The Best Episodes of Fargo

Last Updated: Mar 9, 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 8.61
3,599 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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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 8.37
3,198 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
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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
3,286 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
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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
3,396 votes
Directors: Matt Shakman
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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 8.25
5,130 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
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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 8.20
3,584 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
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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
3,265 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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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
3,434 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
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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 8.06
3,767 votes
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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
3,195 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
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The Gift of the Magi

#11 - 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
3,200 votes
Directors: Jeffrey Reiner
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The Heap

#12 - 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
3,412 votes
Directors: Scott Winant
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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 8.01
2,790 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
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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 7.99
3,908 votes
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Palindrome

#15 - Palindrome

Season 2 - Episode 10

Peggy and Ed make a run for it.

star 7.91
3,127 votes
Directors: Adam Arkin
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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 7.91
3,033 votes
Directors: Dearbhla Walsh
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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
3,610 votes
Directors: Colin Bucksey
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Aporia

#18 - Aporia

Season 3 - Episode 9

Emmit sits down with Gloria while Nikki negotiates a deal.

star 7.90
2,932 votes
Directors: Keith Gordon
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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 7.87
4,238 votes
Directors: Adam Bernstein
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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 7.87
4,171 votes
Directors: 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
2,920 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
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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
2,966 votes
Directors: Mike Barker
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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 7.81
3,148 votes
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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
3,345 votes
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
3,340 votes
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