The police come one step closer to connecting all the murders and motives behind them. The Gerhardts pay a visit to Ed's house only to find Peggy. Then they stop by the police station to try and grab Ed. However, the lawyer Karl Weathers convinces them to leave. Ed would wish to confess everything but first demands a lawyer. Written by
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Ed Blumquist tells Lou Solverson the story of Sisyphus, a Greek mythological figure condemned to push a boulder up a hill for eternity. This is not the first time the story of Sisyphus is referenced. The third episode of season 2 is titled Fargo: The Myth of Sisyphus
(2015) and in it Noreen (the girl behind the counter in the butcher shop) can be seen reading the book of the same name by Albert Camus. Camus uses the story of Sisyphus in his book to explain the absurdity of life. See more
Korean War vet Karl, when being convinced to help negotiate between Bear Gerhardt & Lou Solverson, mentions that he once "stared down Chiang Kai-Shek". As Chiang Kai-Shek was an anti-communist ally of the US and fled to Taiwan prior to the start of the Korean War, I think what Karl Weathers should've said that he "stared down Mao Tse-Tung", the leader of the Chinese Communists who invaded Korea from the north in 1950. See more
And I can't stop thinking about that book.
Noreen's book. It's, like, stuck in my head.
What? What book?
It's about this guy who, every day, he- he pushes this rock up this hill. Like a boulder. And then every night, it just rolls back down. But he doesn't stop. You know, he just- he keeps goin'. And -and he wakes up every day and starts pushin'. By which I-I-I guess I'm- I'm sayin' it doesn't matter what they throw at me. I'm gonna take care of what's mine. And...
These boys aren't gonna rest ...
Man of Constant Sorrow
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