S02E06 - Homicide

No: 14  |   Season: 2   Episode: 6  |   Air Date: 17-May-15  

Ahhhh, she likes me right?
Ahhhh, she likes me right?

Summary

Hooli's debut of Nucleus, by using it to stream an UFC fight, fails spectacularly. The Pied Piper team senses an opportunity and immediately partner's with "Homicide" energy drink, which is owned by a former college of Erlich. While setting up for the event, where a stunt car will be launched from one skyscraper to another, Richard learns that the Homicide owner "Double-A" is not a fan of Erlich. After Richard agrees to do the deal without Erlich present, he cancels the agreement after learning Double-A's business intentions are not honourable. Meanwhile, Dinesh and Gilfoyle notice that Blaine, the stunt driver, has miscalculated the stunt and will likely be killed. After Blaine arrogantly refuses to listen to them, they perform a SWOT analysis based on Blaine's death. Meanwhile, Gavin Belson, concerned about the Nucleus failure, worries that he has surrounded himself with sycophants. At the end of the episode the Homicide stunt is broadcast by rival company "EndFrame", a company whose members had tricked Pied Piper into revealing their algorithm in S02E02. Meanwhile, Pied Piper has to settle for a live-stream of a condor egg, which may or may not hatch.

Director and Writers

Director: Mike Judge
Written by: Carrie Kemper

Quotes

Jared: She's really smart. But not afraid to be bawdy.

Jared: There was a live stream of an eagle's nest last year that went viral, and was getting millions of hits. And I don't wanna be inflammatory, but next to a condor, an eagle looks like a common cackling.

Dinesh: Did you see that? She gave me her hat.
Gilfoyle: Pretend you've seen a woman before.

Gavin: Have I just surrounded myself with sycophants, who are just telling me whatever I want to hear, regardless of the truth?
Denpok: (Pause) No.

Erlich: He and his roommates used to live down the hall. I used to party in their room all the time. Uh, kind of a mentor-mentee sort of thing.
Gilfoyle: Coming from a manatee sort of thing.
Erlich: You look like a ferret that gave up on himself six months ago, Gilfoyle.

Dinesh: This is awesome. I don't know if it's what's in this (the energy drink) but I have, like, all these killer lines coming to me. I'm on fucking fire right now. Oh! She likes me, right?
Gilfoyle: Yeah, she's totally into you. Just not as into you as she is into that guy's mouth. (points to Gina kissing another man outside) He's definitely gonna fuck her later, and she's not gonna think of you while it's happening.
Dinesh: Goddamn it. Fuck. Now I'm just shaking. What do they put in this shit? Milk thistle? (throws out the energy drink)

Dinesh: Hey, you see what I saw?
Gilfoyle: Yes, uh, he's got the velocity calculated wrong. It's for a flat plane. He doesn't account for the curve in the ramp.
Dinesh: Exactly. He's probably used to doing straight ramps. I mean, the chart says he's gonna launch at 81 miles per hour, - but it's going to be more like...
Gilfoyle: Under 70. The downforce is ridiculous. He's gonna lose speed and hit the side of that wall... and die.
Dinesh: So we should probably...
Gilfoyle: Okay. All right.
(They walk back to talk to Blaine)
Gilfoyle: Hey, uh, Blaine? - One small thing...
Blaine: No. I'm gonna stop you right there, Glasses. 'Cause I told you once already, and I was very clear. I am too fucking busy to deal with you. Okay? I'm just being cool here. (Walks away)
Dinesh: All right? - What do we do here?
Gilfoyle: This is a tough one.

Double-A: Because he's like the Kool-Aid pitcher from the ads. As in, every fucking time we were hanging out without him, he'd come smashing through a wall.

Gilfoyle: What if before he dies Gina catches the virus? And then she spreads it from her vagina to your penis.

Gilfoyle: This might be morbid, but the cold hard fact is that if Blaine dies on our live stream, this could be good for us. I mean, we'd get a lot more traffic.
Dinesh: Well, and it would probably lead to calls for regulations in the stunt industry. So, in the long term, we're saving lives.

Blaine: Opportunities... urinate on Blaine's grave? Grief threesome with Gina and Blaine's hot mom, question mark? What the fuck?!

Moderator: Who else feels this product is stupid? Allen, Lisa, Josh, Yana, Katie. And did it piss off anyone else? - Allen, Lisa, Josh, Yana, Katie.

Gavin: Is this Windows Vista bad? It's not iPhone 4 bad, is it? (sighs) Fuck. Don't tell me this is Zune bad.
Christina: I'm sorry, Gavin. It's Apple Maps bad.

Erlich: (laughing throughout) To his face? You called him that to his face?
Richard: How could not mention the colostomy bag?
Erlich: Because it's a very private and personal matter, it's not a laughing matter.
Richard: You called him Double Asshole first. Remember, in college?
Erlich: Yeah, but not to his face, never to his face! Not even I'm that fucking cruel! But you are!
Richard: I'm actually not.
Erlich: You tore Double Asshole a third asshole! Triple-A!

Music

"Stretch Your Face" by Tobacco (Opening title music)

"Bandz" by Big Makk (End-credits music.)

Notes and Trivia

"The Simpsons" episode "The Girl Code" (2016) contained many "Silicon Valley" references including a SWOT board with a note card saying "Blaine Might Die" in the "Opportunities" section.

Under "Weaknesses" on Dinesh and Gilfoyle's SWOT board is a card stating, "Blaine's funeral televised preempts Star Trek TNG Marathon".

Goofs

None

Cast

StarringThomas MiddleditchRichard Hendricks
StarringT.J. MillerErlich Bachman
StarringJosh BrenerNelson 'Big Head' Bighetti (credit only)
StarringMartin StarrBertram Gilfoyle
StarringKumail NanjianiDinesh Chugtai
StarringAmanda CrewMonica
StarringZach WoodsDonald 'Jared' Dunn
StarringMatt RossGavin Belson
StarringSuzanne CryerLaurie Bream (credit only)
StarringJimmy O. YangJian Yang (credit only)
Guest StarringChris DiamantopoulosRuss Hanneman
Guest StarringAly MawjiAly Dutta
Guest StarringMichael McMillianAaron 'Double A' Anderson
Guest StarringDustin MilliganBlaine
Guest StarringBrian TichnellJason
Guest StarringAlice WetterlundCarla Walton
Guest StarringBernard WhiteDenpok (Spiritual Advisor)
Guest StarringDana WhiteHimself
Co-StarringJill E. AlexanderPatrice (as Jill Alexander)
Co-StarringDiane ChernanskyHeidi Evans
Co-StarringLiz EldridgeTesting Supervisor
Co-StarringMike GoldbergHimself
Co-StarringPorter DuongGina (as Porter Lynn)
Co-StarringCornelius PeterThom
Co-StarringScott PrendergastScott
Co-StarringRogelio T. RamosExecutive (as Rogelio Ramos)
Co-StarringJoe RoganHimself
Co-StarringSantiago SeguraRam
Co-StarringDante SwainGraphic Designer