Meeting Mr. Nancy and the Zorya sisters
Orlando Jones is just that: absolutely stellar. He has always been a delight on screen and nothing has changed about that. Jones is Anansi, the spirit of knowledge from the African folklore. Anansi takes the form of a spider and appears on the ship, where he tells it like it is. At this moment you can feel that Jones is not just acting he’s pulling emotion from his belief in real life and it makes it just that much more powerful. The dialogue he speaks is moving, powerful, and depressingly relevant. He encourages the slaves to act out and that they do.
Shadow continues on his business in Eagle Point after his brutal beating by Technical Boy’s lackeys. He packs up the home he and Laura shared and moves on with his life. They go to Chicago where the TV starts talking to him. This god takes its form as Lucy from I Love Lucy, and tells Shadow that Mr. Wednesday is old and useless. She offers him a job, one that can give Shadow anything he desires, but Shadow is too freaked out to fully comprehend what happened. He thinks he is going crazy, and heck, so would I!
Coming to Chicago
The pair meet up with the Zorya sisters. There is Zorya Vechernyaya, the oldest and wisest. Zorya Utrennyaya who is the middle and silent sister. Lastly, we have Zorya Polunochnaya, who sleeps all day long, we have not met her in the show yet but she is mysterious already. Zorya Vechernyaya is played by the wonderful Cloris Leachman. She is brash and funny and I absolutely love her in this show. They are fortune tellers and when they read Shadow’s fortune both sisters see something they do not like. The image appears to be a large crow, possibly an omen of death. After a while the Sisters’ relative arrives from a long day at the slaughterhouse. Czernobog is a large brute, and who Mr. Wednesday is after. Czernobog and Shadow make a deal and this is where we leave our hero.
This show is still absolutely incredible in my opinion. Every scene of it is flawless, it really doesn’t miss a beat. There’s slight comedy and a lot of mystery. I really hope it’s doing well because I definitely think this can go far and impress a lot of people. Honestly, I really hope this show makes people start reading Neil Gaiman’s work. Also, it’s true that this could open the door for a Sandman show, which would be incredible!
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