It is honestly getting harder and harder to write these reviews. There’s only so many ways you can gush over a TV series without repeating oneself. That being said, this episode of Fargo was (yet again) a fantastic tale of intrigue, blackmail and arrests.
The link between the film and TV series raises the possibility of certain characters from the film making an appearance in later episodes. Could we potentially see what happened to Jerry Lundegaard after what happened? Or might Frances McDormand pop down from the town of Fargo to lend her support to the case? There is plenty of potential to link the two stories together, especially if we were to find out that the “mutual acquaintance” of Malvo and his group of people of ill repute is either William H. Macy’s Jerry Lundegaard or Peter Stormare’s Gaear Grimsrud.
It would also appear that Lester is getting swept up in the wake of the Hess murder, despite appearing to be above suspicion (though that, in itself, is debatable). His escapades with Wrench and Numbers leads to a fantastically annoying cliffhanger ending that leaves you wanting next Sunday to roll around immediately.
The writing and pace keep the show running strongly, whilst the performances by the cast, especially Billy Bob Thornton, are absolutely stellar. Who knows what surprises, tricks and tortures are in store for us next time.