Tuesday, June 20, 2017
A Quickie: The War Has Begun (American Gods)
The American Gods season finale ended with the war between the old and new gods officially starting.
One of the very few things I remember from the book is that Wednesday is Odin. There have been hints throughout the first season that that is his true identity. Such as the two ravens that follow him around, him saying Wednesday is his day, the appearance of a wolf, and the fact that he has one eye.
If you were one of the ones that knew Wednesday's true identity before the season 1 finale of American Gods, you'll have figured out Laura Moon's killer. There was a raven seen shortly before Laura's death which is a sign of Wednesday meddling around.
Laura finds out this information after Ostara tries to resurrect her. While Shadow's wife is alive, her body is still decomposing hence a need for an actual resurrection. The reason the goddess can't resurrect Laura is because the woman was killed by a god. This leads Laura to finding out the truth of her death.
Without a doubt Wednesday will continue to use Vulcan as a martyr for his cause. On one hand Vulcan's murder was a disgusting act. On another hand it was a smart move. Vulcan was not going to side with Wednesday and so the Norse god decided to use him in another way. It wouldn't be good to allow a loose end in the war with the new gods.
And that joke probably flew over everyone's head that didn't watch the Hannibal tv series.