Monday, November 23, 2020

What I’m Watching: Fargo

Fargo: Season 4, Episode 10 “Happy” (B)

It’s as if the previous episode didn’t really matter as we return back to Kansas City for the same antics we’ve been experiencing all season, which are certainly intriguing but also a little messy. I suppose it’s to be expected that most, if not all, of the characters are going to die by the end of the finale, and there are honestly only a few left at this point. I hadn’t really noticed the ghoulish figure in the background from the train station, and here it just served to startle Oraetta so that she was prevented the opportunity to kill one last victim before being apprehended by authorities who immediately recognized her Jerry Lundegaard-esque efforts to find a way out of an inescapable situation. The event that felt most likely to occur in the universe of this TV show and the film that preceded it was definitely Gaetano tripping after executing Odis and accidentally shooting himself in the head. Josto didn’t even seem to process what had happened, and that seemed like it could have been avoided in so many ways. The final scene of the episode represented a positive turn of events with Ethelrida negotiating with Loy and using the knowledge of Oraetta’s kleptomania as a bargaining chip. We’re almost down to just the two leaders at this point, and I’m curious to see if they’ll end up striking a deal rather than trying to kill each other with all of the other players like Odis, Deafy, Doctor, and Gaetano out of the way.

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