Who Rules the Land of Denial?



Critic Consensus: "Who Rules the Land of Denial?" offers gripping evidence that even when it's in something of a holding pattern, Fargo remains queasily compelling.

Episode Info

Nikki struggles to survive; Emmit gets spooked; and Sy joins Varga for tea.


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
Hamish Linklater
as Larue Dollars
Olivia Sandoval
as Winnie Lopez
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 Who Rules the Land of Denial?

Eight hours is too long to be trying to light a match.

Jun 8, 2017 | Full Review…

This was everything a Fargo episode should be; intense, action-packed, darkly hilarious and very, very weird.

Aug 29, 2018 | Full Review…

It's called "Who Rules the Land of Denial?", and it features the season's best action/thriller sequences, its goriest crimes, its biggest surprises, its most striking cinematography, and its most direct trafficking in the uncanny.

Dec 20, 2017 | Full Review…

This season has been full of religious allusions, and this episode brings us the most mystical yet.

Oct 3, 2017 | Full Review…

"Who Rules the Land of Denial?" isn't without its flaws but it's perhaps Fargo's best episode yet.

Jun 12, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Human pettiness and greed result in serious collateral damage.

Jun 8, 2017 | Full Review…

No other show on television blends influences quite like Fargo.

Jun 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

While I am excited to learn the answers to these questions, I found watching this episode to be an exercise in frustration.

Jun 8, 2017 | Full Review…

After last week's light offering, this week felt substantial and sets the season up well for its final two episodes. I especially liked this week's Coen homages.

Jun 8, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The last half of "Who Rules the Land of Denial?" is mildly disappointing. But that's mainly because the first half is Fargo at its best, thanks to multiple boffo action/suspense sequences and not one but two wonderful, and wonderfully weird, returns.

Jun 8, 2017 | Full Review…