In Review: American Gods – Git Gone

Alternating between the past and the present, Laura’s life and death are explored

Synopsis: Alternating between the past and the present, Laura’s life and death are explored—how she met Shadow, how she died, and how exactly she came to be sitting on the edge of his motel room bed.

Review: This episode gives more insight into how Shadow Moon and Laura met and tracks events from their first meeting through to Shadow’s eventual conviction.

The episode allows for Emily Browning to step up and deliver a subtle performance.

When we meet Laura she seems bored with her life to a point where she is just going through the motions.

The episode also boasts a second appearance by Anubis who was introduced in last weeks episode.

Anubis has a few solid scenes with Laura throughout the episode.

We also get to see a little more of Audrey who helps Laura in her quest to reconnect with Shadow Moon.

As a dark comedic episode ‘Git Gone’ worked well, but I feel that this story was perhaps given a little to much importance.

White it was interesting to see how Laura and Shadow met. They could have addressed that via flashbacks over the first couple of episodes and then addressed Laura Moon’s present within the confines or a regular episode.

This episode had its funny moments, but at times it skated to close to kitchen sink drama.

It was only the inclusion of Anubis and the fact that Laura had essentially become a Zombie that kept this story interesting.

The episode also answered the question as to what it was that saved Shadow Moon from the Lynching he had to endure from Technical Boys thugs.

Hopefully this will be the only episode, which is totally dedicated to Shadow Moon and Laura because frankly Shadow Moon’s relationship with Mr. Wednesday and the other gods is much more interesting and compelling to watch.

As a character study. This episode pretty much succeeds, but it was at the expense of the more fantastical elements of the series.

 

9.5
American Gods - Git Gone
  • Story
    8.5
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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