CALGARY, ALBERTA. Jesse Plemons has killed on the small screen and there's a pretty good chance he'll kill again.
On Friday Night Lights, Landry Clarke wasn't always homicidal, but if you threatened the woman he loved, he wasn't afraid to send you to the morgue.
On Breaking Bad, however, Plemons' character was most definitely a psychopath, which made Todd Alquist a fan favorite of sorts.
Viewers are so accustomed to seeing Plemons build up a body count TV that when mild-mannered butcher Ed Blomquist used a garden tool to help finish wife Peggy's hit-and-run in last week's "Fargo" premiere, there was great excitement.
On the "Fargo" set in April, I spoke with Plemons about what I'm calling a three-part series studying the effects of committing murder on ordinary individuals. We also discussed the actor's remarkable run of TV work that has seen him land regular roles on some of the best shows of the past 25 years. Plemons isn't doing so badly with his feature career either, as he can currently be seen on the big screen in "Black Mass" and "Bridge of Spies" in addition to his "Fargo" work.
In the chat, Plemons talks about how this TV murder is different and how Ed reminds him of his own father.
Before Monday (October 19) night's "Fargo" episode, check out my Q&A with Plemons.