Fargo (2014– )
24 user 6 critic

The Birthplace of Civilization 

The Smutnys receive unexpected guests, Josto and Gaetano reunite, Loy challenges the status quo and Oraetta is caught.


Dana Gonzales




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Rock ... Loy Cannon
Jessie Buckley ... Oraetta Mayflower
Jason Schwartzman ... Josto Fadda
Ben Whishaw ... Rabbi Milligan
Jack Huston ... Odis Weff
Salvatore Esposito ... Gaetano Fadda
Emyri Crutchfield ... Ethelrida Pearl Smutney (as E'myri Crutchfield)
Andrew Bird ... Thurman Smutney
Anji White ... Dibrell Smutney
Jeremie Harris ... Leon Bittle
Matthew Elam ... Lemuel Cannon
Corey Hendrix Corey Hendrix ... Omie Sparkman
James Vincent Meredith ... Opal Rackley
Gaetano Bruno ... Constant Calamita
Karen Aldridge ... Zelmare Roulette


The Smutnys receive unexpected guests, Josto and Gaetano reunite, Loy challenges the status quo and Oraetta is caught.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Crime | Drama | Thriller


TV-MA | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Towards the beginning of the episode, there's a truck with the name Treehorn on the side. This could be a reference to The Big Lebowski, in which there is a character named Jackie Treehorn. The Coen Brothers directed that film as well as the same-named film on which this show is based. See more »


Per opening credits, events in this episode took place in 1950. The song played in the nightclub scene, Moanin' by Bobby Timmons, was written and first recorded in 1958 when Bobby Timmons was a member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. See more »


Josto Fadda: [visiting Loy's men in jail] You know why America loves a crime story? Because America is a crime story. But here's the rub. When we hear a crime story, who do we root for? Not the poor sap that got taken, the victim. No. We root for the taker, the guy with the gat.
[mimes shooting the men with a machine gun]
Josto Fadda: See, this country loves a man who takes what he wants. Unless... Unless that man looks like you. Capisce? See, Johnny Society looks at me, they see a fella that's using crime to get ahead. ...
See more »


References The Big Lebowski (1998) See more »


Written by Bobby Timmons
Played by a jazz combo in the opening club scene
See more »

User Reviews

Andddddd its goooodd!
19 October 2020 | by coreysilvavlSee all my reviews

I dont even look at the overall rating of the episode because haters are giving it 1's just to get them through the day. This show is truly one of a kind. No one will ever be able to give a valid reason why this show is bad so just try. I dare you 😳 (Gaetano eyes)

17 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 24 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

18 October 2020 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Everything That's New on Netflix in December

No need to waste time endlessly browsing—here's the entire lineup of new movies and TV shows streaming on Netflix this month.

See the full list

Recently Viewed