With Richard unexpectedly ousted as CEO, Season 3 picks up with him offered a diminished role of CTO and the rest of his team facing the question of just how far their loyalty extends. Now under a new CEO who is hell-bent on transforming everything from Pied Piper's offices to its business agenda, the guys must find a way to triumph in the war of Art vs. Commerce. Meanwhile, as Gavin Belson works to rehabilitate Hooli's image following his blunders, Big Head finds himself in a new partnership.
After being unceremoniously fired, an angry Richard faces a tough decision: accept the diminished role of CTO, or leave Pied Piper for good. Erlich takes a shine to Jack Barker, Laurie’s new choice of CEO, while Dinesh and Gilfoyle weigh their options in Richard’s absence. At Hooli, Gavin tries to improve his image by admitting failure, and Big Head gets wind of major changes.
The new and improved Pied Piper impresses Dinesh and Gilfoyle, but worries Richard; Jared and Erlich both face housing issues; Gavin suggests a controversial move.
Richard searches for a way around Jack. Gilfoyle opens himself up to recruiters. Dinesh draws unwanted attention from a recent purchase.
The Pied Piper guys struggle to phone it in. Erlich faces competition. Monica takes a stand. Gavin makes a decision about Nucleus.
Richard lets his ego get in the way at an interview. Dinesh, Gilfoyle and Jared misplace hardware. Erlich pitches his plans to Big Head.
Richard’s new relationship is threatened by neuroses. Big Head and Erlich’s launch party has snags. Dinesh falls for a foreign coworker.
A beta version of Pied Piper gets an unexpected reception as Dinesh's lack of friends worries him, but Gilfoyle thinks he's stretching the truth. Amanda isn't sure she can dole out criticism. A strapped Erlich mulls a big decision. The Nucleus team tackles a difficult challenge from Gavin.
Erlich tries to be honest with Richard, who has mixed emotions about their friendship and the future of Pied Piper. Jared's new company apparel turns heads but fuels yet another clash between Dinesh and Gilfoyle.
Shocking stats are revealed and prompt Richard to bridge the gap between Pied Piper and its users, but Jared must go to extremes to keep everything intact. Gavin tries to recapture his former glory by bringing in new talent after discovering secrets about the competition.
Pied Piper’s future is hazy, but Erlich’s industry profile begins to rise, creating a moral dilemma for Richard as Dinesh’s new app starts to catch on. Meanwhile, Laurie makes plans for her exit; and Gavin’s pompous personality haunts his comeback at Hooli.