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REVIEW: ‘Silicon Valley’ Ends On A High Note In Series Finale

Silicon Valley (Credit: HBO)

David Hookstead Smoke Room Editor-in-Chief
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“Silicon Valley” is officially over on HBO, and it went out in style.

WARNING: THERE ARE GOING TO BE SPOILERS BELOW. DO NOT KEEP READING IF YOU AREN’T CAUGHT UP. CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED.

The finale of the hit tech show came down to a very simple premise. Recognizing that Pied Piper teaches itself at a level that could override the nuke codes and everything else, the crew we’ve followed for six seasons grapples with whether or not they should destroy it.

I’m not going to ruin what ultimately happens, but it felt very good. Going into the finale, I already said the show was so great that the ending wouldn’t really impact my feelings at all. (REVIEW: ‘Silicon Valley‘ Season 6 Gets Off To A Strong Start With ‘Artificial Lack Of Intelligence’)

 

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All I can say for sure is that I felt very satisfied when the credits rolled for the last time. We’ve followed these characters for years, and now it’s all over.

I can’t think of many other shows I’ve felt as attached to. “Silicon Valley” roped us in, and kept us addicted right until the end.

It was a motley crew and a group of social rejects hellbent on taking over the tech industry. It was funny, it was dramatic and it felt real.

Now, it’s all in the books. Damn, I felt like I almost had to wipe away a tear as we learned how it all ended for the characters.

Often in life, you realize it’s more about the journey than the destination, but you only learn that once you get to the destination.

Sorry if that sounds sappy, but it’s true. We’ve spent six amazing seasons with Richard, Dinesh, Jared, Gilfoyle, Big Head, Gavin, and Monica and had a few great years with Erlich.

When we look back at “Silicon Valley,” I think we’ll always remember it as an all-time great show that had a passionate following.

If you haven’t already started watching, I suggest you do. You might find yourself not being able to turn it off.

Props to everybody who made “Silicon Valley” one hell of a fun ride.