‘Silicon Valley’ finale promo sees Richard don Robin Hood costume, Gilfoyle ‘willing to destroy’ everything built at PiedPiper
We saw in episode 6 that it was the changes made to Gilfoyle’s A. I. code -- Son of Anton -- that led to PiperNet working. Knowing how possessive Gilfoyle is about his work, especially his A.I., it is all too possible Gilfoyle is not happy with how his code was reengineered
After six years of highs, lows, tantrums, fight, twists, turns, ploys and power struggles, the stories of Richard Hendricks (Thomas Middleditch), Bertram Gilfoyle (Martin Starr), Dinesh Chugtai (Kumail Nanjiani) and Jared Dunn (Zach Woods) will finally come to an end in the series finale Sunday.
In the promo for the episode aptly titled ‘Exit Event’, we see Richard and Jared, in the aftermath of PiperNet’s phenomenal success at RussFest, discussing cancer and how it’s bad. “PiedPiper can help scientists cure cancer,” says Richard to which Jared says, “And cancer is bad.”
The success of PiedPiper -- brought about by Richard reengineering Gilfoyle’s A. I., Son of Anton, that Dinesh too had tinkered with, to create another A. I. that learned how to optimize itself -- has clearly sent Richard into a state of exhilaration. He tells his staff, dressed in what looks like a Robin Hood costume, in the promo, “We built the single greatest network ever, in the world.”
We also see Jian-Yang (Jimmy O. Yang) approach Richard for “free shares” of PiedPiper. Yang was the only app developer living in Erlich Bachman's (T. J. Miller’s) Hacker Hostel who played no role in the development of PiedPiper. So him asking for shares is obviously ridiculous.
And thus Richard says, “You had plenty of opportunities to invest,” while Monica Hall (Amanda Crew) cuts in and says, “You can buy PiperCoin.” This leads to yet another example of sexism in big tech as Yang says, “Monica, two men are talking of business… you can find your broom and fly away.”
And of course, where would be the series be without some Dinesh-Gilfoyle drama? We see an exasperated Dinesh say, “Gilfoyle is willing to destroy everything we built just to prevent me from having money!”
While this sounds like standard Gilfoyle stuff, this may just be more than him messing with Dinesh. We saw in episode 6 that it was the changes made to Gilfoyle’s A. I. code -- Son of Anton -- that led to PiperNet working. Knowing how possessive Gilfoyle is about his work, especially his A. I., it is all too possible Gilfoyle is not happy with how his code was reengineered.
Jared’s line at the end of the promo beautifully reflects how the end may be perceived by fans of the show: “Is this a good thing or a bad thing? Someone tell me how to feel.”
The finale of ‘Silicon Valley’ will air on Sundays at 10 p.m. on HBO.