So last week's episode "The Ways of the Dead" wasn't exactly the season's high point (won't beat the issue to death: feel free to check out my review here). Thankfully, STARZ's series adaptation of Neil Gaiman's American Gods looks to be getting itself back on track – and back on the road – with this week's episode "Donar the Great."
This week? It's all about consolidating power…
While our previous preview saw Mr. Wednesday (Ian McShane) and Shadow (Ricky Whittle) looking to get the runes on Wednesday's mighty Gungnir a recharge, this preview takes us into the war room of the new gods. With Argus currently "indisposed" thanks to Laura (Emily Browning) – and under Tech Boy's (Bruce Langley) watchful eye – Mr. World (Crispin Glover) looks to New Media (Kahyun Kim) to bring some righteous social media fire power to his side. As we see in the following sneak preview clip (followed by an official episode summary and trailer), New Media is more than happy to oblige – especially after what happened to Tech Boy:
American Gods s02e06 "Donar the Great": Shadow and Mr. Wednesday seek out the dwarf Dvalin to repair Gungnir, but he requires a powerful artifact in exchange. On the journey, Wednesday tells Shadow the story of Donar the Great. Meanwhile, Mr. World and New Media harness the power of her worshippers to prepare for the coming storm.
If that's enough for you, here's a look at the official image gallery from this week's episode of STARZ's American Gods, "Donar the Great":
We were forged in God's image, but the Gods are also made in ours — and in Season Two the battle moves inexorably toward crisis point as the destinies of gods and men collide. While Mr. World plots revenge for the attack against him in Season One, Shadow throws in his lot with Wednesday's attempt to convince the Old Gods of the case for full-out war, with Laura and Mad Sweeney in tow.
A council at the House on the Rock explodes into chaos, sending deities both Old and New on quests across America that will converge on Cairo, Illinois: forcing Shadow to carve out a place as a believer in this strange new world of living gods — a dark world where change demands commitment, and faith requires terrible sacrifice.
American Gods stars Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Pablo Schreiber, Crispin Glover, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Mousa Kraish, Omid Abtahi, Demore Barnes, Peter Stormare, Sakina Jaffrey, Dean Winters, Devery Jacobs, Kahyun Kim, Derek Theler, Laura Bell Bundy, and Christian Lloyd.
American Gods season 2 airs on STARZ on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT.