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The Heap 

Molly faces pressure to close the case, while Lester starts to feel like a new man.


Scott Winant


Noah Hawley, Noah Hawley (created for television by)

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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
Joey King ... Greta Grimly
Kate Walsh ... Gina Hess
Russell Harvard ... Mr. Wrench
Tom Musgrave Tom Musgrave ... Bo Munk
Stephen Root ... Burt Canton
Helena Mattsson ... Jemma Stalone
Julie Ann Emery ... Ida Thurman
Rachel Blanchard ... Kitty Nygaard
Susan Park ... Linda Park


Molly faces pressure to close the case, while Lester starts to feel like a new man.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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Release Date:

3 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


The title refers to the sorites paradox, also known as "paradox of the heap". A typical formulation of this paradox involves a heap of sand, from which grains are individually removed. Under the assumption that removing a single grain does not turn a heap into a non-heap, the paradox is to consider what happens when the process is repeated enough times: is a single remaining grain still a heap? (Or are even no grains at all a heap?) If not, when did it change from a heap to a non-heap? This paradox is referenced by Bill Budge when questioning if the file room is still a file room if you keep removing files from it. See more »


Peele is listed as "FBI Agent Budge", Key as "Agent Pepper". But in the elevator, Key refers to Peele as "Agent Pepper". You can see Peele visibly wince, but he then follows on by referring to "myself and agent Budge." See more »


Gina Hess: I am gonna bust your balls.
Lester Nygaard: Now, Mrs. Hess, what can I do for you?
Gina Hess: Don't you "Mrs. Hess" me. I was picking your pubes out of my teeth 12 hours ago, and then I get this?
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Some Things are Meant to Change
21 January 2015 | by someonesmart21See all my reviews

Yes some things are meant to change, and this episode is all about the change. I'm just really amazed to see how Lester changes from being a loser to being a winner guy but through a very dark path. The episode starts where things were left and it seems that Lester is winning his evil plan, Molly still doesn't believes in all what the story is changed into and still has some suspicions but faces pressure to close the case from the authority. At after thirty minutes of the episode the timeline is shifted after one year of the events that took place and shows how's everyone is doing in its life. The later part is all about that until in the final moments we saw that Lester sees a very familiar face in an unlikely environment. Thus the episode ends with a very intriguing conclusion.

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