FARGO Advance Review: “Fear and Trembling”

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FARGO -- ÒFear and TremblingÓ -- Episode 204 (Airs November 2, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt. CR: Chris Large/FX

FARGO — ÒFear and TremblingÓ — Episode 204 (Airs November 2, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: Jean Smart as Floyd Gerhardt. CR: Chris Large/FX

Things get mighty slippery in tonight’s encompassing episode of Fargo. The search for Rye Gerhardt continues as strange happenings are realized. Floyd has a difficult decision to make. Will she choose wisely? You are really not going to want to miss tonight’s episode. And if you haven’t realized it yet, Fargo is pure perfection.

Last week’s beautiful beginning ended in tragedy all around. I was on your side, Hanzee Dent (Zahn McClaron) and then you had to go and do that. I knew it wasn’t going to end well for precious Thumper. It didn’t end well for that squirrelly fella either. At least Lou Solverson (Patrick Wilson) finally got a chance to see that prog rock band he has heard so much about. That was a spectacular scene. Just wait until you see Dodd Gerhardt (Jeffrey Donovan) throw down some kisses tonight. Seriously, just when you think this show can’t get any better it does.

The episode begins with a glimpse into Dodd’s past. Things will make a lot more sense. Now Dodd is spending some time with Bear’s (Angus Sampson) son Charlie (Allan Dobrescu) and things get mighty interesting. Props to Bear for his creative use of a turkey leg last week. Charlie is full of surprises including his doughnut selection. On a side note, the next time you order a doughnut make sure you use your Fargo accent. Am I the only one that has been practicing? Charlie just wants to be taken seriously and allowed to explore several different paths. His dad is having none of that.

Betsy Solverson (Cristin Milioti) has her own battle to contend with. She is the bravest one of them all. The complexity of cancer is dealt with perfectly on this series. They cover all of the angles.

FARGO -- ÒFear and TremblingÓ -- Episode 204 (Airs November 2, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist, Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist.  CR: Chris Large/FX

FARGO — ÒFear and TremblingÓ — Episode 204 (Airs November 2, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Kirsten Dunst as Peggy Blumquist, Jesse Plemons as Ed Blumquist.
CR: Chris Large/FX

Ed (Jesse Plemons) and Peggy (Kirsten Dunst) experience the first day of the rest of their lives. Will that theory of Betsy’s come into play? Oh, Ed! Ed gives so much. I’m sure Ed has a breaking point. I’m sensing a Todd moment will happen sometime before the season ends. You are definitely going to see more of him. I can promise you that. Peggy is an interesting one. I still have no idea what is going on in her head.

FARGO -- ÒFear and TremblingÓ -- Episode 204 (Airs November 2, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Daniel Beirne as Sonny Greer, Nick Offerman as Karl Weathers.  CR: Chris Large/FX

FARGO — ÒFear and TremblingÓ — Episode 204 (Airs November 2, 10:00 pm e/p) Pictured: (l-r) Daniel Beirne as Sonny Greer, Nick Offerman as Karl Weathers.
CR: Chris Large/FX

You can rest easy because Karl Weathers (Nick Offerman) is back tonight. It’s been a bit lonely without him. He’s been busy stressing a delicate system. At least Karl is always there when you need him.

Mike Milligan (Bokeem Woodbine) keeps very interesting company. He’s also not a fan of surprises. Mike is just getting started.

Floyd (Jean Smart) has a plan that she believes is fair. She has been through so much and is by far the strongest. Jean Smart is brilliant in this series. There is a scene with no words that just speaks volumes. So beautiful and it will take your breath away.

Lou’s gears are turning. So many things are set into motion. Will Lou be able to put the pieces together in time? He’s a wise man with Betsy behind him. Her theory at the salon was spot on. Hank (Ted Danson) taught her well now if only he would listen to her.

Tonight’s episode is phenomenal. Nothing else should be on your television other than Fargo.

Fargo airs Monday nights at 10/9c on FX.

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