DIRECTED BY KEITH GORDON, AS WAS LAST WEEK'S EPISODE OF 'FARGO'
This year's second seasons of HBO's The Leftovers and F/X's Fargo have been two of the greatest seasons of television I've ever seen. It just so happens that last week's episodes of both shows were each directed by Keith Gordon. The Leftovers episode, "Ten Thirteen", featured a significant cameo from another De Palma alumn, Betty Buckley, in it's opening scene. Buckley's character has something to tell her daughter that, without putting out too much in the way of "spoilers," sets off (or strongly appears to set off) what looks to be an explosive climax on tonight's season finale.
Meanwhile, Gordon's episode of Fargo last week, "Loplop", features a heavy amount of split screen work (a running visual style through every episode of the season), a suspenseful pan from a TV screen and then around a character's head, leading to an uh-oh reveal, and a crazy, hilariously outrageous performance from Kirsten Dunst.