Season 3 of Fargo premiered on Wednesday night and writer/director Noah Hawley really hit it out of the park. While all of the FX Fargo television series have been good, this season looks like it might be the most Coen Brothers-esque.
The shows stars Ewan McGregor, who plays two brothers, Ray and Emmit Stussy. Emmit is a handsome and successful businessman and Ray is a down on his luck parole officer. Apparently Ray was bequeathed some valuable stamps but Emit, being the savvier brother, convinced Ray to trade him an old corvette for the stamps. Since then Ray has had a chip on his shoulder.
Ray asked his brother to give him some money so he could buy his fianceé a nice ring, plus he felt he was owed. When his brother refuse Ray came up with a plan to steal back his stamps. To do that, Ray asked one of his drunk parolees to do the dirty work in exchange for throwing out a failed a drug test.
Maurice the parolee lost Ray's instructions and ended up killing a seemingly random guy. Maurice told Ray what happened and then threatened to go to the authorities and tell them it was all Ray's idea. Fortunately, Ray's fianceé Nikki came with the idea of dropping a window unit air conditioner on Maurice while he was smoking a cigarette.
But even though Maurice is dead, Ray's troubles are only beginning because that guy Maurice killed with a police chief's father.