Created by: Noah Hawley
Directed by: Dearbhla Walsh
Written by: Bob DeLaurentis, Noah Hawley
Produced by: Romy Barber, Crystal Rose Holmes, Howard Porter
Other cast: Ewan McGregor, Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, David Thewlis
Original airdate: May 17, 2017
Episode title: "The House of Special Purpose"
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Running time: 53min
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.
♦ 3×05 – The House of Special Purpose
My husband made his first million in mortuaries. “Everybody dies, Ruby,” he told me. “You can’t just leave them on the sofa.” One night, he was eating a three-pound lobster and he had a stroke and with it a revelation. Self-storage. That was the future. The two businesses are surprisingly similar when you think about it — a place to put the things you’ll never use again.
♦ 3×07 – The Law of Inevitability
Sy: What’s the saying? “If you love something, let it go”?
Ruby: If it comes back, it’s yours.
♦ 3×09 – Aporia
It’s a saying. When it rains, it pours. Like, a penny saved is a penny earned.
♦ 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]