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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
    103
    24

    Season 1, Episode 1

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

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  • 2
    December 7, 2015
    82
    13

    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.

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  • 3
    June 17, 2014
    65
    6

    Season 1, Episode 10

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

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  • 4

    Season 1, Episode 9

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

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  • 5
    November 30, 2015
    63
    13

    Season 2, Episode 8

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

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  • 6

    Season 3, Episode 8

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

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  • 7
    May 20, 2014
    50
    11

    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.

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  • 8
    November 9, 2015
    37
    10

    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.

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  • 9
    November 16, 2015
    36
    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.

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  • 10
    29
    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.

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  • 11
    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.

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  • 12

    East/West

    November 14, 2020
    20
    1

    Season 4, Episode 9

    Rabbi and Satchel hit the road.

  • 13
    June 14, 2017
    28
    12

    Season 3, Episode 9

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

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  • 14
    May 6, 2014
    24
    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.

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  • 15

    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.

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  • 16
    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.

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  • 17
    June 3, 2014
    22
    8

    Season 1, Episode 8

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

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  • 18
    19
    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.

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  • 19
    November 2, 2015
    16
    4

    Season 2, Episode 4

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

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  • 20
    October 12, 2015
    21
    11

    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.

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  • 21

    Welcome to the Alternate Economy

    September 27, 2020
    14
    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.

  • 22
    April 22, 2014
    19
    10

    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.

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  • 23
    October 19, 2015
    17
    7

    Season 2, Episode 2

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

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  • 24
    October 26, 2015
    16
    7

    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.

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  • 25

    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.