The BEST Episodes of Fargo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jun 30, 2020

Network: FX

An american black comedy–crime drama anthology television series created and primarily written by Noah Hawley. The show is inspired by the 1996 film of the same name written and directed by the Coen brothers, who serve as executive producers on the series. Each season follows an anthology format, being set in a different era along with a different story, cast and set of characters.

Morton's Fork

#1 - Morton's Fork

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 17, 2014

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

star 8.59
5,292 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Noah Hawley
The Castle

#2 - The Castle

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 2015

Peggy and Ed agree to follow through with their plan at the Motor Motel, Lou faces jurisdictional politics and Hanzee reports back to the Gerhardts.

star 8.35
3,979 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Noah Hawley, Steve Blackman
Loplop

#3 - Loplop

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 2015

Hanzee searches for Peggy and Ed. Dodd ends up in unfamiliar territory.

star 8.29
4,018 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Robert De Laurentiis
A Fox, a Rabbit and a Cabbage

#4 - A Fox, a Rabbit and a Cabbage

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 10, 2014

Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path.

star 8.26
5,040 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Noah Hawley
Buridan's Ass

#5 - Buridan's Ass

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 20, 2014

Malvo executes his master plan, while Lester attempts to craft one of his own. Gus and Molly team up in Duluth.

star 8.21
5,450 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Noah Hawley
The Crocodile's Dilemma

#6 - The Crocodile's Dilemma

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 15, 2014

A ruthless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.

star 8.19
7,719 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Noah Hawley
Rhinoceros

#7 - Rhinoceros

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 16, 2015

Lou and Hank try to prevent an altercation, Peggy and Ed defend their choices and the Gerhardt clan attempts to get back one of their own.

star 8.15
4,099 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Noah Hawley
Who Shaves the Barber?

#8 - Who Shaves the Barber?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2014

Malvo seeks answers, while Lester finagles a few of his own. Molly and Gus try to get past a setback in the investigation.

star 8.07
5,358 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Noah Hawley
Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

#9 - Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 23, 2015

Lou and Hank investigate in Fargo, The King of Breakfast visits Betsy and Molly, Floyd is summoned away and Bear questions a family member’s loyalty.

star 8.04
3,946 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Noah Hawley
The Gift of the Magi

#10 - The Gift of the Magi

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 9, 2015

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

star 8.03
3,944 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
Eating the Blame

#11 - Eating the Blame

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 6, 2014

When Gus tries to right a wrong, Malvo embraces his alter ego. Lester finds himself in a surprising situation and Molly uncovers a promising lead.

star 8.03
5,819 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Noah Hawley
The Heap

#12 - The Heap

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 3, 2014

Molly faces pressure to close the case, while Lester starts to feel like a new man.

star 8.00
5,175 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Noah Hawley
Somebody to Love

#13 - Somebody to Love

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 21, 2017

In the season finale, Gloria follows the money, Nikki plays a game and Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga.

star 7.99
3,395 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Noah Hawley
A Muddy Road

#14 - A Muddy Road

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 29, 2014

Malvo flips the script on the blackmail operation, Molly sets a trap and Gus debates whether he should come clean. Lester's return to work has complicated repercussions.

star 7.97
5,886 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Noah Hawley
The Lord of No Mercy

#15 - The Lord of No Mercy

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 24, 2017

Gloria and Winnie get closer to the truth. Emmit tries to make things right. Nikki and Ray prepare for payback. Varga cleans up a mess.

star 7.93
3,600 votes
Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
Writers: Noah Hawley
Palindrome

#16 - Palindrome

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 2015

Peggy and Ed make a run for it.

star 7.91
3,819 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Noah Hawley
Aporia

#17 - Aporia

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 14, 2017

Emmit sits down with Gloria while Nikki negotiates a deal.

star 7.90
3,518 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Noah Hawley, Robert De Laurentiis
The Six Ungraspables

#18 - The Six Ungraspables

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 13, 2014

When Lester has a close call, Molly makes an unorthodox decision. Gus weighs some neighborly advice and Malvo gets what he wants.

star 7.89
5,598 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Noah Hawley
The Rooster Prince

#19 - The Rooster Prince

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 22, 2014

Molly begins to suspect that Lester is involved in the murders, but her new boss points her in a different direction. Meanwhile, Malvo investigates the blackmail plot against a man known as the 'Supermarket King'.

star 7.89
6,466 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Noah Hawley
The Law of Inevitability

#20 - The Law of Inevitability

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 31, 2017

Gloria tries to work around the system. Nikki finds herself in a familiar place. Varga comes up with an alternative plan. Emmit goes to dinner.

star 7.87
3,568 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Noah Hawley
The Law of Vacant Places

#21 - The Law of Vacant Places

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 19, 2017

A petty sibling rivalry between two brothers escalates and brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community.

star 7.86
4,900 votes
Directors: Noah Hawley
Writers: Noah Hawley
Who Rules the Land of Denial?

#22 - Who Rules the Land of Denial?

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 7, 2017

Nikki struggles to survive. Emmit gets spooked. Sy joins Varga for tea.

star 7.84
3,539 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Monica Beletsky, Noah Hawley
The Myth of Sisyphus

#23 - The Myth of Sisyphus

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 26, 2015

The Gerhardts' search for Rye intensifies. Lou takes a trip to Fargo. Peggy overhears a new theory about the Waffle Hut shooter.

star 7.84
4,158 votes
Writers: Robert De Laurentiis
Before the Law

#24 - Before the Law

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 19, 2015

The Gerhardts get a surprising offer, and two unlikely murderers do their best to clean up their mess.

star 7.82
4,336 votes
Directors: Noah Hawley
Writers: Noah Hawley
Fear and Trembling

#25 - Fear and Trembling

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 2, 2015

Floyd responds to Kansas City’s proposal, Hanzee takes a road trip, and Lou has a realization.

star 7.82
4,149 votes
Writers: Steve Blackman