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The Rooster Prince 

Molly begins to suspect that Lester is involved in the murders, but her boss points her in a different direction. Meanwhile, Malvo investigates the plot against a man known as the Supermarket King.


Adam Bernstein


Noah Hawley, Noah Hawley (created for television by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Lorne Malvo
Allison Tolman ... Molly Solverson
Colin Hanks ... Gus Grimly
Martin Freeman ... Lester Nygaard
Bob Odenkirk ... Bill Oswalt
Keith Carradine ... Lou Solverson
Joshua Close ... Chaz Nygaard (as Josh Close)
Adam Goldberg ... Mr. Numbers
Russell Harvard ... Mr. Wrench
Glenn Howerton ... Don Chumph
Brian Markinson ... Bruce Gold
Tom Musgrave ... Bo Munk
Joey King ... Greta Grimly
Julie Ann Emery ... Ida Thurman
Rachel Blanchard ... Kitty Nygaard


Molly begins to suspect that Lester is involved in the murders, but her boss points her in a different direction. Meanwhile, Malvo investigates the plot against a man known as the Supermarket King.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The title "The Rooster Prince" refers to the parable of the same name. A prince is put under a curse where he believes himself to be a rooster, and sits under the table naked pecking at the floor. The king and queen ask around for someone to help cure their son, when an old man volunteers, saying he knows how to cure him. He too takes his clothes off and sits under the table with the prince, pretending to be a rooster. Eventually the prince befriends his "rooster friend" and the old man shows him how a rooster can do human things such as sit at a table and wear clothes. Eventually, the old man is able to bring back his old human habits one bit at a time, curing him. See more »


At Vern Thurman's graveside and at the wake, Officers Solverson and Oswalt surely would have honored the tradition of wearing a black band over their shields, a long-standing expression of mourning for a fallen officer. Perhaps this was artistic license, but appears to be an oversight. See more »


Postal Worker: This is highly irregular.
Lorne Malvo: No.
Lorne Malvo: Highly irregular is the time I found a human foot in a toaster oven. This is just odd.
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References Little Man Tate (1991) See more »


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The Knot Gets Tighter
4 October 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Lester is a wreck. Because everyone thinks he is harmless, he manages, for the time being, to be free from accusation. However, Molly, who lost her partner and friend, isn't so sure. She thinks something stinks. Her idiot police chief keeps interrupting her when she tries to ask questions. He has decided that the murders were committed by "drifters." Meanwhile, Lorne is creeping around. Everything with him is a non sequitur. What exactly is he up to? Then, there are two strange men who come into town. One does all the talking; the other signs. Lester has a gunshot to his hand and it is beginning to become infected. As he tries to get something at the drug store, he is again confronted by Molly. He walks away from her, but that makes him even more suspicious. Watch for two fun scenes. One is the idiot son of a big time grocer who has an agenda. The other is the closing scene on the lake. This episode is full of exposition. We'll have to wait to see where it takes us.

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Release Date:

22 April 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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