'Fargo' Season 4 Episode 10: With Odis' death, will Zelmare now target Loy for selling her and Swanee out?
'Fargo' Season 4 in its penultimate episode has raised an important question of whether Loy Cannon will his end by Zelmare instead of Faddas
'Fargo' season 4, in its penultimate episode, sees Odis (Jack Huston) refuse to heed Josto (Jason Schwartzman) and Gaetano's (Salvatore Esposito) wishes and part ways with the Italians. However, things do not end very well for Odis. He killed Swanee (Kelsey Asbille) and also Deafy (Timothy Olyphant) in episode 8 at the train station; that had left us heartbroken for Deafy, but think about it, Zelmare is at the moment gunning for revenge and she is eyeing Odis and Loy.
Odis had lied to Deafy and said that he was on the cop's side when they had surrounded Zelmare and Swanee. Loy however wanted the lovers dead. So after Odis informed Deafy about Zelmare and Swanee's whereabouts, he said that now he wanted to be a cop for real, and not someone who is on the take from either the Faddas or the Cannons. However, at the end, we see Odis shoot Swanee and Deafy too. Before he could kill Zelmare though, she escapes. We had assumed that Odis might return to either Faddas or Cannons' side. However, when Josto called him and lovingly (not!) welcomed him back, Odis refused. He did not just refuse, but also hung up on Josto leading to the wrath of Josto and his brother Gaetano.
So that is how Odis met his end before Zelmare could get his hands on him. The moment that he died, Odis had gone in peace and without worry as he got shot twice in the head by Gaetano. That leaves only Loy for Zelmare. Loy, a man who had given his word to Zelmare and Swanee and promised them protection had betrayed them. Zelmare must be more furious about Loy's betrayal than Odis', and now that Odis is not even alive, we expect her to targets Loy instead.
After all, the promo of the upcoming episode also hinted at someone holding a gun to the back of his head. Not only that, it also seems that Loy will win the war, and the thing that brings him down is not the Faddas or the men from NYC, but his own actions. He is expected to reap the bitter harvest of betraying people he promised to protect and fans at least expect that his victory would further elevate the reasoning behind why Cannon had to die.
One fan on Reddit discussion wrote, "Loy wins the war but his past sin of selling out Zelmare will come back to haunt him in the final moments." This sentiment was shared by many, but what we would like to add here is that the victory is not necessarily Loy's but Ethelrida's. She is the one who figured out who the ring belongs to and how it can be used in the war against the Faddas. She is also the one who gives Loy the idea of how to end the war. She is the future that Loy had wanted to see, and she could probably end up being the sole survivor.
'Fargo' season 4's new episodes air every Sunday at 10 pm ET on FX and can be streamed on Hulu.