Fargo: Raddoppiarlo
October 5, 2020 5:27 AM - Season 4, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Deafy and Odis join forces; Josto seeks revenge; Oraetta finds new employment; Gaetano makes a move; Zelmare and Swanee help the Smutnys with their debt.
posted by fight or flight (7 comments total)
 
Well, I'll never listen to Battle Hymn of The Republic the same way again. The glory of the coming of the Lord indeed.

Salvatore Esposito (Gaetano) is having a lot of fun chewing his way through the scenery and I'm enjoying it, even though every scene with him feels like I'm just waiting to see how he's going to flip out and kill everyone in the room with his bare hands. I assume that's intentional. The guy is terrifying.

I didn't expect Olyphant's character to turn out to be a racist Mormon asshole but here we are. He got some damn good lines though.

Glynn Turman is also doing a great job. That scene in the diner was spellbinding.
posted by fight or flight at 5:31 AM on October 5 [1 favorite]


I'm kind of digging the "three frames" black bars thing. Some interesting use of it, like framing the stakeout car.

Chekhov's pie. I still don't get Oraetta's intentions in the first place.

Indeed, Turman as Doctor Senator is great. Senator claims in his story to be a lawyer (esquire)... are all of his academic claims false (PhD in economics from Howard University from the first episode)? Doesn't mean he isn't the smartest man in the room.
posted by porpoise at 7:38 PM on October 5 [1 favorite]


Bit of a palate cleanser; Olyphant on Late Night w/ Seth Meyers (part 1 of 2).
posted by porpoise at 12:54 AM on October 8


I still don't get Oraetta's intentions in the first place.

I assumed Munchausen's Syndrome by Proxy. I don't think she's a serial killer for the fun of it, but she actually thinks she's doing good.

I don't know where any of this might possibly be going, apart from the inevitable slaughter. I'm simultaneously excited and terrified to find out.
posted by Grangousier at 2:06 AM on October 8


Fart-go, more like. This definitely feels like the Flatulent Season.

Salvatore Esposito (Gaetano) is having a lot of fun chewing his way through the scenery and I'm enjoying it, even though every scene with him feels like I'm just waiting to see how he's going to flip out and kill everyone in the room with his bare hands.

Yeah, this. I wonder if he's a bit of a sly Trump reference: the brash outsider figure who assumes control of the organization by breaking all existing norms and agreements.

There's also some great support acting supporting Gaetano's scariness; in the bar scene the other two (whose names I've forgotten, sorry Fargo, you do have a lot of characters) are clearly terrified both by him and by the threat that he represents: he's going to lead them into a terrible war that they don't want but they're too cowed by him to do anything about it.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 9:27 AM on October 8 [1 favorite]


I am feeling as much Wes Anderson as Coen Bros. this time around.
posted by hwestiii at 5:06 PM on October 9


It's hard not to, with Jason Schwartzman.
posted by ChuraChura at 6:58 PM on October 9 [1 favorite]


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