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.
as Peggy Blomquist
as Lou Solverson
as Hank Larsson
as Floyd Gerhardt
as Ed Blomquist
as Hanzee Dent
as Bear Gerhardt
as Gale Kitchen
as Mike Milligan
as Karl Weathers
as Betsy Solverson
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.
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.
"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.
As this absurd story unfolds this season, Lou somehow comes to terms with the world around him. And it's fascinating to watch.
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.
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