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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…

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…

In many ways, "A Murder of Gods" feels like the calm before the storm... For now, however, it's just enough to see these fascinating characters interact as they make their way across an equally fascinating and diverse America.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

"A Murder of Gods" showcases just how willing American Gods is to venture into politically charged topics, and how easily the show can go off book and still provide a story that is in keeping with Gaiman's original work.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

American Gods dealt with some big topics in interesting ways, exploring a larger theme of America's worship of violence in "A Murder of Gods."

June 5, 2017 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

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