Let’s hear it for Denmark’s graves, folks. In a season full of bombastic performers, Dave Foley kept a bit of a low profile as the Lions’ personal fixer, but he received a bouquet of flowers and a heartbreaking send-off in this week’s episode, “Blanket.”
We begin with Graves and Lyon’s master plan starting in earnest. Last seen, Graves was being sent to North Dakota by Lorraine to “steal the election.” Now you know what it’s like. Roy’s ritual humiliation in a debate that was supposed to be easily crushed. Graves identifies three down-on-his-luck debtors from Lorraine’s books, has them all legally change their names to Roy Tillman (and adds at least some new middle names), and gives each one a name called Cowboy. He put on his hat and gave the following instructions: Just parrot the sheriff during the debate. It was a very gleefully stupid tactic, plucked straight from the playground, and spanked Roy’s ass. Even the host (with whom Roy also seemed somewhat familiar) seemed to come across a more convincing side of Lorraine, prompting Roy to answer questions about his excessive spending. do Does Stark County need tanks? I know the roads get icy, but I don’t think so.
Of course, Roy blames this not only on Karen, but also on the newly trapped Dorothy, who is trapped in a cabin on the Tillman property and has gone completely feral with anger and fear. Juneau Abbey sells “caged animals” here with surprising authenticity, and it’s no wonder Ole Munch decided she was a tiger at the beginning of the season.I’ve loved fargoThis year’s music is intentionally uncinematic, with sparse scenes of Tillman abusing Dorothy. genuine The horror we see here. What’s worse, it’s a daily fear for many. fargo Let these horrifying moments breathe, forgoing the epic storytelling for a moment and simply explaining the truth of the sheriff’s brutality. It feels like years ago that I saw him play for such idiots in debates. When faced one-on-one in a cold, dark room, it is a true monster that consumes light and air.
Dot’s incarceration also confirms popular beliefs about Linda Tillman. last weekIn retrospect, I think it was obvious when she was called “St. Linda.” As she looks out across the tundra while she is chained to the floor, Dorothy sees the same small windmill that resembles a creaking skeleton from which she dug up her postcard last week. However, it is not a remote place. It’s right here in Roy’s backyard, and I think we all know what’s actually buried there. Gator’s almost bewildered shock when Dorothy tells him that she spoke to Linda is sufficient evidence.
While Dorothy’s capture is the main event of “Blanket,” the show also has a lot of table setting for the upcoming final two episodes. Gator once again finds himself at the (absolutely zero) mercy of Ole Munk, who is hiding in the back of a car. God only knows what revenge he plans for the death of “Mama”.
Wit and Indira also have their jobs, but Indira is much more cathartic. That means she walks up to Lars and another woman. her own home. Indira finally chewing out her absolute punching bag, her husband, is a welcome sight, but also sudden. Lars’ “I want a wife” speech two episodes ago was the last time we saw these two interact in any meaningful way, clearly making her think “Fuck you, it’s time to get what’s mine.” Although he has helped Lorraine turn to her side and accept Lorraine’s job offer, their marriage has never felt like serious consideration. It’s impossible to imagine how these two characters of hers ended up coming together so naturally before we even met. So, cheers to Indira, jeers to Raas, and thank God we were able to wipe that little subplot off the board in the end.
Witt is in an even worse situation, seeing Dorothy wide-eyed in panic for the first time, and stops to get a sign from the sheriff to leave the hospital. just Before committing suicide, he later appears on the premises and tells Roy’s crew in no uncertain terms to release her.There’s no room for good people at all fargoWitt’s frank politeness gives me a bad feeling that when the gun comes out there will be a mark next to his name.
It is no surprise that the Dane will meet his end tonight after leaving with a big smile on his face after his brilliant performance in the debates. Roy Tillman isn’t a smart guy, but he gets mean when he’s made to feel small. After getting a warning from Whit, he returns to Tillman to tell the sheriff what’s right. But he’s not a man who works with the same ruthless logic as Lyon, and the Danes had horribly misjudged the way they contacted Roy. He made some great points, but what ultimately matters is the bullet that rips through his gut. “If you’re so smart…” Roy says, before putting the final bullet into Glaive’s head, “Then why are you so dead?” That makes no sense to anyone who thinks this. does not pass be simpsons joke is a terrible line from an executioner.
- Promoting a certain “What happened to Linda?” When they arrive at the house, Graves is hidden in a grave that, uh, happens to be under a windmill.
- “From now on, you can keep the toilet seat in other people’s lives,” Indira tells Raas. It’s a great line. I don’t think a guy like Lars fully understood what it meant.
- As a small detail, Graves has five numbers on speed dial. Four of his are Lorraine and the other one is Wink.
- I love serious string playing on pop songs, but did Britney Spears’ version of “Toxic” feel like the wrong timing?
- Although he’s doomed, I can’t help but feel like Gator’s story isn’t quite over yet, so a quick death at Munch’s hands might be inconceivable. What is Munch’s choice of slow torture? Please turn off the sound! One thing’s for sure: he’ll continue to snarl his tortured, metaphor-heavy monologues for the rest of his life.
- As it turned out, Indira accepted the job. Objectively, this is a wise move. Although loathsome, Lorraine is now firmly at war with Tillman, so I must side with the rifle-toting loan shark in this particular case.
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