American Gods – “Head Full of Snow”

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Original Air Date: May 14, 2017
Starring: Jacqueline Antaramian, Chris Obi
Directed by: David Slade

Cat Out of the Bag Alert!  This review contains spoilers for this episode!

Synopsis:  Shadow Moon (Ricky Whittle) is unsure of his decision to work for Mr. Wednesday as more of the man’s plan unfold.

Cat Burglar (Scene Stealer): At the beginning of the episode we see an older woman named Mrs. Fadil (Jacqueline Antaramian) as she teeters on a stepstool trying to reach an ingredient for the food she is making. A Sphynx cat watches from nearby.

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat sitting on chair at table

It would appear that Mrs. Fadil managed not to fall and she continues to cook, talking to the cat.

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat sitting on chair at table long shot

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat still sitting on chair at table

There is a knock at the door and she is visited by Anubis (Chris Obi) who informs her she has actually died. Her body is on the floor where she fell. He asks her to accompany him and as they walk up the fire escape the cat follows.

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat going up fire escape

The cat continues to follow them skyward to a high plateau.

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat following people up high stairs

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat following people to top of cliff

After weighing her heart, Anubis says she may move on and offers her a choice of five portals. The cat follows her as she moves to the one she asked Anubis to choose for her.

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat following Anubis and Mrs. Fadil to portals

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat sitting with Anubis and Mrs. Fadil at portals

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat following Mrs. Fadil to portal

When Mrs. Fadil hesitates at the portal, the cat leans against her and knocks her through, then returns to Anubis.

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat knocks Mrs. Fadil into portal

American Gods - Head Full of Snow - Sphynx cat returns to Anubis near portals

Final Mewsings: Cats have no time for indecision.

Many thanks to Nick Wale for letting us know about the cat in this episode!


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