In March 1979, the Gerhardt family is the most prominent organized crime syndicate in Fargo, North Dakota. Their hold on the territory is threatened by two near-simultaneous incidents. Patriarch Otto Gerhardt suffers a debilitating stroke, leaving the dynasty's leadership uncertain, with his sons Dodd, Bear, and Rye all vying for the position. Meanwhile, at a waffle house near Luverne, Minnesota, Rye, the youngest Gerhardt son, attempts to extort Judge Mundt into unfreezing his business partner's assets, only for the encounter to violently devolve. Rye kills the judge, along with a cook and a waitress. Afterward, distracted from a close encounter with a UFO, Rye is struck by a passing car which drives off with him stuck in the windshield. The driver, Peggy Blumquist, believes Rye is dead and keeps him in her garage without informing her husband, Ed, a local butcher's assistant. Ed discovers Rye still alive but manic, and he stabs Rye to death after Rye attacks him. Peggy convinces a traumatized Ed to keep the incident a secret, and they hide Rye's corpse in their meat freezer. Officer Lou Solverson, the father of Molly Solverson from season 1, investigates the waffle house shooting, noting the strangeness of the shooter apparently fleeing the scene in a vehicle after parking his own car outside the diner. He is joined by his father-in-law, Sheriff Hank Larsson. At home, Lou deals with his wife Betsy's progressing cancer, for which she recently has begun chemotherapy. Meanwhile, in light of Otto Gerhardt's stroke, the members of a Kansas City-based syndicate make plans to move on Fargo.

Pop Culture Connections - Outgoing

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It refers to these books...

Holy Bible

This Book is referred to by Waiting for Dutch part of Fargo Season 2
The judge tells the story of Job in the diner.
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The Massacre at Sioux Falls

This Movie is shown on Waiting for Dutch part of Fargo Season 2
We see the filming of this (fictitious) Ronald Reagan film
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It plays these songs...

Children of the Sun
performed by Billy Thorpe

This Song is played in Waiting for Dutch part of Fargo Season 2
This song plays as the judge drives to the Waffle House, with Rye Gerhardt following close behind. The song continues to play inside the restaurant.

I Love You
performed by J.C. Akins

This Song is played in Waiting for Dutch part of Fargo Season 2
This song plays as Ed Blomquist drives home from the butcher shop. The music continues as Ed and his wife, Peggy, eat their dinner of Hamburger Helper and tater tots.

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Fargo Season 2

# Title Air Date
2:1 Waiting for Dutch Oct 12, 2015
2:2 Before the Law Oct 19, 2015
2:3 The Myth of Sisyphus Oct 26, 2015
2:4 Fear and Trembling Nov 2, 2015
2:5 The Gift of the Magi Nov 9, 2015
2:6 Rhinoceros Nov 16, 2015
2:7 Did you do this? No, you did it! Nov 23, 2015
2:8 Loplop Nov 30, 2015
2:9 The Castle Dec 7, 2015
2:10 Palindrome Dec 14, 2015