American Gods

10 Best Episodes of American Gods

An ex-con becomes the traveling partner of a conman who turns out to be one of the older gods trying to recruit troops to battle the upstart deities. Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel.

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American Gods - S1E8

#1 - Come to Jesus (Season 1 - Episode 8)

On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday must recruit one more Old God: Ostara, ne Easter, Goddess of the Dawn, but winning her over will require making a good impression, and that is where Mr. Nancy comes in.

The episode was rated 8.07 from 5434 votes.

American Gods - S2E7

#2 - Treasure of the Sun (Season 2 - Episode 7)


In Cairo, Mr. Wednesday entrusts Shadow with the Gungnir spear. Mad Sweeney recalls his journey through the ages as he awaits his promised battle. Once again, he warns Shadow about Wednesday. Meanwhile, Laura receives sage advice from Mama-Ji.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 1567 votes.

American Gods - S1E5

#3 - Lemon Scented You (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Trying to work things out with his dead and unfaithful wife, Shadow's emotional reunion is interrupted when he and Mr. Wednesday are kidnapped by the New Gods.

The episode was rated 7.83 from 6293 votes.

American Gods - S1E4

#4 - Git Gone (Season 1 - Episode 4)


Alternating between the past and the present, Laura’s life and death are explored—how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 6600 votes.

American Gods - S1E7

#5 - A Prayer for Mad Sweeney (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Her brief reunion with Shadow over far too quickly, Laura turns to an unlikely travel companion to find her way back to life, and back to Shadow. Mad Sweeney's long, winding, and often tragic past is explored.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 5490 votes.

American Gods - S3E2

#6 - Serious Moonlight (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Shadow's attempt to break away from Mr. Wednesday and the brewing war is thwarted by the secrets of the Gods — both Old and New.

The episode was rated 7.75 from 32 votes.

American Gods - S2E1

#7 - House on the Rock (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Following the epic showdown at Easter's party, Mr. Wednesday continues his quest to pitch the case for war to the Old Gods. Meanwhile, Mr. World plans revenge and Technical Boy goes on the hunt for Media.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 2210 votes.

American Gods - S1E6

#8 - A Murder of Gods (Season 1 - Episode 6)


On the run after the New Gods' show of force, Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek safe haven with one of Mr. Wednesday's oldest friends, Vulcan, God of the Fire and the Forge.

The episode was rated 7.71 from 5956 votes.

American Gods - S2E2

#9 - The Beguiling Man (Season 2 - Episode 2)

Promising vengeance for the death of a beloved old god, Mr. Wednesday begins preparation for a great battle. Meanwhile Laura and Mad Sweeney chase Shadow’s diminishing light after his disappears. The Jinn and Salim set out to retrieve the Gungnir spear, and Shadow encounters an associate of Mr. World.

The episode was rated 7.70 from 1926 votes.

American Gods - S1E3

#10 - Head Full of Snow (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank (because, naturally, every army needs a source of funding). And just when Shadow thought his life couldn’t get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery.

The episode was rated 7.69 from 7165 votes.

American Gods - S1E2

#11 - The Secret of Spoons (Season 1 - Episode 2)

As Mr. Wednesday begins recruitment for the coming battle, Shadow Moon travels with him to Chicago and agrees to a very high stakes game of checkers with the old Slavic god, Czernobog.

The episode was rated 7.68 from 8024 votes.

American Gods - S1E1

#12 - The Bone Orchard (Season 1 - Episode 1)


When Shadow Moon is released from prison early after the death of his wife, he meets Mr. Wednesday and is recruited as his bodyguard. Shadow discovers that this may be more than he bargained for.

The episode was rated 7.66 from 10422 votes.

American Gods - S3E1

#13 - A Winter's Tale (Season 3 - Episode 1)

A meeting with the god Wisakedjak leaves Shadow with a prophecy about his destiny.

The episode was rated 7.60 from 446 votes.

American Gods - S2E3

#14 - Muninn (Season 2 - Episode 3)


As he is tracked by Mr. World, Shadow makes his way to Cairo, thanks to a ride from Sam Black Crow. Mr. Wednesday slyly gains Laura’s help in forging an alliance with a powerful god. Mr. World introduces Technical Boy to New Media and assigns them a very important task.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 1783 votes.

American Gods - S2E6

#15 - Donar the Great (Season 2 - Episode 6)

Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out Dvalin to repair the Gungnir spear. But before the dwarf is able to etch the runes of war, he requires a powerful artifact in exchange. On the journey, Wednesday tells Shadow the story of Donar the Great.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 1534 votes.

American Gods - S2E5

#16 - The Ways of the Dead (Season 2 - 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.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 1616 votes.

American Gods - S2E4

#17 - The Greatest Story Ever Told (Season 2 - Episode 4)

While Shadow and Mr. Wednesday take a secret meeting in St. Louis, Bilquis arrives at the funeral home in Cairo, where she engages in a debate with Mr. Nancy and Mr. Ibis. Laura rejoins Mad Sweeney, and Tech Boy pays a visit to his first worshipper.

The episode was rated 7.48 from 1697 votes.

American Gods - S2E8

#18 - Moon Shadow (Season 2 - Episode 8)


Shadow is tormented by recent events and Wednesday has disappeared. Those that remain witness the power of New Media as she is unleashed, and the nation is enveloped in a state of panic brought on by Mr. World.

The episode was rated 7.34 from 1498 votes.


Last updated: jan 30, 2023

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