Critic Consensus: "The Law of Non-Contradiction" impressively navigates a single storyline and a drastic change in location and tone, with compellingly unconventional results.
as Gloria Burgle
as Sy Feltz
as Nikki Swango
as V.M. Vargas
as Emmit Stussy; Ray Stussy
as Donny Mashman
as Donny Mashman
as Maurice LeFay
as Moe Dammick
as Dr. Homer Gilruth
as Howard Zimmerman
as Thaddeus Mobley
as Larue Dollars
as Winnie Lopez
as Yuri Gurka
as Nathan Burgle
as Ruby Goldfarb
as Paul Marrane
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We stuck with it for an entire hour because it is a story, a "true" one, and Fargo is playing with the idea that there is no such thing as an unimportant story, only the moments between collisions when we're not truly living.
Just when you thought Fargo was playing it safe in Season 3, in comes a big swing. Episode 3 had a lot of originality to it, breaking the pattern set by Seasons 1 and 2 while elevating one character to telling heights.
This is easily the most distinctly singular episode from any of its three seasons so far, entirely ditching the Stussys' shenanigans for a one-off bottle episode following Gloria's investigation of her step-father's death.
Carrie Coon plus a severe change of location plus animated interludes about a wandering robot plus flashbacks to a Hollywood con gone wrong made for one of the most unconventional and rewarding Fargo episodes to date.
"The Law of Non-Contradiction" is the first episode of the season that brings its own unique hook to the story.
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