Fargo (2014– )
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Who Shaves the Barber? 

Molly recuperates from her injury, while Malvo looks to dispatch a syndicate in Fargo. Lester continues his descent into darkness with the unfolding of his plan.


Scott Winant


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)
Kate Walsh ... Gina Hess
Joey King ... Greta Grimly
Russell Harvard ... Mr. Wrench
Tom Musgrave ... Bo Munk
Gary Valentine ... Deputy Knudsen
Rachel Blanchard ... Kitty Nygaard
Keegan-Michael Key ... FBI Agent Pepper (as Keegan Michael Key)
Jordan Peele ... FBI Agent Budge


Molly recuperates from her injury, while Malvo looks to dispatch a syndicate in Fargo. Lester continues his descent into darkness with the unfolding of his plan.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The title refers to a genuine paradox in philosophy called the Barber paradox, which is a specific version of (Bertrand) Russell's paradox. In a town where all the men are clean-shaven, there is a barber who shaves every man if and only if that man doesn't shave himself. This leads to the paradox of "who shaves the barber?" If the barber shaves himself, then he can't shave himself. And if he doesn't shave himself, then he must. The generalized version is Russell's paradox - the question of whether the set of all sets which doesn't contain itself contains itself or not. If it contains itself, then it mustn't contain itself and if it doesn't contain itself, then it must. See more »


When Deputy Solverson takes the white board off the wall in the hospital room, it's full of writing; but when she turns and hands it to the wounded hit man, it's pristine like it's never been used. See more »


Molly Solverson: I shot him twice. Just like they teach you. Center mass. And him with a bazooka. How the heck did I do that?
Gus Grimly: Cause you're you.
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Crazy Credits

The title credit 'Fargo' doesn't appear until 13 minutes into the episode. See more »


References The Matrix (1999) See more »


Fargo End Theme
Written by Jeff Russo
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Lester Comes Into His Own
6 October 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Lorne has become almost a supernatural character. Perhaps this whole series is an allegory. He has now taken it upon himself to find out who set the dogs on him. He is such a killing machine. Meanwhile, Molly recovers with Gus at her side. The gunshot went through her leg. She begins to put two and two together concerning Lester, but it appears that she is the only one. When Lester left the hospital, he put evidence in his brother's hidden gun cabinet that sets him up as the killer. Everything starts when the gun he placed in the boy's backpack falls on the floor of his classroom. During an interview, Lester betrays his brother, leaving him to swing in the wind for the murder he committed. When Molly finds out, she is stunned. There are some really remarkable scenes, among them an outside shot of a building as Lorne takes his assault rifle to unleash carnage. We never see any of the murders, just glass being demolished and he shouts of the victims. Very good.

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Release Date:

27 May 2014 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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