Fargo (2014– )
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Eating the Blame 

When Gus tries to right a wrong, Malvo embraces his alter ego. Lester finds himself in a surprising situation, and Molly uncovers a promising lead.


Randall Einhorn


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
Barry Flatman ... Wally Semenchko
Peter Breitmayer ... Ben Schmidt
Gary Valentine ... Deputy Knudsen
Oliver Platt ... Stavros Milos
Carlos Diaz ... Young Stavros


When Gus tries to right a wrong, Malvo embraces his alter ego. Lester finds himself in a surprising situation, and Molly uncovers a promising lead.

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Plot Keywords:

intentionally arrested | See All (1) »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

6 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Martin Freeman (Lester Nygaard) & Billy Bob Thornton (Lorne Malvo) also worked together on Love Actually (2003) as John & The US President respectively. See more »


When Grimley arrests Lester, he puts the handcuffs on him and places him in the car, but does not read him his rights. See more »


Gus Grimly: How do you do that, just lie like that?
Lorne Malvo: Do you know why the human eye can see more shades of green than any other color? Once you can answer that, you'll have your answer.
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References Zapruder Film of Kennedy Assassination (1970) See more »


Fargo End Theme
Written by Jeff Russo
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Pure Stupidity
5 October 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

As our friend Lorne spins his web, he can move unnoticed in this den of stupidity. Poor Bemidji. It's a beautiful town in northern Minnesota. The people there are nothing like those portrayed in this series. Of course, it doesn't matter. They could have made a fictional town if they had wanted to. The silly accents, the okey dokey kind of existence, only helps those with an agenda. Molly, who is the only one on the police force worth a thing, is the one who is constantly under the thumb of the idiot police chief. He is lazy and unwilling to do anything to upset his little kingdom. Lorne has been ID'd and apprehended by Grimley, but it doesn't matter because what Molly says holds no weight. The chief ignores her hard work and head off to Duluth where he is being held. He passes himself off as a minister and is released. Lester continues to fight his infection and is seen as the link to the death of Hess. The two thugs want to know from Lester who killed the guy. I don't know why they need to know this. There is great tension between the guys and eventually they get into a big fight. The closing of the episode is priceless.

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