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American Gods Unleashes the Story of Laura Moon

"Get out of my house, you zombie whore!" – Audrey

by | May 21, 2017 | Comments

Emily Browning in American Gods (Starz)

American Gods dedicated Sunday’s episode, “Git Gone,” to telling the meet-cute between Laura (Emily Browning) and Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle), to the delight of fans of Neil Gaiman‘s book.

But, mostly, the episode was about Laura somehow squirming her way out of an eternity of fumigated darkness.


Spoiler alert: Stop here if you haven’t seen the latest episode of American Gods.


The episode started out presenting the courtship between depressed casino employee Laura and would-be casino thief Shadow.


When their best laid robbery plans go south and Shadow is incarcerated, Laura cheats with her best pal Audrey’s (Betty Gilpin) husband, Robbie (Dane Cook). And their simultaneous deaths play out.

Some might argue that Laura is just a crappy person, but you have to admit that someone who huffs bug spray in their covered jacuzzi is not in a good place.


Anubis (Chris Obi) had to put Laura in her place, giving a great mini-monologue about perspective and entitlement when Laura demanded to return to Earth following her death.

“Already your flesh has been moved,” he informed her, “has been cut by the doctors who inspected your organs. Already your loved ones have selected for you the clothes to shroud your decomposition. Already you are in the ground. Tears have fallen for you.”

And yet she persisted: “Do I get a say in this?”

“Death is not a debate,” Anubis replied sternly. “How many do you think have come before you? All with promises and threats and offers of glory, gold, love. Who are you to misguide me from my duty? You are but a man — not even one I should remember. You will go into the darkness, and I will forget ever having met you.”

But Laura got the last word — “F— y…” — just before being abruptly jettisoned back to the living world where superhero-zombie Laura took on Technical Boy’s faceless henchmen and messed them up, beating them with a severed arm and even kicking the living spine out of one when they tried to lynch Shadow.


Later, Laura B&Eed her BFF’s place to sew her arm back on. Audrey took some time to adjust to the dead friend walking, but Laura’s intestinal distress put things into perspective.


Anubis catches back up with Laura in the end, though, promising to do his duty while sweetly touching up her makeup.


Browning borrowed executive producer Michael Green’s Twitter account to chat about the episode.


And just because it’s awesome:

American Gods airs Sundays at 9 p.m. on Starz


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