Critic Consensus: With "Palindrome," Fargo finishes its excellent second season with quiet beauty, resisting the urge to neatly tie up every detail in favor of a more artistic ending.

Episode Info

In the season finale, Peggy and Ed try to escape.


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 Palindrome

The most pressing impediment to hailing the Fargo Season 2 finale as "great" (let alone comparable to the superb Season 1 kicker) is that most of the action was either already complete or abundantly obvious.

Dec 16, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

It ends on a note of uplift, where there was every indication we were going to get otherwise.

Dec 16, 2015 | Full Review…

We got a quiet and beautiful reminder that love and respect and family bonds still exist in this world and will continue to exist no matter who tries to destroy them. It was a beautifully odd and brave choice for show creator Noah Hawley...

Jun 21, 2018 | Full Review…

It's a measure of the quality of the writing and acting that we grew to care so much about these characters over the past 10 weeks.

Oct 17, 2017 | Full Review…

There was so much to love about the finale of Fargo's second, excellent season.

Dec 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Fargo Season 2 Episode 10 was a lovely and low-key ending to Fargo Season 2. It provided a great amount of closure on all the major plot points, while refusing the typical narrative tendency to wrap everything up cleanly and as expected.

Dec 16, 2015 | Full Review…

The finale was bloody brilliant and morally right, loud, quiet, and deep.

Dec 16, 2015 | Full Review…

There has been considerable change over these past few weeks, and the final episode finds everyone, if not in a definitive place, at least in one that makes sense for them as an ending.

Dec 16, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…
Top Critic

There's no doubt Fargo's second season has been a sophisticated piece of television, warm, funny, dark and thrilling -- it's a joy to watch, from the acting to the split screen cinematography, the excellent soundtrack and lines.

Dec 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Story-wise, [Noah] Hawley's fully capable of telling a fleshed-out character-driven story in 10 episodes but as a viewer it's painful to say goodbye to his characters.

Dec 16, 2015 | Rating: A | Full Review…