6. Lester Punches His Brother
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The Nygaards go over to Lester’s brother’s house for dinner and his brother reveals that he thinks his son may be autistic. He then shows Lester his big shotgun collection and his illegal machine gun in his garage. When Lester tries to hold it, he drops it and completely breaks it. As a result, Lester’s brother gets angry and fires at him saying that his wife has even had enough of him lately. He then digs the knife a little deeper by saying that sometimes he tells people that Lester is dead because he’s embarrassed.
It cuts to the next scene of Lester and his wife Pearl in their car as Pearl is scolding Lester for apparently hitting his brother.
7. Sam Hess’s Wife Gina Is Furious That He Cheated on Her
When hearing the news that her husband died while having sex with someone else, she says that she’s going to sing at his funeral. She then begins to cry and the phone rings. Malvo calls the house to speak with one of Hess’s sons, pretending to be Hess’s lawyer. He then tells Hess’s son that his father intended to leave all of his estate to the other son Mo. This enrages him and he takes Mo outside to beat him with a hockey stick. The police arrive and stop him.
8. Police Start Connecting the Dots on Sam Hess’s Murder
@FargoFX, you spent your whole life thinking there are rules! There aren't!
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Lester is told at work to pull out Sam Hess’s insurance policy and then gets hit with the news that he was killed. Lester is shocked and meets up with Malvo at a diner to ask Malvo if he actually killed Hess. Malvo then tries to turn things around on Lester, saying that it was he who made the decision to kill Hess.
Police officer Molly continues to investigate the case of the abandoned vehicle and the Sam Hess murder. She then starts to think that the two cases are connected after hearing that Lester and an unidentified man with a head injury (Malvo) were talking about Sam Hess in the hospital just a day prior to his death.
9. Lester Kills His Wife
Lester’s wife begins to emasculate him. When he tries to fix their washing machine, she tells him that he’s not a man and that she doesn’t even know why she married him. He tells her to take back her mean words and she continues to provoke him. When Lester threatens her with a hammer, she basically laughs in his face. He then strikes her in the forehead and kills her, but that wasn’t enough. He hits her in the head with the hammer over and over again as she lies on the basement floor.
In a panic, Lester calls Malvo for help and he agrees to come to Lester’s aid. Lester loads a shotgun for protection as he awaits Malvo’s arrival, ready to pin the murder on Malvo. Then, to Lester’s surprise, officer Thurman shows up at his door.
10. Vern Thurman Gets Shot to Death by Malvo
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In order to further investigate the Sam Hess case, Vern Thurman shows up at Nygaard household to speak with Lester. He then sees blood in the hallway and discovers Pearl’s dead body. As he begins to request for backup, Malvo appears and shoots him with Lester’s shotgun. Thurman’s partner Molly shows up to find Thurman dead. She then calls for help on her radio and begins to investigate the house as Lester is freaking out in the basement. All of a sudden, Lester gets an idea. He runs into the wall and knocks himself out so that when Molly goes down into the basement, she believes he is also a victim.
Sadly, Molly is forced to break the news of Thurman’s death to his pregnant wife. Then the screen flashes to Duluth, Minnesota where we meet officer Gus Grimly, played by Colin Hanks. Grimly ends up pulling over Malvo for speeding and Malvo warns Grimly that he should just get back in his cop car. When Grimly asks Malvo to step out of the car, Malvo asks him about his kid, which angers Grimly. Malvo then tells Grimly once again that he should retreat and let him leave peacefully so that he’s still alive to see his daughter. Malvo rolls up his window and drives away.
Some roads you shouldn't go down…#Fargo
— Fargo (@FargoFX) April 16, 2014