So apparently I was wrong in my previous post – this season of Fargo is ten episodes like Season One. Yay! Instead of getting into a reasonable explanation for my snafu, let’s get right into this week’s top ten:
10. So the Kid’s Not Dead
Good for the kid. Bad for everyone else. Except for Karl (Nick Offerman) who gets two clients in one day. Yay!
9. Bro Fight!
After bro fight, you get the belt, apparently. Ouch.
8. Look at our Convoy!
When you’re engaged in a vicious mob war, it might not be the best idea to roll unnecessarily deep when trying to spring an injured youth from the pokey.
7. Run Ed, Run!
I have a feeling that he’s not getting very far.
6. Why, Peggy, why?
That’s a good question. She doesn’t seem like a moron (although Hank (Ted Danson) finds her “a little touched”). So why didn’t she just call the police? Her explanation is perfectly weird and circular.
5. Where’s that Meat?
I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you all that the corpse of Rye Gerhardt is currently in someone’s hamburger. I think someone will, at some point, eat that hamburger.
That’s interesting. Maybe a little too interesting for a throwaway detail on the butcher shop receptionist.
3. Best Lawyer in Town!
Hear him say cool things like “the jackboots are upon us!” See him drink himself silly! Smell him soiling himself at the sign of danger! He’s the only, and therefore best, lawyer in town!
2. The Jungle of Magazines
The mom-jeaned jaguar stalks her prey in her jungle of hoarded magazines. The unsuspecting goons are caught unaware. We’ll see the aftermath next week I suppose.
Speaking of aftermaths – gunning down your enemy’s stronghold usually has a big one. Mike Milligan is one scary dude.
(c) 2015 D.G. McCabe