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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
DJ Qualls
as Golem
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.

June 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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

August 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.

December 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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

October 3, 2017 | Full Review…

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

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

Human pettiness and greed result in serious collateral damage.

June 8, 2017 | Full Review…

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