Origin stories are always fun.
They allow us to find out more about our favorite super heroes.
They allow to find out why said super hero donned the cape.
Or donned the claws.
Even the bad guys have origin stories.
After all, sometimes all it takes is one bad day…
So, yeah. We all have origin stories.
Even characters who at first seem to be one dimensional and boring. And actually kind of bitchy, too.
But hey, I am a sucker for a good origin story, what can I say?
If it’s written well enough, I will watch it (or read it.)
And that is exactly what this week’s episode of American Gods gave to us: an origin story for a character, who, until recently, had been kind of one dimensional. And maybe a little bitchy, too.
In other words, we were given previously un-chartered territory, in the form of a Laura Moon-centric episode.
After the episode, Laura is no longer one dimensional.
She joins the ranks of Shadow, Wednesday, Czernebog and the entire pantheon of characters, in that she is now a fully realized character, as opposed to Shadow’s wife who died under shady circumstances and then came back to life as a zombie that attracts flies because well…she is a decaying corpse, after all.
But still kinda bitchy.
A lot bitchy, actually.
But it all makes sense now. We were given a deeper understanding of the mystery that is Laura Moon.
So, join me on my recap and review of episode 4 of American Gods, titled Git Gone.
And, as always: