This week was the season finale of Fargo. Spoilers ahead for the second season of Fargo.
On this season of Fargo a woman hit a man with her car. She didn’t go to the police. Instead she drove home and made her husband clean up the mess. This included killing the man she hit with her car since her car didn’t kill him. The man she hit was a son of the head of the Fargo mafia. Due to various other events this led to a war between the Fargo mafia and the Kansas City mafia which lead to the death of the entire Fargo mafia family. Many innocent people across Minnesota and both Dakotas were murdered due the being in the crossfire or otherwise being in the wrong place at the wrong time. One of the people that gets murdered as a result of this disaster was the husband of the woman who hit the Fargo mafia man with her car.
The woman who started the whole mess ended up being a good example of an entitlement princess and a woman who refused to believe that she was anything but a victim. In the last episode the main character who was a cop dealing with the whole mess brings her back to Minnesota. While in the cop’s car, the woman starts talking about the man she hit with her car. The cop says, “you mean, the victim?” This sends the woman on a tirade about how she was a victim first. She complained about being a victim of people who expect her to have a job, people who expect her to be a housewife, and a bunch of other things. In other words, she was complaining about being a victim of everything and everyone. The responds to this by telling her, “People are dead.”
“People are dead” sums up just how outrageous the woman’s victim playing was. Here she was complaining about fake victimization while people are dead due to her actions, including her husband. She doesn’t bear total responsibility for the war between the Fargo and Kansas City mafias, but she was certainly not a victim in this.
This is the first time in a long time (if ever) where I have seen a victim playing woman get (virtually) slapped down on TV. If you read some forums like IMDB of previously.tv there was actually talk about how the cop was being a misogynist during the conversation where he tells her “people are dead”. I’m surprised that a TV show was so willing to call a (fictitious) woman out on their victim playing bullshit. Hopefully, we will see more TV shows willing to call women out on their victim playing.