Fargo has come to an end. But fear not, noble reader, the series finale managed to tie everything up in a neat little bow. A bow made of twists, turns and that little knot to hold it all together, wrapped around the present of suspense for the gift of viewing for you to open and enjoy with your eyes of wonderment…
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In comparison, Malvo’s story line was deftly tied off in such a way that could bring a tear to your eye. Yes, I know, he’s an amoral, sociopathic killer-for-hire, but he does everything with such competency that it’s almost impossible not to love him, at least a little bit. His dogged pursuit of Lester, and dealing with the attentions of the FBI were second to none, and his death fitted with how he would kill his targets. Vulnerable, weak and at the hands of someone you wouldn’t necessarily expect.
Overall, the finale of Fargo was a masterful piece of drama and maintained the fantastic writing, music and acting that have been seen in the previous episodes. Some character arcs may have felt a little rushed towards the end, but still delivered a payoff that was satisfying enough that you didn’t feel cheated.