Piper again?

It is a bit frustrating: like you can see the writers working the strings to keep the team (a) together and (b) in Erlich's house.

But excited to see Laurie and Monica teaming up to do great things, hopefully on-screen!

Bream|Hall. "Laurie enjoys pictures of dogs: both those she owns and those she does not."
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 11:27 AM on May 22 [4 favorites]


Is that Laurie/Monica scene the first time the show has passed the Bechdel test?

That is to say, I think they had discussions before but they almost always revolved around Richard (right?).

Is this the first time the two principle women actors shared a scene whose central topic didn't involve a man?
posted by Tevin at 11:49 AM on May 22 [1 favorite]


This episode was such a blatant "everything is reset to the start of the series" that I hope it's all a big fake-out. Like, Gavin shows up in the first scene next week, Laurie's conversation with Monica was actually a ploy to throw off Ed Chen, Mia hacks her way out...
posted by Paragon at 7:58 PM on May 22


T.J. Miller is leaving Silicon Valley

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posted by Etrigan at 12:55 PM on May 25 [1 favorite]


I hope we're not heading into a retooling black hole.
posted by rhizome at 1:45 PM on May 25


I am so happy about that TJ Miller news. His character is the weak link on the show for me.
posted by bleep at 9:20 PM on May 27


I dunno why every show needs to have a comedy-poison bully, just screaming insults straight into peoples' ears.
posted by bleep at 9:22 PM on May 27


Surprised nobody has mentioned that the blood boy must be a Peter Thiel reference.
New Republic: Is Peter Thiel a vampire?
posted by larrybob at 3:48 PM on May 30


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