Fargo Season 5 Episode 8 Recap: Scotty’s Real Father and 9 More Revelations


  • Sheriff Tillman captures Dot despite her last-ditch escape attempt and forces her to sign her name as ‘Nadine Tillman’.
  • Olmstead’s decision to leave her husband becomes easier when she discovers him in bed with another woman.
  • Danish Graves sabotages Tillman’s re-election campaign by recruiting three other men to legally change their names to Roy Tillman. Tillman’s angry response is having a negative impact on his campaign.

Warning: This article contains spoilers Fargo Season 5 (until episode 8).

If Fargo As season 5 approaches its explosive finale, episode 8, “Blanket,” delivered some big reveals, from Scotty’s real father to Olmstead’s reaction to Lorraine and the fate of Danish Graves. Last week’s episode 7, “Linda,” ended with the explosive twist of Dot being hospitalized and Sheriff Tillman arriving to pick her up. “Blanket” continues this shocking thriller as Tillman takes Dot to his ranch, where he receives cruel and unusual punishment for abandoning him. The episode is directed by Sylvain White, who also directed “Linda,” from a script written by series creator Noah Hawley in collaboration with Thomas Bezucha.

Tillman suffers a serious setback in his campaign for re-election as constitutional sheriff of Stark County, with bloody consequences. Witt Farr returns to the cast after an absence of a few episodes, just in time to see Dot in the clutches of her abusive ex-husband. All the drama surrounding Olmstead’s strained marriage to her son Lars comes to a head with a surprising twist that makes her decision to leave much easier. with just two Fargo With more episodes still to come, ‘Blanket’ has set the stage for an exciting conclusion to this season.


Fargo Season 5 Episode 7 Recap: Dot’s backstory and 7 more revelations

Fargo Season 5, Episode 7 features big reveals, like the introduction of Sheriff Tillman’s other missing wife, and ends on an explosive cliffhanger.

10 Sheriff Tillman eventually captures Dot

Dot makes one last attempt to escape his clutches, but it doesn’t work.


After last week’s shocking cliffhanger: Fargo Season 5, Episode 8 opens with Sheriff Tillman catching up with Dot at the hospital. As he leaves the reception, he forces her to sign “Nadine Tillman.” Dot makes one last attempt to escape Roy’s clutches when she writes:HELP ME,” on the dotted line in front of the patient’s name. It’s a smart move, but it doesn’t work because Roy knows the receptionist, so she just gives him another form so Dot can fill it out correctly.

9 Witt Farr catches Tillman leaving the hospital with Dot

Witt is lost, but refuses to give in

Just as Tillman leaves the hospital with Dot, Witt Farr, the state trooper involved in this stunt from the beginning, arrives at the hospital with a drunk man in need of medical attention. Witt recognizes Dot and immediately notices that something stinks. Dot tells Witt that everything is fine, but her eyes tell a different story. Gator intimidates Witt into letting her go, but he doesn’t give up easily. He quickly calls Olmstead to inform him of the situation.

8th Dot confirms that Scotty is Wayne’s daughter

The theory that Roy is Scotty’s father is dismissed


When Roy brings Dot back to his farm, he chains her up in a barn, which he claims is just a “barn.”Temporary measure‘Until I can trust her not to run away anymore. During this confrontation, Dot confirms that Scotty is Wayne’s daughter. Tillman tells Dot that leaving him was a mistake and says that everything that happened after she left him was also a mistake. Point replies: “My daughter was not a mistake,‘ confirms that she had her daughter after leaving Tillman, so Wayne is Scotty’s father. Scotty’s age supported the theory that Tillman was his real father, but this theory is debunked in “Blanket.”

7 Olmstead’s husband is having an affair

Olmstead’s decision to leave her husband suddenly becomes a lot easier


When Officer Olmstead goes home to change clothes in the middle of the day, she discovers her husband Lars in bed with another woman. Lars has pushed Olmstead against the wall all season. He has no job or household chores, so she has to fully support him. He remains attached to his dream of becoming a professional golfer and drives the couple further into debt with his ill-considered purchases of golf equipment. And he left young Scotty home alone for hours. Olmstead has slowly turned on her husband this season, and when she catches him having an affair, she ultimately leaves him.

6 Danish Graves sabotages Tillman’s re-election campaign

Graves recruits three Roy Tillmans to take on the real Roy Tillman

In the opening scene of Fargo Season 5, Episode 8, Danish Graves gets Marlon Everett, John Sasquatch and another of Lorraine’s debtors to legally change their names to Roy Tillman. When the real Roy Tillman shows up at a debate, he discovers that three of the other candidates on stage are named Roy Tillman, dressed exactly like him, and instructed to mockingly repeat everything he says. This bothers Tillman. He storms out of the room and furiously punches a woman, which will certainly have a negative impact on his election campaign.

5 Dot tells Gator about Linda

But Gator refuses to believe him.


When Gator comes by the barn to check on Dot, she tells him she was visiting her mother, Linda. Dot tells Gator that Linda wants to see him and that his loyalty to his father is misplaced. To deflect Gator’s loyalty to his father, Dot tells Gator that she named him Gator and not Roy, because when Roy was born he thought his son looked like a slimy, useless lizard. Gator refuses to hear this and believe what Dot says about Linda, but he is clearly conflicted.

4 Witt arrives at the Tillman ranch

Gator fires him again.

Convinced that Dot has been kidnapped, Witt visits the Tillman farm, where he confronts Gator again. Gator shoots Witt’s car and tells him he is thinking about the next shot, forcing Witt to get back in his car and drive away. But before you leave, Witt cryptically tells Gator that he will soon face the consequences. On the way into town, Witt sees Graves at a gas station and tells him about the kidnapping, which leads Graves back to the Tillman ranch.

3 Olmstead turns down Lorraine’s job offer

Olmstead compares his work to putting on an oxygen mask in a plane crash.


After being impressed by Olmstead’s bravery, Lorraine offered him a job as head of security. It would be better pay than her police work and Lorraine would help her pay off her debts, but Olmstead said she needed time to think about it. In episode 8, Olmstead finally gives Lorraine an answer and turns down the offer. Olmstead compares his work to putting on an oxygen mask in a plane crash; You must put on your own mask before you can help others.

two Dot imagined her journey to Camp Utopia

Linda may not even be alive.


Most of last week’s episode “Linda” revolved around Dot’s visit to Camp Utopia, where she met Linda and convinced her to join her mission to bring Sheriff Tillman to justice. However, when Linda was set to leave with Dot, the episode was cut to an opening scene in a restaurant, suggesting that Dot’s entire trip to Camp Utopia was imaginary. This week’s episode confirms that she really imagined her reunion with Linda. Roy tells him it was a dream. He says Linda is dead. and threatens to bury Dot next to her.

1 Tillman kills graves

Roy doesn’t like being blackmailed.


At the end of Fargo Season 5, Episode 8, Graves visits Tillman and tells him that if he simply returns Dot to Lorraine, he will get rid of the other Roy Tillmans and get him re-elected. However, Tillman isn’t really into blackmail. He pulls out a comically large revolver, shoots Graves in the stomach, and then fires a fatal shot at him. As Dot shouts through the barn window to get Graves’ attention, she witnesses Tillman throw Graves’ body into a hidden compartment under his hot tub. You have to think of another escape route.

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