The BEST Episodes of American Gods
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 23, 2020
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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#13 - Donar the Great
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 14, 2019
Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out Dvalin to repair the Gungnir spear.
#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.
#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.
#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.