The Best Episodes of 'Fargo'

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 Castle

    The Castle

    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.

  • Morton's Fork

    Morton's Fork

    Season 1, Episode 10

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

  • Loplop


    Season 2, Episode 8

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

  • Buridan's Ass

    Buridan's Ass

    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.

  • The Crocodile's Dilemma

    The Crocodile's Dilemma

    Season 1, Episode 1

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

  • A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage

    A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage

    Season 1, Episode 9

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

  • The Gift of the Magi

    The Gift of the Magi

    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.

  • Who Rules the Land of Denial?

    Who Rules the Land of Denial?

    Season 3, Episode 8

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

  •  East/West


    Season 4, Episode 9

    Rabbi and Satchel hit the road.

  • Fear and Trembling

    Fear and Trembling

    Season 2, Episode 4

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

  • The Lord of No Mercy

    The Lord of No Mercy

    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.

  • The Six Ungraspables

    The Six Ungraspables

    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.

  • Who Shaves the Barber?

    Who Shaves the Barber?

    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.

  • Rhinoceros


    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.

  • Eating the Blame

    Eating the Blame

    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.

  • Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

    Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

    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.

  • The Heap

    The Heap

    Season 1, Episode 8

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

  • Welcome to the Alternate Economy

    Welcome to the Alternate Economy

    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.

  • The Myth of Sisyphus

    The Myth of Sisyphus

    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.

  • Somebody to Love

    Somebody to Love

    Season 3, Episode 10

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

  • Before the Law

    Before the Law

    Season 2, Episode 2

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

  • Aporia


    Season 3, Episode 9

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

  • The Rooster Prince

    The Rooster Prince

    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.

  •  The Nadir

    The Nadir

    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.

  • The Pretend War

    The Pretend War

    Season 4, Episode 4

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