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Midway through last season, we knew that American Gods was going to be a major departure from the novel it is based on. I say this mostly because of how they made Shadow’s dead wife a revenant (undead) main character, whereas in the book she came back for 3 seconds at the end of a six-hundred-page epic after being dead the whole time. This latest episode was predominantly invented for the show, with some elements that came from the book. We started last week with Shadow being held captive by Mr. Town, who was trying to figure out why one human could be so important to Mr. Wednesday, the ancient Norse God Odin’s modern identity. In the aftermath of the battle at the Carousel, an actual scene from the book, Wednesday sent the Jinn to retrieve his magical spear. Since Laura Moon, the undead wife, wanted to find Shadow, the Leprechaun Mad Sweeney tagged along with her – she had his lucky coin and was using it to keep from rotting, as seen last season.
A surprise team-up saw Mr. World, the leader of the New Gods, meeting the ancient love Goddess Bilquis to discuss an alliance. As the Leprechaun & Laura tracked Shadow’s location, the Irish beast offered her an alternative means to maybe get resurrected: a devil in New Orleans that he knew. Meanwhile, Techboy was on a mission from Mr. World to retrieve Media, who was obliterated in season’s finale at the Easter battle. Media was reforming herself, slowly, mostly as an online voice. He found her at Times Square in New York though. She would return to help when she was healed, she said.
The torture Mr. Town was subjecting Shadow to was sending him through a series of memories. We saw that Odin once met him as his mother was being diagnosed with cancer. He gave him a coin then vanished. Laura and the Leprechaun followed Shadow’s trail to the site of the Easter battle then determined he was on a train. She hopped right on it, determined to rescue her man. Mad Sweeney followed, determined to eventually get his coin back. In the flashbacks, Shadow relived his mother’s death. Crazy-assed Odin parked his car on train tracks while giving a big speech about sacrifice. Sweeney & Laura battled their way to Shadow and were just about to free him when the train hit Odin’s car.
WTF?!?!? Well, that wasn’t in the book, but okay, let’s see where we go from here. As usual, the production value and the acting in this are amazeballz. The season is only eight episodes long, and tonight is number three, so #ketchup.
On tonight’s episode, “Muninn,” as he is tracked by Mr. World, Shadow makes his way to Cairo, thanks to a ride from Sam Black Crow; Mr. Wednesday slyly gains Laura’s help in forging an alliance with a powerful god.
To see how Mr. Wednesday gains Laura’s help, tune in to Starz at 8/7c.
I’ll also be watching Bob’s Burgers, Black Monday, Supergirl, and America’s Lost Vikings because Sundays are always the best for TV!