The BEST Episodes of American Gods
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2021
A recently released ex-convict named Shadow meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" and who knows more than he first seems to about Shadow's life and past.
#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 - The Lake Effect
Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 14, 2021
Shadow has to decide the price he's willing to pay for his idyllic Lakeside life. As Laura and her new ally close in on her target, Wednesday has to persuade Czernobog that it's time to make peace with their enemies.
#3 - 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.
#4 - 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.
#5 - 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.
#6 - 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.
#7 - Tears of the Wrath-Bearing Tree
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2021
Teetering on the edge of war and peace, the gods gather to mourn a loss. Bilquis' divine journey brings her to an unexpected revelation, while Shadow finally embraces destiny.
#8 - 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.
#9 - 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.
#10 - 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.
#11 - 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.
#12 - 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.
#13 - 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.
#14 - Fire and Ice
Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2021
In Lakeside, Shadow grows closer with Marguerite and uncovers the surprising truth behind a local crime spree. Wednesday makes his own shocking discovery with deadly consequences. Laura and Salim negotiate with the enemy of their enemy as Bilquis follows her new path.
#15 - Conscience of the King
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 21, 2021
Despite his past following him to Lakeside, Shadow makes himself at home and builds relationships with the town's residents. Laura and Salim continue to hunt for Wednesday, who attempts one final gambit to win over Demeter.
#16 - Sister Rising
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 14, 2021
Shadow uses a recently enlightened Bilquis to explore the concepts of identity, purpose and destiny; Technical Boy is faced with an identity crisis; Wednesday forms a plan for a new con and asks Shadow to play a part in it.
#17 - A Winter's Tale
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 10, 2021
A meeting with the god Wisakedjak leaves Shadow with a prophecy about his destiny.
#18 - 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.
#19 - Donar the Great
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 14, 2019
Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out Dvalin to repair the Gungnir spear.
#20 - The Unseen
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 31, 2021
Bilquis has been taken captive and finds herself caught in the middle of an identity crisis, but Shadow and Technical Boy join forces to find her; Wednesday decides to visit a group of Lords of Valhalla, a nearby chapter of a biker gang.
#21 - 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.
#22 - Serious Moonlight
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 17, 2021
Shadow's attempt to break away from Mr. Wednesday and the brewing war is thwarted by the secrets of the Gods — both Old and New.
#23 - 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.
#24 - Ashes and Demons
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 24, 2021
As the search for the missing girl continues, Shadow dreams of Bilquis. Wednesday discovers the whereabouts of his old love, the Greek goddess Demeter, and resolves to free her from the grip of an unscrupulous antagonist.
#25 - 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.