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The Gift of the Magi 

Floyd takes action and Charlie tries to prove himself; Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next; Lou finds himself sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.


Jeffrey Reiner




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kirsten Dunst ... Peggy Blumquist
Patrick Wilson ... Lou Solverson
Jesse Plemons ... Ed Blumquist
Jean Smart ... Floyd Gerhardt
Ted Danson ... Hank Larsson
Cristin Milioti ... Betsy Solverson
Jeffrey Donovan ... Dodd Gerhardt
Bokeem Woodbine ... Mike Milligan
Bruce Campbell ... Ronald Reagan
Brad Garrett ... Joe Bulo
Nick Offerman ... Karl Weathers
Elizabeth Marvel ... Constance Heck
Keir O'Donnell ... Ben Schmidt
Rachel Keller ... Simone Gerhardt
Zahn McClarnon ... Hanzee Dent


Floyd takes action and Charlie tries to prove himself; Peggy and Ed disagree about what to do next; Lou finds himself sidelined during Ronald Reagan's campaign tour.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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9 November 2015 (Australia) See more »

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Did You Know?


Bruce Campbell previously appeared in The Ladykillers (2004), starring Colin Hanks's father Tom Hanks, and directed by the Coen brothers themselves. He and Kirsten Dunst also appeared together in the Spider-Man films, directed by the Coens' friend and sometimes collaborator, Sam Raimi. See more »


The banner on the side of Reagan's bus reads "Reagan '80" with a single quote in front of 80 rather than an apostrophe, revealing this mistake to be the result of the automatic "smart quote" feature of modern word processing programs. See more »


Dodd Gerhardt: Where you been?
Simone Gerhardt: I just met a-a friend.
Dodd Gerhardt: Mm. You think you're grown, is that it?
Simone Gerhardt: What?
Dodd Gerhardt: With your clothes and your hair and no bra? Like you know somethin' about the world? Being grown's got a price. Kid gets slapped when he's bad. When you're grown, you get the fist or the knife.
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References Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) See more »


Children of the Sun
Written by Billy Thorpe and Spencer Proffer
Performed by Billy Thorpe
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10 March 2018 | by merelyaninnuendoSee all my reviews


The Gift Of The Magi

Fargo being critically acclaimed and buzzed at awards shows is actually worth the hype and deserves the respect for its richness in acting, execution, writing and background score department. Fargo breeds power and vulnerability two opposite sides of the coin and walks right in the middle of it attaining a perfect balance between practicality and drama.

The highly anticipated season 02 of course has a huge cast and they are giving it all in; aware of being the platform they have gained. Unlike the first season, this seems fast and plot driven too as it hits hard and to-the-point from the first frame. The production design is exceptionally well detailed and stunning in it that is not only supported but celebrated by brilliant writing (the build up of a scene is beautifully poetic) and soundtrack.

The physical sequences are choreographed nicely (Again, Kirsten Dunst has an important role to portray and has more gravitas than what seems; it resembles with Martin Freeman in the previous season) and acted out with all the conviction barring the practicality and intensity that draws out of each and every character's reaction to a certain act.

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