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TV Episodes The Best Episodes of Fargo  

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There are so many good episodes of Fargo, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Loplop" the best, or is "A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage" your favorite episode of Fargo? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Fargo are, let's rank every Fargo episode from best to worst.

Inspired by the 1996 Coen Brothers film of the same name, Fargo is a black comedy-drama series on FX that reboots each season. Season one starred Billy Bob Thornton as Lorne Malvo and Allison Tolman as Deputy Molly Solverson, while season three on Fargo saw Ewan McGregor playing twin brothers Emmit and Ray Stussy. Fargo made its debut on April 15, 2014, and has been nominated for more than 130 awards, including eight Emmys its first year when it was named "Outstanding Miniseries."

Vote up your favorite episodes of Fargo, and downvote any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one Fargo episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.

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25 5
The Castle is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

2
20 6
The Crocodile's Dilemma is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 1 Episode 1: A rootless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.

3
18 5
Who Rules the Land of Denial? is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 3 Episode 8: Nikki struggles to survive, Emmit gets spooked and Sy joins Varga for tea.

4
17 5
Loplop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 2 Episode 8: Hanzee searches for Peggy and Ed. Dodd ends up in unfamiliar territory.

5
18 6
A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 1 Episode 9: Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course, and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path.

6
11 3
Buridan's Ass is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

7
11 4
Morton's Fork is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 1 Episode 10: Molly takes the lead, while Gus pursues a hunch. Lester manipulates a situation, and Malvo finds a new target.

8
13 6
Aporia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 3 Episode 9: Emmit sits down with Gloria, while Nikki negotiates a deal.

9
10 4
Rhinoceros is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

10
7 3
The Gift of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

11
7 4
Palindrome is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 2 Episode 10: Peggy and Ed make a run for it.

12
5 2
Waiting for Dutch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 2 Episode 1: In 1979, an unexpected turn of events at a diner disrupts the lives of the citizens in a small Minnesota town.

13
5 2
The Rooster Prince is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 1 Episode 2: Molly begins to suspect that Lester is involved with 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.

14
3 0
A Muddy Road is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

15
3 0
The Six Ungraspables is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

16
8 6
The Law of Non-Contradiction is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 3 Episode 3: Gloria revisits her stepfather’s past to try and find some answers.

17
7 5
Somebody to Love is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 3 Episode 10: Gloria follows the money, Nikki plays a game and Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga.

18
4 2
Eating the Blame is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

19
4 2
Before the Law is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 2 Episode 2: The Gerhardts get a surprising offer, and two unlikely murderers do their best to clean up their mess.

20
3 1
The Heap is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 1 Episode 8: Molly faces pressure to close the case, while Lester starts to feel like a new man.

21
3 2
The Lord of No Mercy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 3 Episode 6: Gloria and Winnie get closer to the truth, Emmit tries to make things right, Nikki and Ray prepare for payback and Varga cleans up a mess.

22
2 1
The Myth of Sysiphus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 2 Episode 3: The Gerhardts' search for Rye intensifies, Lou takes a trip to Fargo, and Peggy overhears a new theory about the Waffle Hut shooter.

23
2 1
The Law of Inevitability is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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 and Emmit goes to dinner.

24
2 1
The House of Special Purpose is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 3 Episode 5: Nikki and Ray’s retaliation has consequences for Emmit. Meanwhile, Gloria and Winnie start connecting the dots.

25
2 1
Did You Do This? No, You Did I... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

26
2 1
Fear and Trembling is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 2 Episode 4: Floyd responds to Kansas City's proposal, Hanzee takes a road trip, and Lou has a realization.

27
2 1
Who Shaves the Barber? is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

28
3 3
The Principle of Restricted Ch... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 3 Episode 2: Gloria deals with the aftermath of a crime, Vargas makes a move, and Ray and Nikki move on to Plan B.

29
3 3
The Narrow Escape Problem is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
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.

30
5 6
The Law of Vacant Places is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Episodes of Fargo
Season 3 Episode 1: A petty sibling rivalry between two brothers escalates and brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community.