The Law of Inevitability



Critic Consensus: "The Law of Inevitability" continues Fargo's third-season dive into darkness, with typically solid acting anchoring the story's grimly satisfying turns.

Episode Info

Gloria tries to work around the system; Nikki finds herself in a familiar place; Varga comes up with an alternative plan; and Emmit goes to dinner.


Carrie Coon
as Gloria Burgle
David Thewlis
as V.M. Vargas
Ewan McGregor
as Emmit Stussy; Ray Stussy
Jim Gaffigan
as Donny Mashman
Mark Forward
as Donny Mashman
Scoot McNairy
as Maurice LeFay
Shea Whigham
as Moe Dammick
Karan Soni
as Dr. Homer Gilruth
Fred Melamed
as Howard Zimmerman
Thomas Mann
as Thaddeus Mobley
Olivia Sandoval
as Winnie Lopez
Hamish Linklater
as Larue Dollars
Goran Bogdan
as Yuri Gurka
Graham Verchere
as Nathan Burgle
Andy Yu
as Meemo
Mary McDonnell
as Ruby Goldfarb
Ray Wise
as Paul Marrane
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Critic Reviews for The Law of Inevitability

Year 3 can be as dark as it wants, as long as there's a greater purpose. But with only three episodes left, we need more consistency if the ending of this symphonic fairy tale is going to come together.

Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

While "The Law of Inevitability" wasn't the most eventful or creative of Fargo episodes, which is a little disheartening with just three to go, it was still an entertaining, suspenseful and superbly-acted hour of TV.

Aug 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Season 3 remains a slippery thing, the shape of its final act unclear, a far cry from the escalation toward the preordained Sioux Falls Massacre that gave Season 2 its irresistible momentum. But man oh man, this part is as solid and heavy as a stone.

Dec 21, 2017 | Full Review…

"The Law of Inevitability" dealt with the fallout from Ray's accidental death, which sent ripple effects unbalancing virtually every character on the show.

Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

In this look at culpability and personal responsibility is the potential for a critique of privilege and the social blindness it creates.

Jun 1, 2017 | Full Review…

Patriarchy, idiocy, murder: It's another solid episode of Fargo.

Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This week's episode keeps moving the plot forward effectively, but what continues to be notable about this season is that Gloria would probably have the case wrapped up if she weren't held back by so many obstacles.

Jun 2, 2017 | Full Review…

My money is on Nikki waking up before they get to her and fighting for her life. After that last run-in with Yuri, there's no way she's going to quietly do a single thing that he wants.

Oct 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Though it wasn't the most thrilling hour of the season, there were several engaging scenes powered by nothing more than solid performances.

Jun 2, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"The Law of Inevitability" picks up where the previous hour left off, and is somehow even more wrenching. It's a sick ride, from start to finish.

Jun 2, 2017 | Full Review…