'American Gods' Season 3 Episode 6: Can Laura bring Sweeney back from the ashes after rising from the dead?
'American Gods' Season 3 Episode 6 sees how Laura Moon is burning for revenge after having risen from the dead thanks to Sweeney's blood
Spoilers for 'American Gods' Season 3 Episode 6 titled 'Conscience of the King'
Laura Moon (Emily Browning) was dragged back to Earth from Purgatory just when she had tried hard to recall a song. The song that had played in the background when she was showed a reel of her life when she was a young girl and had been traumatized after having seen her father have an affair with a woman. She disappeared right then and appeared right at the spot that she had left Sweeney at, with his coin in the hopes of waking him up.
The Black man whose son had chanced upon the body of Sweeney ended up reporting the unclaimed dead body which was then cremated. It is when he was cleaning up the place that was bloodied by Sweeney's remains that the blood mixed in with Laura's essence somehow leading to her rising from the dead again minus the flies but plus the hunger. She is now a whole human again and this time Sweeney is not just dead but has been turned into ashes.
Now she is back and so is the coin, but Sweeney is not around. They did not profess love for each other but he was the only one around when she was struggling and the two of them connected deeply. This special bond is something that pushes Laura to continually seek revenge and if possible, kill Wednesday (Ian McShane) too.
This time around she reaches out to Ibis, to seek out Wednesday's location. She meets Salim (Omid Abtahi) here as well and strangely enough there is a parallel between their love stories. Both of it came to an end because of Wednesday's interference. Jinn was sent away by Wednesday so there are chances that he may return. Sweeney, on the other hand, has been killed. So she is strongly motivated to go after Wednesday even if he is the God of War.
What she didn't expect was to find a companion who would help her track Wednesday. Salim had been trying to keep track of Wednesday to see if it would hint at Jinn's location and in addition, Ibis also wants Salim out of the funeral home so he sends Salim and Laura on their way to Shadow Moon's (Ricky Whittle) hiding spot in Lakeside. According to Ibis, Shadow might be the only one who can locate Wednesday.
Shadow was definitely shocked to see Laura, alive and whole again but when she makes it clear that she wants revenge against Wednesday, he tells her that he won't be able to help her. When she pushes him to help her and points out everything that went wrong in her life was a result of Wednesday's manipulation, Shadow comes clean. He comes clean and tells her that it is not simply loyalty, but the fact is that Wednesday happens to be his father.
She is shocked and in fact, tells that she did not expect much to surprise her anymore but that this was a "doozy". However, his confession doesn't change her plans and instead, she begins to track him through posts on social media that Wednesday wanted to use to increase his followers. After all, the more people who are devoted to him would mean more power. After all, he is dead set on going to war with the new gods.
The reason why we believe Laura might just be able to bring Sweeney back from the ashes is because of the way his blood performed voodoo (or magic) to be able to bring her back. She also continues to hold onto his ashes and that hints at more to come where Sweeney is concerned.
There is also the fact that Laura gets contacted by Mr World (Danny Trejo) at the end of the episode, along with Salim. The question now is if she will join hands with the new gods to take Wednesday down.
'American Gods' Season 3 episodes will premiere at 12 am every Sunday on the Starz App and will then be broadcast on Starz channel at 8 pm ET.