I liked this episode better than last week’s, but it often seemed to be odd just for the sake of being odd. Bleakly beautiful B&W cinematography, though.
Good to see the book The History of True Crime in the Mid West again - just sorry they didn’t bring back Billy Bob or Martin Freeman to do a v.o.
Barton Arms = a tip o’ the hat to the Coen Bros.'s Barton Fink, I presume.
Will the Mellon family’s serial-killer spree in 1894 be the subject of a future Fargo season? They could even use the same building.
Loved the interchange between Rabbi Milligan and the philosophical billboard guy.
Rabbi and Satchel hear a radio broadcast about “yesterday’s deadly shootout at the county slaughterhouse” in Kansas City. Control of the slaughterhouse was obviously a point of contention between the black and the Italian mobs. I guess that’s an incident we haven’t seen yet - the shootout we’ve seen was at the train station.
The tornado sfx were very well done, I thought.
Satchel should be able to get to a phone somewhere and make a collect call back to his family in K.C. and arrange for someone to come get him, right? He would either know how to do that, or could be told by some kindly stranger, I’d expect.
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Good catches! But Satchel is still in Kansas, albeit with his “little dog, too.”