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The Best Episodes of 'American Gods'

Updated March 19, 2021 89 votes 17 voters26 items

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There are so many good episodes of American Gods, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "The Beguiling Man" the best, or is "Lemon Scented You" your favorite episode of American Gods? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of American Gods are, let's rank every American Gods episode from best to worst.

American Gods is based on Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name. A recently released ex-convict named Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) meets a mysterious man who calls himself "Wednesday" (Ian McShane) and who offers Moon a job, bringing him into a world where magic is real and Old and New gods fight over the value of their existence. American Gods premiered on Starz on April 30, 2017, and received three nominations at the 8th Critics' Choice Television Awards.

Vote up your favorite episodes of American Gods, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one American Gods episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like. Once you've finished with that, make sure to check out these other shows like American Gods!

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    Season 1, Episode 5

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

    • Original Airing: May 28, 2017
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    Season 1, Episode 6

    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.

    • Original Airing: June 4, 2017
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    Season 1, Episode 7

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

    • Original Airing: June 11, 2017
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    Season 1, Episode 8

    On the eve of war, Mr. Wednesday must recruit one more Old God: Ostara, ne Easter, Goddess of the Dawn, but winning her over will require making a good impression, and that is where Mr. Nancy comes in.

    • Original Airing: June 18, 2017
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