Come to Jesus
Fat Jesus, baby Jesus, the glowing saint Jesus… the world has brought so many images to belief. Who’s your personal Jesus?
The first season of American Gods has come to an end with Jesus and John & Kate agree, it was sooooo satisfying. We’ve enjoyed some great actors who all look so stunning!! Even though Technical Boy has an ever changing grill and hair ranging from a greasy bowl cut to look like a plop of soft serve ice cream landed on his melon – everyone looked AWESOME. The scenery and imagery is equally stunning. We’re really enjoying this endless, goofy, satirical humor coming at us on the sly and with some direct hits. It’s all around amazing like a perfect gourmet meal of steak and potatoes.
Catching Up with Laura & Mad Sweeny
This week Laura and Sweeny have arrived in Kentucky, at the home of Easter, played gorgeously by Kristen Chenoweth, with hopes for a back to life revival for Laura. The truth surrounding Laura’s death comes out; she’s been sacrificed. Her death ensured that Shadow would have nothing to lose and nothing to live for. The perpetrator executing this sacrifice, her road mate, Mad Sweeny.
Laura angry over this new information and distraught violently and literally squeezes Sweeny to find out why he would take her life. Sweeny knowing he cannot stop her powers confesses that Wednesday orchestrated the task. Easter reveals that a death by a God cannot be undone. Will Laura’s heart ever beat again?
Shadow Backs Wednesday in a Lie
Wednesday and Shadow have also arrived at Easter’s home, just after Anansi has tailor made them each a dapper suit. Anansi suggested Wednesday needed to enlist a queen; that is just what Wednesday intends to do. Easter, like Vulcan, has made a comfortable existence for herself by siding with the new gods. Initially, she has no interest in Wednesday’s proposition.
Wednesday misrepresents the events of Vulcan’s death and tells Easter that the new gods killed him for aligning with him and forging a sword to him. In Wednesday’s mind’s eye, he’s being truthful. In reality, Wednesday separated Vulcan’s head from body himself. Wednesday displays the very impressive blade forged in his honor to Easter, spinning his tale; Shadow backs up his story by adding a little flattery before following orders to go be distracted.
Wednesday is OOOOOOOODINNNNNNN!!!!
A truth finally escapes Wednesday’s lips in one astounding come to Jesus moment of awesome cheesiness! As Wednesday reveals to Shadow who he is, he demonstrates his power with a sacrifice to Easter. Easter inspired by the gesture, takes back the spring. The two vow together to return the spring only when prayed for.
Bilquis Arrives at the House on the Rock
Anansi doesn’t quite answer how Bilquis gets to America, but he eloquently tells her story from Queen to peasant. She returns to a measure of glory by aligning herself with the new gods. Technical Boy seduces her with the technology of the dating app age and Bilquis finds a new way to rise in rank. She with the most followers wins.
Technical Boy calls in a return of favor, but Bilquis appears to have thoughts of doubt and regret. At the show’s end, we see Bilquis on a bus, pulling up to the place all the gods are heading, presumably for war. Will Bilquis remain sided with the new gods?