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A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage 

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


Matt Shakman


Noah Hawley, Noah Hawley (created for television by)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Bob Thornton ... Lorne Malvo
Allison Tolman ... Molly Solverson
Colin Hanks ... Gus Grimly
Martin Freeman ... Lester Nygaard
Bob Odenkirk ... Bill Oswalt
Keith Carradine ... Lou Solverson
Joey King ... Greta Grimly
Susan Park ... Linda Park
Stephen Root ... Burt Canton
Helena Mattsson ... Jemma Stalone
Keegan-Michael Key ... FBI Agent Pepper (as Keegan Michael Key)
Jordan Peele ... FBI Agent Budge
Lorne Cardinal ... Ray Almond
Jennifer Copping ... Louise Weezy Canton
Jade Davis Jade Davis ... Single Woman


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

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Crime | Drama | Thriller



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Release Date:

10 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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The title "A Fox, a Rabbit, and a Cabbage" is an old riddle which FBI Agent Pepper (Keegan-Michael Key) asks FBI Agent Budge (Jordan Peele) in the FBI file room. The answer to the puzzle is that, the man first takes the rabbit with him as fox won't eat the cabbage, then come back and take cabbage with him and bring back rabbit from other end and keep the rabbit and take fox to the other end, hence fox and cabbage are safely on other end and finally later come back and take rabbit with him, hence safely taking all three to the other end. See more »


It seems implausible that Lou Solverson had never seen the photos of Lorne Malvo in the year before he showed up in his coffee shop. Molly was obsessed with the case, and her diagram of the crimes at home and at her office both included the photos of him, including the clear headshot of him posing as preacher Frank Peterson. It seems very likely that Molly would have consulted with him on the case, especially considering that one of the reasons Gus apparently lost his job was over his supposed wrongful arrest of Frank Peterson aka Malvo. See more »


Lorne Malvo: I haven't had pie like this since the Garden of Eden.
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References The Carol Burnett Show (1967) See more »


Yodel Boogie
Performed by Wylie & The Wild West
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Lester, You Moron!
7 October 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Get a little drunk and you do something that complicates your life to the nth degree. Malvo is in Las Vegas when Lester gets his award. Lester feels the need to confront him in front of some "friends." Instead of calmly getting out of there, he does this and the venom is unleashed. The suspense involved with his trying to get home with his pretty wife, is sustained for several minutes. He also shows us, in this episode, that he has no moral sense. He has sold out his humanity for self. Meanwhile the FBI is getting involved in the case and Molly has made a connection which further alienates her with her boss. This is a great episode with all sorts of implications for the future. Where can Lester run now? Malvo continues to be almost supernatural figure. The scene in the diner with Molly's father is so tension filled, I can't wait to see the next.

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