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The Best Episodes of 'Fargo' 

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Updated February 7, 2020 638 votes 130 voters 2.6k views 30 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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The Crocodile's Dilemma ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: April 15, 2014

Season 1, Episode 1

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

2
The Castle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: 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.

3
Who Rules the Land of De... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: June 7, 2017

Season 3, Episode 8

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

4
Loplop is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: November 30, 2015

Season 2, Episode 8

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

5
A Fox, a Rabbit, and a C... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: June 10, 2014

Season 1, Episode 9

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

6
Morton's Fork is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: 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.

7
Buridan's Ass is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: 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
Rhinoceros is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: 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
Aporia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: June 14, 2017

Season 3, Episode 9

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

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

Original Airing: 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.

11
Somebody to Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: June 21, 2017

Season 3, Episode 10

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

12
The Law of Vacant Places... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: April 19, 2017

Season 3, Episode 1

A petty sibling rivalry between two brothers escalates and brings chaos to a small Minnesotan community.

13
Did You Do This? No, You... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: November 23, 2015

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.

14
The Lord of No Mercy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: May 24, 2017

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.

15
Palindrome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: December 14, 2015

Season 2, Episode 10

Peggy and Ed make a run for it.

16
Waiting for Dutch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: 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
Eating the Blame is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: 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.

18
The Heap is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: June 3, 2014

Season 1, Episode 8

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

19
The Six Ungraspables is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: May 13, 2014

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.

20
The Myth of Sisyphus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: October 26, 2015

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.

21
Fear and Trembling is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: November 2, 2015

Season 2, Episode 4

Floyd responds to Kansas City's proposal, Hanzee takes a road trip, and Lou has a realization.

22
The Law of Inevitability... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: May 31, 2017

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.

23
Before the Law is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: 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.

24
The Rooster Prince is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: April 22, 2014

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.

25
The Principle of Restric... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

Original Airing: April 26, 2017

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.