‘Fargo’ Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Just Boys

‘Fargo’ Season 4, Episode 5 Recap: Just Boys

The New York Times-Arts·2020-10-19 03:26

Season 4, Episode 5: ‘The Birthplace of Civilization’

“This country loves a man who takes what he wants. Unless that man looks like you.”

Of all the monologuing that’s been done this season on what America means — on this show, targets have to endure an earful of philosophizing before taking a bellyful of lead — Josto Fadda’s words to a cell packed with Cannon’s men underlines the most important theme. “Fargo” has presented the power struggle between Kansas City crime syndicates as the story of America, how different tribes gain a foothold in the “alternate economy” before they gain legitimacy and acceptance in mainstream society. But African-Americans are a special case, and this week’s episode finally makes that resoundingly clear.

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