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The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Updated November 24, 2020 1.3k votes 184 voters 3.6k views41 items

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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  • 1
    94
    24

    Season 1, Episode 1

    A rootless, manipulative man meets a small town insurance salesman and sets him on a path of destruction.

  • 2
    61
    12

    Loplop

    November 30, 2015

    Season 2, Episode 8

    Hanzee searches for Peggy and Ed. Dodd ends up in unfamiliar territory.

  • 3

    Season 3, Episode 8

    Nikki struggles to survive, Emmit gets spooked and Sy joins Varga for tea.

  • 4
    77
    33

    The Castle

    December 7, 2015

    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.

  • 5
    57
    17

    Morton's Fork

    June 17, 2014

    Season 1, Episode 10

    Molly takes the lead, while Gus pursues a hunch. Lester manipulates a situation, and Malvo finds a new target.

  • 6

    Season 1, Episode 9

    Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course, and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path.

  • 7
    44
    11

    Buridan's Ass

    May 20, 2014

    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.

  • 8
    36
    11

    Rhinoceros

    November 16, 2015

    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.

  • 9
    34
    10

    The Gift of the Magi

    November 9, 2015

    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.

  • 10
    26
    7

    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.

  • 11

    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.

  • 12
    27
    11

    Somebody to Love

    June 21, 2017

    Season 3, Episode 10

    Gloria follows the money, Nikki plays a game and Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga.

  • 13
    27
    13

    Aporia

    June 14, 2017

    Season 3, Episode 9

    Emmit sits down with Gloria, while Nikki negotiates a deal.

  • 14
    15
    1

    East/West

    November 14, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 9

    Rabbi and Satchel hit the road.

  • 15
    20
    8

    Eating the Blame

    May 6, 2014

    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.

  • 16
    21
    11

    Waiting for Dutch

    October 12, 2015

    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.

  • 17
    11
    1

    Welcome to the Alternate Economy

    September 27, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 1

    An uneasy peace between two Kansas City crime syndicates is threatened by an untimely death. Meanwhile, the Smutny family is caught between a rock and a hard place.

  • 18
    10
    0

    The Nadir

    November 8, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 8

    Loy plays with fire, Josto wears his heart on his sleeve, Oraetta makes a surprising discovery and Deafy closes in on Zelmare and Swanee.

  • 19
    10
    1

    The Pretend War

    October 11, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 4

    Loy retaliates, Josto asserts his leadership, Ethelrida makes a disturbing discovery and the walls begin to close in on Odis.

  • 20
    2
    1

    Camp Elegance

    October 25, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 6

    Loy goes on the attack, Gaetano pays the piper, Oraetta goes off the deep end, Josto challenges orders and Rabbi puts his life on the line.

  • 21
    2
    1

    Lay Away

    November 1, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 7

    Josto makes a bold move, Loy battles his demons and Oraetta silences her critics.

  • 22
    14
    7

    Before the Law

    October 19, 2015

    Season 2, Episode 2

    The Gerhardts get a surprising offer, and two unlikely murderers do their best to clean up their mess.

  • 23
    13
    6

    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.

  • 24
    15
    9

    The Heap

    June 3, 2014

    Season 1, Episode 8

    Molly faces pressure to close the case, while Lester starts to feel like a new man.

  • 25
    1
    2

    Happy

    November 22, 2020

    Season 4, Episode 10

    Loy forms an uneasy alliance, Odis finds peace, Josto settles the score, Ethelrida takes a risk and Oraetta gets spooked.