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The Gift of the Magi 

Floyd takes action and Charlie tries to prove himself; Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next; Lou finds himself sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.


Jeffrey Reiner

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Peggy Blumquist
Patrick Wilson ... Lou Solverson
Jesse Plemons ... Ed Blumquist
Jean Smart ... Floyd Gerhardt
Ted Danson ... Hank Larsson
Cristin Milioti ... Betsy Solverson
Jeffrey Donovan ... Dodd Gerhardt
Bokeem Woodbine ... Mike Milligan
Bruce Campbell ... Ronald Reagan
Brad Garrett ... Joe Bulo
Nick Offerman ... Karl Weathers
Elizabeth Marvel ... Constance Heck
Keir O'Donnell ... Ben Schmidt
Rachel Keller ... Simone Gerhardt
Zahn McClarnon ... Hanzee Dent


Floyd takes action and Charlie tries to prove himself; Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next; Lou finds himself sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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9 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Jeffrey Donovan (Dodd Gerhardt) & Bruce Campbell (Ronald Reagan) also worked together on Burn Notice (2007) as Michael Westen & Sam Axe respectively. See more »


The banner on the side of Reagan's bus reads "Reagan '80" with a single quote in front of 80 rather than an apostrophe, revealing this mistake to be the result of the automatic "smart quote" feature of modern word processing programs. See more »


Mike Milligan: My mother could find the cloud in every silver lining.
Simone Gerhardt: That's cute. Mine smiles all the time, like some ghoul. I think it's 'cause dad hits her when she looks sad.
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References Fargo (1996) See more »


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Written by Billy Thorpe and Spencer Proffer
Performed by Billy Thorpe
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Death comes ridin' in
20 March 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Up until this point, I hadn't given a rip about the Blumquists; but in short order, their situation turns bleak and there's obviously no happy ending in this for them 'The Gift of the Magi', has all of the staging of a season finale; people dropping dead left and right (one of said killing sprees is juxtaposed with a patriotic campaign speech, tension from every corner; it's bad tidings all over. You know stuff's getting dark with Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine) recites Jabberwocky as he's gunning up. I'm pretty sure I've never seen split-screen used so effectively to jack up the suspense. It's an exhilarating episode; violent, dreadful and really ups the ante.

I can't leave out Bruce Campbell, who more than holds his own as Governor Reagan, and I'm pretty sure this is just a one-off. But it was a great performance, nonetheless. IT fit right in with the excellent episode.


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