American Gods Season 1 Episode 5 Spoilers Shadow Laura

American Gods Stars Preview Shadow and Laura's Fraught Reunion

American Gods‘ upcoming reunion of Shadow Moon and his very own corpse bride, Laura, is just about as romantic/troubling as you’d expect, Ricky Whittle tells TVLine.

“They finally meet and they finally have this conversation, and it’s one of my favorite moments of the first season,” the actor says of a scene in this Sunday’s episode (Starz, 9/8c). “It’s a beautiful moment where you have two lovers talking about a situation. You see the hurt and the history there. You understand where all his pain comes from — and you see it released — but you forget the most important thing.” He chuckles. “One of them is dead.”

Indeed, as those who watched last week’s hour are aware, you can stitch Mrs. Moon’s arm back on and paint her like one of the living, but the truth remains: Emily Browning‘s character is 100 percent dead, without any hope on the horizon of her status being reversed. Plus, as Browning and Whittle foreshadow, there’s that slight matter of the NSFW way Laura died (and who she was with when it happened), and the fact that they’d been separated by Shadow’s prison sentence for years before her death.

“This is the moment you’ve been waiting two episodes for, and it’s delivered to you and delivered beautifully,” Whittle previews. “The way it was shot was fantastic. I don’t like watching myself, but when he finally talks to Laura, there’s some really beautiful moments in there before something crazy happens, and Shadow is torn away.”

Browning adds, “It perhaps doesn’t go as well as Laura had hoped. It probably could have gone better if Laura had some awareness of Shadow’s feelings, which she doesn’t.”

Oh, and one more thing?  “I don’t know if it’s too much of a spoiler, but they are together very briefly,” Browning says, “and then they’re apart for a long time again.”

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8 Comments
  1. M says:

    I think this show is so well done. Visually stunning and compelling characters, this is one of my new favorites! I am glad it is getting some attention.

  2. Temperance says:

    I love this show, but I really couldn’t care less about their reunion. The whole corpse thing was interesting, but I’m not much interested in her as a character, and I don’t see that it mean anything to the course of the story (at least so far).

    • canadian ninja says:

      Reunion seems like the wrong word. It’s more like she found him and there were things that needed to be said. It’s tough for Shadow and she goes. But she’ll be around…

      • Darryl says:

        She had an affair with this best friend, And here best friends husband. Nothing needed to be said. No way Shadow forgives this so move on…

  3. I can’t imagine a more horrific death than someone dying with Dane Cook’s “redacted” in their mouth.

  4. Tony The Tank says:

    Waited for the show after reading the beginning of the book so Shadow was really important to get the right character. Who was the perfect Shadow? I thought right away with three perfect actors and that was Vin Diesel, The Rock and my favorite and every ones favorite in Jason Momoa. The description was perfect. I find out that the Author wanted him and Momoa wanted the part. So who does the producer pick? Rickey Whittle! Yeah he is a good looking guy but he is not Shadow. He is all black. In the book it detailed he could of been part black and in that case Jesse Williams would of been a better look. But the perfect Shadow was Momoa. Politically correct you say by the producer. I say you blew it. I for 1 is not watching !!!