Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
Fargo’s third season finally seemed to hit its sinister stride with “The House of Special Purpose” – a chapter that featured the true escalating evils of Varga’s invasion and the consequences of Sy’s foolish rage and jealousy against Ray.
Now, first things first. WHO THOUGHT THEY’D KILLED OFF NIKKI? AND WHO WAS VERY UPSET ABOUT IT FOR A FEW MOMENTS?
Now, Fargo’s a show that often picks off its characters before they reach what might seem like the natural end of their story. They tend to drop right before they fully pay off. It’s part of the purposeful “randomness” involved with creating a faux true story. So would killing Nikki off in Episode 5 be something that the show would do? Of course. Without a doubt. It would have been totally on brand. And it would have made a huge statement on behalf of Varga and his thugs. And part of me likes when characters get unexpectedly taken off the board. But, man, I was rooting for her to pull through.