Fargo - Season 2, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Gift Of The Magi



Critic Consensus: The masterful "The Gift of the Magi" heralds the awaited arrival of Bruce Campbell as Ronald Reagan - and ratchets up the tension and suspense going into the second half of the season.

Episode Info

Floyd takes action and Charlie tries to prove himself. Also: Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next and Lou is sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.


Kirsten Dunst
as Peggy Blomquist
Patrick Wilson
as Lou Solverson
Ted Danson
as Hank Larsson
Jean Smart
as Floyd Gerhardt
Jesse Plemons
as Ed Blomquist
Zahn McClarnon
as Hanzee Dent
Angus Sampson
as Bear Gerhardt
Brad Mann
as Gale Kitchen
Bokeem Woodbine
as Mike Milligan
Nick Offerman
as Karl Weathers
Cristin Milioti
as Betsy Solverson
Rachel Keller
as Simone Gerhardt
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Critic reviews for The Gift Of The Magi

Fargo has reached the point that it automatically becomes a better show whenever Nick Offerman wiggles his way on screen.

November 10, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Perhaps the best testament to creator Noah Hawley and company's creation of a fully functioning universe up there in the blood-stained snow is that it's governed by a system of moral physics all its own.

November 10, 2015 | Full Review…

"The Gift of the Magi" is making clear that fancy rhetoric isn't enough, and that even the toughest of leaders - also including Floyd and Joe - can fail to grasp how deep the problems run.

November 10, 2015 | Full Review…

As this absurd story unfolds this season, Lou somehow comes to terms with the world around him. And it's fascinating to watch.

November 10, 2015 | Full Review…

This is why I love Fargo. At the beginning of the episode, Dodd tells his mother about Ed the Butcher, a hit man hired by Kansas City. At the end of the episode, Ed the Butcher kills Dodd's henchman with a cleaver.

November 10, 2015 | Full Review…

Talk about tension! This masterful installment of Fargo turned the dial up to 11 on all fronts, while continuing to complicate the existing relationships between the characters.

November 10, 2015 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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