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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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  • 1

    Morton's Fork

    June 17, 2014
    63
    6

    Season 1, Episode 10

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

  • 2

    East/West

    November 14, 2020
    20
    1

    Season 4, Episode 9

    Rabbi and Satchel hit the road.

  • 3

    The Castle

    December 7, 2015
    80
    12

    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.

  • 4

    A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage

    June 10, 2014
    64
    12

    Season 1, Episode 9

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

  • 5

    Loplop

    November 30, 2015
    61
    12

    Season 2, Episode 8

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

  • 6

    The Nadir

    November 8, 2020
    11
    1

    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.

  • 7

    The Crocodile's Dilemma

    April 15, 2014
    99
    23

    Season 1, Episode 1

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

  • 8

    Buridan's Ass

    May 20, 2014
    48
    10

    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.

  • 9

    Who Rules the Land of Denial?

    June 7, 2017
    61
    14

    Season 3, Episode 8

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

  • 10

    The Lord of No Mercy

    May 24, 2017
    28
    6

    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

    The Gift of the Magi

    November 9, 2015
    36
    9

    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.

  • 12

    Welcome to the Alternate Economy

    September 27, 2020
    13
    3

    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.

  • 13

    Fear and Trembling

    November 2, 2015
    15
    4

    Season 2, Episode 4

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

  • 14

    Eating the Blame

    May 6, 2014
    23
    7

    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.

  • 15

    Who Shaves the Barber?

    May 27, 2014
    20
    6

    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.

  • 16

    Rhinoceros

    November 16, 2015
    35
    12

    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.

  • 17

    Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

    November 23, 2015
    22
    7

    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.

  • 18

    The Pretend War

    October 11, 2020
    11
    3

    Season 4, Episode 4

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

  • 19

    The Six Ungraspables

    May 13, 2014
    18
    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.

  • 20

    Somebody to Love

    June 21, 2017
    30
    11

    Season 3, Episode 10

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

  • 21

    The Heap

    June 3, 2014
    21
    8

    Season 1, Episode 8

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

  • 22

    Aporia

    June 14, 2017
    28
    12

    Season 3, Episode 9

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

  • 23

    The Myth of Sisyphus

    October 26, 2015
    15
    6

    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.

  • 24

    Before the Law

    October 19, 2015
    16
    7

    Season 2, Episode 2

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

  • 25

    The Law of Inevitability

    May 31, 2017
    12
    5

    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.