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Moe Hess is a minor character in Fargo Season 1. He is one of the twin sons of Sam Hess. Moe is described as "a bit dim" and has a habit of repeating whatever his brother says.


Early life

Not much is known about Moe's life prior to the story other than the fact that he has had some "run-ins with the law" in the past, mainly involving shoplifting among other things and has been charged along with his brother for merchandising theft. It is unknown whether or not he had any ties to the criminal underworld. (The Crocodile's Dilemma)

Bullying Lester

Mickey is first seen along with his father and brother approaching Lester Nygaard on the sidewalk to pick on him. Mickey and his brother give their own side commentary to Sam and Lester's conversation, much to their annoyance.

He and his brother are later seen at Hess & Sons Transport playing with a box of inflatable sex dolls and begin fighting when Lorne Malvo walks in looking for Sam. Moe tries to protest Mickey's attempt to take charge, which causes the two to continue fighting until Sam returns. After Malvo accuses Moe of being "a little dim" Moe repeats Mickey's encouragement for his father to hit him. Moe, along with the rest of Sam's entourage, stands in confusion as Malvo exits the building after taking a look at Sam.

After hearing the news of Sam's death, Moe along with his brother and mother receive updates from Max Gold about Fargo's next move. After Mickey receives a phone call from Malvo posing as Sam's attorney telling him all of Sam's inheritance went to Moe, Moe is led outside by Mickey and beaten with a hockey stick. Molly Solverson intervenes, saving Moe's life, and is taken to the hospital when he had suffered a broken collarbone and a possible concussion. Molly taking Moe to the hospital is what gives her the first lead on solving Sam's murder. (The Crocodile's Dilemma)

Days later, Moe and his brother are shooting crossbows at a "For Sale" sign as Lester pulls into their driveway. The two of them taunt Lester as he walks up to the front door until they are both dismissed by Gina. They return to shooting crossbows until Mickey gets distracted by watching his mother flirt with Lester, and Moe is shot in the backside with a crossbow bolt. (A Muddy Road)

Final confrontation

Moe follows Mickey and an angry Gina into Bo Munk Insurance Shop where the latter confronts Lester about being ineligible for Sam's life insurance policy. Moe offers to beat him up for her but is silenced. Moe is disgusted to learn of Gina's sexual history with Lester. Gina orders Moe and his brother to threaten Lester, only for Lester to fight back by putting staples in their faces. Gina eventually is talked down and storms out, the boys following behind her. (The Heap)

Episode appearances

Season 1


To be added.