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.
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
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.
It ends on a note of uplift, where there was every indication we were going to get otherwise.
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.
There was so much to love about the finale of Fargo's second, excellent season.
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.
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