Serie - American Gods : Lemon Scented You , our review

By Mulder, Los Angeles, 29 may 2017

Poor Shadow (Ricky Whittle), has a cheating wife that dies, and even then, still can’t get rid of her. Poor Laura (Emily Browning), for realizing he was the light of her life, too late, and now has to physically see that. We know at this point that Wednesday (Ian McShane) is trying to gather the old gods, that he hasn’t reached out to all of them yet, and that some of them may not be on his side. Does Laura fully grasp that she is decomposing? Is it haunting to realize that only Shadow’s touch can cause her heart to beat, she states she knows that now. But she’s also stated it before, and he no longer believes it matters. Mad Sweeney (Pablo Schreiber) finds Laura alone in the motel, waiting for Shadow to come back to her. He hunts his lucky coin that is the only thing keeping her alive, which he cannot take from her, she has to give it willingly. At this point he acts like he’s drowning her, is caught by the police who had searched the room for Shadow, mean little Laura acts like he did kill her.

As you can guess Mad goes to the same jail Shadow and Wednesday are at, but is released because of the same reasons listed below, along with Laura, who played dead to get him there. Now this episode is one of my favorites, you meet the new Gods, and all the damage and destruction they can do. They have an eye on the world and can provide proof of anything, we already know that Media (Gillian Anderson) can change forms, media is everywhere, tv, social, internet. We know of Techno Boy (Bruce Langley), who is basically a little over conceited with a little too short of a fuse, and does not consider consequences, but who do they answer to? Mr. World (Crispin Glover) is the answer to that, besides the generic name, what is he composed of? The ever changing, ever watching face, who is he, and why is he considered a new god? Is he just a constant electrical feed, which would explain why Media and Techno need him? He easily entraps people, yet shows some sort of respect for the old Gods. He apologizes as a show of good faith, and shows a massive amount of death that he causes without any remorse or energy exerted. This episode shows each God wants an audience, to not be forgotten, and it starts to show the battle they fight to stay alive and evolve. He provides images and info to the police for the previous bank robbery pulled, something that can only be given by someone who can see everything at all times. But he just wants to use it as a meeting point, to force Techno Boy to apologize, telling him to respect Mr. Wednesday.

In the end they escape, as a gift from the new Gods, but some sort of tree branch sprouts, gets ahold of Shadow, and inserts something inside him that won’t stop bleeding. You can see the tree growing behind them running. The tree from Shadows dream that shows nothing but bones, listed as his nightmare by Mr. World, why are both of such importance? .. So many questions.. This all leads us to the same question, even though some of us have a good guess. Who is Mr Wednesday, we know that is not his real name. I’ll give you a clue, why do they keep referencing him as the man with one eye. Double hint, what type of satellite is launching? But my favorite question….is why is Shadow Moon so important. My love for this show has no bounds.

A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.

American Gods
Based on American Gods by Neil Gaiman
Developed by Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Composer Brian Reitzell
Starring Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Emily Browning (Laura Moon / Essie Tregowan), Crispin Glover (Mr World), Bruce Langley (Technical Boy), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday)

Photos: Copyright Starz