Critic Consensus: "A Prayer for Mad Sweeney" explores some of American Gods' core themes - and the relationship between core characters - in the final hour before the season finale.
as Shadow Moon
as Laura Moon
as Mr. Wednesday
as Mad Sweeney
as Technical Boy
as Mr. World
as Mr. Nancy
as Low Key Lyesmith
as Zorya Vechernyaya
as Mr. Ibis
as The Jinn
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If we've learned anything this episode, it's that gods are as fickle and temperamental just as often as they are benevolent or sit in any sort of judgement of us mortals.
How they managed that in one hour of television featuring a zombie and a leprechaun, both of them total a-------, must be something like magic.
For an episode that is supposed to have so much heart and warmth, it leaves the viewer feeling how Laura must be now: cold.
Two of the most messed-up characters on American Gods-spend some quality time together in the show's seventh episode, and we see how the big ol' wee person has done both admirable and terrible things over the last 300 years.
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