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The Myth of Sisyphus 

The Gerhardts' search for Rye intensifies, Lou takes a trip to Fargo, and Peggy overhears a new theory about the Waffle Hut shooter.

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The Gerhardts' search for Rye intensifies, Lou takes a trip to Fargo, and Peggy overhears a new theory about the Waffle Hut shooter.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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26 October 2015 (USA)  »

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The title of this episode comes from the philosophical book of the same name by Albert Camus. In it Camus uses the story of Sisyphus, a Greek mythological figure condemned to push a boulder up a hill only to have roll back down to the bottom, a process he has to repeat for all of eternity. Camus uses the story as a metaphor to explain the absurdity of life and how one should embrace it. See more »

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Hank tells Lou over the walkie-talkie that he found a match on the gun he found at the waffle house. And that it belonged to the killer Rye Gerhardt, but what about the car Rye drives to the waffle house. There is a brief mention of it in the 1st episode and nothing else. It makes no sense as how Hank who is dubious enough to investigate a shoe hanging on a tree branch misses a detail as large as a car. What happened to the car anyway? See more »

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Mike Milligan: I like you. I met another fella from Minnesota yesterday. A big guy. Sheriff, I think. I liked him too.
Lou Solverson: We're very friendly people.
Mike Milligan: No, that's not it. Pretty unfriendly, actually. But it's the way you're unfriendly. How you're so polite about it. Like you're doing me a favor.
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References High Noon (1952) See more »

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Send Her to Me
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Performed by Wayne Chance
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You can't pull yourself away
27 October 2015 | by (Vancouver B.C. Canada.Read all my other reviews) – See all my reviews

Even with the interminable ads that they load on the FX network, this is still a mesmerizing production. If I wasn't such a cheapskate I'd pony up for a PVR and solve the problem but I just can't waste that much money for these limited moments. A show like this though might push me over the edge, as it is just stellar entertainment. I sort of pooh-pooh'ed the idea of a TV series being successful after such a fantastic movie but from the opening scenes it is obvious that you're in for a treat. Scenes from a snow covered tract with leafless trees that have you reaching for your Parka, knowing that you're going to be drawn into a story that's like a whirlpool.. and that's before a character even speaks!

The casting is just brilliant, as it is with pretty well all of the Coen Brothers projects and you'll be hard pressed to find a role that isn't perfectly fitted to the actor who's playing it.

I don't know how they do it, but the interplay between good and evil is so stark and yet so delicate simultaneously, that you have a hard time allotting your sympathies. Ted Danson is absolutely fabulous because he is so believable as the homespun sheriff, but then the entire ensemble matches his performance so seamlessly that you'd think they had been working together all of their lives.

The twists and turns of the plot are very very clever and I don't think I've ever seen a show with such witty scriptwriting quality. How I never got hooked on the series when it first came out I'll never know, but I'm mainlining now.

This is top notch stuff, lock yourself in the TV room right now! Enjoy BillC


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