Full spoilers for American Gods continue below.

American Gods picks up from its cliffhanger from the past two episodes right from where we left off: with Shadow Moon encountering his living dead wife Laura for the first time. There is a sense of anticipation here for how she will handle the situation, but the payoff wasn’t quite what was expected.

For all that Laura must have been thinking long and hard about how she would approach Shadow once she revealed that she was still alive, this was a bit of a jarring shift in her behavior from the disengaged and apathetic woman we met in last week’s episode. I’ve watched this episode twice now, and the second time around I think I have a better understanding of what Emily Browning and showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green were going for: Laura is re-learning how to care, and she’s pretty bad at it.

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