This American Gods review contains spoilers. American Gods Episode 8 As the first season of American Gods progressed, it became more more apparent that the show had chosen an ambitiously small portion of the book to adapt in its first season. While this allowed for some excellent canon additions to the story — for example, an extension of Laura Moon’s character — it also to a certain of wheel-spinning. Last , we got an entire episode devoted not to Mad Sweeney’s character, as the title suggested, but to Essie McGowan, an Irish immigrant to . It was a beautifully told story of hardship and immigration with some delightful -day Mad/Laura/Salim interaction thrown in, but it wasn’t exactly what you’ expect from a season’s penultimate installment. There was minimal raising of stakes. We did find out that Mad killed Laura per Wednesday’s orders, but the revelation didn’t lead to decisive action in tonight’s season finale. In "Come to ," Laura confronts Wednesday (kind of) by revealing herself to a still love-struck Shadow moments after Wednesday finally gets Shadow to in something than his love for Laura. It’s a cool moment, but one that has […]

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