A .GIF Guide to Fargo Season 2
At long last, FX‘s TV adaptation of the Coen brothers’ Fargo is back.
Season 2 kicks off with ‘Waiting For Dutch’ – a 50-minute episode packed with many hours’ worth of drama and intrigue. We’re introduced to a whole new cast, who are this time living in 1979. Remember all those cryptic references in Season 1 to Lou Solverson’s traumatic case in Sioux Falls? Well, all of that is about to be explained, as this season is a prequel focussing on that very case and the context in which it unfolds.
It’s all about as complicated as it sounds, so allow us to break down what we learned from episode one in the way we know best; through gifs.
Season 1’s Molly Solverson was a cute kid.
I mean obviously, with a dad looking like Patrick Wilson… Episode 1 shows us that the Solversons’ beautiful father-daughter bond was strong all those years ago. Also, as it’s revealed that Molly’s mother is battling cancer, we get the sense that that bond will be getting much stronger. As we know from Fargo Season 1, Mrs Solverson is no longer around in Molly’s adult years.
Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst are husband and wife,
despite looking more like brother and sister.
The two play Ed and Peggy Blomquist, who suddenly find themselves wrapped up in some pretty dark shit (we won’t spoil it for those yet to watch the episode). Ed works at a butcher shop which he hopes to one day own, while Peggy is a doting housewife and beautician, who alludes to her feminist leanings by her interest in a LifeSpring seminar to help her ‘actualise fully’. Whatever that means.
Keiran Culkin is completely insane.
The runt of the Gerhardt crime family’s three sons, at this point Culkin’s character Rye can be held completely responsible for everything bad that’s happened in the series so far. He’s volatile, insecure, and pretty into cocaine. Not a very functional mix, and a far cry from that adorably bespectacled kid from Home Alone.
Nick Offerman is some kind of alcoholic conspiracy theorist.
The Parks and Rec. funny man has replaced Ron Swanson’s iconic ‘tache with an era-appropriate chinstrap, yet maintains his suspicion of big government, with a bonus obsession with the Kennedy assassinations and the military-industrial complex.
This dude is up to something.
This mysterious, ensconced-in-shadows suited guy is looking into the Gerhardts due to motivations as yet unexplained. He talks with Brad Garrett’s character Joe, over the backdrop of a projection reading “Kansas City Northern Expansion Strategy, 1979-1980”. Suspicious! Judging by the dramatic effect of his veiling, we think he’ll play an important role in episodes to come.
UK viewers, catch Fargo Season 2 when it premieres on Channel 4 next
Monday October 19th at 10pm.