The BEST Episodes of American Gods

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020

Network: Starz

Based on Neil Gaiman's 2001 novel of the same name, ex-convict Shadow Moon becomes the traveling partner of a mysterious conman named Mr. Wednesday after his release from prison. He soon discovers Mr. Wednesday is more than he seems and becomes embroiled in an epic conflict between Old Gods and New.

Come to Jesus

#1 - Come to Jesus

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 18, 2017

On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday attempts to recruit the Old God Ostara, but needs Mr. Nancy's help in making a good impression and winning her over.

star 8.10
5,602 votes
Writers: Bekah Brunstetter, Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Treasure of the Sun

#2 - Treasure of the Sun

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 21, 2019

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.

star 7.87
1,411 votes
Directors: Paco Cabezas
Writers: Heather Bellson
Lemon Scented You

#3 - Lemon Scented You

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 28, 2017

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

star 7.84
6,429 votes
Writers: David Graziano
Git Gone

#4 - Git Gone

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 21, 2017

The story of Laura's life and death is explored, including her first encounter with Shadow and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.

star 7.80
6,728 votes
Directors: Craig Zobel
Writers: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
A Prayer for Mad Sweeney

#5 - A Prayer for Mad Sweeney

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 11, 2017

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

star 7.78
5,684 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
Writers: Maria Melnik
A Murder of Gods

#6 - A Murder of Gods

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 4, 2017

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.

star 7.73
6,094 votes
Directors: Adam Kane
Writers: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green, Seamus Kevin Fahey
The Beguiling Man

#7 - The Beguiling Man

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 17, 2019

Promising vengeance for the death of a beloved old god, Mr. Wednesday begins preparation for a great battle; Laura and Mad Sweeney chase Shadow's diminishing light after he disappears.

star 7.72
1,765 votes
Writers:
Head Full of Snow

#8 - Head Full of Snow

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 14, 2017

Shadow questions his decision to work for Mr. Wednesday after learning of his plan to rob a bank. Shadow makes a surprising discovery when he returns to his motel room.

star 7.70
7,372 votes
Directors: David Slade
Writers: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
House on the Rock

#9 - House on the Rock

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 10, 2019

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.

star 7.69
2,035 votes
The Secret of Spoons

#10 - The Secret of Spoons

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 7, 2017

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.

star 7.69
8,291 votes
Directors: David Slade
Writers: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
The Bone Orchard

#11 - The Bone Orchard

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 30, 2017

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.

star 7.66
10,665 votes
Directors: David Slade
Writers: Bryan Fuller, Michael Green
Muninn

#12 - Muninn

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 24, 2019

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.

star 7.56
1,591 votes
Directors: Deborah Chow
Writers: Heather Bellson
Donar the Great

#13 - Donar the Great

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 14, 2019

Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out Dvalin to repair the Gungnir spear.

star 7.56
1,350 votes
Directors: Rachel Talalay
Writers: Adria Lang
The Ways of the Dead

#14 - The Ways of the Dead

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 7, 2019

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.

star 7.50
1,444 votes
Writers: Andres Fischer-Centeno
The Greatest Story Ever Told

#15 - The Greatest Story Ever Told

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 31, 2019

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.

star 7.49
1,511 votes
Directors: Stacie Passon
Writers: Aditi Brennan Kapil, Peter Calloway
Moon Shadow

#16 - Moon Shadow

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 28, 2019

In the aftermath of Sweeney's death, Wednesday has disappeared, and Shadow is tormented. Those that remain witness the power of New Media as she is unleashed, and the nation is in a state of panic brought on by Mr. World.

star 7.35
1,320 votes
Writers: Aditi Brennan Kapil, Jim Danger Gray