Fargo (2014– )
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The Castle 

In an attempt to stop the Kansas City mob, the police decide to use Ed and Peggy as bait. Hanzee betrays the Gerhardts and takes revenge.


Adam Arkin




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Peggy Blumquist
Patrick Wilson ... Lou Solverson
Jesse Plemons ... Ed Blumquist
Jean Smart ... Floyd Gerhardt
Ted Danson ... Hank Larsson
Cristin Milioti ... Betsy Solverson
Bokeem Woodbine ... Mike Milligan
Keir O'Donnell ... Ben Schmidt
Terry Kinney ... Chief Gibson
Wayne Duvall ... Captain Jeb Cheney
Ryan O'Nan ... Ricky G
Zahn McClarnon ... Hanzee Dent
Angus Sampson ... Bear Gerhardt
Martin Freeman ... Narrator (voice)
Brad Mann ... Gale Kitchen


In an attempt to stop the Kansas City mob, the police decide to use Ed and Peggy as bait. Hanzee betrays the Gerhardts and takes revenge.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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7 December 2015 (USA) See more »

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The Castle is the second episode named after a novel of Franz Kafka. See more »


When Bear is calling out to his brother. He racks his shotgun, but nothing is ejected. The shotgun he was carrying wasn't even loaded with blanks when this scene was shot. A pump shotgun would eject the spent cartridge while moving a fresh one into the chamber. No shells (loaded or otherwise) are seen. See more »


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Narrator: And so, we come to perhaps the bloodiest chapter in the long and violent history of the Midwest region. And here, I'm speaking of Luverne, Minnesota, 1979 - commonly referred to by laypeople as the Massacre at Sioux Falls. Readers will know that I've chosen to file this case as a Minnesota crime, even though most of the murders took place in North and then South Dakota. But I believe the key to understanding this complex and nuanced crime is to look at the butcher and small-town ...
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References Room 222 (1969) See more »


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complex and nuanced crime..
10 March 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews


The Castle

Fargo being critically acclaimed and buzzed at awards shows is actually worth the hype and deserves the respect for its richness in acting, execution, writing and background score department. Fargo breeds power and vulnerability two opposite sides of the coin and walks right in the middle of it attaining a perfect balance between practicality and drama.

The highly anticipated season 02 of course has a huge cast and they are giving it all in; aware of being the platform they have gained. Unlike the first season, this seems fast and plot driven too as it hits hard and to-the-point from the first frame. The production design is exceptionally well detailed and stunning in it that is not only supported but celebrated by brilliant writing (the build up of a scene is beautifully poetic) and soundtrack.

As being mentioned by the narrator (Martin Freeman) before the episode begins, it actually is filled with lots of blood and brutal violence but what genuinely works is the politics and the revelation of the crooked faces of the characters behind all this hyper drama in its final act.

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