The Best Episodes of Fargo

Last Updated: Oct 17, 2018

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

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

star 8.60
3,718 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Noah Hawley
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The Castle

#2 - The Castle

Season 2 - Episode 9

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 8.36
3,293 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Noah Hawley, Steve Blackman
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Loplop

#3 - Loplop

Season 2 - Episode 8

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

star 8.31
3,382 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Bob DeLaurentis
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A Fox, a Rabbit and a Cabbage

#4 - A Fox, a Rabbit and a Cabbage

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 8.30
3,511 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
Writers: Noah Hawley
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The Crocodile's Dilemma

#5 - The Crocodile's Dilemma

Season 1 - Episode 1

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

star 8.24
5,306 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Noah Hawley
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Buridan's Ass

#6 - Buridan's Ass

Season 1 - Episode 6

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

star 8.19
3,702 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Noah Hawley
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Rhinoceros

#7 - Rhinoceros

Season 2 - Episode 6

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 8.11
3,361 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Noah Hawley
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Who Shaves the Barber?

#8 - Who Shaves the Barber?

Season 1 - Episode 7

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

star 8.08
3,536 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Noah Hawley
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Eating the Blame

#9 - Eating the Blame

Season 1 - Episode 4

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 8.05
3,892 votes
Writers: Noah Hawley
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Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

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

Season 2 - Episode 7

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 8.02
3,286 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Noah Hawley, Matt Wolpert, Ben Nedivi
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The Heap

#11 - The Heap

Season 1 - Episode 8

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

star 8.01
3,528 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
Writers: Noah Hawley
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The Gift of the Magi

#12 - The Gift of the Magi

Season 2 - Episode 5

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 8.01
3,296 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
Writers: Matt Wolpert, Ben Nedivi
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Somebody to Love

#13 - Somebody to Love

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 8.00
2,913 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Noah Hawley
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A Muddy Road

#14 - A Muddy Road

Season 1 - Episode 3

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 7.98
4,040 votes
Writers: Noah Hawley
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Palindrome

#15 - Palindrome

Season 2 - Episode 10

Peggy and Ed make a run for it.

star 7.91
3,218 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
Writers: Noah Hawley
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The Lord of No Mercy

#16 - The Lord of No Mercy

Season 3 - Episode 6

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 7.90
3,162 votes
Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
Writers: Noah Hawley
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The Six Ungraspables

#17 - The Six Ungraspables

Season 1 - Episode 5

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

star 7.90
3,736 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
Writers: Noah Hawley
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Aporia

#18 - Aporia

Season 3 - Episode 9

Emmit sits down with Gloria while Nikki negotiates a deal.

star 7.89
3,057 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
Writers: Noah Hawley, Robert De Laurentiis
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The Rooster Prince

#19 - The Rooster Prince

Season 1 - Episode 2

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 7.86
4,386 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
Writers: Noah Hawley
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The Law of Vacant Places

#20 - The Law of Vacant Places

Season 3 - Episode 1

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

star 7.85
4,345 votes
Directors: Noah Hawley
Writers: Noah Hawley
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Who Rules the Land of Denial?

#21 - Who Rules the Land of Denial?

Season 3 - Episode 8

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

star 7.83
3,057 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Noah Hawley, Monica Beletsky
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The Law of Inevitability

#22 - The Law of Inevitability

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 7.82
3,094 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
Writers: Noah Hawley, Matt Wolpert, Ben Nedivi
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The Narrow Escape Problem

#23 - The Narrow Escape Problem

Season 3 - Episode 4

Emmit and Sy try to figure out what they've gotten themselves into, Nikki and Ray track down some collateral, and Gloria learns more about Maurice.

star 7.80
3,284 votes
Writers: Monica Beletsky
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The Myth of Sisyphus

#24 - The Myth of Sisyphus

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 7.80
3,447 votes
Writers: Bob DeLaurentis
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Fear and Trembling

#25 - Fear and Trembling

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 7.78
3,435 votes
Writers: Steve Blackman
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