Fargo Season 4 **Spoilers**

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  1. Oct 29, 2020 #61 of 113
    MacThor

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    So you think when her sound went "all blurry" it was in reaction to Dr. Harvard's sexist comments about rivalries between women? FTR, I agree. He just wound up on her list.

    My friend thinks that's when she realized it was Ethelrida who wrote the letter.
     
  2. Oct 29, 2020 #62 of 113
    series5orpremier

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    That's what I thought. Ethelrida is in severe danger, as if she wasn't before, but the family around her are also gangstered up.

    Wacko going after Dr. Harvard would certainly align her interests with her "suitor"s interests.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2020 #63 of 113
    Tony_T

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    He’s the only one that knows about the letter (that’s in his desk), so goodbye Dr Harvard.
     
  4. Oct 29, 2020 #64 of 113
    series5orpremier

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    If Josto doesn't get to him first, for Oraetta to interpret as a romantic gesture.
     
  5. Nov 2, 2020 #65 of 113
    Rob Helmerichs

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    I never realized that Twisted wasn't originally a Joni Mitchell song!

    (And I hope Stevenj isn't watching this show because the Annie Ross original wasn't released until 1952... :D)
     
  6. Nov 3, 2020 #66 of 113
    Steveknj

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    Ha! At least it's close enough to be of the era. It's not some song from the 1990s playing in a 1950 era show. That makes little sense. It's kind of like the Goldbergs which takes place in the 1980s, but it's all over the place. So one episode might show Ghostbusters and the next Back to the Future but they are in the same "timeline". It's era specific.

    Anyway, enjoyed the latest episode. It was predictable that that crazy nurse was going to off Dr. Harvard.
     
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  7. Nov 3, 2020 #67 of 113
    MacThor

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    Oraetta Mayflower
    In the Office.
    With the poisoned macaroon...

    I win!
     
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    MScottC

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    That would be macaron.
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    series5orpremier

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    So sorry... the correct answer is Moors, not Moops :(
     
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    photoshopgrl

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    Without reading this thread, is it necessary to watch the first 3 seasons before starting this one or are they more like AHS where every season is kind of it's own story?
     
  11. Nov 7, 2020 #71 of 113
    Beryl

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    Stand-alone like AHS but even more so — no characters are the same.
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Not entirely true...there are some subtle linkages. But yes, it works either way...if you don't notice, you won't think you're missing anything.
     
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  13. Nov 9, 2020 #73 of 113
    MacThor

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    Some characters are indeed the same, but played by different actors (with one notable exception). Each season is set in a different time period.
    The characters that do "crossover" are more like Easter Eggs (again with the one exception).

    They are definitely separate stories. You don't need to watch S1-S3 to start S4, but I heartily recommend you watch them eventually.

    Whenever Noah Hawley confirms that Fargo is "finished" I intend to re-watch in chronological order.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2020 #74 of 113
    madscientist

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    Finally caught up again last night... I just couldn't manage this show during the election. We were binging the last 1.5 seasons of Lucifer on Netflix... that was about our speed...

    I had to completely roll my eyes at the machine gunning skills of the Fargo guys. They can hit the ground all around Gaetano's feet, and they can shoot up through a second story window and hit his mother, but they can't hit one huge guy running straight towards them. Sigh.

    I was a bit surprised to see the Marshall go at this point. And I'm always sad to have less Timothy Olyphant. But, going to get those two inside a train station is the definition of stupidity so I guess he kind of deserved it :).

    I was annoyed about the trope of Ethelrida losing her notebook, and it's even more ridiculous that she hasn't realized she lost it or where it is, but at least they had a reasonable plot around Oraetta finding it: she didn't just stumble on it randomly. She apparently didn't have any clue, until that, that Ethelrida was behind the letter.

    I find it incomprehensible that the Rabbi doesn't even call Loy to let him know his son is safe. Ridiculous.

    However, overall the season is moving quickly and I'm looking forward to the next few episodes.
     
  15. Nov 13, 2020 #75 of 113
    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, it's pretty consistent...they have storm-trooper aim. They weren't AIMING for the mother; they just missed who they were aiming at and she got hit by a stray bullet.
     
  16. Nov 13, 2020 #76 of 113
    Dawghows

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    I agree with all these points, except the very last. This season seem glacially slow to us. Lots of good performances from the actors, but they don't really have a lot to do. I wouldn't say it's bad, but it's not at all up to par with previous seasons.
     
  17. Nov 13, 2020 #77 of 113
    jr461

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    I agree with the last part and the same with season 3. Both entertaining but not like season 1 or 2, although those are very high bars.
     
  18. Nov 13, 2020 #78 of 113
    Beryl

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    Now I have to go back and look for the Easter Eggs. I watched all 3 seasons as they were aired and thoroughly enjoyed 1&2. S3 wasn’t horrible though.
     
  19. Nov 13, 2020 #79 of 113
    series5orpremier

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    Everything aired so far was filmed before the pandemic but I think we're at that point where going forward the rest of the season was shot recently.
     
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  20. Nov 13, 2020 #80 of 113
    MacThor

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    :) I realized after I posted I had understated the connections (although it still doesn't change the answer of each season standing alone). One of the main protagonists in Season 2 was a recurring (and fairly major) character in Season 1.

    Deafy's death was a big surprise to me. I am going to tag the following because it deals with all seasons of Fargo:
    To my recollection, Fargo has not killed off a "major" LEO protagonist before. (I realize Timothy Olyphant is not in the "main" cast) Sure, Malvo killed the Chief in S1E1, but we barely knew him. He also killed the two FBI guys played by Key & Peele, but I considered them fairly minor characters. The only other LEO I remember being killed was the State Trooper who drew on Nikki Swango in the S3 finale. Molly (S1) got shot, her dad (S2) was nearly strangled to death and her grandfather (S2) got shot, but all survived.
     

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