Brow-beaten insurance salesman Lester Nygaard is set on a path of destruction after an encounter with malicious drifter Lorne Malvo
Molly begins to suspect that Lester is involved in the murders, but her new boss points her in a different direction. Malvo investigates the blackmail plot against a man known as the Supermarket King.
Malvo flips the script on the blackmail operation, Molly sets a trap, and Gus debates whether he should come clean. Lester's return to work has complicated repercussions.
When Gus tries to right a wrong, Malvo embraces his alter ego. Lester finds himself in a surprising situation. Molly uncovers a promising lead.
When Lester has a close call, Molly makes an unorthodox decision. Gus weighs some neighbourly advice, and Malvo gets what he wants.
Malvo executes his master plan, while Lester attempts to craft one of his own. Meanwhile, Gus and Molly team up in Duluth.
Malvo seeks answers, while Lester finagles a few of his own. Molly and Gus try to get past a setback in the investigation.
Molly faces increasing pressure to close the case, while Lester starts to feel like a new man
Lester has an unexpected encounter, Malvo changes course, and a new investigation leads Molly down a familiar path
Molly takes the lead, while Gus pursues a hunch. Lester manipulates the situation, and Malvo finds a new target.