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Character: Ruby Goldfarb

Created by: Noah Hawley

Directed by: Dearbhla Walsh

Written by: Bob DeLaurentis, Noah Hawley

Produced by: Romy Barber, Crystal Rose Holmes, Howard Porter

Cast Members: Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis

Released date: May 17, 2017

Episode(s) Number: 3x05, 3x07, 3x09, 3x10

Episode(s) Title: "The House of Special Purpose", "The Law Of Inevitability", "Aporia", "Somebody To Love"

Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Various chronicles of deception, intrigue and murder in and around frozen Minnesota. Yet all of these tales mysteriously lead back one way or another to Fargo, ND.


Heck happens.

Episodes Guide


Mary McDonnell, who’s just a delight, we were so lucky to get her, but yeah it did. It felt like a play. You learn your lines in any case, that’s the preparation, right? For any of this stuff? But I love luxuriating in a longer scene on television and as a viewer I’m very gratified when I get to settle into a longer scene on television when I’m watching. It was fun.Carrie Coon

In Mary’s words…

“We all love the show, but when you get the scripts and see the specificity of [showrunner Noah Hawley’s] work, he has this way of being simultaneously real and practical and mysterious at the same time,” McDonnell tells EW. “I feel so lucky. I’ve been in outer space [in Battlestar] and worked for the LAPD [in Major Crimes] and now been out in the prairie. And in each instance, you can’t believe how specific the world is. Everything in Fargo resonates with me in terms of the type of America this is — how the people speak, what their lifestyles are like, how they interact with dilemmas. It’s all regional and absolutely specific to that world.” [from “Fargo adds Battlestar Galactica veteran to cast” by James Hibberd]

Script developed by Never Enough Design