Fargo

Season 1 Episode 5

The Six Ungraspables

15
Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM May 13, 2014 on FX
8.9
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Molly makes an unorthodox decision after Lester has a close call.

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  • brilliantly entertaining!

    9.0
    Not as funny as previous episodes, but still brilliantly entertaining!
  • The Six

    6.5
    The Malvo and Chumph scenes were good, in an awkward and amusing way, but overall I found the episode to be a little boring. The henchmen are just not interesting characters.
  • "Hub And Spoke" isn't the only structure in the world

    10
    One of the strongest points of this show is it originality and story it had a "hub and spoke" structure it wouldn't be so interesting. I'd call the show's structure and story telling "distributed". It is more demanding for a viewer, but all the more rewarding when you pay attention. The actors are excellent, the action pace balanced to perfection. Lorne Malvo brings in mystery and spookiness. And the whole picture has a feel of a farce up to a point that I am inclined to call it just that a farce. The end will not be funny, though.moreless
  • Hub And Spoke

    5.0
    All the great shows have either one main character or two. They form the hub. And we relate to other characters (spokes) on how they interact with the hub. Justified has Raylan and Boyd. SOA has Jax. The Sopranos had Tony. Deadwood had Bullock and Swearengen Seinfeld had Jerry. Curb had Larry.



    Who is (are) the spoke(s)? Lester? Lorne? Molly? Grimly? Stavros Milos? The ex-chief of police in absentia through his wife and new-born daughter? The new police chief? Molly's dad?



    Critical to the "hub" is what's at stake and why should we care. Not only has the show too many hubs; but it hasn't yet answered the question of why we should care.moreless
Shawn Doyle

Shawn Doyle

Vern Thurman

Guest Star

Kelly Holden

Kelly Holden

Pearl Nygaard

Guest Star

Julie Ann Emery

Julie Ann Emery

Ida Thurman

Guest Star

Bob Odenkirk

Bob Odenkirk

Bill Oswalt

Recurring Role

Adam Goldberg

Adam Goldberg

Mr. Numbers

Recurring Role

Russell Harvard

Russell Harvard

Mr. Wrench

Recurring Role

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    • Title: The episode title comes from a koan attributed to the Zen master Yunmen Wenyan and the Buddhist concept of Dharmakaya. The "six graspables" are the five human senses plus the mind. The "six ungraspables" signify how neither sense nor thinking can be of any help in the comprehension of the absolute. This might correlate to the characters' relationship to the ideas of a higher power.

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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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