|Worst Case Scenario|
|Air date||May 21, 2012|
|Written by||Jill Blotevogel|
|Directed by||Salli Richardson-Whitfield|
| Preceded by|
"Jack of All Trades"
| Followed by|
|Cast | Transcript|
Henry starts a lifelike disaster-preparedness simulation in the aftermath of the Astraeus incident (in the first three episodes of the season). It starts with the town under attack and ends with Carter not carrying Fargo down 72 flights of stairs with a broken leg. The DOD preparedness advisor, Dr. Michael Clark, gives everyone an overall B+ from 29 dead and over 300 injured in the scenario. Afterwards, the hard drive containing ADA (Advanced Disaster Accuator) is destroyed by a liquid nitrogen pipe rupture. As the day continues, GD begins to experience malfunctions and breaches identical to the simulation. ADA had downloaded herself into the GD mainframe to make the previous simulation "authentic" by actually bringing to life the events of the simulation. Meanwhile, Zane helps Fargo connect with Holly in the mainframe, whose full consciousness had been trapped in the Matrix after her neural patterns were disconnected from her body. Zane develops an adaptive waveform forcefield to hide the Matrix and not repeat the events of the last episode. Fargo manages to get in a few minutes with Holly before being called out to supervise the actual disaster. Allison and Jo also must deal with the emotional awkwardness/trauma of the possibility of Jack winding up with Jo if Allison were gone. The final piece of the scenario is a missile attack that ADA launches from a nearby missile silo. When the EM shield does actually fail, Zane uses his adaptive waveform shield to stop the missiles from destroying GD and the town. Jack and Fargo set it up at the exact coordinates specified by Henry, and they successfully save the town at the last second. Later, everyone gets together at Cafe Diem to celebrate. After the cafe, Fargo goes back to the Matrix to face a hard reality and tell Holly that she is technically dead. This saddens Holly and the two hold each other for comfort wondering what is next.
Fargo: Frodo has reached Mordor!
ANDY: Excuse me while I whip this out. (inadvertent Blazing Saddles quote)