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Season 3, Episode 5 – Just when you think Fargo is going one way, it clashes storylines and characters and surprises you. This is a great episode that sets up the second half of the season perfectly.
Season 3, Episode 4 – Fargo picks up momentum as Gloria returns to Minnesota from Los Angeles to piece things together. A new character brings some pep to the cast!
Season 3, Episode 3 – It was a pretty weird one, even by Fargo standards. The first episode to ever take place primarily outside Minnesota takes Gloria on a ride chock full of coincidences that if far-fetched is entertaining.
Season 3, Episode 2 – It’s heating up in the midwest as Fargo lays the groundwork for another great season full of twists.
Season 3, Episode 1 – It’s tough to follow up Fargo‘s excellent second season, but the third season premiere shows a heckuva lot of promise.
And there you have it. The tenth and final installment of Fargo’s second season. And what an epic ride it was. For a show with as much of a critically praised first season (not to mention a beloved movie as its source material) to not just live up to the hype but exceed it is nothing short of a miracle.
The episode opens with a book about violent happenings in Fargo being read to us by an unseen narrator. After flipping through pages he tells us what we’re about to see unfold is one of the most violent encounters in South Dakota history. And he’s right.
This week we finally got to catch up with the good ol’ Blomquists (and their captive Dodd Gerhardt) and see what they’d been up to while the stories of Simone, Bear, Floyd, Lou, Hank, Mike, and the remaining Kitchen Brother played out.
I have to say that, though still outstanding, last night’s episode of FARGO was probably my least favorite of the bunch so far. The cast killed it, the story went in interesting directions, and I was still as captivated as ever when the credits rolled, but there were no standout moments I couldn’t wait to write about.
After the previous week’s cliffhanger in which Gerhardt grandson and cripple Charlie botched the assassination of butcher Ed Blomquist, he was arrested, along with Ed, and brought to the local police station. This set the episode for a series of confrontations that were some of the most tense, most intriguing of the season thus far.
Only halfway through the second season of Fargo and it feels like we’ve moved into the third and final act of a high stakes suspense thriller. Again with all the plot advancements this week, I find myself baffled with where this story can possibly take us with still half its season remaining. And that’s a great thing.
Writing, directing, acting – Fargo’s second season is firing on all cylinders, and it’s fourth episode, “Fear and Trembling” is no exception. In fact, it may be the best example of this yet.
Fargo’s sophomore season is proving to be one of the most interesting shows of the year in that you never know who to root for, because you never even really know who is going to square up against who.
The clouds are gathering over Fargo. The second episode of its second season was a strong showing, giving us some truly suspenseful moments and setting up what surely will not be pretty endings for many of our main characters.