Friday Jun 11, 2021

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‘Fargo’: How Season 4’s

Black-and-White Episode Embraces

its ‘Wizard of Oz’ Metaphor

Sure enough, their trust was rewarded in Episode 9, “East/West,” a pivotal turning point for the fourth season as…
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By Ben Travers
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Sure enough, their trust was rewarded in Episode 9, “East/West,” a pivotal turning point for the fourth season as well as a striking homage to film history — namely, “The Wizard of Oz.” When your story is set in Kansas, and the climax involves a tornado, you have to at least nod to the history you’re building from. “So when Satchel leaves the house in previous episodes, I had to load in the Dorothy color palette on him, so I made sure it was there [for ‘East/West’] and we could get the full Dorothy [look], with the red hat and blue shirt effect. “This season was very much about raising children, and who they grow up to be — we know that young Satchel is going to grow up and be Mike Milligan, played by Bokeem Woodbine in Season 2.

“This season was really like the….

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