The Rooster Prince
Fargo Season 1



Critic Ratings: 8
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Episode Info

Molly becomes suspicious of Lester. Meanwhile, Malvo investigates a blackmail plot.


Billy Bob Thornton
as Lorne Malvo
Martin Freeman
as Lester Nygaard
Colin Hanks
as Gus Grimly
Bob Odenkirk
as Bill Olson
Adam Goldberg
as Mr. Numbers
Allison Tolman
as Molly Solverson
Glenn Howerton
as Don Chumph
Joey King
as Greta Grimly
Joshua Close
as Chazz Nygaard
Kate Walsh
as Gina Hess
Oliver Platt
as Stavros Milos
Peter Breitmayer
as Lieutenant Schmidt
Rachel Blanchard
as Kitty Nygaard
Tom Musgrave
as Bo Munk
Keith Carradine
as Lou Solverson
Julie Ann Emery
as Idea Thurman
Barry Flatman
as Wally Semenchko
Rachel Keller
as Simone Gerhardt
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Critic Reviews for The Rooster Prince

It's a strong second episode that works in terms of both breadth and depth.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

The second episode of Fargo was truly a chance to savor all the wonderful choices the show is making to fully bring viewers into the distinct and quirky world of Fargo.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 8.9/10 | Full Review…

The second episode of FX's Fargo gave us another provocative glimpse into Lorne Malvo's fascinatingly depraved psyche, as Detective Solverson must fight the tide of ineptitude to engage in a proper investigation.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

With "The Rooster Prince," Hawley makes very clear that he's got many weeks of material here, as he introduces several major new characters and plot threads.

Oct 1, 2015 | Full Review…

There's just something about Fargo. It has an intriguing charm to it that just engrosses the viewer in this unique world of frozen tundra. While it's visually engaging, it's the individual characters' idiosyncrasies that have me hooked.

Oct 1, 2015 | Rating: 4.7/5 | Full Review…

Derivative, erratic, and occasionally brilliant: how else to describe the whiplash-inducing second episode of FX's Fargo.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

There aren't many White Russian Easter eggs to hunt for, but the episode pops with character and conversational detail, especially in the exchanges between Molly and Lester.

Oct 9, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The Rooster Prince is the episode where this thing settles both into being its own project and into being a TV show at all.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…