The third season begins with Richard furious about being removed as CEO of Pied Piper, and Dinesh and Gilfoyle aren't sure what the future holds without him, but Erlich gets along just fine with the new boss. Meanwhile, at Hooli, Gavin tries a novel approach to damage control, and Big Head learns of important changes on the horizon.
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. Meanwhile, Amanda isn't sure she can dole out criticism; a strapped Erlich mulls a big decision; and 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. Meanwhile, 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. Meanwhile, Gavin tries to recapture his former glory by bringing in new talent after discovering secrets about the competition.
In the Season 3 finale, 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.