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Before the Law 

The Gerhardts receive a surprising offer, while two unlikely murderers do their best to clean up their mess.

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The Gerhardts receive a surprising offer, while two unlikely murderers do their best to clean up their mess.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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19 October 2015 (USA)  »

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The quote and subsequent song at the end of the episode is from Jeff Wayne's musical version of "War of the Worlds," narrated by Richard Burton. See more »

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When Lou Solverson and Hank Larsson are swapping war stories on the steps of the diner, Lou tells of his witnessing the combat death of a comrade while on a patrol boat in what is presumably Vietnam in 1974. Most US ground/sea forces were withdrawn after the ceasefire in 1973. Any remaining personnel would not have been witness to, or involved in, any combat situations by 1974. See more »

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Mike Milligan: [Using the typewriter to write a complaint] Dear General Electric, the coffee maker that I bought at Sears on 11 March makes a noise when it's brewing that sounds like a fat man having a heart attack. Stop! And it forces me to ask the question - Is this why our once-great nation is going down the crapper? Yours in peace and harmony, Mike Milligan.
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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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One Hour Ahead of the Posse
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Performed by Burl Ives
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Successfully sustains a larger scale without imploding.
19 October 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The story continues to grow more intertwined and sprawling, and yet it stays cohesive because it all ties in to one story in the centre; Todd from Breaking Bad's story. Indeed, everything feels like it's gradually sloping in towards him and his wife all building to some sort of tragic convergence. This adds to the Shakespearean vibe that Fargo has always had.

Among other things, the episode introduces a new villain. He is trying to either buy or destroy the Gerhardt family. He's the classic Fargo style villain, with some great dialogue in this episode (although he's no Lorne Malvo). His most intimidating scene is reminiscent of the Lorne Malvo pull over from Season 1. The quiet intensity of this scene was underlined by the wood-chipper noises in the background, a tribute to the original movie and a bit of foreshadowing for later in the episode.

One of the brilliant things about this season so far is that it's been set up in a way where I can see where it's going, but I have no clue exactly what the road there will be like nor what will happen when we get there. It makes the show feel like it makes a lot of sense while remaining unpredictable. Hopefully the quality endures.


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