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A Murder of Gods



Critic Consensus: "A Murder of Gods" wades into politically charged storytelling while advancing American Gods' first-season arc -- and firmly establishing the show apart from its source material.

Episode Info

The New Gods' show of force sends Shadow and Mr. Wednesday on the run and in search of a safe haven in the company of one of Mr. Wednesday's oldest friends, Vulcan, God of the Fire and the Forge.


Ricky Whittle
as Shadow Moon
Emily Browning
as Laura Moon
Ian McShane
as Mr. Wednesday
Pablo Schreiber
as Mad Sweeney
Bruce Langley
as Technical Boy
Crispin Glover
as Mr. World
Orlando Jones
as Mr. Nancy
Jonathan Tucker
as Low Key Lyesmith
Cloris Leachman
as Zorya Vechernyaya
Peter Stormare
as Czernobog
Demore Barnes
as Mr. Ibis
Mousa Kraish
as The Jinn
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Critic reviews for A Murder of Gods

Oh boy, somebody call for the God of Hot Takes (me) because "A Murder of Gods" sure felt topical.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

This week's episode, after the frenetic pace of last week, felt it meandered needlessly.

August 28, 2018 | Full Review…

And strangely, after the third watch, we were forced to conclude that everything we've always loved about the show was there - scathing social commentary, eye-popping visuals, and whip-smart dialogue - but that none of it was quite hitting the mark...

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

A Murder of Gods is an admirably ambitious episode that tries to tackle a controversial subject and mostly succeeds.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Our prayers from last week were answered, as it now appears that the dynamic duo of Mad Sweeney and Laura Moon will be a continuing source of comedic relief.

March 15, 2018 | Full Review…

But expecting sociopolitical subtlety from this show is a fool's errand. Think of how it's addressed race: the spider-god Anansi dressed like a cartoon pimp, lecturing a ship full of slaves.

December 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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