The BEST Episodes of Fargo

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Oct 11, 2021

Network: FX

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, North Dakota.

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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 8.57
5,537 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Noah Hawley
The Castle

#2 - The Castle

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 7, 2015

In an attempt to stop the Kansas City mob, the police decide to use Ed and Peggy as bait. Hanzee betrays the Gerhardts and takes revenge.

star 8.34
4,180 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Noah Hawley, Steve Blackman
Loplop

#3 - Loplop

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 30, 2015

Ed and Peggy hold Dodd hostage in a secluded cabin and try to strike up a deal with the Gerhardts, while Hanzee attempts to hunt them down.

star 8.28
4,221 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 8.25
5,278 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 8.20
5,695 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 8.18
8,077 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Noah Hawley
Rhinoceros

#7 - Rhinoceros

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 16, 2015

With Ed and Charlie in custody, the Gerhardts arrive at the police station, forcing Lou and Hank to try and prevent any more bloodshed.

star 8.14
4,298 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Noah Hawley
Who Shaves the Barber?

#8 - Who Shaves the Barber?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2014

Molly recuperates from her injury, while Malvo looks to dispatch a syndicate in Fargo. Lester continues his descent into darkness with the unfolding of his plan.

star 8.07
5,596 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

The police bring in Floyd for questioning, in an attempt to make her talk. Bear goes on a ride with Simone. Karl keeps an eye on Lou's family.

star 8.03
4,134 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert, Noah Hawley
Eating the Blame

#10 - 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
6,075 votes
Directors: Randall Einhorn
Writers: Noah Hawley
The Gift of the Magi

#11 - 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; Lou finds himself sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.

star 8.02
4,133 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Ben Nedivi, Matt Wolpert
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
5,410 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Noah Hawley
Somebody to Love

#13 - Somebody to Love

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 21, 2017

Gloria follows the money. Nikki plays a game. Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga.

star 7.98
3,597 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 7.96
6,151 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 7.92
3,793 votes
Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
Writers: Noah Hawley
Palindrome

#16 - Palindrome

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 14, 2015

In the events following the motel massacre, Hanzee goes after Ed and Peggy.

star 7.90
4,010 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Noah Hawley
Aporia

#17 - Aporia

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 14, 2017

Emmit sits down with Gloria. Nikki negotiates a deal.

star 7.89
3,722 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
5,834 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 boss points her in a different direction. Meanwhile, Malvo investigates the plot against a man known as the Supermarket King.

star 7.88
6,772 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 7.86
3,763 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 twisted sibling rivalry leads to murder, mobsters and cutthroat competitive bridge in a small Midwestern town.

star 7.85
5,121 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
3,733 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, and Peggy overhears a new theory about the Waffle Hut shooter.

star 7.83
4,357 votes
Writers: Robert De Laurentiis
Fear and Trembling

#24 - Fear and Trembling

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 2, 2015

The Gerhardts respond to Kansas City's proposal, while Hanzee finds a new lead in Rye's disappearance. Lou questions Ed and Peggy.

star 7.81
4,353 votes
Writers: Steve Blackman
The House of Special Purpose

#25 - The House of Special Purpose

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 17, 2017

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

star 7.81
3,836 votes
Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
Writers: Robert De Laurentiis