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Season 3, Episode 2 – It’s heating up in the midwest as Fargo lays the groundwork for another great season full of twists.
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.
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.