American Gods Episode 1 Theories: “The Bone Orchard Review”

American Gods Episode 1 Bone Orchard

American Gods Episode 1 Theories: “The Bone Orchard Review”

In the first batch of “American Gods” listener mail, we uncover hidden Easter eggs, debate Bilquis’ true nature, dig deeper into symbolism and discuss Neil Gaiman’s obsession with hangings. Look for more listener mail every week on American Gods Confessional and write us some of your own at

Storyline for “The Bone Orchard Review”:
Episode 1: A man, broken and alone, wishes only to survive his time in prison long enough to see his wife again. Although unexpected news releases him from prison early, it is hardly the news he wishes. Left feeling like he is looking at the world from the bottom of a well, he must literally walk the heroes’ path back to a time where he even resembles sanity.

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3 Responses

  1. Liteberer says:

    Is it possible to access the fanmail confessionals by episode?

    • Gene Lyons says:

      That’s a great idea, but we aren’t currently set up that way. However, you can search for the episode title and sometime find related Confessionals with some luck.

  1. July 17, 2017

    […] been a bit ambivalent towards this series, always waiting for it to get going. And unlike many, the pilot episode left me a bit lukewarm. Mostly it had to do with the viking scenes and the prison scenes, that I […]

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