Critic Consensus: With "The Castle," Fargo delivers a penultimate episode that is both explosive and contemplative, setting the stage for a humdinger of a finale.
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 Castle
There are a number of performers who deserve props for Episode 9, starting with McClarnon and running through Jean Smart... but with only one week left I've got to give some credit to Patrick Wilson.
If this show, to say nothing of this year in real life, has taught us anything, is it not that this is exactly how the eruption of violence in our lives feels-instantaneous, inexplicable, and overwhelming?
There are only so many ways one can say "OHMIGOD BEST TV SHOW EVER" or "I TOTALLY FORGOT TO BREATHE WHILE I WAS WATCHING THIS EPISODE."
That's why this season of Fargo has been so great: it can go as big as a UFO interrupting a massacre, and as small and intimate as young woman in the late stages of a terrible disease, and have them feel like all of a piece.
The stage is set, the characters are in place - the only thing that remains is the scene. And oh, what a glorious scene it is.
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