Fargo

Season 1 Episode 4

Eating the Blame

16
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 06, 2014 on FX
8.8
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EDIT

Gus tries to fix a mistake. Meanwhile, Molly uncovers a promising lead.

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  • Malvo was just brilliant in this episode.

    9.5
    Malvo was just brilliant in this episode, allowing himself to get arrested and then making a fool out of the arresting officer! TV gold!!
  • Eating the

    6.5
    Seeing Malvo take on a new identity was good television. The flashback scenes and then Numbers and Wrench just did not work for me though.
Peter Breitmayer

Peter Breitmayer

Ben Schmidt

Guest Star

Carlos Diaz

Carlos Diaz

Young Stavros

Guest Star

Eve Harlow

Eve Harlow

Young Helena

Guest Star

Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk

Bill Oswalt

Recurring Role

Keith Carradine

Keith Carradine

Lou Solverson

Recurring Role

Joshua Close

Joshua Close

Chaz Nygaard

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    • Title: Eating the Blame is the name of a Zen Buddhism parable/koan in which a cook who makes a vegetable soup for the Zen Master is unaware that he accidentally included part of a snake that he killed when he went to the garden with his curved knife and cut off the tops of green vegetables for the soup. The soup is praised as the best ever eaten but when the Master finds the head of the snake in his soup and asks what it is, the cook simply says 'thank you' and eats the morsel.  Eating the Blame is one of 101 parables/koans from the Shaseki-shu (Collection of Stone and Sand), written late in the thirteenth century by the Japanese Zen teacher Muju. Basically, the gist of the koan is the value of immediately and entirely taking responsibility for one's actions.

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  • NOTES (3)

    • Crew Clarifications and Additions: Chad Oakes (Produced by), Michael Frislev (Produced by), Rachel Tenner (Casting by), Jackie Lind (Canadian Casting by), Stephanie Gorin (Canadian Casting by), Gail Kennedy (Make Up Dept. Head/Make Up FX), Chris Glimsdale (Hair Head of Department), Keith Sayer (Billy Bob Thornton's Make Up Artist and Hair Stylist), Tom Yaremko (Head Greens), Rachel Viszmeg (First Aid/Craft Service), Charlene Lee (US Casting Associate), Ryan McGregor (Digital Imaging Technician), Bill Walton (Security Coordinator), Justin Onofriechuk (On Set Property Master), Glenton Richards (Assistant to Noah Hawley), Kyla Robinson (Assistant to Noah Hawley), Patty Mann (Assistant to Warren Littlefield), Ryan Duffy (Assistant to Geyer Kosinski), Jay Osterman (Assistant to Geyer Kosinski), Jay Daniel Beechinor (Associate to Producers), Christine Solberg (Assistant to Billy Bob Thornton), Kevin W. Buchholz (Co-Supervising Sound Editor)

    • Episode was shot on location in Alberta, Canada.

    • Special billing was given to Colin Hanks (with), Martin Freeman (and) and Oliver Platt (and) for this episode.

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