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Recap / American Gods S3E2 "Serious Moonlight"

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Season 3, Episode 2

Serious Moonlight

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.

Tropes That Appear In This Episode:

  • Discard and Draw: The opening narration by Wisakedjak implies that the incoming storm at the beginning is a Thunderbird reacting to the invading Vikings on the Natives behalf, only for the Vikings to sacrifice the natives so that the Norse Gods could counteract it.
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  • Inevitably Broken Rule: When Marguerite loans Shadow her car, she tells him that he has to return it in-tact or else. Naturally, he winds up hitting a deer on the way to Chicago, destroying the windshield.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The episode opens with a Viking slitting the throat of a Native American girl as tribute to the God of Thunder.

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