Fargo Season 2, Top Ten Most Bizarre Moments: Part the Fourth

FARGO -- ÒFear and TremblingÓ -- Episode 204 (Airs November 2, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist, Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist. CR: Chris Large/FX
FARGO — “Fear and Trembling” — Episode 204 (Airs November 2, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist, Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist.
CR: Chris Large/FX

Some serious events are about to transpire.  Seriously, every week gets more and more ominous.  With only three episodes left, it is unlikely that we’re going to get Season One’s epic time-shift, so the next three episodes are bound to be filled with mayhem.  But first, the top ten:

10. Dr. Hamster Lover

That doctor had an awful bedside manner as it was, but did he really need all of those hamsters?  Hi, I’m doctor so and so, behold my lovely hamsters.  Oh and you’re probably screwed, but there’s a clinical trial.  But it might be a sugar pill.  Behold!  My hamsters!

9. Finger-Play

Nope.  Not saying anymore about this one.  Except Milligan certainly knows how to spot a weak link.  A weak, kinky link (and a lot of nudity for FX).

8. The Things You Can Do with Makeup!

Yep, old and young Otto Gerhardt are both played by Michael Hogan, who’s other meaty roles include the XO on Battlestar Galactica.

7. Stabbed by a Kid

That flashback would make Lord Varys, Sherlock Holmes, and other literary figures who use small children to do their dirty work very happy.

6. Hanzee Comin’!

And he’ll bore you to death with cliched tales of ear necklaces in ‘nam.  This particular, likely mythological practice, was first made known to the general public in 1992’s Universal Soldier.

5. Doughnuts

Nothing to fill you with energy after ill-advised head-bashing like a nice, sugary doughnut! And remember everyone, it’s the 70’s, so they’re made with real lard!

4. Meat Shop Speculators

Speaking of lard, poor Ed, being outplayed by the meat shop speculators of the north.  Now he’ll never live out his perfect little fantasy.

3. Watch Out for That One

Which he won’t anyway, because Peggy is totally going to kill him.

2. Aw, Isn’t that Cute?

Sorry I made of a mess of things mom.  Can I just cry on your shoulder?  Sheesh, from tough guy to momma’s boy in one succession of shots.  I don’t think the KC mob was going to agree to any counter-offer anyway, so it’s a moot point.

1. Why Didn’t they Kidnap the Old Guy

I thought that was the plan.  It’s scary that it wasn’t – it means they really are ready to kill everyone.

(c) 2015 D.G. McCabe