American Gods - Season 1, Episode 7 - Rotten Tomatoes

A Prayer for Mad Sweeney



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.

Episode Info

After an over-too-quickly reunion with Shadow, Laura joins an unlikely travel companion on the road back to life and back to Shadow. Mad Sweeney's long, often tragic past is explored.


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 Prayer for Mad Sweeney

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.

June 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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.

June 18, 2018 | Full Review…

For an episode that is supposed to have so much heart and warmth, it leaves the viewer feeling how Laura must be now: cold.

June 14, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 14, 2018 | Full Review…

American Gods gave us its most tender episode of the show to date.

March 15, 2018 | Full Review…

I'm still not crazy about it, it's a better episode than most.

December 20, 2017 | Full Review…

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