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Morton's Fork 

Molly takes the lead, while Gus pursues a hunch. Lester manipulates a situation, and Malvo finds a new target.

Director:

Matt Shakman

Writers:

Noah Hawley, Noah Hawley (created for television by)
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
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
Susan Park ... Linda Park
Gary Valentine ... Deputy Knudsen
Keegan-Michael Key ... FBI Agent Pepper (as Keegan Michael Key)
Jordan Peele ... FBI Agent Budge
Chantal Perron ... Cindy
Andrew Neil McKenzie ... Young Man (as Andrew McKenzie)
Amanda Friesen ... Young Woman (as Amanda Guenther)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Bannon ... FBI Supervisor (voice)
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Storyline

Molly takes the lead, while Gus pursues a hunch. Lester manipulates a situation, and Malvo finds a new target.

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-MA

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Title: The episode title "Morton's Fork" is a logical dilemma in which people are faced with two equally bad options. Faced with this dilemma, a person must find or create an exception or the outcome of the situation will probably be unwanted since there can be no good outcome from any of the victim's choices. It is thought to be named after the English Lord Chancellor John Morton who worked under Henry VII. According to Morton's logic, wealthy Crown subjects had money to spare for taxes, and poor subjects must have savings so they too could bear the high taxes. Thus, rich and poor fell to the points of "Morton's Fork" as regards paying high taxes. See more »

Goofs

When the police enter Nygaard's insurance shop after Linda's murder, the filming set is clearly visible whenever the camera looks up. Also, the area inside is far bigger than the shop's dimensions from the outside. See more »

Quotes

Bill Oswalt: I never wanted to be the type to think big thoughts about the nature of things. All I ever wanted was a stack of pancakes and a V-8.
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Connections

Features Deal or No Deal (2005) See more »

Soundtracks

Fargo End Theme
(uncredited)
Written by Jeff Russo
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Explosive closure to one of the greatest mini-series in recent history!
18 June 2014 | by deltaopSee all my reviews

When this series started, I was skeptical about how much it would achieve. Now, after 10 pitch-perfect episodes, I stand corrected. This series has done the impossible. It has crawled out of the shadow of the Fargo that gave birth to it and has carved its own identity. This is Hawley's Fargo.

Gripping and satisfying, the finale was brilliant throughout. Some part of me was expecting the appearance of a wood-chipper somewhere but Morton's Fork had more poetic ends in store though still with their fair shares of blood, gore and unrelenting suspense.

What I really liked about this series was the juxtaposition. One one hand the life is calm, unassuming, almost naive in the small town of Duluth and on the other there are dark forces prowling through the residents of this town who are oblivious to these forces until the very end.

The bloody game of chess between Malvo and Nygaard utilized these people as pawns and was very satisfying but I must add that the checkmate left a little to be desired.

All in all, I loved this series. The acting, writing, cinematography and, of course, the music were all top-notch. One of those series that I would gladly rewatch over and over again until I get bored, which I probably never will.


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