American Gods Episode 5 Review: “The Ways of The Dead”

American Gods Episode 5 Review: "The Ways of The Dead"

American Gods Episode 5 Review: “The Ways of The Dead”

“The Ways of The Dead” —episode 5 of American Gods’ second season— tackled racism in America, showed us just how graphic STARZ is willing to get, and finally gave us the Laura Moon and Mad Sweeney sex scene we never knew we wanted.

Along the way, we were dragged through barrage of historical and mythical allusions, including:

  • the murder of William “Froggie James”
  • Arviss The Dwarf King
  • Yggdrasil The World Tree
  • Hildisvíni The Battle Swine
  • Baron Samedi and Maman Brigitte
  • and Buile Shuibhne.

And you bet your ass King Bee and Gene Lyons dug into every one. Plus, we get another voicemail from listener Tequila Mockingbird and an email from American Gods superfan Elizabeth.

Storyline for “The Ways of The Dead”:
Episode 5: Shadow learns the ways of the dead with the help of Mr. Ibis and Mr. Nancy. In New Orleans, Mad Sweeney introduces Laura to old friends who share their world of voodoo healing. Mr. Wednesday embarks on a road trip with Salim and the Jinn.

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