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Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20







Fargo

Chapter 4 Episode Descriptions

Welcome to the Alternate Economy

401 9/27/2020 9 p.m. ET/PT

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. Written and directed by Noah Hawley.



Fargo

Chapter 4 Episode Descriptions

The Land of Taking and Killing

402 9/27/2020 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

The Smutnys receive unexpected guests, Josto and Gaetano reunite, Loy challenges the status quo and Oraetta is caught. Written and directed by Noah Hawley.





11 episode season

2 will air tonight

If you have Hulu and don't have cable, these should be available tomorrow.




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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

sucks about the timing. Sun/Mon each at ≈ 1.5 at 9pm would have been much easier to watch and digest, but going to near midnight on a Sunday is ridiculous with the 2 eps btb. i don't know who picked those times, but it wasn't smart imo...
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

Stupid DVR missed the second episode. I mean, it's not like I would cancel the recording thinking it was a re-air of the premier or anything.

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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

I just watched the first episode on FX. Liked it a lot. Very stylish, beautifully shot, great score. I donít fully understand everything going on but I like the two families story and am enjoying Chris Rock as a mob boss wit an eye to the future.
One question though about what happened
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Why did the nurse kill the Italian boss? Is that what Jason Schwartzman asked her to do or is she homicidal, or was it something else that we donít know yet?


Also I missed it : Who was the mother of the girl in the Mortuary talking to when she interrupted her? Black or Italian mobsters? I wasnít paying attention.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
I just watched the first episode on FX. Liked it a lot. Very stylish, beautifully shot, great score. I donít fully understand everything going on but I like the two families story and am enjoying Chris Rock as a mob boss wit an eye to the future.
One question though about what happened
Spoiler:
Why did the nurse kill the Italian boss? Is that what Jason Schwartzman asked her to do or is she homicidal, or was it something else that we donít know yet?


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Spoiler:
The nurse seems to be an unhinged mercy killer. She was trying to kill another patient in the second episode. She's also up to something with the pie, which she laced with an emetic. We'll be learning more about her as we go along.


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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

Crap, totally forgot about this, need to set this one up for a season pass and catch up...
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

I can appreciate the artfulness of that long opening sequence showing the history of the mob families, but as narrative information, it really needed a VO explaining some things.

Ben Whishaw's character Rabbi Milligan is the Jewish boy traded in the first exchange, and if that is going to be very important, it was really hard to follow his path to the Italian family since they had to keep changing actors.

And I've only watched the first episode so the connection of the funeral home family to the mob stories is a mystery.

I figured that the Italians were going to assume that the Don was shot by Rock's crew, but Rushmore said that he thinks he was shot by the kids because there was no bang. So there's that shut down.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post

Ben Whishaw's character Rabbi Milligan is the Jewish boy traded in the first exchange, and if that is going to be very important, it was really hard to follow his path to the Italian family since they had to keep changing actors.

The Jewish boy in the first exchange was killed by the Irish kid who let his people into the Jewish mobster's hideout. The Three Little Bears story.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

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The Jewish boy in the first exchange was killed by the Irish kid who let his people into the Jewish mobster's hideout. The Three Little Bears story.
See! It was confusing.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

Yeah, it was confusing but pretty good so far. Interested in seeing how these different arcs intersect going forward.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

Originally Posted by Count Dooku View Post
See! It was confusing.
I think the Irish boy who went to the Jewish family but betrayed them, let the Irish mobsters kill the Jewish ones, then was sent back years later to the Italian ones in the next swap and ended up betraying the Irish mob, killing his actual Irish dad, and siding with the Italians is Rabbi Milligan. Like it became his nickname.

And that isn't confusing at all 😉

I still need to watch the second hour.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

Every time they showed the kid at an older age, the did a quick flash of who he was when he was younger.

It's decent so far, and I'm curious where it's all headed.

Jason Schwartzman's mother may be Italian, but it's hard to pass him off as Italian. Even his accent when speaking the language makes me cringe.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

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Jason Schwartzman's mother may be Italian, but it's hard to pass him off as Italian. Even his accent when speaking the language makes me cringe.
Not just Italian, Connie Corleone.

I am enjoying it so far, but there seems like a real disconnect between the Italians who are bumbling, infighting, incompetent and poorly informed, and the Black family who are so sharp and insightful that they just invented the credit card? Curious to see where it leads, but right now it feels like the Roadrunner family taking on the Coyote gang.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

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...but right now it feels like the Roadrunner family taking on the Coyote gang.
As the fresh off the boat Italian goon threw the black gang out of the slaughterhouse I expected him to say ďNow make like a tree and get outta here.Ē
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

Is anyone else still watching this? I am enjoying it even if it really doesnít feel like Fargo any more. Itís still a fun crime drama with quirky parts but without that central cop character itís very different. Maybe Timothy Olyphant will take over a central role in the story soon. He feels pretty peripheral so far. Liked how Episode 404 finally ties all the stories together in a cohesive way.
I think Chris Rock is pretty entertaining in his role if not as menacing as I would like or expect.
I want more Doctor Senator. I want lots more Doctor Senator. He rules.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

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Is anyone else still watching this? I am enjoying it even if it really doesnít feel like Fargo any more. Itís still a fun crime drama with quirky parts but without that central cop character itís very different. Maybe Timothy Olyphant will take over a central role in the story soon. He feels pretty peripheral so far. Liked how Episode 404 finally ties all the stories together in a cohesive way.
I think Chris Rock is pretty entertaining in his role if not as menacing as I would like or expect.
I want more Doctor Senator. I want lots more Doctor Senator. He rules.
I've been away for a while but the DVR kept chugging and I just caught up the last couple episodes. I am enjoying it quite a bit and second all of your thoughts on the season so far.

I kept away from any spoilers and did not know Olyphant was going to be in this, and as a US Marshal no less!
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

I'm enjoying this enough... not nearly as good as S1 or S2, but better than S3 - which isn't hard to do.

It definitely doesn't have the Fargo vibe though.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

The show is great visually, but it's almost like there's too many characters and they waste a lot of time. We know Gaetano has a short fuse before he's violent so the whole drawn out scene in the diner where he killed the kid that laughed at him wasn't really needed.

Schwartzman was a terrible choice for his part.

Olyphant has been underused so far.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

I got thru the first episode. I felt like it dragged on and I've been riveted to past seasons of Fargo. I will watch this though.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

I just haven't been compelled to watch this yet. I am letting them all build up and I'll binge it. I don't think I would enjoy this week to week. It is just starting to feel far removed from Fargo. The first two season at least fit in to the world of the original, even if it was slightly.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

I agree that it feels very different from the past seasons. The only real familiarities are a few accents and the music.

Still, I am enjoying it, though was very disappointed in a certain event from the last episode.

I can't buy the Gaetano character, at all. It just feels like he's always over-acting and it makes him appear cartoonish.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

NooooOOooooo!

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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

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NooooOOooooo!

That was also my reaction to
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the death of Doctor Senator. He was a great character.



I'm really enjoying this show. Sure, it's outlandish (is it really based on a true story?) but the acting is riveting. I've never enjoyed Chris Rock more.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

None of them are based on actual true stories, every episode of the series begins with that false message. One of the only nods to ďFargoĒ this season.
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Re: Fargo (FX) -- S: Chris Rock -- Season 4 Thread -- Premieres 9/27/20

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None of them are based on actual true stories, every episode of the series begins with that false message. One of the only nods to ďFargoĒ this season.
That message has confused people since it first appeared in the original film.

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