In Review: American Gods – Head Full Of Snow

Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank

Synopsis: Shadow questions the terms of his employment when Mr. Wednesday informs him of his plan to rob a bank (because, naturally, every army needs a source of funding). And just when Shadow thought his life couldn’t get any more complicated, he returns to his motel room to a surprising discovery.

Review: This is a really funny episode in which Shadow Moon winds up being involved in a really elaborate scheme concocted by Wednesday.

Having managed to get a reprieve from his date with Czernobog’s hammer. Shadow is informed by Wednesday that they are going to rob a bank.

We have a lot of fun as we watch Shadow Moon and Wednesday make preparations for one of the most unique bank robberies you’ll likely see.

To stop Shadow Moon from thinking about the robbery Wednesday tells him to think of snow, which he does and surprising it snows.

The episode also reconnects us with Mad Sweeney who hitchhikes to catch up with Shadow Moon and Wednesday because he wants his gold coin back. To say that Sweeney has messed up here would be an understatement. We’ll get to see how later on in the series, but any scene with the crazy leprechaun is always going to be fun.

Aside from Mad Sweeney and the bank job. We also get a brief story, which involves the Jinn or Genie being the English translation. It’s an interesting interlude, which has you wondering how it will tie in with the rest of the larger story later on.

Ian McShane and Ricky Whittle are on great form in this episode. Its nice to see that the two actors are clicking so well. I can’t say this enough, but McShane is just perfect casting for Mr. Wednesday. Its almost as if his roles in Lovejoy and Deadwood were preparation for this.

This episode ends on a right proper cliffhanger, which will likely have you talking about it until next weekend at least.

American Gods - Head Full Of Snow
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Ian Cullen is the founder of 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: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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