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The House of Special Purpose 

Nikki and Ray's retaliation has consequences for Emmit; Gloria and Winnie start connecting the dots.


Dearbhla Walsh


Robert De Laurentiis (as Bob DeLaurentis), Noah Hawley (created for television by) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ewan McGregor ... Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy
Carrie Coon ... Gloria Burgle
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Nikki Swango
Goran Bogdan ... Yuri Gurka
David Thewlis ... V.M. Varga
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Sy Feltz
Olivia Sandoval ... Winnie Lopez
Shea Whigham ... Moe Dammick
Hamish Linklater ... Larue Dollard
Mark Forward ... Donny Mashman
Linda Kash ... Stella Stussy
Mary McDonnell ... Ruby Goldfarb
Andy Yu ... Meemo
Zina Lee ... Madeline
Caitlynne Medrek ... Grace Stussy


Nikki and Ray's retaliation has consequences for Emmit; Gloria and Winnie start connecting the dots.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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First appearance of Ruby Goldfarb (Mary McDonnell), whose casting is an indirect continuation of the Wolf theme for this season. One of Mary McDonnell's most famous parts is the film Dances with Wolves (1990). See more »


Nikki's fur jacket on the bathroom floor (and subsequently, when she's wearing it), is clean of the mud she was beaten up in. See more »


V.M. Varga: Do you know what a chicken is?
Sy Feltz: What?
Sy Feltz: A chicken. Do you know what a chicken is?
Sy Feltz: [stares in shock]
V.M. Varga: A chicken... Is an egg's way of making another egg. You see, it's all a matter of perspective. The chicken sees it one way, the egg another. So let's start again. This is not your office, just as your wife would not be your wife if I came to her in the night with a platter of cold cuts.
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References A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) See more »


Ship of Fools
(Karl Wallinger, 1986). Ship of Fools is from the 1986 Album "Private Revolution" by British band World Party.
Performed by Noah Hawley and Jeff Russo
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For Your Eyes Only
21 May 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

For the most part, I'm enjoying the departure from the usual formula of Fargo this season. There has yet to be an involvement from any sort of gang or mob, and there isn't nearly as much violence as in years past. This season is more about two brothers fighting over something stupid, and thus creating unnecessary and avoidable chaos. The Stussy brothers continue to entertain, though the highlight of this episode was Michael Stuhlbarg and David Thewlis as Sy and Varga respectively. It was another slowly paced week for the ongoing conflict at Stussys business and the case that Gloria is trying to solve. So, it isn't nearly one of my favorites of the season, but it sure ended with a bang. Varga's henchman nearly beat Nikki to death right in front of Sy's eyes. At this point, I almost think the real villain of this season is going to be Varga, and the Stussy's could potentially work together to take him down. However, knowing how Fargo usually operates, all of them will face some sort of justice in the end. As for now, I'm just hoping one of the story lines will progress heavily next week.


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17 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Dolby Digital



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1.78 : 1
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