'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Cardiff Clings to Life

This week's episode of Halt and Catch Fire, "High Plain Hardware," opens and ends with a dying bird. The bird in some ways can be seen as a metaphor for Cardiff Electric possibly now clinging to life after IBM gobbled most of their clients, thus forcing the firing of a mass amount of staff members, and now the company is fully reliant on the success of the IBM clone.

It can also be seen as an example of the three main protagonists failing to complete the tasks put ahead of them. The bird shouldn't have been left clinging to life for the duration of the episode as Gordon is given the responsibility to put it out of its misery or at least do something about the situation. Yet it was Donna left to solve the issue in the final scene by killing the bird and burying it in the garden.  Read More...



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