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This episode had it all; timeless racism,mental games, famous penis…here’s the 13 most divine moments from a dynamite hour of television.
#1 A Trickster Trumps His Believers
Holy moly, Orlando Jones as Anansi is diabolical! He’s like a cross between The Joker and Trump (who’s real life The Joker).
Anansi’s speech about slavery is as important to the men trapped on that slave ship as it is now to Africans in modern America. Here’s a bit of his superb speech.
And, here’s how it felt as a white dude watching it with my African roommate.
#2 Speaking Of Trump
No way Shadow Moon’s health insurance will cover this next year. Especially if his pre-existing condition is ‘Dealing with Deities’.
#3 You’re Telling Me There’s No Sheraton?
Shadow Moon’s working for a God now. Why is he staying at a place that looks like it was built by bed bugs? Every town has at least one La Quinta Inn. Go there.
#4 Shadow, Remember Last Week When You Looked Through A Noose, And Almost Died?
I thought you learned a lesson. Don’t sleep in room 113. That’s bad luck. You just got out of jail. Get a different room so you can finally enjoy the perks of freedom. Perks like relaxing on a toilet that doesn’t double as a prison wine barrel.
#4 Otherwise It Ain’t Premium Cable
Every premium cable show worth its salt shows nude male backs. Otherwise what are we paying for?
#5 Method Crying
Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon) does my favorite type of on-camera crying: Put your hand to your face, crumple your eyebrows, shake your body a bit. Bravo! Now, that’s how a pro misses his dead wife.
#6 Dane’s Dick
*Disclaimer: I feel like I have a duty to show it so skip this one if you don’t wanna see world famous stand up comedian Dane Cook’s dick.
Last week we learned that Dane Cook’s playing Robbie, and Robbie was getting a BJ from Shadow’s wife when they both died.
Okay, here we go – I thought things couldn’t get any worse for Shadow as he packs up his empty house, but there’s a box on the bed containing Dane Cook’s dick.
Damn. You looked. What’s wrong with you? You and Shadow need to get it together cuz after seeing that you’re both gonna see it everywhere.
#7 Another Fun Americana Car Commercial
This is the second episode featuring a car commercial scene after something traumatic (Dane’s peen), and I really like these. They’re so Americana with their open roads, clear skies, and 1970’s music.
PLUS: Major props to Mr. Wednesday for cruising to Creedence Clearwater Revival. They play a musical genre I call Snooze Noodling.
#8 Uh-Oh, Media On Media On Media
I WATCHED THIS EPISODE ON ONE TYPE OF MEDIA.THEN, ON A DIFFERENT MEDIA WROTE THIS ARTICLE. THEN, USED ANOTHER TYPE OF MEDIA TO ORDER FOOD. NOW, YOU’RE READING IT ON ANOTHER MEDIA, AND SOMEONE ELSE ON ANOTHER MEDIA, AND OH MY HEAVENS WE WORSHIP MEDIA!
#9 Bilquis, Please Pee
Bilquis, you’re a terrific character, but if you don’t pee after swallowing millions of humans with your vagina I’m scared you’ll get a UTI. Please shower too, and wash your sheets. They gotta be gross.
#10 Sakra, Sestry Zorya Sú Môj Druh Divákov (Damn, Zorya Sisters Are My Kind Of Freaks)
The oldest Zorya sister is like the grandma I never had, but always wanted. I feel like if she was my grandma every time I visited she’d chug a bottle of vodka, smash it on the floor, then grab my palm to read my fortune like a cooler Miss Cleo. My fortune would always be “I see you at Dave & Busters!” and then she’d take me to Dave & Busters :)
#11 Czernobog Was My Favorite Dude –
Soon as he walked through his front door, and threw a lamp at Mr. Wednesday’s head I fell in love. He’s filthy, he’s funny, he’s like your kooky grandpa.
#12 But Then He Ruined It–
Dammit Czernobog! You coulda been my favorite, but like every racist Grandpa once you have a few drinks you let your hateful truth slip out.
#13 Shadow, I Said Don’t Sleep In Room 113
This is the second week in a row you’ve looked at death, and death winked back. Now, Czernobog’s gonna kill you.
Here’s a joke from the Old World – What’s black, and white, and red all over? Czernobog covered in Shadow Moon’s blood next episode!
I assume the next episode is the season finale. It will probably start with Shadow Moon’s skull being crushed by his hammer, then fade to a black screen that reads HE DIED THE END.
I’m sure that’s how it will end, but I guess I’ll have to wait until next Sunday night to find out. Until then, here’s how this episode ends.
And, again how it felt watching it with my roommate.