Aw jeez, here we go again! “Fargo” will return with a new installment in fall 2015 when the FX series airs the anticipated Season 2—a prelude to the first installment, which takes place in 1979. According to reports, the sophomore series will focus around an incident that occurred in Sioux Falls, South Dakota — an event that was often mentioned during the freshman season of the Noah Hawley-created anthology.
"If you were paying attention to Season 1, we made a lot of references to Sioux Falls," Hawley said during a summer TV press tour. "That was deliberate.”
And that wasn’t the only carefully considered move made by the series’ showrunner. Hawley recently released an excerpt of the Season 2 premiere script to Entertainment Weekly that teased details so enticing, we’re now left counting down the days until the show's autumn premiere.
The script, which occurs halfway into the Season 2 premiere, features a scene between the Blomquist’s (Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Plemons). Peggy Blomquist is described as a “small-town beautician with big-city dreams” while her husband Ed Blomquist is referred to as a butcher’s assistant “who wants to be supportive of his wife’s self-discovering, even if he doesn’t quite understand it.”
The passage begins with Peggy nervously sitting at her vanity. She brushes her hair in an attempt to keep up with the façade that she actually can keep her life in order—that is, until she notices a blood stain on her collar. She tries to rub mark but only smears the wet fluid. She then takes off her shirt and continues to brush her hair.
The scene then cuts to Peggy, now filled with positive energy, cooking at the stove when her husband enters. The script uses expressive adjectives to describe Ed, who is referred to as a cow, “which sounds like a judgment, but is simply his classification in the animal kingdom.”
So is Peggy the murderer of Season 2? We can’t say for sure, but what we do know is that there’s a good possibility that the blood on her shirt is due to the war being waged between a local crime gang and a Mob. According to Entertainment Weekly, Peggy and Ed have found themselves smacked in the middle between a deadly confrontations in Season 2.
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