Putting aside the fact that McDormand is married to Joel Coen, the relationship between Marge and her husband Norm, played with deadpan perfection by future Zodiac killer John Carroll Lynch, is one of cinema's greatest portraits of a happy marriage. It's simple and serene, like a naturescape on a three-cent stamp.
"There's more to life than a little money, you know," Marge tells the homicidal Gaear Grimsrud at the end of the film. "Don'tcha know that? And here ya are, and it's a beautiful day." In that quiet moment, it's easy to assume she's yearning for that little breakfast nook she shares with her husband. As the movie ends, Marge and Norm are together again, building a blanket fort of kindness, old magazines, and duck paintings for their future child as the winds of evil beat against their door.