Did you catch the series premiere of “Silicon Valley” on April 6? If so, then you already know that the new HBO comedy is definitely worth watching. Not only was it created by the acclaimed Mike Judge, who brought us “Office Space,” “Beavis & Butthead” and “King of the Hill,” but it has already proven to be pretty funny. Come on, you can't tell us you didn’t chuckle at the smart car moment!
With that said, what can fans expect when “Silicon Valley” returns April 13? According to the official synopsis of “The Cap Table,” fans of the sitcom can anticipate the tech-friendly characters to "sharpen their business skills" in episode 2. We know Richard Hendrix is a mastermind behind a keyboard, but can he cook up a viable business plan to help further the life of his project “Pied Piper”?
Pied Piper is a website that helps users identify copyright infringements in music created by the protagonist of “Silicon Valley.” Originally, Richard’s product was mocked by the “brogrammers.” But after their jokes, the bullies realized Richard had something special on his hands. Apparently the anxiety-ridden character had figured out a compression algorithm that dropped the jaw of Hooli CEO Gavin Belson. Belson immediately contacted Richard, offering him sums that increased up to $10 million for his project. But luckily, Peter Gregory, a Ted spokesman Richard met, offered to invest in Pied Piper so that he wouldn’t have to sell his idea right away.
In a leaked promo for “The Cap Table,” we’re told that the business plan Richard is cultivating is for Peter.
“I’m paying you $200,000 for 5 percent yet you’re giving this man twice that in exchange for a futon?” Peter questioned. “Come back in 48 hours with an airtight business plan or there will be no check.”
Peter’s threat lights a fire under Richard and his friends and forces them to stop looking at “Business Plans” on wikapedia and call in a big dog: Jared Dunn (Zach Woods). Jared’s role is to figure out who is essential to the Pied Piper project, and according to the synopsis, Gilfoyle and Dinesh prove to be one of them.
What do you think is going to happen when episode 2 of “Silicon Valley” airs? Let us know what you thought of the series premiere in the comments section below.