Fargo – The Gift of the Magi

I’m going to try to post these an hour after the episode ends and they will contain spoilers.  Read at your own risk.

Finish the job.

Finish the job.

The war in the woods is a legit way to open an episode.  I didn’t see it coming and neither did the Kansas City Mob.  A simple hunting trip ends up in 12 people dead.  Hanzee went berserk taking out one of the kitchen twins.  UHHH, why didn’t he finish the job on the other one?

The Reagan side plot felt pretty dumb.  This is why my reviews are better than people who will take this show too seriously.  We don’t want to see Regan taking a piss next Lou and not coming up with answers.  We want head scratching, intense scenes, where we are on the edge of our seat guessing what will happen next. This is why the one scene with Dodd’s daughter and Mike Milligan is a complete, “how fucking stupid are you?”

Which brings me to my favorite scene of the night, Charlie being an assassin.  Awesome line from the real assassin before Charlie goes in with, “leave no witnesses.”  He sees an innocent girl who he strikes up a friendly conversation with and the audience knew he wasn’t up for the task.  After a brief break to gather his balls, he tries again.  This music lead up was UNBELIEVABLE.  Exactly how scattered your brain would be.  Sounds like Pink Floyd. Tell me I didn’t call the reloading in the last episode.

Deer in Headlights

Deer in Headlights

I love how dumb Ed was when he was standing there watching his dream go up in flames after the murder at the butcher. He’s fucked. Peggy is even dumber. The reverse roles of excitement from beginning to the end of the episode was noteworthy.  Still liked the situation they are in now.

I’m looking forward to Betsy and Ted Danson getting more involved.  I’m also curious to see who jumps up in place of Brad Garrett.  Til next week.