In 1987, the Milos family car runs out of gas along a deserted highway in winter. Heavily in debt, Stavros Milos prays for help. Stepping outside the car, he finds a satchel filled with money buried in the snow. Nineteen years later, Chumph, disguised as a plumber, inspects Milos' plumbing system, and says everything appears normal but mentions that blood flowing out sounds similar to a biblical plague. Officer Grimly spots Malvo on the street near Milos' house and arrests him. Grimly calls Deputy Solverson, who wants to go to Duluth, but Chief Oswalt overrules her and goes instead. Malvo produces documentation identifying himself as Frank Peterson, a Lutheran minister from Baudette with a solid alibi. Solverson calls Grimly after learning Malvo's name, but Malvo (as Peterson) has just been released. Before Malvo leaves, Grimly calls out, "Lorne Malvo," to show Malvo he knows his real identity. Later, Malvo and Chumph release hundreds of crickets into Milos' supermarket, simulating a plague of locusts, to further intimidate Milos. Meanwhile, Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench kidnap Nygaard, but he escapes. Fleeing, Nygaard encounters and punches a police officer to get arrested and be taken to safety. Mr. Numbers and Mr. Wrench later stage a bar fight to also get arrested, and are put in Nygaard's cell.