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The Lord of No Mercy 

Gloria and Winnie get closer to the truth; Emmit tries to make things right; Nikki and Ray prepare for payback; Varga cleans up a mess.


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Noah Hawley, Noah Hawley (created for television by) | 1 more credit »





Episode cast overview:
Ewan McGregor ... Emmit Stussy / Ray Stussy
Carrie Coon ... Gloria Burgle
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ... Nikki Swango
Goran Bogdan ... Yuri Gurka
David Thewlis ... V.M. Varga
Michael Stuhlbarg ... Sy Feltz
Hamish Linklater ... Larue Dollard
Olivia Sandoval ... Winnie Lopez
Andy Yu ... Meemo
Ivan Sherry ... Scotty Pullover
Zina Lee ... Madeline
Todd Matthews ... Neil Armstrong
Shaya Jalili Shaya Jalili ... Gavrilo Princip
Steve Belford ... Emmit Acting Double


Gloria and Winnie get closer to the truth; Emmit tries to make things right; Nikki and Ray prepare for payback; Varga cleans up a mess.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Release Date:

24 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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Did You Know?


Coen brothers (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen) reference: The full name Vladimir Ilyich Ulianov, used by Varga (David Thewlis) in reference to Lenin (to distinguish him from John Lennon), was also used by Walter in The Big Lebowski (1998). Furthermore, Varga specifies "not the walrus" (in reference to John Lennon). In "Lebowski", Donnie repeatedly says "I Am the Walrus?" in response to Walter's Lenin reference, thinking he means Lennon. See more »


When V.M. Varga (David Thewlis) enters the room while Emmit (Ewan McGregor) is being interviewed by the police, he says "Moshi moshi!" This is Japanese and roughly translates as "Hi!", but it is used primarily when answering the telephone and almost never during in-person conversation. See more »


Emmit Stussy: I didn't mean to...
[pointing at his brother's dead body]
V.M. Varga: No one ever does.
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References Full Metal Jacket (1987) See more »


Cossack's Song
Performed by The Red Army Choir
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Odd Man Out
1 June 2017 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

I think it's taken me a little longer than usual to watch this season because there hasn't been that 'Wow' episode yet. The premiere was great and I've enjoyed all of the performances thus far, but the story isn't something that has peaked my interest. With that said, 'Lord of No Mercy' provided a new spark for the season, culminating in a death that's been a long time coming. Ray Stussy has felt like the odd man out for most of this season. While his brother is trying to do real work and fix up his business, he's off stealing and sleeping with one of his former parolees. In many ways, he has been a ticking time bomb, and it's probably only a matter of time before Nikki Swango gets what's coming to her as well. Heck, she barely survived the brutal beating from Varga's henchman in the last episode. Ray's death seemed to mirror season 1's shocking death of Pearl, by way of Lester's hammer. Same goes for the stamp frame here. Meanwhile, Gloria continues to try and fight her way through the system. Carrie Coon is my favorite part of the show, so I'm looking forward to the point in which she's no longer pushed aside and becomes visible to everyone, not just her boss. I have to believe that the last 4 episodes will pick up the pace.


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