– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Season 4 of Silicon Valley certainly had plenty of ups and downs throughout, but Season 5 looks to continue the nail-biting rollercoaster with ease.

When last we saw the anti-heroes of Pied Piper, their concept of a decentralized internet was unexpectedly successful when a series of smart refrigerators allowed their one client’s internet to remain active. It was a small step, but proved that their concept was worth delving into, so much so that the recently reinstated Hooli CEO, Gavin Belson, sought to acquire Pied Piper.

In true awkward Richard style, Richard declined the acquisition offer, believing that they had only just begun.

With the funding of Bream-Hall behind them, they are now gearing up to tackle this concept full-force, and it looks like the obstacles are already piling up, with Gilfoyle and Dinesh feeling uneasy about working with a random group of 50 employees.

Of course, the problems don’t stop there. While Richard is smart, leading has never been his forte, and actually getting people to do what he wants will be a mammoth task in and of itself. Plus, with as many false starts as Pied Piper has had, I’m almost positive this will be another case of two steps forward, 17 steps back.

On the Hooli front, things also aren’t looking so good, as the prospect of a new, decentralized internet threatens to render them obsolete.

Are you ready for another hilarious, yet stress-inducing season of Silicon Valley? Let us know your thoughts down below!

Silicon Valley returns to HBO on March 25, 2018.

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.