American Gods Characters Are Appearing Too Early

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Hey guys, been a big fan since West World.

So I began reading the American gods novel right after episode one and I finished it only recently and something’s been bothering me about the show and makes me a bit concerned for it’s future. It seems to me like they’re using a lot of scenes from the whole book throughout the show, such as introducing Ostara at the end of the season as opposed to the end of the story as a whole. Mr. World also appears extremely early but I get that as it introduces us to the supposed big bad of the show. Laura’s decomposition is also sped up rapidly from the book when they show her spitting out grave worms, a small scene yes, but one that doesn’t happen till the end. There are more but I don’t want to spoil any upcoming story points.

My point is that at the end of the show I feel like they had gone through the entire book but left out many key events only to find out they’re way back towards the beginning of the story.

For all my worry though I did love this episode but I have some questions: Was the “king” challenging bilquis a mortal with a symbolic crown or another god trying to steal her worship? Also am I supposed to believe that Shadow still doesn’t get that they’re gods? It feels like he should’ve picked up on that awhile back but instead we get a confused and almost unbudging Shadow who looks at the end of his wits when he gives Laura that super dopey grin at the end, like “oh good, my dead wife is back again, at least that’s more normal than this shit”. My only other complaint is that Odin’s lightning strike seemed kindof lackluster and all the tap dancing minions just sorta jumped a foot and fell down. It seems like a missed opportunity to emphasize on the real power Odin still possesses. I think that’s it for now but thanks for taking the time to read this and please keep up the awesome work. Thanks for all you do,

Eric D

P.s. I don’t keep up much with social media but I can imagine all the Christians are pissed about Jesus con 2017 and it amuses me to no end.

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