The Heap
Fargo Season 1



Critic Ratings: 7
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Episode Info

Molly faces pressure to close the case. Meanwhile, things are looking up for Lester.


Billy Bob Thornton
as Lorne Malvo
Martin Freeman
as Lester Nygaard
Colin Hanks
as Gus Grimly
Bob Odenkirk
as Deputy Bill Oswalt
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
Rachel Keller
as Simone Gerhardt
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Critic Reviews for The Heap

And for a series that has thus far built a compelling tale around the notion that, if given the right circumstances, anything can and will happen, the idea that sometimes things just work out sounds just about right.

Oct 9, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Heap" featured more fantastic work from both Allison Tolman and Martin Freeman. The series has truly hit its creative stride.

Oct 8, 2015 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Creator Noah Hawley took his series in a surprising direction tonight when midway through, he jumped ahead a year. The time shift felt almost jarring, initially. In thinking about it, though, the jump is necessary for this story to fully pay off.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 9.1/10 | Full Review…

That was a pleasant surprise! Fargo Season 1 has primarily told the dark tale of Lester and Lorne. Molly has brought a breath of freshness to each hour and, well ... smarts to the police department.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…

The story in the original film takes place over only a few days... TV functions differently, though, and I like that Noah Hawley keeps pushing this new Fargo simultaneously closer to and further away from its inspiration.

Oct 7, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Heap" wrapped up, tantalizingly, with an eminent reunion between Lorne and Lester, potentially setting up a coup for Bemidji's most relentless cop.

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

"The Heap" is a respite meant to steel us for whatever blood rains down around these characters next. But it's a stylish, audacious one that gives me complete faith Noah Hawley knows where he's going with this.

Oct 7, 2015 | Rating: A- | Full Review…