Why did 'American Gods' Season 3 Episode 5 not air this week? What to expect when Shadow and Wednesday return

The show, which stars Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle in lead roles, will be on a one-week break


                            Why did 'American Gods' Season 3 Episode 5 not air this week? What to expect when Shadow and Wednesday return
Ricky Whittle as Shadow Moon on 'American Gods' (Starz)

'American Gods' Season 3 Episode 5 will not air on February 7 on the Starz network or be available on the Starz app. The show, which stars Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle in lead roles, will be on a one-week break. In the previous episode, we saw how Shadow had worked along with Technology Boy to rescue Bilquis who was trapped within in a conflict as a result of a self-identity crisis.

She is also unable to rescue herself from Bill Sanders' people for this very reason as well. We saw how she had attacked many of his men who had come to get her but did not manage to escape. The CCTV showed Shadow and Technology Boy too. Technology Boy was also late and he continues to suffer from scrambled wiring after the shock Bilquis gave him in the premiere episode of Season 3.

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The episode also introduced new characters Oshun (Herizen Guardiola), Yamoja (Bridget Ogundipe) and Aye (Karen Glave). 

Bruce Langley stars as Technical Boy on 'American Gods' Season 3 (Starz)

Why is 'Sister Rising' not airing this week?

'American Gods' Season 3 Episode 5 will not air on February 7 as the weekend will attract huge viewership for the Super Bowl LV. The match this year is between Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the teams face each other in their first Super Bowl match. The headliner Halftime performance this year will be by Canadian artiste The Weeknd.

When will Season 3 Episode 5 air?

'American Gods' Season 3 Episode 5 will air on February 14. The episode will also be available on the Starz app at midnight for fans who do not want to wait for a second longer to watch the show. The official plot of episode 5 titled 'Sister Rising' is as follows.

Yetide Badaki as Bilquis on 'American Gods' Season 3 (Starz)

"Shadow explores notions of purpose, destiny, and identity with a newly enlightened Bilquis. Elsewhere, Technical Boy struggles with an identity crisis of his own. In his efforts to free Demeter, Wednesday asks a reluctant Shadow to assist in a new con."

In the meantime, actor Ricky Whittle who plays the role of Shadow on the show also urged fans to give Season 3 a chance. He said to LRM, "To be quite honest, I’d say it’s a massive return to form. I’m a very honest person sometimes, too honest that I’m almost kind of on the spectrum where, you know, it’s offensive. […] I’ll probably get in trouble from the PR but I really don’t think Season 2 hit the heights of Season 1 and I think Season 3 has already surpassed Season 2. Season 3 is really looking like an incredible piece of work that I am so incredibly proud of for many reasons, many reasons.”

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