Joe MacMillan is one snake of a character. The J R Ewing of modern T V. Joe MacMillian is man with vision, who knows people and how to manipulate almost anyone. Joe MacMillian is the driving force of "Halt and Catch Fire" story line. I/0 episode is set in 1980's Texas in a computer firm. Joe is a New York old money establishment character, who has a plan. The manipulation of characters, and the computer firm fits into Joe's corporate take-over of the computer firm and setting Joe's plan into motion. Joe's recklessness, charisma and use of leverage intrigues the viewer into wanting to watch more. I give I/0 a ten out of ten.