Fargo (2014) s02e08 Episode Script


Erstwhile on Fargo You're not gonna prove my Ed did anything wrong! It's unprovable! There was a cleaver in the man's head, son, which Noreen said was you.
Not to mention there's a war going on up in Fargo that you may have started when you ran over that Gerhardt boy.
You take care of this butcher.
He doesn't live through the night.
Already dead, believe me.
He just doesn't know it.
- Sheriff? - Go inside now, Peggy.
Go now.
Ed home? Ed who? No, Peggy, hey, hey.
When I find ya, darlin', I'm gonna make you bleed.
Uhh! I need to find Peggy.
You're still in my custody.
You look worse than me.
Don't tire yourself.
We know where he's headed.
_ - wherever you go - hey! Hon? - wherever you go - hey! - wherever you go - hey! _ _ _ _ hey! Peggy.
Have you actualized fully? What? Have you actualized fully? I don't know.
I mean, I'm trying.
Do you feel cold sometimes, even when it's hot? Sometimes.
Do you understand the difference between thinking and being? What do you mean? Do you understand the difference between thinking and being? I-- To be is simply to exist.
Try it.
Try simply being.
I'm sorry.
But how is sitting here gonna help me be the best person I can be? Ah.
You want an explanation.
Well, kinda.
The human mind, aroused by an insistence for meaning, seeks and finds nothing but contradiction and nonsense.
It's just practically, I'm saying.
Uh, as a person, a married person, a woman who's worried she's not living up to her full potential.
Think or be.
You can't do both.
You're saying don't think about the person I want to be.
Just be that person.
Don't think about the person I want to be.
Just be that person.
Just be that person.
Peggy, are you okay? We were just talking, and-- and it all finally makes sense.
This lady has lost her mind, brother.
Shut up.
She's seeing people who are not there.
- I said "Shut up.
" - And here I am, tied up for no reason, a concerned citizen just walking past, and I-- and I hear a cry for help.
No, you're a Gerhardt.
And you're shit on my shoe.
Why don't you come here and let me wipe you off? Okay.
The cops are coming.
Who knows who else.
Okay, no time to pack.
Just the clothes on our back.
- Okay.
- Okay? Okay.
Did you-- No.
It was him.
He's the leader, I think.
Then we take him with us.
We're taking his car? Yeah, they'll be looking for ours.
I understand now, hon.
- Come on.
- Everything, what I have to do.
That's good.
Now, watch your head.
Got one.
Got another.
Gerhardts, I'm thinking.
No sign of Ed or Peggy.
I'm calling a medic.
Probably a good idea.
This is just embarrassing.
I'll get an APB out on the Gerhardt boys, and, uh, see about starting the hunt for Ed and Peggy.
Don't-- don't tell Betsy I'm down.
Yeah, she scares me more than you, so I'm gonna call.
Oh, you s _ I've just been doing it all wrong.
Both of us.
- We make a trade, hon, is what I'm thinking.
- Wanting things, pretending to be something we're not.
Selling their man back to 'em for freedom.
It's like when you're a kid and-- and you need permission to go to the washroom, and-- and you raise your hand and wait for the teacher to call on you.
But meantime, you just have to go so bad.
- I should've looked at his wallet.
- But you just go.
Know exactly who we're dealing with here.
You just go.
You don't ask.
You just go.
Till then, hon, we stick to the small roads, out of the way motels, and we just-- we keep moving.
A road trip.
Hold the phone.
Uncle Grady's got that-- that hunting cabin outside Canistota.
It's empty now.
We go there and hole up.
See? We're moving now.
Things are flowing.
Not trapped anymore.
Well, I-I mean, that was our home.
Yeah, but I mean energy-wise, you know? I mean, you got to admit, we were stuck in the mud.
Emotionally, I mean.
And-- and now, we're flying.
We-- we got a plan.
That's what matters.
We-- we-- we got a plan for how to get out of this.
See it then be it.
That's from Lifespring.
Except-- except the cops.
We-- we got to figure out-- we're gonna figure this out.
Right now, I just got to keep us alive.
You're doing it, hon.
We both are.
We're actualized.
Oh, I like it.
How come we've never come here before? You said Uncle Grady smelled like athlete's foot.
Remember? Hon.
What? In case he gets feisty.
Oh, no.
Aah! Ooh.
- Ohh! - Ooh! Good thinking, hon.
My tongue.
My tongue.
What? I bit my tongue half off.
You're dead, in case you were wondering.
You and your whore.
Zip your lips.
Dodd Gerhardt.
I'm gonna have fun taking her apart.
That's good, yeah? Yeah.
I saw a little convenience store up the road.
Gonna go make the call.
Oh, hon, there's a-- a phone near the bathroom.
Yeah, I'm gonna use a pay phone.
Make it untraceable.
Oh, smart thinking, Ed Blumquist.
What are you gonna say? Well you know, uh "If we give him back to you, you got to promise we'll go unmolested.
" What if they say no? Well, then, I'll show them which part's the flank steak.
Yeah, uh, it's, uh Is this the Gerhardt headquarters? Good.
Well, this is the Butcher.
And, uh, I-I need to talk to who's in charge.
No, not your butcher, the Butcher.
From Luverne.
So, let me talk to who's in charge.
I got Dodd.
You heard me.
What do you mean a message? Don't they-- I-I mean I got Dodd.
Did you tell them that? Just-- just tell them I'll call them back, okay? Foot's on the other shoe now.
Shut up.
Oh, now that's just rude.
Come on, for shit's sake! Hey.
Ed'll be back any minute, so don't get any ideas.
I got four daughters, you know.
I'm not a bad guy.
You called me a whore.
I heard.
I swear to Christ, when I'm free, you're gonna see the back of my hand.
We're gonna be spending some time together, so you need to be civil.
Go to hell.
Ow! Bitch! Ohh! Bitch.
What did I just say?! You gonna be nice? Yeah.
Okay, okay, all right! All right! Good.
Now, I'm making beans.
You want some beans? No.
No what? No, thank you.
That's better.
I got to say this whole thing has just been And, I mean, I'm sorry about your brother.
I am, but it was an accident.
And this whole thing has just been so-- I mean, I'm trying to stay positive.
That's one thing.
If you spend any time with me, you'll see.
Positive Peggy is what they call me.
But this whole thing has just been super hard on Ed.
He's a little more delicate, you know? I mean, he's a big guy and all, but deep down, I mean, this whole thing has just been really hard on him.
And it's my fault.
I know.
I mean I hit the guy.
Your brother.
And I'm sorry about that.
I am.
And he was stepping out into the road.
Didn't even look where he was going.
And so, Ed, you know, all he did was clean it up.
And then you sent those other fellas, and, I mean, what were we supposed to do? You know? So, now I'm hoping-- we're both hoping-- that we can just smooth this all over now and everything can go back to normal.
Oh, wait.
No, you said you didn't want beans, didn't you? No, it's okay.
They're good.
Really good, good stuff.
No, I-I mean, I should've Well Everything that's been going on, and I mean, here I am, trying to actualize fully, you know? And I mean, that's no small thing.
To review and reflect, contextualize.
Not just keep making past mistakes.
Will you listen to me nattering on.
Oh, hey, hon.
We're just-- I made some beans.
You want some? No, that's okay.
What happened to him? Oh, well, now, we don't need to talk about that, do we? Water under the bridge.
Hon, did you stab the hostage? - Yes.
- No.
I mean, I had to teach him some manners is all if we're gonna be spending time together.
And him so angry when we're the ones who should be angry.
I mean, when you get right down to it, it's our shop that burned down.
- Help.
- Our house we had to leave behind.
She's crazy.
Keep her away from me.
- Hon.
- Help.
- Hon.
- Hmm? They're-- they're not gonna want him back if we-- if we cut him up too much.
Oh, I hardly stuck him at all.
- I'm hurt real bad.
- Shut up.
I think she punctured a lung.
How'd it go with the family? They gonna negotiate? Had to leave a message.
Well, you-- you said we had him.
Yeah, but it-- it was just like a flunky or something, so I said I'd call back.
Okay, well, maybe there's-- Sounds like there's a war going on up there.
Maybe they're busy.
Yeah, but I mean, if he's such an important guy, you know? Well, hon, don't Don't doubt yourself, Ed.
That was my undoing.
See it then be it, right? So, just have some beans and call back.
They'll be home next time for sure.
Good? Hon, you got to stop stabbing him.
_ Water.
Did you spit in this? What? Tequila.
Pour it in front of me.
Here you go, chief.
Looking for a couple.
Redheaded man and a blond woman driving a blue Lincoln.
White couple? Didn't you guys try to start your own country a while back? Wounded Knee.
What happened there? Didn't you feel like being Americans anymore? I'm not from there.
See, well, I'm not sure I want to serve alcohol to a man who doesn't want to be an American.
How about a man who did three tours in Vietnam who's got a purple heart and a bronze star? Who, you? You're welcome.
Me, oh, my, oh.
Where you going, Geronimo? Huh? You gonna grab your bow and arrow there? I don't think his teepee's here.
We're talking to you, shit bird.
Is that a teepee? Ooh.
What are you doing, buddy? Ooh.
Just wanted a glass of water.
Oh, shit bird's thirsty.
Get a load of that.
Is he crying, Earl? I think he's crying.
Huh? Aah! Whoa, now.
Now, hold on.
Aah! - Aah! - Aah! Aah! Aah! No, look.
I called the cop-- Freeze, cochise! _ Excuse me, Your Lordship.
I got to go to the john.
Well, I-I can't risk untying you.
Not after before.
Yeah, but I'm gonna pee in my pants in a minute here.
Well, that's okay, I guess.
Look, I'm not gonna-- not gonna pee in my pants like a half-wit.
I got rights here.
He's right, hon.
There's, uh, what do ya-- the Geneva Convention.
Are we talking number one or number two? What? You got to pee or you got to poop, I'm saying? Geez, kid, I got-- I'm gonna blow a sack here.
Hon, you're gonna have to help him with his pants.
I'll do it.
- No.
- No, no.
No, I-I'll do it.
Hurry up.
Hurry up.
Come on.
Now I'm gonna open your drawers, okay? I can't hold it.
Come on.
Don't-- don't pee on me.
I'm-- I'm helping you out here.
- Don't look at me.
- Yeah, I'm hel-- Ahh! Oh, sweet Jesus.
- Done? - Yeah.
Well, okay.
Uh, I'm gonna go make the call.
You'll be okay? Affirmative.
Hey, doll.
I got some Chablis on ice.
How you doing? You know, with a song in my heart.
Warm for March.
Yeah, has been, I guess.
No opinion required.
Just factual.
The hippies want you to believe the planet's heating up because of my wife's hair spray.
That's, uh I don't know about that, but it's been warm.
Saw you earlier on the phone.
Yeah, down at the lake there.
Having a-a holiday, I guess you'd call it.
No phone at the cabin, so Wrong time of year for a holiday.
Can't swim, can't hunt.
Yep, it's been pretty quiet.
These, too.
Yep, just you and the moose.
Just us and the moose.
Going crazy down there, to be honest.
I bet.
How about a pack of cards? Just 39 cents.
Yeah, sure.
You know what? On the house.
For you and the missus.
Well, thanks.
- It is, uh, you and the missus, yeah? - Yeah.
Say, what-- what time do you open in the morning? Usually around 7:00, unless I sleep in, which I don't.
Just between you and me, if you could eat a rooster, I'd have done it by now.
Okay, then.
Okay, then.
Hi, there.
I'm good, thanks.
How are you? Well, fantastic.
I'm trying to reach the Southnik Hotel.
It's in Sioux Falls.
Uh, just the front desk, please.
Uh, hi.
Um, I'm looking for one of your guests, last name Heck.
Yeah, spelled just like that.
First name Constance.
Okay, I'll wait.
Hello? Oh, gosh, did I wake you? No, I'm Where are you, sweetie? You're missing the seminar.
I know, and I feel terrible, but we're kind of in a little trouble.
You and Ed? Yeah.
Well It's a long story, but I'm dealing with it.
How's it going? - What? - The seminar.
Is it amazing? Oh, it's You should come.
There's still time.
I wish.
Although, I did have kind of a breakthrough.
Like a-a vision, you know? I can see things a whole lot more clear now.
And I-- maybe I don't need it as much anymore.
Well, vision's important, but-- Yeah, so I just wanted to call and say thanks.
I know you paid for the room and-- Don't be silly.
The room.
I'm just glad you're-- and-- and maybe-- I mean, where are you? Maybe we could meet for a drink.
You could fill me in, tell me about your vision.
No, no, no, no.
Better not.
I mean, we're out in the woods here.
Not-- not far, but like I said, we had some trouble and we're hiding out.
Sounds romantic.
Well, sort of.
Ed and me, it's not been easy lately, but we're coming together now.
Working as equals, which is-- - That's great, hon.
- Mm-hmm.
Yeah, so I should go.
Hey, you know-- you know, there's all this great material here as part of the course.
Workbooks and the like.
And since you already paid, I got them right here.
Maybe I should send them to you.
Oh, yeah.
Real eye-opening stuff.
I mean, I've made more progress since this morning than ever maybe.
Not sure how long we'll be here is the thing.
But, I mean, mail service is what, three days? Yeah.
Just-- no, no.
C-can you hold onto it for me if it's not too much of a bother? It's no problem.
You said you're close.
I'll just-- Where are you? I'll jump in the car and-- Wait till you see this workbook.
It's like a road map to unlocking your inner go-getter.
We're-- I don't know exactly where we are.
I think southwest, near Vermillion.
The lake.
It's a kind of cabin.
Well, I-I'll just-- Is there a phonebook there? A piece of mail? I'll come over with the workbooks and you could-- Like I said, I made more progress in hours than ever-- No, you're sweet, but like I said, we're hiding out, so I'll just-- I'll call you as soon as it's over, okay? I'll give you a call.
Okay? Yeah? But Okay, bye.
I tried.
You heard.
He's looking at us.
He's looking at us.
Hmm? - Make him stop.
- Stop looking at us.
Where am I supposed to look? Just close your eyes.
I'm not tired.
I don't care.
Don't you do it.
Don't you do it.
Thanks, hon.
God damn it.
The perfect grind every time.
And now back to The South Dakota Morning Movie "Operation Eagle's Nest" starring Ronald Reagan.
Okay, I'm gonna give it one more go and not take no for an answer.
Go get 'em, hon.
We must hide.
He's coming.
Marie you must make me a promise.
If something should happen to me-- No.
Don't say it.
You must continue on without me.
This war is bigger than us.
- No.
- And our love.
He's trying to force us out.
But we can't go out there.
If we stay here, we burn in our own little hell.
We have no choice.
But he'll shoot us down.
Us? No.
Pierre, what are you suggesting? I will be your shield.
One of us must make it across the border.
Take that, you Nazi rat.
Come on.
Hurry! Y-y-you're not making any sense here, mister.
I'm telling you I've got your man.
I've got your boss man, and you-- _ _ Well, you know what, sir? Uh I-I might just call over to the other side, see if they want him.
Thank you so much for your help.
Uh, Fargo, please.
It's the Pearl Hotel.
Uh, I'm looking for, uh, Mike Milligan.
He's, uh-- he's with a party of fellas.
Kind of rough types.
No, ma'am, I'm not a reporter.
He left his wallet in my store the other day, and, uh, it's got 100 bucks in it, so I thought he might want that back.
Bag 'em and drop 'em in the woods.
We tell the boss the Gerhardts got 'em.
Hello? Mike Milligan? Yes.
Today's your lucky day, Mike.
I've got Dodd Gerhardt in the trunk of my car.
You want him? Sir if I kiss you when we meet, would that be inappropriate? What? I don't Nothing, just Well, it's been a day.
But the fact is I do.
I do want him.
The question is, what do you want? Well, I got the whole Gerhardt family after me, and I need you to make them stop.
Then I think you and I can make a deal.
Well, that's good, then.
That's real good.
Uh, meet me in Sioux Falls tomorrow morning, 8:00.
There's a motel off the interstate here.
Motor Motel, I think.
It's two stories.
Yeah, and no funny business, either, you hear? 'Cause I've killed people before, and I'm not afraid to do it again.
Maybe you heard of me-- the Butcher of Luverne.
I have heard of you.
And may I say, brother, I like your style.
_ This capacity crowd is ready to go.
And we're getting ready for the puck.
Well, like I was saying, groundhog saw his shadow.
Did it seem like six more weeks of winter to you? Well, not that I'm complaining, mind you.
I mean, I'm just passing time here till they carry me out of here toes up.
Okay, then.
And that will get a whistle and draw a penalty.
I can't believe they're calling a penalty.
Looking for a redhead.
Well, uh-- Not sure I can help you there.
Redhead, heavyset.
Okay, well, there's a bar a mile or so up the road.
You could potentially meet a fat-type girl there.
I'm not looking for a girl.
I'm looking for a man.
Heavyset, he parts his hair in the middle.
Look, this is a family place.
We sell motor oil and pop and, you know, maps for tourists.
Get a lot of tourists? Not so many, no.
Sometimes people on their way to Rushmore.
He's driving a blue Lincoln.
Heavyset, redheaded man.
L-look, if you're not gonna buy something, I-I think you should leave.
You know him.
Look all I know is fella comes in here two, three times, uses the phone outside.
Redhead? Yeah.
Heavyset, like you said.
One time comes in and says something like, uh Yeah.
"We're going crazy down there at the lake.
" See, this time of year, not much to do-- - At the lake.
- Yeah.
We were just-- He wasn't agitated, uh, but that's what he said.
"We're going crazy down there at the lake.
" Even bought a pack of cards.
shot and scores! Unbelievable! Hon.
Hon? Son, you got yourself a woman problem.
How I know is they've been plaguing me my whole life.
What's the joke? Can't live with them, can't turn them into cat food.
Personally, I don't see the value in all that talking and the mood swings and the lack of rational thinking, which, brother, your bitch has got that in spades.
See, the male of the species has got the potential for greatness.
Look at your kings of old.
Napoleon, Kublai Khan, Samson.
Giants made of muscle and steel.
But these women, even in those Bible movies, you see a Delilah and, uh, Scheherazade I want to tell you my own private belief here.
I think Satan is a woman.
Think about it.
With her snake tongue always undermin-- See? What did I tell you? No matter what you do to them, these goddamn twats just won't stop till you put them down.
Aah! Aah! Aah! - Aah! - Ohh! Ed? Ed? Ed? Are you okay? Are you okay? Ed? Is he Is he dead? I don't know.
Watch him, Ed.
Yeah, my eyes are open now.
I could almost hear Mike Milligan drooling over the phone.
He'll know what to do with you.
My neck.
Something-- something's wrong.
Step away from him now.
Oh, thank Christ.
Get me out of here.
Sit down, both of you.
What if we say no? Just shoot 'em, you half breed.
I'm hurt real bad here.
I can't feel my legs.
Thinking of getting a haircut.
How do you? Something professional.
Shorter, like on the sides and back.
Well, I mean, you got the bone structure.
Jesus Christ, you mongrel Just shoot these two and get me to a goddamn hospital.
Oh, my God! Oh, my God! Can you do it? Huh? Haircut.
Can you do it? Look, w-we thank you for-- Shut up.
Can you do it? Yeah.
Um let me just, uh-- let me Can you Can you sit? And I'll go get the scissors.
Ed, can you make sure-- our guest may be thirsty.
What? Oh.
Uh you want a pop? No pop.
I said sit down.
Not sure how sharp they'll be.
No funny tricks.
I mean, you saved us.
And we're grateful for that.
Aren't we, Ed? Of course we are, and you know, if there's anything we could do to repay you you just Professional, you said? Yeah.
Tired of this life.
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