Dax
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December 9th, 2015, 6:38 pm #41

I'm fine with the UFO. Peggy's line was very funny.

Since you were ultimately 'eh' on last year, are you liking this one more, less, about the same, or get-back-to-you-after-the-finale?

I'm 'about the same', but I was more impressed with the accomplishment (wow, they actually made this work) last year (although there is a 'hey, they could do it again, too' factor...), and while I think both casts are pretty amazing, there was something extra 'special' about Thornton and Freeman together...

I liked last year's story better, but I'm loving all the little cinematic flourishes and the soundtrack selections...
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December 10th, 2015, 1:25 pm #42

UFO had me stumped but I'm fine with it too. I was thinking the aliens were thinking about abducting the bunch and said 'Oh hell no ... these people are crazy' and took off.

I like this year a lot. I was wondering how they would do another year but they did a great job.
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December 11th, 2015, 12:51 am #43

The saucer brought it full circle... Peggy hit Rye 'cuz he was frozen in the street, staring at it (or another one), and that was the catalyst for so much of the story...

http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2015 ... 51210fx01/
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December 12th, 2015, 4:46 pm #44

Did we see Peggy hit Rye because he was watching a UFO and I missed it?

I'm enjoying this season more than last, though I thought last season felt like it had a purpose from the start. I've questioned the point of this season several times until we got to the massacre at Sioux Falls. But I've stuck with this season, while last season I skipped a couple episodes. Martin Freeman and Alison Tolman were the only reason I watched last season's finale. I wanted to see how things would play out for poor, unfortunate Lester.
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December 12th, 2015, 5:21 pm #45

Yeah. End of the first act of the first episode... The waitress escapes the diner, wounded. Rye goes after her, gets her. He's in the street and sees three blue lights in the horizon... They raise up, fly above him, and fly off. And then he's hit by a car...
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December 13th, 2015, 10:14 pm #46

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December 14th, 2015, 2:40 am #47

Oh yeah! I didn't miss it, I just forgot about it in the meantime, lol. Thanks, Dax!

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December 15th, 2015, 4:45 am #48

I know the series is loosely based on something that really happened. Are the UFOs something that was supposed to have happened as well?
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December 15th, 2015, 5:52 am #49

Yes/no... The 'This is a true story' title cards that open every episode (and the movie) are a joke.

But Hawley says of the UFOs that they were really a part of the era... Sightings, speculation, Close Encounters in '77... And this story served as an inspiration - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Val_Johnson_incident
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December 15th, 2015, 3:57 pm #50

Very satisfying finale.

And hey - Hanzee was in Season 1, it turns out... http://www.hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchi ... m-season-1... and Mr. Wrench and Mr. Numbers were shown as kids last night...

Longer wait for Season 3... we'll get it in the spring of 2017.

It'll take place in 2010, four years after Season 1. New cast of regulars, but we may see people we already know...

http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/fargo-s ... 201662128/
http://deadline.com/2015/12/fargo-seaso ... 201667618/
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