In an exclusive clip from season 3 of American Gods, Shadow sits down to have a difficult conversation with his vengeful wife Laura Moon.
American godsThe most recent episode, “Sister Rising”, ended with a surprise meeting between Shadow Moon and his wife Laura Moon. The interaction was brief, leaving fans wondering what will happen between the two, especially since Shadow claimed that he had broken up with Laura the last time they saw each other. While the upcoming episode “Conscience of the King” will pick up where the last one left off, this exclusive clip from CBR provides a bit more insight into the former couple’s plight.
Finding herself in what appears to be Shadow’s bedroom, a resurrected Laura explains that this time she is alive. The first time she returned, she was technically a walking corpse, with embalming fluid still in her system, flies constantly following her, and no color in her eyes and face. Thanks to the elixir of Baron Samedi and the blood of Mad Sweeney, Laura was able to escape from Purgatory and live again, this time as a normal person.
While this resurrection is different, Laura’s personality and motives remain the same, as she plans to kill Mr. Wednesday, Shadow’s father. This has been Laura’s plan since the season 2 finale, and she was willing to sacrifice her life in an attempt to resurrect Sweeney, who would be better prepared to kill on Wednesday. However, this plan failed, with Sweeney staying dead and Laura being sent to Purgatory until Season 3, Episode 4, “The Unseen”.
While Shadow and Wednesday are not on the best terms, he does not approve of Laura’s revenge and does not want to participate in it, even though all she asks is the Allfather’s location. Shadow sees this as a help and a complicity. Also, the last time he was with Wednesday, they were on friendly terms, and Shadow agreed to be a part of Allfather’s heist in “Sister Rising.”
Laura reminds Shadow that Wednesday deserves it because he is behind her initial death. Shadow agrees that Wednesday is terrible, and he was actively avoiding his father at the beginning of Season 3 until Odin manipulated the situation so that Shadow had to be a part of his game again. Despite this, Shadow thinks it’s ridiculous that Laura wastes her third chance at life trying to kill on Wednesday.
While Shadow views this as self-destructive revenge, Laura believes that not pursuing this would be to leave Wednesday blameless for his crimes against her and the others. Shadow reminds him that killing him cannot fix the past, even if they make him responsible for his misdeeds. However, Laura says this is not just about responsibility; it’s about preventing Wednesday from causing more damage. With Wednesday’s divine war brewing and the All-Father determined to drag Shadow into it, Shadow needs to decide where he is, and Laura’s plans for revenge may influence where his loyalty lies.
Based on the Neil gaiman novel of the same name, American gods stars Ricky whittleEmily Browning Bruce Langley, Yetide Badaki, Ian McShane, Omid Abtahi and Ashley Reyes. The series airs Sundays at 8:00 pm ET / PT on Starz.
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