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'Fargo' recap: 'Before the Law'

'Fargo' recap: 'Before the Law'

The season's second episode moves the crime story along at a brisk pace.

Quick transitions between storylines, some of which intersect, create an entertaining follow-up to the phenomenal season premiere, even if by the end you feel as if nothing has changed.

The episode begins with a jazzy intro sequence revealing all of the characters in their ponderous glory. Following the title crawl we are brought back to everyone’s favorite crime family continuing their shady business in the wake of the boss’s death.

Dodd Gerhardt (Jeffrey Donovan) is fresh off of cutting a man’s ears off (he's not a good dude), which kills the man, before being called into a family...