IGN: This episode of Halt and Catch Fire might be the most pure fun this series has ever been. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean it cuts back on the melodrama; in fact, it’s the opposite. To compensate for the fun of Cameron, Bosworth, and Joe’s storylines, it seems to up the questionable drama in the Clark household. Still, “Play With Friends” is a good episode that really puts the wheels in motion toward bringing everything together.
Let’s get the bad out of the way first: I get that Donna is stressed out with Mutiny in such dire straits, but adding a third child to the mix of an intelligent, financially stable family isn’t exactly high stakes. Sure, we the audience know that Gordon is having some health problems (we can assume he was lying about his doctor telling him he had “the body of a 25 year-old”).