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The Best Episodes of Fargo

Every episode of Fargo ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Fargo!

A close-knit anthology series dealing with stories involving malice, violence and murder based in and around Minnesota.


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The best episode of "Fargo" is "Loplop", rated 9.4/10 from 10046 user votes. It was directed by Keith Gordon and written by Bob DeLaurentis. "Loplop" aired on 11/30/2015 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Castle".

  • Loplop
    9.4/10 10,046 votes

    #1 - Loplop

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 2015-11-30

    Hanzee searches for Peggy and Ed. Dodd ends up in unfamiliar territory.

    Director: Keith Gordon

    Writer: Bob DeLaurentis

  • The Castle
    9.4/10 10,174 votes

    #2 - The Castle

    Season 2 Episode 9 - Aired 2015-12-07

    Peggy and Ed agree to follow through with their plan at the Motor Motel, Lou faces jurisdictional politics and Hanzee reports back to the Gerhardts.

    Director: Adam Arkin

    Writer: Steve Blackman, Noah Hawley

  • The Crocodile's Dilemma
    9.3/10 16,653 votes

    #3 - The Crocodile's Dilemma

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2014-04-15

    A meek, mild insurance salesman meets a rootless, manipulative stranger in the hospital, which initiates terrible and gruesome events that will change the salesman's life forever.

    Director: Adam Bernstein

    Writer: N/A

  • A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage
    9.3/10 10,823 votes

    #4 - A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2014-06-10

    Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course, and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • Morton's Fork
    9.3/10 11,489 votes

    #5 - Morton's Fork

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2014-06-17

    Molly takes the lead, while Gus pursues a hunch. Lester manipulates a situation, and Malvo finds a new target.

    Director: Matt Shakman

    Writer: N/A

  • Buridan's Ass
    9.2/10 11,693 votes

    #6 - Buridan's Ass

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2014-05-20

    Malvo executes his master plan, while Lester attempts to craft one of his own. Gus and Molly team up in Duluth.

    Director: Colin Bucksey

    Writer: N/A

  • Rhinoceros
    9.2/10 8,468 votes

    #7 - Rhinoceros

    Season 2 Episode 6 - Aired 2015-11-16

    Lou and Hank try to prevent an altercation, Peggy and Ed defend their choices and the Gerhardt clan attempts to get back one of their own.

    Director: Jeffrey Reiner

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • The Gift of the Magi
    9.1/10 8,077 votes

    #8 - The Gift of the Magi

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2015-11-09

    Floyd takes action, and Charlie tries to prove himself. Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next, while Lou finds himself sidelined during Ronald Reagan’s campaign tour.

    Director: Jeffrey Reiner

    Writer: Ben Nedivi, Noah Hawley

  • Eating the Blame
    8.9/10 9,992 votes

    #9 - Eating the Blame

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2014-05-06

    When Gus tries to right a wrong, Malvo embraces his alter ego. Lester finds himself in a surprising situation, and Molly uncovers a promising lead.

    Director: Randall Einhorn

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • Who Shaves the Barber?
    8.9/10 9,531 votes

    #10 - Who Shaves the Barber?

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2014-05-27

    Malvo seeks answers, while Lester finagles a few of his own. Molly and Gus try to get past a setback in the investigation.

    Director: Scott Winant

    Writer: N/A

  • Who Rules the Land of Denial?
    8.9/10 6,310 votes

    #11 - Who Rules the Land of Denial?

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2017-06-07

    Nikki struggles to survive, Emmit gets spooked and Sy joins Varga for tea.

    Director: Mike Barker

    Writer: Noah Hawley, Monica Beletsky

  • Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
    8.8/10 7,472 votes

    #12 - Did You Do This? No, You Did It!

    Season 2 Episode 7 - Aired 2015-11-23

    Lou and Hank investigate in Fargo, The King of Breakfast visits Betsy and Molly, Floyd is summoned away and Bear questions a family member’s loyalty.

    Director: Keith Gordon

    Writer: Matt Wolpert, Ben Nedivi, Noah Hawley

  • Aporia
    8.8/10 5,422 votes

    #13 - Aporia

    Season 3 Episode 9 - Aired 2017-06-14

    Emmit sits down with Gloria, all while Nikki negotiates a deal.

    Director: Keith Gordon

    Writer: Noah Hawley, Bob DeLaurentis

  • Waiting for Dutch
    8.7/10 10,543 votes

    #14 - Waiting for Dutch

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2015-10-12

    In 1979, an unexpected turn of events at a diner disrupts the lives of the citizens in a small Minnesota town.

    Director: Randall Einhorn, Michael Uppendahl

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • Fear and Trembling
    8.7/10 7,469 votes

    #15 - Fear and Trembling

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-11-02

    Floyd responds to Kansas City’s proposal, Hanzee takes a road trip, and Lou has a realization.

    Director: Michael Uppendahl

    Writer: Steve Blackman

  • The Tragedy of the Commons
    8.7/10 5,553 votes

    #16 - The Tragedy of the Commons

    Season 5 Episode 1 - Aired 2023-11-21

    A series of unexpected events lands Dot in hot water and she is plunged back into a life she thought she left behind.

    Director: Noah Hawley

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • The Useless Hand
    8.7/10 3,695 votes

    #17 - The Useless Hand

    Season 5 Episode 9 - Aired 2024-01-09

    The tide turns.

    Director: Thomas Bezucha

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • The Heap
    8.6/10 8,987 votes

    #18 - The Heap

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2014-06-03

    Molly faces pressure to close the case, while Lester starts to feel like a new man.

    Director: Scott Winant

    Writer: N/A

  • The Lord of No Mercy
    8.6/10 5,338 votes

    #19 - The Lord of No Mercy

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2017-05-24

    Gloria and Winnie get closer to the truth, Emmit tries to make things right, Nikki and Ray prepare for payback and Varga cleans up a mess.

    Director: Dearbhla Walsh

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • Blanket
    8.6/10 3,533 votes

    #20 - Blanket

    Season 5 Episode 8 - Aired 2024-01-02

    Roy's campaign continues, Indira takes a stand and Witt tries to help.

    Director: Sylvain White

    Writer: Noah Hawley, Thomas Bezucha

  • A Muddy Road
    8.5/10 9,856 votes

    #21 - A Muddy Road

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2014-04-29

    Malvo flips the script on the blackmail operation, Molly sets a trap, and Gus debates whether he should come clean. Lester's return to work has complicated repercussions.

    Director: Randall Einhorn

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • The Six Ungraspables
    8.5/10 9,121 votes

    #22 - The Six Ungraspables

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2014-05-13

    When Lester has a close call, Molly makes an unorthodox decision. Gus weighs some neighborly advice, and Malvo gets what he wants.

    Director: Colin Bucksey

    Writer: N/A

  • The Myth of Sisyphus
    8.5/10 7,528 votes

    #23 - The Myth of Sisyphus

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 2015-10-26

    The Gerhardts' search for Rye intensifies. Lou takes a trip to Fargo. Peggy overhears a new theory about the Waffle Hut shooter.

    Director: Michael Uppendahl

    Writer: Bob DeLaurentis

  • Somebody to Love
    8.5/10 5,925 votes

    #24 - Somebody to Love

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2017-06-21

    Gloria follows the money, Nikki plays a game and Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga. Season finale.

    Director: Keith Gordon

    Writer: Noah Hawley

  • Before the Law
    8.4/10 7,989 votes

    #25 - Before the Law

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2015-10-19

    The Gerhardts get a surprising offer, and two unlikely murderers do their best to clean up their mess.

    Director: Noah Hawley

    Writer: Noah Hawley