Am I crazy or was there a hint of romance between Gloria and her cop friend at the bar? I feel like they were about to kiss right before Gloria headed for the bathroom.
Not trying to connect any moment of human connection as "GAY!" but it would be a little poetic if Gloria had a realization after her husband came out to her months earlier.
Unless I'm remembering wrong,Didn't seasons 1 & 2 setup an elaborate crime family that "controls" Fargo and surrounding areas? You know... the guys Mr. Wrench works for. I guess they don't mind Mr. Varga running elaborate schemes and killing dozens of people in their area, mafia guys are usually pretty hands off about that stuff.
I agree with a lot of the criticisms of this season, but dislike of Varga has worked in favor of this particular episode.
Look at him all frazzled. He's barely holding back a tantrum.
Why didn't Wrench just kill the henchman? He's already on the run from the law. And the Shea Whigham character immediately releasing a suspect who confessed is beyond any realm of plausibility. There wasn't even an investigation. It's stupid. It also still makes no sense why Emmit is unwilling to talk about Varga if he's willing to confess to murder.
There's just too many frustrating gaps in logic for me to enjoy this. The MEW stuff was the only real highlight IMO, Carrie Coon's character is still just there to be foiled by Whigham and little else.
- Carrie Coon and Ewan McGregor talk with NY Mag about becoming actors (vid)For Fargo we have these visual rules that keep it in the Coen world, said cinematographer Dana Gonzalez, who works closely with Hawley months before every season to nail down the shows look.
We asked Gonzales to break down those rules and give us insight as to how the shows look has evolved. Heres a slightly edited version of what he had to say.
Wrench wouldn't let headphones man just walk away from his sniper perch, I feel like. But I guess he's the only henchman left so they couldn't cut Varga's power off completely. That was a minor issue for me. .
This puzzled me as well. Similarly, though he just shot the engine out on the car following the truck versus icing the two flunkies in it, so I suspect the reasoning was simply down to not wanting to get the police involved as a result of homicide investigations. After all, both Nikki and Wrench are fugitives, so keeping it between Varga and them makes sense for now.
I just hope that Wrench doesn't bite it as a result.
They're not involved at all. A couple of quotes:How involved are the Coen brothers? I assume they just get the EP title, a nice paycheque, and probably haven't been used as consultants since season 1.
Joel Coen said:We're just not very interested. I mean, we're perfectly happy with it. We have no problem with it. It just feels divorced from our film somehow.
Noah Hawley after S1 said:When I first talked with Joel and Ethan Coen, they asked what I had planned to do about the characters' Minnesota accents. In the film they had become iconic and such a caricature in our culture that I felt we should really underplay them. They agreed. We wanted something that sounded regional without being so exaggerated. Aside from that, they never gave me any notes. They read the first script, liked it, suggested a few lines and jokes, but that was the sum total of their creative involvement. They said: "Look, we don't know television. It's your show -- just go make it."
When we showed them the first episode, Ethan said, "Yeah, good," which I've since learned is a rave review.
I'd be surprised if Nikki and Wrench don't die or get arrested. The show wants Gloria to save the day somehow. Knowing how against expectation the last two seasons finales were, I wouldn't be surprised if Varga comes out of it unscathed with another pithy speech. By all rights he should be completely fucked though. Maybe he evades Nikki and Gloria but then gets screwed by the IRS.
Did anyone else think Mr. Wrench didn't kill the henchman because what would be the point? Varga can always hire more men. They don't know he's so badass.
I thought word was Hawley could bring back Fargo if he has a good idea worth the show.
Yep, but after three seasons of Fargo, a season of Legion (and looking like he's immediately jumping into season two now), a book, adapting that book, and whatever else is cooking... the guy must be so burned out, haha.
It certainly sounds like they'll shelve it for at least a few years, but it wouldn't surprise me if Hawley came back to the show at some point if he gets inspired. Seems like a reasonable way for FX to approach it.Oh sure. But I look forward to a new Fargo season in 2-3 years. That may be optimistic, but who knows?