American Gods S03E07 Preview: Demigods Need Help Skating Sometimes

Welcome back to our weekly preview for the third season of STARZ's American Gods, as our various storylines begin to converge- and from the looks of things, some very uncomfortable truths are close to being exposed. Heading into the next chapter to the cable network's adaptation of Neil Gaiman's novel, Shadow (Ricky Whittle) and Marguerite (Lela Loren) grow closer as "Mike Ainsel" begins looking at Lakeside as home. Until things begin to get a little… curious. Meanwhile, Laura (Emily Browning) and Salim (Omid Abtahi) have an impromptu meeting with Danny Trejo's World about a certain common enemy they share: Wednesday (Ian McShane). Add into the mix Bilquis (Yetide Badaki) and Tech Boy (Bruce Langley) continuing down their respective paths of self-discovery, and it's easy to see why "Fire and Ice" isn't exactly going to be a "quiet episode

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Image: STARZ
American Gods S03E07 Preview: Demigods Need Help Skating Sometimes
Image: STARZ
american gods
Image: STARZ

Now here's a look at a preview for this weekend's episode, with Marguerite teaching Shadow how to ice skate (in a scene that feels like the calm before a heartbreaking storm)- followed by an overview of "Fire and Ice" along with the official promo:

American Gods Season 3, Episode 7 "Fire and Ice": Shadow and Marguerite's bond strengthens while he exposes an unexpected truth regarding a recent nearby crime spree; Wednesday stumbles upon a startling discovery of his own; Laura and Salim hope to strike a deal with an enemy's enemy. Directed by Rachel Goldberg, with teleplay by Anne Kenney and David Paul Francis.

Now here's a look at what viewers can expect to come during the third season of STARZ's American Gods:

"American Gods" is the epic story of an inevitable war building between the Old Gods of mythology and our New Gods of technology. Whittle stars as ex-con Shadow Moon, a man pulled into the service of the mysterious Mr. Wednesday, played by Ian McShane ("Deadwood", John Wick) — only to discover that not only is his charismatic but un-trustable boss actually the Norse All-Father god Odin, he's also…Shadow's father.

In Season Three, Shadow angrily pushes this apparent destiny away and settles in the idyllic snowy town of Lakeside, Wisconsin — to make his own path, guided by the gods of his Black ancestors, the Orishas. But he'll soon discover that this town's still waters run deep, and dark, and bloody, and that you don't get to simply reject being a god. The only choice — and a choice you have to make — is what kind of god you're going to be.

STARZ'S American Gods stars Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) as 'Shadow Moon,' Ian McShane (Deadwood, Ray Donovan) as Mr. Wednesday, Emily Browning (Sucker Punch, The Affair) as Laura Moon, Yetide Badaki (Aquarius, This Is Us) as Bilquis, Bruce Langley (Deadly Waters) as Tech Boy, Omid Abtahi (The Mandalorian, Damien) as Salim, Ashley Reyes (Night Has Settled) as Cordelia, Crispin Glover (Back to the Future) as World, Demore Barnes (12 Monkeys, Waco) as Mr. Ibis, Devery Jacobs (Cardinal, The Order) as Sam Black Crow, and Blythe Danner (Huff, Will & Grace) as Demeter.

The series also stars Julia Sweeney (Shrill, Saturday Night Live) as Hinzelmann, Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones, InHumans) as Liam Doyle, Danny Trejo (Machete) as World, Peter Stormare (Fargo, Prison Break) as Czernobog, Denis O'Hare (True Blood, Dallas Buyers Club) as Tyr, Lela Loren (Power, Altered Carbon) as Marguerite Olsen, Dominique Jackson (Pose) as World, Wale (American Honey, Godfather of Harlem) as Chango, Herizen Guardiola (The Get Down) as Oshun, and Eric Johnson (The Girlfriend Experience, Vikings) as Chad Mulligan.

American Gods Season 3 Trailer: Shadow Moon Can't Outrun His Destiny (Image: STARZ)
American Gods Season 3 Trailer: Shadow Moon Can't Outrun His Destiny (Image: STARZ)

Produced by Fremantle with Executive Producer Charles H. Eglee serving as showrunner, STARZ's American Gods is based on author and EP Neil Gaiman's modern classic novel. Anne Kenney, Damian Kindler, David Paul Francis, Mark Tinker, Ian McShane, Craig Cegielski, and Stefanie Berk also executive produce.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.