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Did You Do This? No, You Did It!
Season 2, Episode 7
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Episode Information
Air Date:

November 23, 2015

Viewers:

1.24 million

Written by:

Noah Hawley
Matt Wolpert
Ben Nedivi

Directed by:

Keith Gordon

Episode Chronology
Previous Episode:

Rhinoceros

Next Episode:

Loplop

CrewGalleryTranscript

Did You Do This? No, You Did It! is the seventh episode of Season 2 of Fargo, as well as the seventeenth episode overall. It premiered on November 23, 2015.

Description

Lou and Hank investigate in Fargo, The King of Breakfast visits Betsy and Molly, Floyd is summoned away and Bear questions a family member's loyalty.

Plot

The events of this episode take place at the same time as the events of the following episode, "Loplop".

While the Gerhardts have a funeral for Rye and Otto Gerhardt, associate hitman Ricky G and Bear gun down an associate of the Kansas City Mafia in his office. In retaliation, members of the mafia kill three Gerhardt lieutenants at once. Simone buries Rye's recovered belt buckle in place of his body as Bear tells Floyd of the Mafia's hits, taking the Gerhardts' South Dakota territory. When Simone dismisses her grandmother's worries of the missing Dodd's whereabouts, she hits her, causing Simone to storm off. Lou Solverson and Ben Schmidt arrest Floyd for the family's connection to the shootout in the woods, and Ricky tells Bear there's a phone call for him willing to distribute Dodd's location. Bear ignores it.

Hank Larsson and Schmidt's superior, Gibson, question Floyd. After Hank talks about his late wife and a man he killed in World War II, he posits the idea of her giving up information on the KC Mafia. Mike Milligan is on the phone with his boss, cleaning up the crime scene following Bear's attack. Irate, he gives Milligan two days before he sends in a hitman known as The Undertaker to do the job properly. Simone bursts in, furious that the Mafia killed Otto instead of Dodd, and Milligan decides to either kill her or take her as a hostage. Before he can, Lou and Schmidt burst into the hotel room and incapacitate Gale Kitchen. Schmidt escorts Simone out, and she ditches him by seducing him in the elevator down and kneeing him in the groin. Before she can leave, Bear drives by in his truck and orders her to come with him.

In the hotel room, Lou and a visibly pained Schmidt try to convince Milligan to leave the Gerhardts alone. He responds by telling them a parable of a man suspected of stealing from his boss, and Lou correctly concludes that the man is stealing the wheelbarrows he moves around during the day. Milligan states that the KC Mafia is the future and that the Gerhardts are the past. Betsy Solverson comes home to find Karl Weathers and Sonny Greer, who have been sent by Lou to keep watch over the house until the war is over. Bear drives Simone out into the middle of the woods. Despite her pleas and attempts to leverage, he kills her and thinks about the family, dead and alive, as he drives back to the compound. When Ricky tells him the man who knows Dodd's location called again, Bear grabs him and forcefully tells him that Dodd is not around anymore.

Lou calls Betsy from the Fargo police station to check on her. Despite Floyd's hesitation to rat on the KC Mafia, she does it anyway, and this shuts down several mob operations. Broker calls Milligan to tell him The Undertaker has been sent and that he is "done." As Floyd is released to Bear, she tells him to call Hanzee Dent back to them and find Dodd, the war almost won. As they leave, Lou observes to Schmidt that they just chose a side. Hank informs Lou he has heard a report of a man matching Hanzee's description shooting two Sioux Falls police officers. Betsy admits to Karl that she is almost certain she is taking placebo pills for her illness. She asks him that if she dies, he tell Lou to remarry. As she goes to Hank's house to feed his cats, she finds the walls of his study covered with drawn pictographs.

As Bear and Floyd return, Ricky accidentally lets slip in front of Floyd that Hanzee is on the phone, having found Dodd. As The Undertaker arrives in the hotel room, Milligan reaches a hand out for a shake, pulling a concealed gun and shooting him in the head. He and Kitchen stab The Undertaker's goons to death, and Milligan decides to tell Broker that the Gerhardts killed them. The phone rings, and we learn who has been calling the Gerhardts about Dodd: Ed Blumquist, now trying to bargain with Milligan for Dodd, to his delight. Ed hangs up the phone, revealing he is calling from a phone booth outside a rest stop, gets in Dodd's car, and drives away.

Cast

Main cast

Recurring cast

Co-starring

Deaths

Trivia

  • This is the first episode of the series where not all of the main characters appear.
  • The episode title is a reference to a Picasso quote regarding his painting Guernica. While residing in Paris during the German occupation, a German officer allegedly asked him, upon seeing a photo of Guernica in Picasso's apartment, "Did you do that?" Picasso responded, "No, you did."
Season 2 episodes

01. "Waiting for Dutch"
02. "Before the Law"
03. "The Myth of Sisyphus"
04. "Fear and Trembling"
05. "The Gift of the Magi"

06. "Rhinoceros"
07. "Did You Do This? No, You Did It!"
08. "Loplop"
09. "The Castle"
10. "Palindrome"

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