“The Blood Boy” (S04E05)
As Richard presents the business plan for the decentralized internet project, he almost convinces Gavin to have a discreet, under-the-radar launch, but Bryce, a jock who regularly donates his blood to Belson and is present at the meeting, influences Gavin to have them rethink their entire launch strategy. After the meeting, a furious Richard and an enraged Jared warn Bryce not to interfere with their company. Gavin demands that Richard apologizes, and he visits Bryce, eventually discovering that he actually consumes marijuana and sugary snacks and is not as healthy as Gavin thinks he is. Meanwhile, Erlich correctly predicts that Ed Chen is planning to force Laurie out of Raviga. When Monica tries to warn her, Laurie says she knew about this all along, rewarding Monica’s loyalty with an invitation to be her partner on a new VC fund, as she always had planned to exit Raviga. Dinesh is paranoid about what his girlfriend Mia can do to him if she finds out that he didn’t end Gavin’s career at Hooli on purpose. For this reason, he doesn’t have the courage to break up with her. When Mia reveals to Dinesh that she has hacked access to the elevators at the Freedom Tower in New York City, he calls the FBI who have Mia arrested. After this, he offers Richard his services. Having found out that Bryce was not only a corporate spy but also had high cholesterol, a disillusioned Gavin decides to leave Palo Alto, handing Richard full ownership of the decentralized internet patent.