'American Gods' season 2 episode 2 preview: Will Wednesday use Shadow Moon's abduction to instigate the war?

In the second episode of 'American Gods', we will see what Wednesday has in store for the New Gods as he sets about rescuing Shadow Moon from the clutches of Mr Town


                            'American Gods' season 2 episode 2 preview: Will Wednesday use Shadow Moon's abduction to instigate the war?

The first episode of 'American Gods' season 2 ended on a rather bleak note. Shadow Moon has been abducted by the New Gods to be used to ascertain what Wednesday is planning ahead and the Old Gods lose one of their own — Zorya Vechernyaya, the Evening Star — in a shoot out that took place at Mamaji's restaurant.

The second episode will now take over from here and show us how the Old Gods deal with the death. It also seems that Wednesday would not act as expected, especially when it comes to the abduction of Shadow. What is certain, however, is that the Old Gods are ready to wage war to take back their power and to make sure that Vechernyaya comes back to life once people start believing in her.

Mamaji's restaurant where the shootout occurs - (Source: Starz)
Mamaji's restaurant where the shootout occurs - (Source: Starz)

Another important character is that of Shadow Moon's wife Laura, who will be worried about Shadow. How will she deal with Wednesday, the man who orchestrated her death in the absence of her husband? More importantly, will the two even work together in bringing him back safely?

Shadow is in the clutches of Mr Town and he is expected to be interrogated about what the Old Gods have planned for the future. What does Mr Town plan to do to him? While it is a given that Shadow will be tortured, Mr Town can also use this opportunity to bring Shadow to his side of the war.

Laura and Mad Sweeney are expected to spend more time together in the coming episodes. (Source: Starz)
Laura and Mad Sweeney are expected to spend more time together in the coming episodes. (Source: Starz)

There is also Mad Sweeney who doesn't necessarily get along with Mr Nancy. How he deals with the brewing animosity and Wednesday's changed loyalties will be interesting. He will continue to follow Laura because he is a leprechaun who goes where his coin takes him, especially in the face of war, he wouldn't want to be without his luck. Mad Sweeney and Laura's equation throughout the season is something to watch out for, considering the fact that Laura is an atheist who doesn't believe in luck. 

Bilquis was the one who gave away the Old Gods and her escaping the shoot out proves that she has betrayed her compatriots. The second episode of 'American Gods' will also throw some light on why she chose to do so.

'American Gods' stars Ian Mcshane (Wednesday), Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Emily Browning (Laura), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), and Orlando Jones (Mr Nancy). 

The next episode of 'American Gods' will air on Sunday at 8 pm on Starz.