The third season of “Fargo
” has seen its fair share of strange connections. Some have been carefully orchestrated, others happy accidents, and still more entirely inexplicable. So when Noah Hawley
joined director John Cameron
and cast members Michael Stuhlbarg
and Mary McDonnell
for a post-screening panel session at the Atx TV Festival, the man who improbably built an award-winning TV series out of an untouchable Oscar-winning film was ready to identify his intentions.
Below, we’ve outlined the various connective tissue between scenes, characters, and themes of Season 3 with what Hawley said inspired them.
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[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Fargo” Season 3, up to and including Episode 8.]
First up, the return of Mr. Wrench.
The deaf hitman introduced in Season 1 made a surprising return at the end of Episode 6 in Season 3. Sitting next to Mary Elizabeth Winstead
’s Nikki Swango on a prisoner transport bus,