Like the old cigarette commercials used to say, “You’ve come a long way baby,” and in Fargo, this applies 100 percent to Lester Nygaard; unfortunately this newly confident fellow goes on to wake the sleeping dog, Lorne Malvo, and he rediscovers what terror really is. It is surprising to see that Lester ever forgot, but considering that his professional and personal life have improved beyond all measure it is equally certain that he would forget his prior dealings with the devil after all his good fortune.
At the beginning of episode 8 of<em> Fargo</em>, which could have been titled “The New Lester Nygaard,” viewers see washing machines being built at an assembly line with a whistling soundtrack accompaniment. Overall, the entire show focusses on the aftermath of the previous show’s shootout, the death of Mr Numbers and the death of Stavros the supermarket tycoon’s son and righthand man, along with the original blackmailer.
Episode 7 of Fargo begins with Gus looking guilty in a hospital while the other inhabitants move backward to the sounds of Lester’s brother talking to his son Gordon; before the show ends viewers can breathe a sigh of relief and Malvo strikes again increasing the body count significantly.
Sometimes things take such a dark turn that it takes a few days to recover, in episode six of Fargo, the shocking death of so many in the snow pretty much took everyone’s breath away. For the first time, since initially asking the question, it does seem as if Malvo is indeed the devil.
This week’s episode of Fargo, The Six Ungraspables features a little backstory and a parable. It opens with a reveal on just how Lester Nygaard got the shotgun used to kill the old police chief and wound him. Lester goes into Ulis Sporting Goods Store to buy some socks, which are marked as “best offer.” After a few moments of awkward haggling, the store’s owner suggests that Lester give him $55 and he’ll let him have the socks and a double barrel 12 gauge shotgun. Since this is backstory, Nygaard’s wife is still alive and viewers are reminded of just how unpleasant she was.