We begin with some family who has loaded up all of the shit and decided to move to Minnesota in the dead of winter. I think I know everything I need to about these fools from that statement alone. Somewhere in the frozen tundra they run out of gas. The father prays to God to help him. After praying, the father finds an ice scraper and decides to dig in the snow near the fence where he found it. Why would anyone do that? He finds a suitcase in the snow drift. Is his luck changing? I doubt it. The briefcase is filled with lots of money. He is convinced God is real and just answered his prayers.
Oh that was the Supermarket King dude. It was a flashback scene to when he first moved to Minnesota. In present times, he is trying to figure out how his shower got full of blood. Now I am starting to think I missed and episode. I’m back. I went back and rewatched episode three. To be honest, I think I am sort of getting bored with this show a little. It’s slow and plodding and okay to watch not so fun to recap. I can’t seem to remember the previous episode at all by the time I watch the next one.
Anyway, starting over episode four it dawned on me that the money the Grocery Store dude found on the side of the road is “the money” that the blackmailer claims to know about.
Now we are back to the scene where Malvo’s plumbing is being checked out due to the whole blood shower scene courtesy of Malvo last episode. The plumber suggests that the Grocery Store King get right with The Lord and that set him off. The Grocery King is worried that God is angry with him for not keeping the promises he made when he found the suitcase full of money.
Next, Malvo gets picked up by one of the Keystone Cops in Duluth. The one who Molly met in the last episode. Molly wants to go interview the suspect but the bumbling male cop informs her that it is her case, and once again tries to keep her off the case.
Lester is dealing with bloody floors and his multiple injuries. He also got a death threat, I think it is from one of the two murdering goons who speak to each other in ridiculous fake sign language. It seems they are not happy with Lester because the dead bully’s wife came on to him when he stopped by to tell her about her life insurance benefits. But to be honest, I really don’t know.
Okay the next scene has Numbers and Wrench (don’t ask me which is which) arguing in fake sign language about killing Lester. The deaf one wants to be sure that Lester is actually banging the bully’s wife before they kill him. I guess this is a revenge thing because the worked for/with the bully? I don’t know.
Meanwhile back at the jail, Malvo gets to make a phonecall. He calls a pet store and asks to speak to Don, the plumber guy, who is not very smart. Malvo has Don buying all the crickets in town. I am guessing he is going for another plague for the Grocery King. Locusts, crickets, close enough. In the bathroom the cops have a conversation and decide they don’t have enough to hold Malvo. Their interrogation of Malvo is hysterical. Tuesday is Bingo night at the church, no way Frank could have been at the place where the cop pulled over someone driving Lester’s car. The cops let him go. Grimly is pissed.
Malvo tells the cop that the human eye can perceive more shades of green than any other color. Check out this weird link along that same line of thought.
Molly interviews the lady who runs the hotel that Malvo checked into. The one he toyed with for her pet policy. He signed in as Lorne Malvo and left some “lucky penny” tokens behind. Why would he sign in with his real name?
Numbers and Wench have shoved Lester into the trunk of his car. At least he has his cell phone. Alas, he tries to call his brother for help, but he is too busy watching porn to really care. Numbers and Wrench take Lester to a frozen lake, presumably to kill him via dropping him through a whole in the ice. While the deaf guy was drilling the hole in the ice, Lester managed to tase the other one and get away. Lester finds a cop car and asks for a ride back to town, when the cop refuses he punches him so that he could get arrested.
The second plague has arrived at the grocery store. There are crickets EVERYWHERE. Millions of them. The customers all go running out of the store screaming! It’s hysterical. Malvo calls the Grocery King and demands his blackmail money and reminds him that, “God is watching!”. The Grocery King freaks out and says, “God is real!”
Numbers and Wrench, frustrated they didn’t get to kill Lester get in a bar fight. This lands them both in jail, in the same cell with Lester! Too funny.